Monday, January 30, 2006

The Fear Continues

Another week and another month roll on in 2006. I starting on issue 4 of Fear Agent inking over Tony Moore's breakdowns, which he scans in and puts up on the server, I download and print out in blue ink on comic bristol, and ink. I'm using the Faber Castell Pitt marker and brush pen on this stuff.

Here is a closer shot on one of the panels min progress..

and a larger image of one of the finished pages is
HERE.

14 comments:

J Gilpin said...

Hi Mike,

We met back at 2004 Wizardworld Chicago - been meaning to write you sooner. Enjoy the peeks into your working life. Any chance you could post the bluelines you show here over at the Draw! website? I've wanted to suggest you post some online assignments (kind of like what Figma.com used to do). With these bluelines you could do an inking challenge/assignment. Thanks and take care.

John Beatty said...

I love the PITT pens and markers...good stuff!

Keep chugging Mike!

Mike M said...

J, I'd have to clear that with the artist to be sure they'd ok it if it were not my pencils. I do plan on overhauling the entire Draw!Mag website this year and putting up more tutorials and even excerts from articles.

John, the Pitt is good, pretty durable and easily refillable, I enjoy them also for the speed and ease of use, which comes in handy on this type of job. I love traditional tools though. Nothing responds like a good kolinsky sable #3.

J Gilpin said...

I agree the Pitt brush pen is great - better than the Micron. I didn't know you could refill the Pitt markers? Are they advertised as such? Any special kind of ink?

Mike M said...

Pull the top off and drop 9-14 drops of ink into the middle of the wadding inside, make sure you get it on the wadding, it'll soak in and the extra will soak out of the tip, so do this over some paper towels, replace the cap and you are done.

I use Dr. Martin's Bombay Ink, it flows well and is nice and dark.

MM

UrbanBarbarian said...

Great stuff Mike! You make it look so easy! But I bet it's nice having Tony's fun layouts to go from! I'm impressed by how you put it together and keep the intergrity of his work intact.

Mike M said...

thanks Dan, it is the inkers job to marry, not overpeower the stuff, in this case it's layouts so it's more me than Tony in many spots. His layouts are fun.

Patrick Morgan said...

Hey Mike. Hope you are well. We've always have chatted at San Diego. Diggin' your work as usual. Swing by my Blog to say hi.

Cheers,
Patrick

Process Junkie said...

Swell!

Ryan Cody said...

thanks for the tip on the PITT pens Mike. Cully also turned me on to the Copic brush pen that I love.

J Gilpin said...

Are there any plans to have any summer Cartooning worshops at DCAD or through DRAW! at a comic convention? I attended a summer workshop put on by Kubert school in San Diego way back in early 90's - haven't heard of anything like this since then.

Echo said...

UPDATE!!:-)

Mike M said...

J, Right now I have no plans for a workshop, but it is something I have seriously investigated doing. I don't plan on teaching any additional CE classes at DCAD for now, as my schedule is pretty busy.

But I may do something later this year, and if i do I'll post the news here.

Faz Choudhury said...

Hi Mike,

I was wondering if it'd be possible to know the details of your process for printing out the pencils in blue-line. I tried to do a search on the blog as you said you've detailed the process before but the searches I tried didn't come up with anything. I was also wondering if the blue ink would resist the black ink in any way? This seems like a really good way of working if, like me, you don't enjoy lightboxing stuff.

Thanks.