Here's the end result of my first project for Advanced Inking Techniques: eight individual one-hour inkings. Basically the only rules were that we had to time ourselves -- with 10 minutes for pencils and the remainder for inking -- and we were only allowed to use brushes for large spot blacks, with the majority done in crow quill. I hadn't touched a crow quill in almost four years (it always felt like nails on a chalkboard to me), so I was a bit rusty going into this. Lemme know what you guys think.
Reference taken from a DA stock gallery.
The clock ran out as I was putting details into the tree on the left, so I had to stop. Dang it.
My new kitten, Emeril, mentioned in the chat thread a week or so ago.
A well-loved kitty tree.
Scarlett O'Hara. I ran out of time while trying to put consistent details into the dress.
My fiance, Whitney.
It said "Imaginary Figure," so I took that literally and drew a sort of tree fairy. I was watching Pan's Labyrinth at the time.
All in all, a fun exercise, and I have a bit of a better feel for crow quill now. I definitely felt a bit out of my element with not being allowed to touch a brush. Also, I meant to post this earlier, but I made a video tutorial a while back for basic brush inking techniques:Brush Inking
Edit: Ahh, I guess the video embedded itself! How convenient!