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Ayal Pinkus

Hi there.
Art drop!

I have been re-inking illustrations by Joseph Clement Coll.

Initially, I started on this project because the scans were hard to read. It appeared that the black lines in the line art had melded together into large blobs of black in many places. But as I re-inked these, I learned a lot! I can highly recommend this way of studying your favorite artist.

As an example, this:

men standing at an opening in a cave looking into the light reinking of illustration by Joseph Clement Coll.

Looked like this in the original scan I had:

men standing at an opening in a cave looking into the light reinking of illustration by Joseph Clement Coll.

First, I started on a separate layer and tried to reconstruct the poses of the men in outline. Then I decided on a tonal composition, reducing the background to gray to highlight the men. This was all done digitally.

Here are a few more:

Man standing in front of his daughter in an attempt to keep a suitor at bay reinking of illustration by Joseph Clement Coll.

A bearded man who is popular with the women reinking of illustration by Joseph Clement Coll.

Yours truly,
Ayal Pinkus