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Black Betty - Sporky Edit by the-crazy-spork Black Betty - Sporky Edit by the-crazy-spork
AKA - The inking that would never end...

This is actually my best friend's work but I wanted to ink it digitally (because I really like her concepts and designs and also because I'm just masochistic that way). In the beginning all I had to work with was a really crappy quality JPEG that I got from ASMR (another DB), so I had to do a lot of deciphering within the piece...luckily enough Jen (the friend) gave me a printed copy to use as reference.

So this was inked in Photoshop. It took me one week, continuously working on it whenever I'd wake up or come back home from school. Black Betty took so long because of all the detail work involved; I redrew each of those individual pearls instead of copy+paste because I didn't want to lose Jen's exquisite detail work. During the process I only worked with a hard brush using black, and cleaned up my edges with the eraser. I added all the pretty stuff after I was done, using gradients to add some subtle colors and light painting on her face; I didn't want to take away Jen's personal touch from this.

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DeviantLilGirl Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
her dress is gorgeous!!
tornintwo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
beautiful! the details are wonderfully drawn; it must've taken forever to redraw your friend's work. your inking is gorgeous.
evui Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Woow I love that\ dress design, it's mucho amazing! The colors in the lines make me happy, they're gorgeous!
freeangel-43b Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2005   Filmographer
woowww do u want to married with me ?
peachysticks Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2005
:O That must have taken forever!
AishiteruAijin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2005   Writer
Amazing Job with the inking. The picture is stunning.
DracoPlato Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
You inked this really well!
UberLoveableN00b Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
Wow this is lovely! Very crisp and beautiful!
spyroteknik Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
beautifully done sporky, the soft glow adds so much mood
Bluemoonbirdy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
I think i'm in Love. Amazingly awesome job!
k4noe Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
wow, I think you did a really great job of inking your friends pic :) it looked like it was a lot of work.
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