Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pencils to Inks Done Digtially

Usually, for my comics, I pencil and ink traditionally, like most artists (of course, my version of traditional inking is using ball point gel pens almost exclusively).  However, for my current issue of Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four, there is a tight deadline and no real time for standard inking.  In these situations, editors can opt for 'enhanced pencils', which means tight pencils with the contrast computer adjusted so it's high enough to darken the grays for print.  

Here are before and after examples.  Though I am pleased with the end result, I still prefer traditional inking. In the case of this issue, I decided to only spot blacks on the characters themselves throughout the book, and not on background or foreground elements.

1 comment:

  1. I kind of like the spots only on the characters themselves. It works with your style, and they really pop out this way, even before coloring.