Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Big Easy Score pages

First three pages of The Big Easy Score. I'm inking the book myself, so the pencils are loose to help keep the final inks loose. The 'pencils' are red because I drew the book with a red Col-erase pencil.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ink Test

One thing I want to do on The Big Easy Score, is to do all the inks with traditional tools, ie nib pens and brush. I feel the tactile feeling of dragging a nib across the page will add to the 'earthy' feeling of the art and convey the grittyness of New Orleans.

Since I haven't inked anything with traditional tools in years I decided i better break out some ink and brushes and practice.

I'm glad I did as most of my tools were dried up or rusted. Still I had enough to ink this panel. My hatching is rusty (each corner is different) but for the most part I like this and cannot wait to get started inking on the real pages!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Drawing in Photoshop

I've been reading a book about drawing in Photoshop and thought I'd give it a try.

It's far from perfect, but I liked the look. A friend commented how he could tell I drew it despite being an experiment in a completely new medium.