Post by TomParrish on Sept 22, 2009 5:13:55 GMT -5
Thought I'd have another crack at inking Eddy Barrow's pencils from Action Comics 876 - (have made a minor correction since this scan as it appears there is a slight black spotting issue in the bottom left, but other than that - will try to amend scan when I get chance)
No worries bud - I figured end of the month, deadlines pressing :-) It's cool, I've got these Ringo pages and then I also dug out the old Mike Deodato pages floating around on Glasshouse Graphics site for ASM that were inked originally by Joe Pimentel as reserves! lol.
I listened to the Comic Geek Speak Interview btw, I had no idea you were such a machine when it came to churning out that many books a month!
Post by TomParrish on Oct 27, 2009 11:20:20 GMT -5
Really loved doing this page, though found it pretty daunting as I got going (doing Ringo's lines justice was pretty intimidating!) and am not overly happy with the results - think it's a lineweight issue but as ever would appreciate thoughts on what's wrong - or alternatively a slap upside the head in case I'm just being overly critical! Also learned from this that if you do not like the ink your working with, change it! I tried a new ink (Rotring India Ink) and just felt like I was fighting it all the way!
Post by clockwerkj on Oct 27, 2009 11:58:32 GMT -5
its all technically proficient. Keep in mind Ringo pencils to his penciller. Karl is a master of contour work, so this was really a test of your ability to separate. Keep working with some ringo stuff, but keep that in mind. Also its important to test new inks about 1 time a year.
Post by TomParrish on Oct 27, 2009 12:27:34 GMT -5
Cheers Jay - Karl's brush work is absolutely beautiful! I've got another couple of FF pages (thanks Tom!) to crack on with and I might be able to get my hands on a Spider-Man page by Ringo. I think I might spend a bit of time pouring over Karl's inks and see just how he inked Ringo before tackling the next ones - Onwards and upwards!
Really Nice. I sat and watched Karl ink a few things at a Mega-con years ago. The man's a machine. I did not know you could do so many things with a brush. He told me about those Gillot nibs. Good work, liking everything.
Post by TomParrish on Oct 28, 2009 12:28:00 GMT -5
Thanks a lot Justice! I'd love to watch another inker work, so far though all I've managed is the Joe Weems DVD (which is pretty sped up!). I'm gonna have to fish out some Gillot nibs again - it's wierd, Hunt nibs are hard to come by in the UK, so I used a 404 when I first started out years ago and, not knowing how to use a quill properly, ditched it immediately for a brush. It's still my preference, though I'm trying to get up to speed on the quill work for diversity and flexibility in style.
The brush forces me to slow down and think about what I'm doing, but having a sharp object in my hand I just want to slash and jab. He. One small thing, under the big G's left foot, it looks like he's standing on that building. Maybe continue the lines of the building next to it to show clear delineation.
Last Edit: Oct 28, 2009 14:00:06 GMT -5 by justice41