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Graveyard Street Race Inks by Huwman Graveyard Street Race Inks by Huwman
I FINALLY got this commission inked. It must have taken me about 25 hours just for the inking! Am I unbelievably slow or is that normal? I'd love to hear from people who do similar stuff. The original is 17" x 14" if that makes a difference.

Scan of te pencils can be found here, if anyone is interested:

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This was inked with a Raphael 8408 #3 brush and Speedball Super Black ink. I used a bit of archival marker for the lines in the hotrod grill and on the windshield but it's about 98% brush and ink.

The person who commissioned this is Mark Maia and, in addition to being an all-around cool guy and having great taste in art (obviously!), he is also a top-notch photographer. You can check out his stuff here: [link]

Just remember kids, don't street race - especially near the graveyard during a full moon!

Thanks for looking at my stuff. I really appreciate it!
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:iconmac2010:
mac2010 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hehe, love the chewed off rotten bits on the zombies nose and ears, Looks great inked!! :D
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sacred-kustoms Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Artist
Nevermind my question about vectorizing.
Nice ink.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional
Thanks!
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sacred-kustoms Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Artist
you bet.
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m0nimrod Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Great work! And I'm way slower then you, inking is meditation for me :meditate:

I bought me a PentelArts Brush Pen last week, it's like a normal brush just without any hair problems. It's very good for precise inking, in fact all the stuff I've done without it looks now very amateurish to me.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional
Thanks! I've trued a few of the brush/marker/pens and some of 'em are pretty good for "quick and dirty" jobs but for absolute precision I always go back to the real sable brushes. Thanks for the fave, by the way!
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m0nimrod Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
A pleasure! Of course you know them, I must have forgotten to whom I talking to :) I just discovered them and they feel way more handy to me compared to the regular brushes. I would love to see you working, the longer I'm drawing I became aware that I missed several basics that people learnt in art-school or get taught by a mentor, it fasten up things a lot.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional
I had to teach myself everything too! I tried to take art in university but back then they all thought throwing paint at the canvas or painting coloured stripes was the way to go. ;)
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MichaelCleaves Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Nice work, Huw! You ever see that Simpsons episode where they move to a new town because of Homer's work and Bart ends up in slow class? When he's asking around about how everyone ended up in there, he meets this kid who says "I'm from Canada, and they think I'm slow!" So, yeah, you're slow, but obviously it's not your fault.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional
We have to be slow - it's too icy to move fast! Thanks for the comments and faves.
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:iconabt-nihil:
Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You may think it's slow, but I think every minute shows! Wonderful work!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional
Thanks a lot! And thanks for the faves and the watch too. I also found some cool pieces in your gallery.
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:iconabt-nihil:
Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome, and thank you for the favs!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional
:thumbsup:
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:iconnoticatoxin:
noticatoxin Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Woah that's very impressive and crisp hard to imagine the concentration required to accomplish such a detailed piece, hats off to you.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional
Thank you so much. I think it helps to have a touch of OCD. ;) Merry Christmas, etc.!
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:iconhyronomous:
hyronomous Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011   General Artist
well GAUHAHAWD DAUMN!!!!!!!!!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional
Thankee for the favage, good sir!
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:iconstudiojsculpts:
StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool peice buddy!!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional
Thanks a lot!
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You bet!
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:iconfetus-man:
Fetus-Man Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Awesome work, the inking is so precise and clean it looks like a classic engraving. Killer job!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional
I really appreciate that, and thanks for faving too!
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TommyPhillips Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
kool!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional
Thanks, man!
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TommyPhillips Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
when I found out I had crazy deadlines I stopped the clean brush work and when to sloppy gray washes. It saved me time and I even liked the way it looks.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional
Yes, sometimes fast actually looks better/looser. I'm definitely going to have to try to loosen up if I'm going to get these comics out in my lifetime! :)
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TommyPhillips Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
they are looking great and super clean... My favorite artist is Bernie Wrightson. I see him at the shows all the time. He gives me pointers and the way he inks is fast. He flicks the brush instead of dragging it. Have you ever studied his art?
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional
Oh, man, I sure have. He's one of those guys that are so good I don't know if they inspire me or just depress me by how good most of us will never be! For artists of his generation, I'd say no one is better.
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Gorgeous work! Beautiful linework-- I have no idea what's the standard (if there is any) time for inking, but with the level of care and detail you put into this piece, I would assume it can take that time-- it's so precise! :faint:
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional
Thank you sir! I really appreciate your comments.
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ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sweet inks, Huw! I could never ink with a brush, my hand just isn't steady enough.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional
It's weird but I seemed to catch on to brush immediately while I struggle with dip pens. I know most people are the opposite but then being overly normal was never one of my major attributes. Shocking, I know. ;)

Whatever you're using, your stuff is looking great!
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MarkLedford Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Artist
Such Fantastic Inking and Rendering! I can see Your tail-lights in the distance, and I'm trying to hold the road and catch up, but it could be several years! Thanks for displaying this!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional
Great metaphor in keeping with the theme of the drawing. Not sure I can totally agree with it, but well said! And thanks for the faves.
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ElectricGecko Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Well, inking takes me a fantastically long time, and I don't do anything approaching the intensity of your ink work. It takes me (on average) over three hours to ink one comic. If I were inking THIS, at tabloid size, I'd probably take much longer than you, with less impressive results. My perspective? You're actually quite a FAST inker.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional
That's very interesting and helpful. Thanks!
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:iconcharmquark:
CharmQuark Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
WHOA. This came out great! I think my favorite part is the trees--they look so 3D, and creepy. But your shading style and the execution thereof are amazing throughout... My inking never takes that long but, um, it never comes out looking like that, either--I think it would take me several years to get that level of detail and precision, if not an eternity!
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Huwman Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional
Thanks a lot! Yes, creepy (and slightly "suggestive-looking") trees are a must for this kind of scene and they are one of the most enjoyable things to draw. I really appreciate your comments on my inking but I've just got to loosen up a bit. I'm not Charles Burns and I might as well get used to it. Nothing at all wrong with your inking, btw!
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CharmQuark Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Yeah, well, Charles Burns is nuts. He's either part robot or part god, or he has thousands of trained monkeys working for him, or he owns a time machine. (Or all of the above. I mean, I feel like on that list, if you're part, you're all.)

I think your style is great the way it is, but good luck with the loosening, if you feel you must! I kind of wish I could loosen up, too--that is, without consequently drawing like a four-year-old, which is my usual result...
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional
Yes, of course anyone can draw quickly but, as you say, will it look awful? I think I actually can do it but it's tough to make myself just STOP and say a line is good enough, especially since I think there's no doubt I have a bit of OCD (runs in the family).

I did have the privilege of seeing a Charles Burns original page once, many years ago, and I was quite relieved to see a fair bit of whiteout, patching, etc. Made me feel a lot better, petty as I am. So he IS human after all. Still, I guess that almost makes it more impressive in a way. By that I mean he doesn't get it right the first time but he sticks with it until he does.

Apparently Johnny Craig was the same way at E.C. it took him all month to do one story while guys like Jack Davis could do 6 or 8!
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:iconcharmquark:
CharmQuark Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
That is kind of a relief, but yeah, also humbling... And where do you learn all this history and who's-who of comics? I know nossink, nossink!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional
TIPS TO KNOWING A LOT OF RIDICULOUSLY TRIVIAL COMICS HISTORY
A step-by-step guide...

STEP 1) Be really old.

STEP 2) Failing step one, read bizarre comics trivia obsessively until you achieve STEP 1.

STEP 3) Have a warm milk and go to bed (with some reprints of pre-code horror comics, et cetera).

Actually, it's just a matter of reading up on it. Lots of great stuff on the internet these days (but some complete twaddle too, of course), plus I can give you a list of elucidating books available on Amazon, if you like.
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lagatowolfwood Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Amazing ink work! I don't take a great amount of time inking, but at the same time my inking is no where near as great as yours. In the end, however long it takes you to ink works like these, I think it's worth it!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional
I really appreciate that, man!
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Seothen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice inking work, really created a teeth-like effect on the front of the car.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional
Yep, those were a LOT of "fun"! I think I developed a slight twitch. ;)
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:iconseothen:
Seothen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ah! One of those labours of love, I get it. :)
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional
Kind of hate and love combined. I think only you other artists will know what I mean!
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ValliantEffort Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Lots of awesomeness happening here! Personally, I like all the finessed details. I can't wait to see it colored! Wish I could do it for you, I'd have a lot of fun with this! Will you use Illustrator or Photoshop for the colors?
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