Monday, May 12, 2008
I lied Part 2.
Here's a sneak peek @ Ghost Rider.
This is a 8X11 photocopy of the original 11X17 bristol board.Been practicing on those sheets in my down time where ever and when ever I can. It's mostly ball point ink pen with Microns (.005 those little itty bitty points).
I'm still experimenting with style. I get this a lot when i post on DW--" it just looks like you traced over the original pencillers lines".
Ummm... I AM the "Original penciler" so wouldn't that make sense for it to maintain my line weights. Not that i don't get what they are saying...But i guess i don't "get" inkers who rationalize that they understand a pencillers thought process just because they have a bristol board of pencil work laid out in front of them.
I guess it's all a matter of what you like when you see it. I went for this look a few years ago when i was producing COCKFIGHT. But wasn't happy with it totally...Can't say i'm totally happy with it here as well...But i'm experimenting with it at least.The trend sorta kinda continued on Storm Shadow- but i wasn't happy the way that came out on the production end of things- but judging from the reviews of that book a lot of critics and the like were digging the style i was reaching for and I got the monicker -
Dirty American Anime.
(which i love btw)
And as of last week--- I asked the powers that be if i could ink myself on the book just like you se here basically (nothing fancy - just the dirty part)...Taking these to Philly Con in two weeks and i should get solid feedback there from the masses...Until then for your eyes only...
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Been in the weeds and trying to cope with life things. But i got this awhile ago from my inker on the MS.MARVEL project and i'm pretty proud of it and i wanted to share. It's a big piece. Double page spread of "inky goodness" as Mark Irwinputs it.
When i was 5 o r6 years old my Mom told my that she bought me a box of crayons and left me alone with them for a while in my room. Upon returning to check up on me...She found that i pulled out the red and blue crayons only and doodled Spidey all over my bedroom walls.
I had that in mind when i did this spread.