Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Archie & co

Another commission...
PS. I've had to post this picture up a second time as the first file was too large (which as a consequence had sent the sidebar to the bottom of the page!) Apologies to Mr. Levell. Sorry, Kevin, your kind comment was deleted when I had to replace the post. I now realise I could have just edited the original post, but hey, it's me!

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Gorilla/Z pages 1,2,3

Here's a Judge Dredd story that Mike Collins pencilled in 2007 and that I was lucky enough to ink. Mike and I had talked about working on a strip together for years and it was good to eventually team up with him on this Dredd story. I had an absolute blast working over Mike's blue line printed pencils ( I also had photo-copies of the 'normal' pencils for reference). We've also just recently finished collaborating on another Dredd strip which was just as much fun.

So, here along with my finished inks for Gorilla/Z are Mike's preliminary sketches and full pencils that he has kindly allowed me to post up as well. Enjoy.

All feathering lines and detail were inked using Rotring Isographs (.20 .25 .30 0.35 nibs) which were filled with FW Acrylic Artists Ink. For larger areas of black I used Staedtler Pigment Liner Pens and Permanent Markers.

Mike uses Strathmore 2-ply Smooth Bristol Board (400 series) which is a joy to ink on. I wish it were available in this country. Mike gets his through the Joe Kubert's World of Cartooning website and I can't wait to get my hands on some.

Gorilla/Z pages 4,5,6.

Gorilla/Z Pencils by Mike Collins. Inks by me!