It's a futile thing to attempt under the best of circumstances.
Getting a completed drawing of one of the legends of comics and attempting to interpret them with inks is a huge challenge for veteran professionals, or so I've read, so it's certainly not a walk in the park for this amateur.
But I had to take it one step further and pick a loose character sketch, a vague layout that gives you the gist of the figure but not the desired details that would make inking more, for me, unto a thing of tracing.
And then, it's a John Buscema sketch. The guy who famously was unhappy with the vast majority of the work inkers would do to interpret his pencils. A man whose talent makes most pros look like children drawing stick figures.
The man who literally co-wrote the book on drawing good superhero comics.
Yeah, no pressure.
Oh, and then I decided to try to ink it digitally.
Well, here's the progression...
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Haven't gotten around to finish it yet, but that pile of bodies will be the death of me...
I will say that it has gotten me more used to digital inking and I can't say that I hate it, it makes for fine attempts at experimentation and creative choices I would be afraid to try on a real piece of art. Must look into it further.