Thursday, September 04, 2008

Dredd ink


Yes folks, I'm inking again!
I used to love to ink with a dip pen (Hunt 101 and 107) but these days, with less time on my hands, I've shifted to using tech pens. It's pretty much the same effect and I don't have the constant fear of ink drips. I've found that I'm not even using my old method of faint blue line followed by tight graphite pencil and then ink. I'm inking over my slightly tighter than normal blue line on this one and it seems to be working pretty well. The background on this panel was drawn separately and photoshoped in, greyed here for added depth.

5 comments:

Kevin Levell said...

no sooner ask than ye shall receive...

I like the scratchiness of dip pens, but I don't miss ink all over my fingers and the tech-pens are quite consistent now.

This looks great Dave, love all the gadget-y controls and future-techhy stuff.

Dylan said...

Lovely stuff Dave! The pencils are cracking too.

Antonio said...

Good stuff!
Have you seen this?
http://sardinianconnection.blogspot.com/2008/09/comics-antonio-solinas-dave-taylor.html

It's the page we did together for that Mono Magazine...

Jay said...

Hi Dave,

Looks like a great page! I like all the tech hardware and the detail looks good.
Look forward to seeing the finished story.

J

Lee said...

Great work Dave! nice to see the stages from pencil to ink.