Sunday, May 17, 2009
When I started doing inked comic art, I was very cautious in my approach, doing a detailed ink study for every page in the story. Pictured here are some examples of those studies, all done in ink over prints of my pencils on regular copy paper (sometimes scrap). I have since taken this step out of the process, but I still abide by the same principles — I just try to anticipate any problems in the pencil stage.
This process was most useful for complicated compositions with multiple subjects. As you can see in some of the simpler panels, the pencils provided enough information to forgo inking.
Finally, just a note about my current project, Young Allies: I'm entering the final week of work now — ought to have everything inked by Wednesday, followed by a few days of intense coloring. If all goes according to plan, it should be on shelves in a month.
Following that, I will be working on a special project (non-Marvel) which is so awesome, I dare not say what it is.