Thanks everyone! B seems to be the clear winner. I suppose the white outline worked well with my inktobers because it was just the character and not a full illustration. @TessaW and @Adrian-K here is a version with just the splatters.
Actually you ain’t half bad. Watch jakes inking video. First pay attention to line weight. There’s loads of different ways of approaching that. Jake favours heavier lines where the shadow is. Some people in manga style have a darker line around the outside of the characters or main features to break things up. After that look at rendering if you want to. You could go strict black and white and really block out where you want the darks to be. I think it’s harder to do that than cross hatching, even though cross hatching is a longer process. With cross hatching you build up the shading.
But whatever, that’s the point of Inktober. It’s the usual story of volume is what is important, just do it. 31 images later you’ll see you’re own improvement.
Last thing that is useful is to look at black and white art you admire and see if you can replicate the style and technique for your own drawing. Kinda fan art, but it’s only the technique yiu are being a fan of. Try it out, and if you like it then keep it and add another bit of technique from somewhere else.
@laurie Thank you so much Laurie! - i really appreciate the feedback and kind words!
@Jason-Bowen Thank you for the feedback and draw over Jason! - i see your point - i do tend to go too dark (i think i'll need to send most of my Oz images through "curves" before i call them done
This is great and I really like how you have a very simple color scheme, definitely puts the focus on your subject matter extremely well!!
Yeah, I think you can! Just make sure that tortoise head it standing out from the hare. If it's not working just go through the list to see if you can tweak anything:
Hard or soft edges
Highlights or linework