Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Inking with Gray

I've talked in the past about inking for color-- and essentially what that means is that the artist is leaving a lot to be filled in with color-- gray works the same way.

What do I mean?  Here's Mike's page this week;

After writing a lengthy critique and an explanation of why line weights are important but before I could send it, Mike sent in this:

Which caused me to delete the lengthy email.
I like this page with the gray.  The single lineweight works because the gray is that good.  This gives it nice balance and has a finish that makes it rock.

The ONLY thing I might do differently is not have that darker gray on the figure in the last panel.  I find personally having only one shade of gray works a bit better, or if you want to have multiple shades, some of the light gray could be on the edges or side of the figure in the last panel.  By having that dark a shade of gray at the bottom almost casts him in silohouette and it looks slightly awkward.

But this is great work, nice job Mike!