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Worlds in Peril Pinup Inks by jonathan-rector
Worlds in Peril Pinup Inks
Hey everyone!

This is for a project for Worlds in Peril, and some of you have asked for high resolution inks for colouring. Feel free to download them, colour them, and link me to 'em! I'd love to see how it turns out!
Oxymoron 2 Cover Colour by jonathan-rector
Oxymoron 2 Cover Colour


Drawn for Tyler James upcoming project ‘Oxymoron‘. Please check out the rest of the quality comic book titles, and wonderful articles on ComixTribe!



jonathan a rector
Well here we go! I created a fan page for all my art to be placed on. If you are an artist, or enjoy my art, this will be the best place to follow it all! Trying to seperate my art/nonsense posts so that those who want artwork related materials don't get lost :)

Please share, and spread the word! More info/updates coming soon!

You can "like" and follow the page here:
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Megadeth, Slayer, Radiant Historia OST
  • Reading: Comics!
  • Watching: Gordon Ramsay videos on YouTube
  • Playing: Radiant Historia
  • Eating: Food :D
  • Drinking: Water, and Tea

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RicardoCabrera Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Dude, thanks for those incredible videos. I saw a lot of them and let me tell you those are great. I'm a comic book artist too , but is great see how others artist are working and how they can improve their skills. thanks again for sharing.

jonathan-rector Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Thanks so much for the kickass reply!!! I really do appreciate it! I hope your comic work is going awesome!
RicardoCabrera Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! i Hope to see more of your work here

Webslinger0513 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hiya Jonathan, just wanted to give you a shout-out to say how inspirational your videos are!
I discovered them about 2 months ago, and have been watching them while I sketch out my own comic. It's really great to hear people that are in the industry talk about it cause some of us have no one in our 'real' lives that have anything to do with comics (or any kind of art, for that matter). So a big thanks for doing the YouTube stuff!

I'm currently trying to get into the comic field myself, and appreciate all the tips and techniques you share. You mentioned that you had no idea that people would be interested in real-time vids of you working. I wanted to let you know that the real-time vids are what I look for for two reasons: 1) they show your technique in a way that is easily decipherable to anyone, that is, anyone can see HOW you are doing your artwork as you do it, and that builds up into explaining WHY as the video progresses. Most of that gets lost when you show a sped up version. 2) The longer videos are great to listen to while we are sketching out our own stuff. When spending hour after hour sketching, the time passes so much smoother and more productive when there's someone talking about something similar to what we are working on.

And I'll end this with a quick question: Is there a way to get an alert or something like that when you are going to have a live stream? I'd love to be able to post comments to you and the other watchers as you work! 

Thanks for reading and sketch like there's no tomorrow! :)
jonathan-rector Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Thanks web!

Just a quick reply, I don't think LiveStream provides any way to do notifications. I'll have to look into it to make it easier for people to be notified. As of right now, Twitter / Facebook is the best / only real way. Sorry for that.
Webslinger0513 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ok, thanks anyway, I'll just have to stay on my toes then!
Vulpesvulpes89 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi Jonathan, I'm a beginning comic artist/hobbyist. I've been watching your art videos and looking at your art for about two years now. they've helped me improve so much and take into account important things that I never would have considered otherwise. Thank you so much. I was wondering if you review beginners work in order to give them pointers? I admire you so much and would be honored to have you even glance at my work.
jonathan-rector Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Sure do, and thank you! I offer detailed critique's on my Patreon page, check that out here:…
SquirrelHsieh Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your WATCH:)
MrDaaark Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Jon, I was just watching your cover  inks video, and I noticed you were having trouble with the 'halos' around your fills again.

When you use your drawing tool, such as the pen, you have an option for anti-aliasing, and it's represented by a few icons that show you the fallof from your pen color.

The more anti-aliasing you add, the more intermedite shades you have.

When you use the fill tool on anti-aliased lines, it will stop on the edge of that intermediate shade because it's a new color. You can get around this in a few ways.

1) If you are inking in high resolution (300 dpi or more) and you will only have black lines on your ink layer, you can set the expression color of that layer to MONOCHROME. This is one bit per pixel, and all pixels can either be black or not. So this problem won't exist as you won't have intermediate shades to deal with in the first place.(Of course the downside is not having those other shades to smooth out your lines!)

2) Increase the COLOR MARGIN settings on your fill tool so that it will accept those intermediate shades while filling in. The settings is what percentage of the color range it will consider the same.

3) Use the AREA SCALING setting. This setting is the amount of pixels you want to fill over what it would have filled anyways. So if your halo is 5 pixels wide, then setting your area scaling to 5 or 6 will compensate for it. Because you told it to extend your fill by 5 or 6 pixels on every side.

IF you are using the MAGIC WAND to select an area to fill, the same ideas also apply.

COLOR MARGIN will be a percentage of the color range to consider the same when the selection is being made.

AREA SCALING will add that many pixels to your selection automatically. A setting of 2 will make your selection 2 pixels wider on all sides.

And some things to watch out for:

You will usually want to turn anti-aliasing off on your wand and fill tool, unless you want to end up with a 'halo' from the line edge, and a 'halo' from the egde of the fill. :) Always turn if off when flatting.

Your area scaling setting will change all the time depending on the thickness of the area being filled. There isn't a good catch all value.You will usually end up tweaking your area scaling and color margin a lot on a case by case basis. It's not that bad, and is always quicker than drawing over the 'halo'.

Avoid using STRONG anti-aliasing on your pens. The color margin to fill these properly gets to be close to 99 percent, at which point you end up often accidentally filling your whole page! Weak works best.

And last, but certainly not least--

Hidden under the FIGURE->Direct Draw (U) menu is the LASSO FILL tool, which is a giant time saver. It lets you draw out a shape and then immediately fills it when you lift your stylus (or unclick your mouse). This is much quicker then using WAND then FILL, and you always get exactly what you think you will.
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