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10-12-2006, 02:12 PM
Been busy.... Just posting this here now. It's a page from #2 of the Plague of Dreams miniseries.
I'm aware that I screwed up the hatching in the background, but I've been trying to learn how to utilize new techniques. If you guys have advice for helping me improve that, it'd be appreciated.
The pencils are by Mark Robinson :)
10-12-2006, 04:04 PM
The line in the back are to orginized. Good Work Mech.
10-12-2006, 04:24 PM
Looks good Mecha.
With regards to the hatching maybe it could have been a mix of hatching and spot black
10-12-2006, 05:10 PM
Thanks guys :) Any idea how to give it a better texture so it's not too clean and organized?
10-12-2006, 09:27 PM
Did you use a ruler here? Maybe light box several versions without a ruler and then Photoshop the best one back in after.
10-13-2006, 12:42 AM
Yeah I used a ruler on that panel.... hmm that's a good idea but I'm lacking a lightbox :( Another thing I can try in the future is photoshop though... thank you for the suggestion!
10-13-2006, 12:01 PM
is that supposed to be a speed line or juz texture of the wall? i guess its juz texture/shadow, right? for me, if its a texture line, i dont use rulers. i juz let it flow and create a good texture. and for it not to look organized, dont use the same spacings over and over. play with the spacing as long as you still achieve the dark to light effect to convey the darkest part of the wall to the lightest.
10-13-2006, 02:13 PM
when in Dought... black it out. fill it in black :cool:
10-13-2006, 04:28 PM
Maybe go back over the ruled lines freehand. Keeps 'em pretty straight but loosens them up enough to create a more organic feel. Maybe some light ink spatter over all that as well...
And try a slightly thicker line around the inset panel 7 to juice it up a tad.
All in all this is some really nice stuff!
10-14-2006, 12:40 PM
That looks awesome! Like how you bring out the page! :bounce:
10-15-2006, 03:43 AM
The only thing I can think of that Might work would be to thicken up the center of those lines, go thin-thick-thin, so that the centers meet and darken it all up to a point. You can still do it with the ruler so you're not Freehanding it and messing with the lines, and it's gonna take a lot of practice so the ink doesn't run, but it works well.
Better yet, I'd say double up on some of those lines. At second glance, all the lines look the same thickness. Grab your tech pen and double up some of the lines to make them Pop, and just thicken up a couple more to vari the line weights.
10-15-2006, 11:14 PM
Den: that was supposed to be texture.... which I really really need practice at ^_^;;
GW: that's a good tip, I'll remember it for the future... I was always afraid to screw something up by going back over it before lol. Thanks!
Dario: Thanks man :)
Giddy: There's a darker spot in the middle of the upper section because it almost bled together but yeah... that could have provided some shadow behind her hand too. I'm afraid I've almost forgotten how to ink with tech pens too :(
10-15-2006, 11:15 PM
Here's one more page! This one however was a bit on the hard side for me with all the textures.... and I may have overdone it. I'd appreciate any advice on something like this so that I can try something else next time :)
Pencils, again, by Mark Robinson :D
10-16-2006, 12:10 AM
Textures have to follow the same rules of depth. The big panel doesn't have a lot of difference between the textures on the door and the textures on the wall on the right side of the panel. Using different techniques can alleviate a lot of that. Such as keeping the lines on the door near BR and using a sponge or drybrush technique on the farther stuff so is breaks away from the focal point.
Also your textures with the candle need to be a little more refined. Remember light moves in an even pattern and is only changed by objects it encounters.
Keep up the work.
10-16-2006, 12:40 AM
So different textures on each section would be better for something like this, obviously with a heavier choice in texture on the darker objects/sections?
Oops on the light thing... you're right. I should have made it a completely surrounding highlight instead of a little lopsided?
10-17-2006, 12:32 AM
You did a good job! Sure there's room for improvement, but this page is much better than the last one! We can offer our preferences but you did it well your way.
10-17-2006, 12:36 AM
Hey can we post a page from BloodRayne? If so I'll post one from #9 TB
10-17-2006, 03:46 AM
Thanks to you J! I couldn't have improved so much from the last book I inked if I didn't have you teaching me what you could :)
On the BR #9 thing I think you just gotta ask Ed for permission :)
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