- ▼ 2011 (36)
Sunday, June 26, 2011
I am not a fan of halos but like any other device an inker can use on a page, it has it's place and purpose. This was truly my first time experimenting with this technique and am still trying to find it's proper use. I think it was a successful beginning.
Then I the was all the different textures I was able to play with. Giving bricks, leather and sentient symbiotic space goo all need look like different surfaces. This area is one of my favorite playgrounds. To me,this is where you can make a page come to life. Making all the surfaces look anfeel real gives the page an anchor in reality and allows the reader to suspend disbelief and accept that a giant Venom monster is crashing through a wall chasing a thunder god.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
I absolutely love working over Leinil Francis Yu. Especialy when he does all the grey toning with the pencils and leaves a sketchy look. This really makes me think and make decisions I normaly would not be forced to make with solid line art penciling. What do I accent? What do I push into the black? Should I use crosshatching or line proximity to achieve the gradients? How dirty or clean should I keep it? I love haveing to ask these questions and more so, I love coming up with the answers. You really have to interpret the pencils and try to bring out what the penciler intended so anyone can look at the paice and still know who penciled it. If I did my job right, nobody will ever know I touched the page. All will think the penciler inked it himself because it looks like what he would do if they would or sometimes, could do, if they inked it themselves.