Monday, June 22, 2015

Inkwell Award 2015

Came home from Heroes Con at Charlotte, North Carolina with an Inkwell Award. Thank you all who nominated and voted for me. Very humbling. 

For more about the Inkwell awards, you can visit  www.inkwellawards.com




Thursday, June 18, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Nominated for an Inkwell Award 2015

Found out I've been nominated for the "Most-Adaptable Inker" award for this year's Inkwell Awards 2015.

Vote for your favorite inker and vote for each category. Voting runs May 1-15. Go vote!

Here's the link...

https://inkwellawards.justsurvey.me/5468781f6f74



Thursday, April 30, 2015

Magik finishes and inks over Arthur Adams blue pencil layout

Magik finishes and inks over Arthur Adams blue pencil layout

The finishes inks
The pencilling stage below, I didn't pencil everything in. I'll leave that for the inking stage where I'll just draw with ink.
My pencils over Arthur Adams blue pencil layout
Arthur Adams Blue pencil layout. Contrast adjusted for better viewing

Spider-Girl watercolors

Playing with watercolors, over a printout of something I've originally inked over MC Wyman's pencils.

 Below is the original inks

Jean Grey comission

Jean Grey commission

Pencils: Carlos Silva
Inks: Walden Wong

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Vampirella. painted with watercolors

Vampirella 

After I finished inking this piece in pen & Ink, I decided to paint some water colors over it. Rarely do I get to paint with watercolors, so this was a good exercise. I like to do more commission pieces like these where I get to ink and add watercolor to them. 

Pencils: Adam Hughes
Inks and Water Colors: Walden Wong

Donated to the Big Wow Comic Fest's (April 18 & 19, 2015) Art Auction.

Vampirella Commission

Vampirella inked over blue lines.  

Pencils: Adam Hughes 
Inks: Walden Wong

Donated to the Big Wow Comic Fest's (April 18 & 19, 2015) Art Auction.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Resident Evil commission

Resident Evil commission inks over Paolo Pantalena's pencils. Here's a scan of the original art.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Commission. Silver Surfer and Galactus

Step by step commission piece over Clayton Henry's pencils. Double page vertical splash. 
Here's where I begin by using various tech pens and flex curves.

My next step is using rulers, templates, and ellipses.
Then I move onto faces and hands which I feel should always be precisely inked. Various tech pens, microns, quills and brushes. Starting with Silver Surfer's face.
Then Silver Surfers right hand.
then his left hand.
Then Galactus' face.
Then I'll start tapering lines
Here's where I start inking the edges of the black areas with a brush. Also used a quill and brush for single lines. Marking areas with an "X" to come back later after erasing.

Close up scan of Silver Surfer during this process...
And Galactus' face 
After all the pencils are erased and areas spotted with blacks, it's pretty much done. 
Here's another photo from a different angle. 
But I'm not quite finished yet. Next step is adding more stuff on my own because there's a lot of empty space in the background that the penciller left blank. 
Added a couple of planets and some black with stars in the background. 
This planet was strategically placed just so I can keep the pencillers signature away from the black with stars and more ledgeable on the planet. I squeeze my signature right underneath.


Added Galactus' left shoulder pad right above his left ear. Then I went back and beefed up some line weights some more, to pop things forward.  Finally re-spotted all the back areas again to give it a rich dark black.
And there you have it. Silver Surfer and Galactus!