When I go online to prowl my routine sites I keep an eye out for inker sites showcasing tutorials, shoptalk, and features on inking and have Danny add it to our Inker Sites page as a one-stop resource. I found this particular column to be exceptional in it's analysis of inking in general and thought I'd point it out here since it reflects many of the keys areas that The Inkwell Awards is concerned with.
Post by clockwerkj on Apr 30, 2009 17:08:17 GMT -5
A good article overall. He is pretty gloomy & implies alot of stereotyping early on. The last chapter about being mostly a digital art at the end of the article drifts into "made up" territory & assumption. Very well thought thru at times, & he clearly learned about inking while doing the article. Just a few more hours of research & it would've been more accurate. Jay
Last Edit: Apr 30, 2009 17:09:11 GMT -5 by clockwerkj
Thanks for the feedback, Jay! Many of the columns I run across online have some sort of bit of info that's not quite right on. As long as I think that there's some benefit to a column we post the link at the main site's Inker Sites page. Most links we post are for tutorials and shoptalk. This was one of the few that tried to analyze the history and status of inking in an abbreviated fashion. I have done something similar for my Inkblots column in Sketch Magazine with debatable results....I may be on the 'inside' but I don't know everything and my opinion does come through (hey, it's my columns;-)) So I'm not going to mind of something isn't exactly Pulitzer material. I'm very interested that a non-inker out there actually noticed the general reality of what's going on the last few years in the community and without knowing much at all about us (until now, of course). Most are oblivious. And it never hurts for outsiders to discuss such matters as it adds a bit more credibility to us whiners;-)
Agreed. I didnt want it to sound like I was ripping the guy. He did do far more research than most. Luckily for us all we are allowed to have opinions. Thanks for doing the footwork to find articles like this one. Jay