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Jim Lee Superman inks by JosephLSilver Jim Lee Superman inks by JosephLSilver
Pencils: Jim Lee
Inks: Joseph Silver

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Windsor+ Newton series 7 #2 brush
Micron for borders

Ok, I actually tried this at least 3 times before I found one I was happy enough with to push all the way through. I feel like the bottom panel is something of a personal triumph for me honestly.

I might have mentioned this with the last Jim Lee pic I tried my hand at inking, but back in the Image heyday when the original gang was just starting up and these styles were originally all the rage I wasn't big into inking in that style. My longest running single inking influence has been John Totleben which is the total opposite of what these guys do. I was (and still am) captivated by the intense rendering and loving attention to detail John brought to everything he did. My first DC submission suffered as a result, because as I discovered it's not a style that fits everyone, certainly not Dave Johnson when inking pages from Chain Gang War (how many of you even remember that book?).

Obviously no mark against any of the awesome talents that have done amazing work over Mr. Lee (Including Tim Townsend where I got the page from as the link shows) especially his longtime inker Scott Williams whose work I've admired since Strikeforce Morituri (again, how many of you remember that book or that Scott actually pencilled and inked on that one?) and his work with Jim has been nothing short of stellar. But I live by the credo that my best is yet to come.

So, I learned a bit more and will use it in my future work. In comic inking, versatility is your best friend.
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:iconrj-gonzalez:
rj-gonzalez Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Excellent work! :)
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orabich Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great work!

:gallery: [link]

:points: [link]
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
very nice inks here.
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:iconjosephlsilver:
JosephLSilver Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Much appreciated.
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
welcome
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:iconduanenicholsart:
duanenicholsart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Good work. That bottom panel looks really nice.
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:iconjosephlsilver:
JosephLSilver Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, man.
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:iconprodigal-son:
prodigal-son Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
very cool :)
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:iconjosephlsilver:
JosephLSilver Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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RougeDK Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Inking Jim Lee takes skill and patience. Two traits you show to have. Bravo, sir.

Showed this to my kid and though he thinks you did a great job over the pencils, he still doesn't care for Lee's work. Just won't warm to him at all.
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