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I am a 34 year old father of 5 who has always thought about breaking into comics. Well now I am GOING to break into comics. I am primarily an inker but will pencil the occasional short story or pin-up. Creating comics and drumming are my true passions in life.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Stephen Platt

The pencils on this were done by the amazing Stephen Platt. I loved this one because it definitely put me back in my comfort zone of crosshatching and tons of line work. After finishing though, I was able to identify a weak spot in my inking and it seems to run throughout all of my work. Shiny, reflective surfaces. I tend to want to render these surfaces the same way I would anythin else. When looking at the shield right next to the leg and torso, this little tidbit really jumped out at me. This is a good thing. Now that I have identified the weakness, I can rectify this bad habit and avoid it in the future. I decided to go with an almost dead weight contour line on The Fighting American himself since her is not in actual perspective or spatial proportion to the background figures. I think it gives it a little more of a graphic art kind of feel. All in all, I am very happy with the way this turned out and will use S.Platt for practice inks again in the near future.