thicker on the hand in the last panel & I really dont like the renders on things ankle. Othere than that its pretty solid. Definitely an imporvement. Like I've said before Ringo & Green are both really good at exposing your line work. THier pencils allow you to see where your weaknesses lay. Keep it up!
Thanks Jay - I agree with the ankle renders, think I was a little too literal in following the pencils there, should maybe have been a bit more interpretive. Working on a Terry Dodson page now, will come bk to the 3rd Ringo page after a bit of a break I reckon!
Here's the Terry Dodson page I finished up this week as my final sample before the con/porfolio review:
Was really good fun, but SO HARD in places to determine how I was going to ink it, as Rachel always does such a good job over Terry's pencils! Think I could have afforded to push some of the lineweights a bit more, but overall I really enjoyed it.
Thanks Julien! You should totally give Terry's pencils another try - so much fun to have that much to play with.
It was a shame you couldn't make it to Leeds but I totally understand, though I now feel bad for having felt it a long way - I'm only 3 hrs from Leeds! lol. The review went REALLY well - if you drop me your email address I'll send you on a bit more detail about it - Steve also gave me some interesting advice about breaking in as an inker which corresponds with what Drew Geraci had to say in the Comic Geek Speak podcast a few months back. Basically, even if he really liked a new guys work as an editor he wouldn't really be able to push a new inker onto an existing penciller as the penciller has these days a lot of say in who inks them. So, realistically to break into the big two as an a new inker you need to try and come in with a breaking penciller as a partnership.
He did however also give me the details for the new Marvel Talent Liason, which I'd be happy to send across to you man :-) The rest of the con was pretty cool, sat in on his talk about working for Marvel which was interesting to hear about the business/editorial side which you don't often get to read about/hear about - also met a guy in a life sized (7ft tall!) screen accurate Iron Man movie costume... that was awesome!
I wish I could be there... Do you have pictures of the guy in Iron Man suit??! I'd love to see that.
Concerning inkers, Dan DiDio explained to me in Bristol that they always need new inkers. The reason is that pencillers need 5 weeks to do an issue in general (they are only a few to be able to do it in 4 weeks). The inker can ink the episode in 3 weeks. The next month, the penciller needs 5 weeks once again. But in this case, the inker is not able to ink a complete issue in 2 weeks only. That's why they split the 22-25 pages into 3 batches they send to 2-3 inkers in order to meet the deadline.
But I guess it's easier to be hired as a team...
Thank you very much for your feedback. And here is my email address: hugonnardbert AT free.fr
Cheers Jay! The Ringo pages have very much felt like a learning experience, particularly in starting to get a little bit more interpretive with renders, looking at what he was suggesting/aiming for rather than what he's necessarily indicated.