Thursday, August 20, 2009

Watercolors and Failed Comic Books

Ok, I've been messing around with adding some color to my ink drawings and, to be honest, I really don't want to learn digital colored all that bad. I figure, it's probably in my best interests to stick with the brush and let my brush skills benefit from the experience rather than my mouse hand. The first two are Iron Fist and Batman with Poison Ivy (my favorite bat-villain!). Iron Fist had the benefit of a model, Batman and Ivy did not. I think I can see the difference as a lot of guest work is left out in Iron Fist. I think with Batman, the dodgy bits are quite obvious and hurt it overall. My colors... well, I'm not completely satisfied. Don't get me wrong, the color is a nice touch but I made some mistakes on both. I learned the hard way with Iron Fist that you should do your inks AFTER your colors and with Bats, watch out for drawing in pencil too dark and washes with ink won't get as dark as you like.

Anyway, the final two are part of a 6 page comic on Rayna Eclipse that I started months ago. I guess I just lost ambition with it as the script was too loose, the panel layouts ambiguous, the dialogue... unknown. Plus I started using models after page one and it shows. I used a technical pen to ink and that really doesn't give me the line quality I can get with a brush. So if I ever feel the need to re-tackle the story... lessons learned.


  1. Your work is awesome!
    Do you draw for any publications?


  2. Hi! I don't do any published work as of yet, though I'd like to at some point. Thanks for looking and commenting!


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