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12-04-2009, 11:01 PM
some of my doings with the new ink tool (abit of watercolor and wetblender in there as well).


12-04-2009, 11:10 PM
PV, very very nice ink experiments.

12-04-2009, 11:19 PM
I would say you have mastered that tool no sweat. It is a wonderful thing. Great job on these PV.

12-05-2009, 01:42 AM
Amazing :eek::)
Some of these remind me of woodcuts.. this is a wonderful style. The voodoo man is incredible.

I agree that you've indeed mastered the ink tool... you better start writing your tutorials or at least brace yourself for the questions :D

12-05-2009, 02:38 AM
hehe. Artrage 3 and M. Mignola style... good combination. :)

12-05-2009, 02:44 AM
ArtRage3 will be a new standard tool for comic makers. One that does not cost an arm and a leg. The ink tool is a stunner.

Your work is excellent , PV.;)

12-05-2009, 02:56 AM
PV, fantastic work!

Ann Timmy
12-05-2009, 03:09 AM
Incredible. These alone tell me I need to get my hands of AR3. I want.
Stunning illustrations. :):)

12-05-2009, 03:14 AM
PV - these are downright masterful illustrations. I'm with Albert - you've mastered the tool, and certainly mastered your style. Beautiful work - and instructive for any artist to study. :):):)

12-05-2009, 05:13 AM
I've been coming back in this thread all day long to see the pretty pictures. :)

Just pure delight to look at these ink works and all the other pictures in other threads made with AR3 by these awesome artists.

First I was dying to get the watercolour feature, then the stickers, then the pencil and now inks. I bet the first day after release the servers will crash a number of times because everyone in the world is downloading like no tomorrow. :)

12-05-2009, 08:15 AM
Thank you, you are all too kind. The inking tool in AR3 is a blast to use. Doing these illustrations in AR3 were nothing but pure joy.

And the inking tools is only a small part of what AR3 will bring to the digital illustrator/artist.

12-05-2009, 09:35 AM
Hey,..that ink pen looks fantastic and your work is VERY NICE!!!

I'm left with one question though...I like to work with a more variable line width based on pressure. Your line work looks more uniform. Can you get a variable width line with that ink pen tool?

12-05-2009, 09:41 AM
The ink pen supports pressure adjusting the width of the stroke, so you can do very expressive strokes.
It also supports changing the aspect of the pen nib for calligraphy-style strokes.
And the adjustable auto-smoothing affects the stroke width as well as the stroke path, so every stroke can look crisp, clean, and professional.

12-05-2009, 01:58 PM
It's nice to see your black and white ink drawings again, PV. These are great stuffs. I can see how these ink/watercolor/wetblender effect in here. Very fluid flow strokes to my eyes. I really want to try this ink tool.:)

12-06-2009, 12:14 AM
i'll just add a bit on what Andy said.

While my main line tool doesn't show it very much, it does have some width difference. I just downplayed it quite a bit on purpose in the settings to make the line look less brush like.

The fill brush I use however, can go from very small to very big, which allows me to precise work with both brush, but also cover big areas really fast if I need it. Both brushes uses the new smoothing feature which really is a powerfull feature.


12-06-2009, 03:52 AM
Excellent!!! Thanks for the input guys!

Ok,,..now can you hurry up and make the program available so that I can use it for my children's book!!!!!!!!!?

I'm ready!!

12-06-2009, 04:55 AM
And the adjustable auto-smoothing affects the stroke width as well as the stroke path, so every stroke can look crisp, clean, and professional.

That's great news! I was gonna ask if you could still get a nice clean, tight line with the ink pen (currently I have to use the pen tool to do comic style outlines), but Andy appears to have answered that!

12-06-2009, 06:11 AM
Went to have a squizz at your works
http://www.petervillumsen.com/ appears to be down ??

12-06-2009, 10:50 AM
Great samples PV of the Art rage 3 ink tool.
Love your Voodoo man.

12-06-2009, 01:47 PM
Truly awesome work. That style is not easy to pull off as well as you have. Very nice :) ...Yeah, looking forward to playing with the ink pen!

12-07-2009, 01:27 AM
juz - the webpage is indeed down at the moment. I'm tinkering about what to do with it, but I do have plans for a new site. When it will done is another matter, though. :)

12-07-2009, 03:29 AM
I love the ink pen and you really make it shone, fab work.

12-08-2009, 04:21 AM
Great works! Congrats.
I love your Mignola-style drawings.

12-08-2009, 06:35 AM
I think I am looking forward to the new ink tool the most. Excellent artwork.

12-10-2009, 04:44 PM
your drawings are unbelievabe. wow.

12-10-2009, 07:01 PM
this is great. I'm looking to do something along these lines... I see its pretty clean strokes but how sloppy can you make them?

12-10-2009, 07:11 PM
Mean a bit this way ? you'll love the gloop tool then !;)

Sorry, PV for intruding your thread.

12-10-2009, 09:58 PM
thanks all for the nice words. :)

no problem, Hanzz. I also reeeealy want to play more with the gloop tool. I know that the gloop tool combined with the new inking is gonna rock the digital inking.

12-10-2009, 11:04 PM
Definetely a tool to be tested, this ink pen, but certainly it's hard to get similar valuable pieces without Your mastery!

12-11-2009, 05:31 AM
I do a lot of black and white relief printing, i love this look! Amazing job!!!

01-05-2010, 08:57 AM
Big thanks for all your kind words. :)

Here's another. Really fast, this one, and abit grittier than usual, but I kinda like that.

I hope you guys do as well.


01-05-2010, 09:53 AM
Well, I sure do like it. You are so masterful with this style. Yes, this one is a bit "gentler" - you've put the approach to great affect. Beautiful really. :):):):)

05-26-2010, 01:15 AM
One new image. His name is Kojabas and is some sort of puppeteer.

This one was inked at extreme resolution without AA turned on. Have never tried that before, but I like working like that. Should make coloring alot easier also.

Hope you like.

05-26-2010, 01:53 AM
Excellent inked drawings! A delight to watch at them!