Jeffery Watts Inking Demonstration (Back Online!)

Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator Mod Emeritus
EDIT 2: The video has been put back online.

EDIT: This video seems to have been made private- I don't know what the deal is, but hopefully it will come back online soon.
In the meantime, his other videos are still up and worth checking out: https://www.youtube.com/user/wattsatelier/videos/

This is a video of Jeff doing a master study of a Frank Frazetta ink drawing.

Part of why I think this makes for an interesting watch is that it's done is real time rather than sped up like many demos, so it's almost 3 hours long.

Luckily Jeff talks constantly and is fielding some questions during the demo so it doesn't get boring, but I think having it done in real time is important, because many beginners will start out and not have any idea how long it really takes to get a good result. So what happens is they'll rush through their drawings, not even realizing that they are rushing through it, having no context for the time requirements- it's easy to believe that 20 minutes or half an hour is a long time to spend on a drawing, if they've never been shown otherwise.
It's worthwhile for people starting out to seek out these demos done in real time, to develop a sense that if it's taking a total pro almost 3 hours to do just one phase of a drawing, and doing a direct copy, that they should be taking the time to spend 3 hours, 4 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours on a drawing, and know that that is a perfectly reasonable rate at which to work to achieve the results they are after.

There's a bit of a preamble at the beginning going over why practicing inking is important to developing dexterity, and some examples of some of Jeff's previous work/exercises. He starts going over his pencil drawing/materials around 9 min, and laying down ink around 15 min. in.

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    IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    Im glad hes posting this stuff to youtube, as it really builds on the rep that watts already has.

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