This plate took 6 hours of my life. I am both glad and kind of want to go back and fix some things but it is finished. I should be happy and move on to the next plate. I worked on this plate for 2 sessions in the atelier. Way too long for one plate . But that was just it, I was learning how to slow down. I wanted to make sure that I was doing it all right. That was why I was in the Atelier.
I wanted to practice my inking and learn a lot more about it so I asked if I can collaborate with a good artist on FB- Buko Fernando. He does nice sketches and he called for Art Jam and I responded by telling him I will ink one of his lovely sketches. He came up with this lady:
I love how dynamic this sketch was, though rough, I can see a lot of potential in it. So I set to work and inked it traditionally.
This is my first attempt in inking her. Pretty good for a first time but I see a lot of mistakes and i know it will not be as dynamic as I hoped it would be colored. >.> I felt that she was also lacking in form and detail when I started coloring, and even if this was a good enough effort, i found myself wanting more. So she got scrapped.
I also hated how she looked colored. >.> the ink was smearing all over the place and the background didn’t give me much room to improve it. Sad to say, she needed to be redone. In all honesty, I was about to give up on her but thank God I didn’t because I came up with something better.
This is the 2nd attempt at inking this baby. More details, tighter inks and space for the SPACE background. Loosely indicated where things should be and will draw in the details as I color.. I hope I don’t mess up. XD
LESSON LEARNED. Never give up on something. Keep on going even if it means redoing things because the more you do it, the better you become at it. Keep going, believe in yourself.
I myself am still not a perfect artist nor am I perfect in inking or coloring. But I persevere and am patienly practicing to be better.
Next up, coloring this babe!