Not much to post today, I've been busy with work and pitches and social obligations the past week. I am trying, with my art, to play with page design and composition, and to loosen up a bit with my ink lines. I have always believed that tight, slick lines are what it takes to get noticed in the comic business. Yet, when I look at my favorite artists, I see that they are not fretting over the 'cleanness' of their work, but rather giving the most thought to the forms beneath. So I decided to ink a little more from the gut.
Below is a page I pencilled and inked in a little over an hour on 6.75" x 10.25" paper. This was an exercise I gave myself to see how fast I could take a flash of an idea (in this case, a guy in a boat), and throw it down on paper without giving thought to making it look clean and pretty. I just wanted to to play with raw shapes and composition. What started out as "a guy in a boat" came out as something moody and sinister. Though I don't consider the quality of the drawing publishable by my standards, it was a fun way to force myself not to think about line weights and cleanness so much.
Under that are just some heads.
Flash Gordon: Kings Cross
6 months ago