View Full Version : Been Awhile
05-27-2006, 06:20 PM
Worked up this particular story awhile ago. Lost track of what was going on with it really. Just got contacted back, said they had decided to go color with it. So I figured I'd just share.
Comments are welcome of course, but remember, I only did the pencils, the ink's and color's are other's work!
05-27-2006, 07:19 PM
Welcome back, Jim.
The pencils are great, but the inks look a little simple, and the colours are flat.
05-28-2006, 12:08 AM
Thanks Frank, I had no knowledge of whom was going to be inking or coloring these, but I"m certain they gave it their level best! Just wanted to share, and show I hadn't disappeared off the face of the earth!
05-28-2006, 02:09 PM
Moves nicely. . .
nice man.. good to see your stuff inked and colored. I have to say I think it looks great... not overly done.. and I think the inking and coloring reads great in my opinion.
05-28-2006, 05:01 PM
It is clear and easy to read, but at the same time the Inking seems to be a bit bland and lifeless.
NOT a fair crit to say without seeing the pencils first, but I'm guessing that it's the inks. Especially within the werewolf panel, the fur has no real texture.
05-29-2006, 07:06 AM
You're right, sevans. As someone with a fair amount of experience with Jim's pencil works (which are superb, as always), it is the inks that don't quite capture the flavour of the pencil work. Still, there's nothing actually wrong with these pages at all, I just don't think whomever the inker is is the best match for Jim's style of pencils (and the colours are a little flat). But again, those are minor minor quibbles in the end.
05-29-2006, 08:05 AM
Gratitude to all that have written...
Sneed.. thanks, I think it moves along pretty well also.
kong... yeah, it is a hoot to see it inked up and colored. So use to just b/w stuff, it's a nice change! As for not overdone, there's something (imo) to just clear panel work, without alot of useless clutter. Plus, considering the time frame of this story, I wanted it to be in line with the movies of that time. Where set's and such, were very simple and functional, not alot of over the top "dressing".
Sevans... thanks man. For a comparison of the pencils to the final product, I'm including one page of pencils... I'd have to say I sorta agree about the inks, but then again, everyone's inking' style is their own. You can have ten different inker's on a story, and each one's gonna look different.
Whereas another inker (using the same characters) might bring forth another look to the work...
Frank... thanks again. From all the Wraith stuff, you know better then alot what the pencils are, and what they can develop into, that's for sure. I appreciate the nice words.
05-29-2006, 11:49 AM
Great pencils, amigo, with wonderful flow from page to page.
Very good stuff,
05-29-2006, 01:57 PM
Gracias, Ron. Glad ya like it! Thanks.
05-29-2006, 05:11 PM
Wow, after seeing the inks, the pencils and the full page, I'm actually going to change my mind abit - even though I don't think the inks are adding to your pencils, they are fairly close, so... I'd have to say that the colours are really killing the piece.
And yes, i'm allowed to change my damn opinion! :slap:
05-30-2006, 03:30 AM
Well, the second batch of inks Jim showed were by Jeff Austin (I believe), who is a legend as an inker, and who fits Jim's style like a glove (see The Wraith #0 (http://www.the-wraith.com/wraith0.html) for a sample). The first inked batch were inked by someone else. But, you can see by the pencil samples what a damn good artist Jim is.
05-30-2006, 07:41 AM
Good is an understatement, Frank. :) The guy knows how to tell a graphic
story. Bravo hands down.
05-30-2006, 05:29 PM
Ron, Frank, yer makin' me blush! But thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback. Of course, if there are glitches, I like to hear about those too. Can never improve if you don't get them pointed out to you! (too many take it so personally, it's not about you, it's about the work).
06-11-2006, 09:16 PM
The linework is great. The colors totally kill the mood and the tone of the pages. The inking doesn't help, either. That inked splash page shows just how good the pencils are.
06-12-2006, 10:16 AM
quality pro, main stream piece...like to see the publshed product. those pencil's look like a lot of work!
Ya know something funny? I think you are getting even better. Very nice stuff here.
06-13-2006, 02:44 AM
Great stuff Jts...as always.
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