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Lost Kingdom swords [ink] by SirInkman Lost Kingdom swords [ink] by SirInkman
Pen and ink from pencil sketch

A new series of weapons I've been working on based loosely on the feel and age of those in the original Conan movies.
The idea is weapons from a long past and forgotten time, possibly from a lost continent type scenario.
And for the first time I will be uploading the color versions at the same time! :D

other weapons series
Lost Kingdom swords [color] by SirInkman   Wildwood staff by SirInkman   Moon knife by SirInkman  Ivonesti blade - Asvoril by SirInkman  Woodland Weapons set 01 by SirInkmanWeapon set 02 by SirInkman
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TheMrDoodle Featured By Owner Edited Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! I might attempt to draw some weapons in ink soon, do you have any tips?
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Well, one thing I usually do is do a light sketch with a 5h pencil first. It's a hard lead and so leaves a fairly light line. Often there is no need to erase since it's barely visible. I try not to erase over ink - if it can be avoided. Ink is the reverse of color - with color you work from dark to light. With ink you work from light to dark so you want to plan where your lightest areas will be.

One thing I like to do is to keep around those old slightly worn down pens that don't seem to draw a clean line anymore. Those are great for doing really light lines and faint dot shading.
I also usually do a slightly darker/thicker outline but only when I'm finished with the whole thing. It makes them stand out more.

That's all I've got at the moment. If you have anything specific feel free to ask. :)
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TheMrDoodle Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the really useful answer! :D
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
I thought of another thing that is a critical lesson. Now this is more relevant when you're still sketching but it's true in many cases.
Never be afraid of erasing things that just don't work or just starting over.
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TheMrDoodle Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the advice! 
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psychopath556 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student General Artist
awesome, so much detail
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Haha. Thanks John. :D
Sometimes I go for too much detail. These hit a good balance. :)
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