Johnny, that’s not very nice. Besides, except for the whole almost-killing-Peter thing, Kraven is a great guy.
Yeah! A comic inked with a brush! It’s not the best quality in the world, but it’s far more lively than using technical pens. I’m not sure what I was thinking.
The coloring here isn’t amazing, but it’s also not my priority. I’m working on reading a couple inking books, and then the next two books on deck are coloring and coding. But you’ll have to give me a year or so to get the coding one down. At least we can depend that I’ll be better at coloring within the next six months. Then perspective books are after that.
It’s very weird how in comics you have to teach yourself everything. Since I was bound to a state college (bad high school GPA) I didn’t have the option of going to a fancy college with a comics program. Not that there are that many even out there. I can think of a couple (SCAD, Kubert, Center for Cartoon Studies) and of the ones I can rattle off, two of them aren’t accredited. So one of the easiest/hardest options is just doing it all yourself. With art, as it’s a very visual medium, it might seem like it’s pretty self-explanatory and just requires a lot of practice. While that can be true (for instance, I understand proportion well, I just need to practice anatomy more) there is SO MUCH of this reading that I wish I had a smarter person teaching to me.
Seeing how a professional inks? Just watching them for a few minutes and getting pointers? That would be invaluable. I do my best YouTube hunting, but sometimes it can be like looking for a needle in an internet for good references.
I did mention it would take me the next year to get basic coding skills down, right? The one inking book starts with the caveat that it took the author three years to feel comfortable with a brush. So come back in 2015 and be WOWED.
And if you’re looking to see lettering improved? Huh. Um. Herm.
Yeah, that’s not even in my radar. For a couple future PaJaFs I pulled out a T-Square and tried to be neater, but that’s on my back burner for now. But like any good librarian, I do have a book for it. So future me is set.
Thanks for stopping!