When I was a kid I was among the hordes of kids at the comic shop racks during that first year of Image comics picking the newest issue of Youngblood. I, just like all the other kids around me wanted to make comics someday and maybe even work for Image comics. The difference was, that I never wanted to be Big Rob. I wanted to be Danny Miki. Say what you will about Leifelds work but you must admit, he has had some pretty awesome inkers grace his pencils with thier brushes. Let's name a few, the previously mentioned Danny Miki, Al Milgrom, Norm Rapmund, Bob Layton and more. Well now I wanted to be include din this list, even if it was only on my little blog page. I used a #1 round brush on this bad boy and had a good time doin it.
- ▼ 2011 (36)
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Now that I am a little more comfortable with The style that is everything Finch, I wanted to tackle something a little more complex. I had some fun with it and put in about three hours on it. I think I like inking David Finch. It feels sort of...natural. Maybe someday he'll realize this as well and then , BAM! I'll be inking his stuff for real and not for portfolio peices. Someday...
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I never really felt my inking style would mesh well with Finch pencils so I never thought to try it. Then I figured I should be able to ink any pencil style. I mean, any inker worth his salt should be able to right? Versatility! That is the key. So I went for it. I wanted to start out on a simpler piece just so I could find the groove of his pencils.
I approached this with a lighter, looser hand than I normaly would, trying to prevent the stiff, super controlled lines I usually throw. I used a thicker base line as well. I think it gave me more of a choppy feel and the thicker pen tip kept me from becoming too obsessed with details and was able to see "the big picture" throughout. I was finished in just over two hours. It flew by pretty fast.
All in all, I am pretty pleased with the way this came out. I now feel I can become compatible with Finch, or any other penciling style for that matter. It's just a matter of know the pencilers intent and and following the pencils to their logical ink conclusion.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Michel Turner has always been hit and miss with me but when I saw this I pretty much fell in love with it.Once I started it I fell into a groove pretty fast and 3 hours later it was done. I should have been sleeping but hey. One must sacrifice sleep for quality inks.
Surprisingly, The horse was the most fun to ink on the page. Over all, I am pretty pleased with the way this one turned out.