Various brushes, mostly raphael 8404 no 4 or a W&N series 7 no 4 (I like bigger brushes) and pens, map & maru deleter nibs. I believe this was the last of my Eon brand black ink and Eon branded bristol board in a plate finish. This is about 3-4 hours of inking squished down under 7 minutes.
The Next Dance kickstarter is winding down and only a few hundred dollars away from being a success. Head over and take a look all reward tiers are still open from a print copy of the book to original art and sketches.
I'll be posting more process videos soon. If there is something you'd be interested in seeing such as the inking or coloring stages let me know.
We left off in part 1 with the final digital pencils.
From this I print out bluelines directly onto 2 sheets of 11"x17" bristol board, taped them together and start inking.
I'll be sure to post some more process stuff in the future. If you have any questions leave a comment or contact me. Hope you enjoyed seeing this spread come to life.
Thanks for reading and be sure to check out Wretched Things on Comixology at http://bit.ly/2c7ynlf
Progress is steady and starting to gain momentum this week. Some sleepless nights of comics making ahead but I'm stocked on caffeine, movies and music.
Big congrats to Chris Lewis and the team on Karma Police on their successful kickstarter. Here's to more and future success for the creators coming out of the Comicsexperience workshop!
After a long delay Wretched Things #2 will be out on Comixology this Wednesday.
Issue #1 has been out a few weeks now. Issue #2 is taking longer than hoped but we're only a few pages away from that goal. Working 48 hours per week at the fire dept. then the same if not more in the studio has taken its toll. That said I am happy for the opportunity to be doing both. It is a great feeling seeing the finished product and hearing the positive feedback and knowing that someone actually cared enough to already pirate it and make it available for illegal download.
One of the most asked questions I've been getting is along the lines of 'What's the most messed up thing you've had to draw?' For Wretched it has all been pretty crazy. Lots of fantastic environments, creepy things with lots of hairy legs and huge freakin fangs. Though spider on spider torture would probably be the most twisted item.
Back to the drawing board for now. Make sure to check out Wretched Things #1 over on comixology.com!
Issue #1 of Wretched Things is fully colored and the lettering is getting the final tweaks and polish.
I learned a lot about my production process during this issue. While I was happy with the results I was certainly producing slower than I had hoped. Some of that was due to scheduling and an injury at work but a big part of it was how I was working. I talked to a bunch of other artists and I think I've refined the process down where I can produce the quality I want in a more timely fashion. That and becoming more familiar with the tools I'm using and the characters Devon has populated this story with.
I've also made it a point to take weekends off, at least from drawing comics. Apart from family time it will be spent on sculpting and painting. Stepping away from comics for a day or two is definitely needed for both physical and mental health.
Now back to more mouse and spider action...