Ok, here are the inks over my 'breakdowns'. As you can tell, for the most part, the drawing remains the same, but at this stage, I can really start throwing shadows, textures, 'cleaning' folds on clothing, half-tones (hatching), etc. In essence, the 'frosting' on the cake. There are MANY things I would like to fix and redraw on most pages I do, but overall, it's not horrible for a "page a day". (^_^)
For me, finally making the decision to commit to doing a monthly book has been AWESOME!!! It’s definitely hard, especially penciling and inking it. You have to make A LOT of compromises as far as the art goes. You just can't spend that much time analyzing every little aspect of it, or redrawing things left and right. Most of the time, your 'first' try, becomes your last, simply because the 'time-crunch' makes corrections or redraws into a "luxury" ...BUT, at the same time, the "do or die" rhythm of doing a monthly is a GREAT learning experience. It forces you to think on your toes, and also lets you REALLY see what your 'weak spots' as an artist might be, and also pushes you to find a fast and effective way to fix those weaknesses.
A great source of inspiration are artists like Eduardo Rizzo or Marcelo Frusin (or Todd McFarlane in his day) even Jim (Lee). All these guys have penciled and inked AMAZING looking books on a monthly schedule, so that right there let's you know that 'IT CAN BE DONE', and it can be done VERY WELL, without 'hacking' the stuff out.
So, one can only hope to be that damn good one day. (^_^)
Thursday, March 24, 2005
...and now, the inked stuff.