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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.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Roger Cruz

I came across three sequential pages by Roger Cruz and they really caught my eye. These pages were very busy, and I don't get a chance to challenge myself with these types of pages very often. So I figured I would go for it. I must say it was a bigger challenge than I thought it would be. I needed to go with much thinner lines than usual because of the average size of figures in each panel and I wanted room to play with line weights to separate planes. I also decided to stay away from templates and straight edges for this one. I think it would have given it a steril feeling and I needed to preserve the kinetic energy of the page. I still wanted fairly straight lines though. So I found myself throwing lines in a different manner than usual. I would pull away from my body very quickly and stop abruptly with the pen still touching the paper. This gave a neat little pool of ink at the end of the lines that just gave them a little character. Which is what I needed.

This was an extremely fun page to work on. There are a few missed opportunities here and there but I am pretty well pleased with the way it turned out. It usualy takes me a few pages to get in sinc with a penciler so I figure by the time I get to page three, I should have a good idea of how to tackle some Roger Cruz penciling. I put about seven hours into this page and used various sizes of Micron Pigma markers for all the line work and filled in the blacks with brush and ink.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Randy Green

I had an hour to kill and I'm a huge Buffy fan so I figured I would whip it out real quick. More a little somethin I did for myself than anything but I must say it felt very natural and comfortable inking over Randy Green.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Diego Bernard

I've worked over Diego Bernarad before on a book by the name of Mookeys. I loved his stuff then and when I saw this Rogue, I knew I still loved his work. Working on this just felt like coming home again. I spent the most time on the hair. Just trying to get a perfectly messy sleek look to it. All in all this was a lot of fun and I hope to workwith Diego in an actual published capacity again soon.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Brian Soriano

 I came across this on a colorists website. He put up a bunch of high res pencils for inkers to practice on. I ama StarWars nut so I had to work on the Rancor monster. It's a no brainer. This was a completely for fun peice and well, I had a ton o' fun with it. It took about two hour without filling in all the blacks. I think I am going to start filling in black on Photoshop to save time. Let's see how that works out.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Eric Basaldua Steampunk

This is my second Eric Basaldua page. I love, absolutely love steampunk stuff so when I saw this I nearly flipped my lid. Working on all the gears was fun as hell!