Saturday, August 29, 2009
Using photoreference, I went about trying to create a comic book using very traditional, by the book methods of penciling and inking. The inking process reveals a lot about how you draw, because suddenly you need to simplify shades into blacks.
The most difficult part was training myself to ink entirely with a brush! Talk about control ... I messed up a few times, but I think overall for my first attempt, things turned out pretty decently. Again this was my first time doing something like this using photos, so you can kind of see how the first page is far less decisive in terms of the line and blacks than the third, where I think things really came along nicely, when I had kind of gotten the hang of it.
Special thanks to Justin Wragg and Seth Laird (the ADs on the Death and Cremation set) for being the leads in this. I know you guys went through some discomfort, and we were technically 'on the job', so I appreciate it. It took me a while to get around to doing it, but here it is. At some point I'll throw in dialogue and color and throw it in to a collection of future comics I plan on publishing.