Friday, August 1, 2008
Ink and pulp
Both Mark and I agreed that the image should be a pastiche of the classics. Mark was thinking along the lines of Darwin Cooke or Bruce Tim, but I wanted to go farther back. I pulled out some Will Eisner along with Wally Wood and Alex Toth for seasoning. I tried to understand the “why” behind their work and see if I could apply it to my own.
This was an all tools on deck exercise. Some of those oily Eisner style lines absolutely required a brush, but I found it was easier to capture that drawing with ink flavor using the Namiki instead. There was a ton of back-and-forth.