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The Snow Queen cover - Inking by Vitali-Iakovlev The Snow Queen cover - Inking by Vitali-Iakovlev
Digital inking done in Illustrator and Photoshop. 

Pensils by Eric Basaldua: :iconebas:

If you intend to color it, please credit me and the penciller. Thank you.

Wonderful colors by SeanESnow Queen by SeanE
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jworldbrown Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet  ! Good job ! 
Vitali-Iakovlev Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
jo-ink Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Now THIS is how you ink digitally dude. I couldn't even tell! Awesome job!
Vitali-Iakovlev Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D (Big Grin) 
mlh70 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
nice work. is this straight vector or a combination?
Vitali-Iakovlev Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! It's a combination. The queen was mostly done in vector, the back of the throne as well. Everythyng else in Photoshop. 
StacyRaven Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Whoa! Outstanding! This turned out AWESOME!!! :dance:
Oy! I wish I could ink like you. I tried the pen tool in Illustrator like you suggested and I'm SO SLOW at it. 
Vitali-Iakovlev Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you very much, Stacy, I appreciate your feedback a lot!

Now that I look at it, I don’t like the frosting on her breasts. I should probably work on it some more.

I posted a relatively low-res file because I wasn’t sure it was ok to post original (10K px). Ebas doesn’t have this file in his profile. But Sean gave it a go, so I will upload the high-res (with improved frosting:) (Smile) ).

As for the Illustrator and pen tool, it’s just a matter of practice. I worked for a long time on portraits and made over 600 of them, the bigger chunk of them in vector. So I guess I am just comfortable with the software. But inking is quite another matter, I am still new in this area, and each piece presents new puzzles for me.

I guess I should express my gratitude to Sean Ellery for posting pencils available for inking in his journal. I am still new on deviant, so his posts made it possible for me to work on professional inspiring pencils.

Thank you once again. I hope you will continue working in vector and perfecting you skills. I am looking forward to seeing great vector inking from you! Cheers!

JDB-Inks Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Another great peice and nice to see another vector artist in the mix, though I work in photoshop on raster layers which i suppose is technically vexel rather than vector but still, principle is the same. I tried Illustrator, I found the Pen tool there overly complicated compared to the photoshop version but agreed its just a matter of practice and use of keybindings to increase your work rate. Quite jealous of Sean he always seem to have the access when it comes to topnotch pencils :P
Vitali-Iakovlev Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, Jason!
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