Sunday, March 08, 2009
Martians Go Home Pencils
I am working full bore now on my new series for Sequential Comics called martains Go Home, and like I said in a previous post I'll be covering my working process on the book. To start out here are 3 pages and you can see the thumbnail roughs above where I broke the script by Martin Powell down. For me this is the most creative part of comics, not that drawing or inking isn't creative, but figuring out how to show something, or why to show something is the most challenging part of storytelling. I was also thinking a lot about acting, how the characters act and their gestures, or Luke's gestures. He's a bit buzzed from drinking and frustrated writing his story, so i wanted to convey that clearly.
After I had the roughs done I went straight at the board and using a Col-erase 2004 Blue pencil I roughed in the page.
After I rough out each page I go in with a mechanical pencil with a 2B lead and tighten up the drawing. Now since I am inking this I don't need to go crazy-tight with the pencils, I can leave some finish for the inking stage. This is also a humorous book, so I can push poses and gestures which is a lot of fun.
After I use the mechanical pencil I use a regular 2 B lead pencils a put the bolder blacks in.