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FF3 pg 3 by E-9 FF3 pg 3 by E-9
A very rushed, laborious gig.
23-24 pages in two weeks... ontop of my "day job".
the quote "ill sleep when im dead" came into play for sure.

Pencils: Chris Johnson [link] , Ink: Me
Radical Comics/Imaginary Friends Studio
Freedom Formula #3

sumi/india ink - 01&03 brush
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:iconradicalartdirecto:
RadicalArtDirecto Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Nice work.

As general information, more about Radical's Freedom Formula series is available here:[link]

Thanks!
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Master-of-an-empire Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
What characters are present in this? If you don't mind me asking?
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:icone-9:
E-9 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
what do you mean?
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Master-of-an-empire Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Are the main characters from the game starring in this?
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E-9 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
I don't think its the same "FF" you might be thinking of. HA, I wish I could have some Final Fantasy work in my portfolio, comics or otherwise. This was for a book called Freedom Formula. I have no idea if it was or will be a game but I'm positive its being turned into a movie soon.
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Master-of-an-empire Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
OH! I'm terribly sorry. My mistake. I thought this was Final Fantasy. XD
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E-9 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
haha, no worries. easy mistake :)
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bandit-revolver Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
I'm really admiring the quality of your inking.

When you approach it, what's in your mind? I guess in terms of the process, because when I see my work sometimes, it's kind of like tracing.

But what's the real goal? Intensifying the work? And if you're inking someone else's work, is there the risk of covering it up with your own style?

This is a long comment.
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E-9 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
I dig long comments that actually require me to analyze myself and my work. So no worries there :)

Uhm... well initially when I ink my own stuff I normally don't even finish the linework first because I know what Im going to do with it and I know what HAS to be there before I grab the brush. I try to think about depth of field and shadows as far as where the lines fall on the paper that way if Im given something to ink it doesnt come off too flat.

Now, when Im given the "go ahead" to just have fun with little no zero guidelines or anything I grab 3 or 4 "custom" brushes so that I don't have 100% control as to what the line will look like when I drag it across the paper. It makes the whole "experience" more therapeutic than a chore or a job to finish. Custom meaning a 01 or 02 "liner" that ill cut up with scissors, yank bristles out of and more than likely NEVER clean. With sumi ink, the dried ink kind of dissolves a little anyway so it doesnt get TOO disgusting.

This particular "style" or "technique"(or lack thereof) works best with organic shapes and forms. Such as folds, people's skin, hair or elements like water or fire. You'll see me not taking half as many liberties or risks when it comes to doing buildings or cars or mechs and junk.

Inking as if you're making a whole new piece of art versus just darkening in whats there DEF makes the outcome for of a visceral experience/ eye work out type of thingthing. Straight up tracing is a skill within its own, but its not HALF as fun/rewarding :D

But at the same time, im over-looked/passed up on a lot of projects/make art directors VERY nervous this way. I probably COULD "trace"... but it'd drive me insane doing a whole book like that.
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bandit-revolver Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
You offer some really great advice, and I'm likely going to be purchasing many different supplies when this semester ends so I can do some experimenting to figure out what I like best.

Thanks for letting your knowledge spill out!
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Joey-Zero Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
All these got ill sharp ink dude, rushed or not.
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E-9 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
all i need now is to not be afraid of quils and i think ill be ready :D
thanks
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Joey-Zero Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I always fuck up hard with those things... I have a leadweight hand, so when I use those, it does that sort of skip and tear of the paper.
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E-9 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
same with me man. i gotta either use heavy duty illustration board or barely touch the paper.
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Julianlytle Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
these are some good pages you've put up. Quality inking.
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E-9 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
thanks alot man :)
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