Thursday, August 27, 2009
Fair Fight take two...or Conan again
I mentioned earlier that I had this one idea for a "silent" 4 page story...and I have already done 5 versions of it. The latest version was done in my "one-a-day" sketchbook (here), the version before that ended up in the first issue of Robotika, the other three versions...are scattered all around. Last night, by accident, I found photocopies of my third attempt at it. This was done right before I started working on the first Robotika mini-series. Here are the pencils:
I was clearly having some problems drawing different body types and my hands were even more awkward then they are now. But once I got through with the pencils I jumped right into inking:
I felt a lot more confident in my inking abilities, so I had a pretty fun time inking the pages. Just about everything but the panel borders, the arrow and the chain mail were done with a brush of some sort...and looking at that now I think it's pretty boring. Currently I am using everything that makes a mark to ink my drawings and I love the variations in my lines. This really could have benefited from some textures and some more dynamic ink work.