Monday, October 18, 2010

Inked Wraiths

For the past several months I have been primarily working digitally, drawing in Photoshop via a Wacom Cintiq tablet monitor. It has been an interesting period of trial and mostly error as I've attempted to find a style and working method that I was pleased with. I've worked 100% digital when doing storyboards, as well as on several finished illustrations recently, which has worked out well. However, when it came to comic book inking, it hasn't quite clicked yet. I enjoy penciling and layout in the digital realm because of just how easy the art is to manipulate. Trying different layouts is quick and easy. However, when it comes to finishing the art, I hit a snag. I think there's something to be said about the permanence of ink. So I grabbed myself a pack of Strathmore 500 series comic boards over the weekend, printed out my digital designs and comic pages, and started to warm-back-up my old Windsor-Newton brush. I started with these monstrous Wraiths. What do you think?


anotherdae said...

I really like the look of the inked piece. Too often I take for granted the steps taken to create such work. I like hearing how you create something.

Can't wait for the book!

Jon Roscetti said...

Thanks. I'm planning to delve into more step by step process in the next few posts. Expect a few more inks this week.