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Spellbound Cover 'C' by JeffGraham-Art Spellbound Cover 'C' :iconjeffgraham-art:JeffGraham-Art 12 0 Spellbound Page 08 - SBS by JeffGraham-Art Spellbound Page 08 - SBS :iconjeffgraham-art:JeffGraham-Art 9 0 Spellbound Page 06-07 - SBS by JeffGraham-Art Spellbound Page 06-07 - SBS :iconjeffgraham-art:JeffGraham-Art 10 2 Spellbound Page 05 - SBS by JeffGraham-Art Spellbound Page 05 - SBS :iconjeffgraham-art:JeffGraham-Art 8 0 Spellbound Page 04 - SBS by JeffGraham-Art Spellbound Page 04 - SBS :iconjeffgraham-art:JeffGraham-Art 6 0 Spellbound Page 03 - lores by JeffGraham-Art Spellbound Page 03 - lores :iconjeffgraham-art:JeffGraham-Art 8 0 Spellbound Page 02 - lores by JeffGraham-Art Spellbound Page 02 - lores :iconjeffgraham-art:JeffGraham-Art 6 0 Spellbound Page 01 - lores by JeffGraham-Art Spellbound Page 01 - lores :iconjeffgraham-art:JeffGraham-Art 6 0 Spellbound #1 Cover 'A' by JeffGraham-Art Spellbound #1 Cover 'A' :iconjeffgraham-art:JeffGraham-Art 11 0 Joker - Andrey-LORES by JeffGraham-Art Joker - Andrey-LORES :iconjeffgraham-art:JeffGraham-Art 19 7 Cyber Girl - lores by JeffGraham-Art Cyber Girl - lores :iconjeffgraham-art:JeffGraham-Art 80 19 Batman Pinup - loresframed by JeffGraham-Art Batman Pinup - loresframed :iconjeffgraham-art:JeffGraham-Art 13 0 Wonder Woman - lores by JeffGraham-Art Wonder Woman - lores :iconjeffgraham-art:JeffGraham-Art 40 4 RC Gatefold Cover - FullBleed-lores by JeffGraham-Art RC Gatefold Cover - FullBleed-lores :iconjeffgraham-art:JeffGraham-Art 23 11 Lunatik Batman/Ivy - inks by JeffGraham-Art Lunatik Batman/Ivy - inks :iconjeffgraham-art:JeffGraham-Art 46 9 CR Page 06 - lores by JeffGraham-Art CR Page 06 - lores :iconjeffgraham-art:JeffGraham-Art 11 4

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CAFE RACER page by seangordonmurphy CAFE RACER page :iconseangordonmurphy:seangordonmurphy 441 14 Shaw Hulk by Hitotsumami Shaw Hulk :iconhitotsumami:Hitotsumami 106 10 ASUSTO sketch pin-up. by el-douglas ASUSTO sketch pin-up. :iconel-douglas:el-douglas 12 16 Shazam Commission by quahkm Shazam Commission :iconquahkm:quahkm 59 9 Spider-Man C2E2 Con Sketch by BrianVander Spider-Man C2E2 Con Sketch :iconbrianvander:BrianVander 22 4 Joker VS Batman by ardian-syaf Joker VS Batman :iconardian-syaf:ardian-syaf 465 46 ANSEM'S REPORT-Kingdom Hearts inspired pencils. by future-parker ANSEM'S REPORT-Kingdom Hearts inspired pencils. :iconfuture-parker:future-parker 26 2 Daenerys Targaryen by Hitotsumami Daenerys Targaryen :iconhitotsumami:Hitotsumami 161 16 Red Sonja by RobertoRibeiro Red Sonja :iconrobertoribeiro:RobertoRibeiro 70 11 Superior Carnage page 4 issue 4 by sjsegovia Superior Carnage page 4 issue 4 :iconsjsegovia:sjsegovia 202 15 WBY Issue 3 Pencil Mashup by Spacefriend-KRUNK WBY Issue 3 Pencil Mashup :iconspacefriend-krunk:Spacefriend-KRUNK 304 97 Batman and Robin Commission by quahkm Batman and Robin Commission :iconquahkm:quahkm 114 11 X-men by Ed Benes by JPMayer X-men by Ed Benes :iconjpmayer:JPMayer 167 10 Godzilla Colors by quahkm Godzilla Colors :iconquahkm:quahkm 153 11 Les Sept Eternels by DanielGovar Les Sept Eternels :icondanielgovar:DanielGovar 205 16 The Avengers by Hitotsumami The Avengers :iconhitotsumami:Hitotsumami 208 40


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Jeff Graham
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
An indie comic book inker in his spare time, providing pinups, sequentials and commissions.

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Hey guys!!

I need some HELP!!

I've only got 17 days left on my Kickstarter Campaign for my creator-owned Spellbound!!

Please help out if you can; share, pledge, support!!…


  • Listening to: Finger Eleven
  • Reading: comics baby!
  • Watching: NBA Finals
  • Playing: NBA 2K16
  • Eating: nada
  • Drinking: nothin

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Kristherion Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Happy New Year 2017, Jeff! :D
JeffGraham-Art Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same to you :)
EnemyoftheSteak Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi - you've got some awesome inks here, what do you recommend doing to get better at inking? Generally so far I look at artworks and try to copy the style
JeffGraham-Art Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello and thank you.

As for recommendations on inking:

1.) Don't "copy" a style; inking isn't about style.  It's about turning a 2D image into a 3D image, and a penciled piece of art into a finished black and white image.  Seeing how various inkers approach certain aspects, or how they perform a technique is fine, that's learning.  Copying a style doesn't teach you anything.

2.) Learn the "why" about inking; learn why you use broad strokes or light strokes. How depth affects inking. Where to use techniques like "dry brush" or splatter.  There is a why to all of it.  There is a thought process that should go into every piece; what the main image/centre of the piece is, how to pull that forward without losing any other details, and make a cohesive image that makes the penciled piece "fuller" or "complete".

3.)  Have fun learning; anyone can trace a line.  It's in #2 that makes the difference between an inker and a tracer.  Learning about the craft, stuff like the principles of art, etc. really do help.  There needs to be a foundation of understanding before you can just lay brush/nib/pen to paper.  Read, study other pieces to understand the reasons for doing what was done. 

And once you've exhausted all that, practice.  Find pieces that you feel suit your level; start fairly simple (cartoony) and work your way up to the extremely detailed pencilers.  Even by just practicing you will be able to see mistakes you make in a piece; how you lost something in the foreground cuz it wasn't bold enough, or how your central character is lost amidst the background.

Hope that helps!


EnemyoftheSteak Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It does, thanks! So I should find pencil artwork I like and then ink it? 
JeffGraham-Art Featured By Owner Edited Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's always easier to work on something that appeals to you; just keep in mind, if you're not challenging yourself, you're not learning anything new.

I started easy; stuff I liked, fairly straightforward pieces, slightly cartoony (so not a lot of detail) and progressed from there.

If you can learn how an inker performs a certain technique, find a piece that has a spot in it where you can practice this technique; or if you want, just get blank paper and practice away.

And I should add, make sure you've got permission from the penciler prior to inking a piece.  When looking for samples, I was in the habit of asking all the artists of the pieces I wished to attempt.  And, after permission and you're done the piece, if posting, make sure you credit all the artists involved as well.  Inking is being part of a team, so we need to treat our team members with the utmost respect.

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MagnusCarnage Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016
You do some amazing stuff my man, keep it up!
JeffGraham-Art Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man; much appreciated :)
bluebox1 Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Professional Writer
Hey, I read that you do commissions.  I'm interested in like how much you would charge for full background,  1 to 2 character just pencil 11x17, and how much would you charge for full background 1 to 2 character inked 11x17?


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