Monthly Archives: October 2014

Comic Process, page 43

 

painting comics

painting comics

Here’s a quick shot of page 43 in progress. This entire comic has been an experiment in process. I knew going in that it had to be fast. I’m used to tightening my pencils with a vice grip before inking. For the Conjurers comic, I’m slowly refining the speed approach. After thumbnailing the page I rough it out with blue lead, focusing on shape and placement. It’s hard to shut off the detail side of the brain, but it’s getting easier. After that I go right in with inks. These days, I’m having fun trying different ballpoint pens. Avoiding my brushes and technical pens keeps my from tumbling into the pit of over wrought crosshatching and stippling.

The magic happens when subtle, sloppy watercolors are sloshed on. This has been the hardest lesson. Go lightly into the night with a soaked brush and diluted pigment. Less is more on the first pass. I brush in light shadows, again, focusing on defining shapes and light. After that, I break out a shredded sponge and dabble on some texture with an eye for how hit spotlights the important bits.

After this, it gets tossed into photoshop for finishes and lettering.

Inktober: The Story Chair Part II

Inktober doodle

Story Chair Part II

More Inktober Doodles

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Yesterday’s Missing Halloween Comic

Zombie Apocalypse

Zombie Apocalypse

Not sure what happened with yesterday’s comic, but here it is. My annual Halloween strip. Had to draw some zombies. Give it a click for a larger version.

Map Making

Art for the Conjurian map in progress.

Conjurian Map

Conjurian Map

The Story Chair for Inktober

The Story Chair. Inktober.

The Story Chair. Inktober.

Clown in Peanut Butter for Inktober

Inktober

Inktober

Quick Q&A over at Jetpens.com

Pen Pals Interview Dog Eat Doug Webcomic Artist Brian Anderson – JetPens.com

No secret by now that 99% of my drawing supplies come from jetpens.com. That 99% does include every pen I use. They were kind enough to post a small interview. Leave ’em a comment and tell them what they think. Or what you think about my answers. Or general statements regarding puppetry and Tesla’s squirrel training manual. Your choice.

Parade float for #Inktober

Parade float for #Inktober

Inktober Doodle Number Six

Another quickie for Inktober.

Another quickie for Inktober.

Today’s Inktober Doodle

#inktober

#inktober

More Inks for Inktober

inktober4Inktober is the perfect opportunity to loosen up and work fast.

 

Inktober

Inktober #2

Inktober #2

Taking little breaks to doodle up some images for #inktober. Sticking with my Pentel brush pen. Little bit of watercolor.