Thursday, August 28, 2008

GLC 29-30 VOTE!



I know these have been up for a while ( I hope) But you may have noticed that we were trying something a little different (for us) by skipping the inks and coloring directly from the pencils. To call it a vote is misleading I admit, since well, this is not a democracy buuuuut I'm still curious. Ink, pencil or depends?

13 comments:

  1. I think it's strong, I also know how much more work it is to make your pencils tight enough to scan directly. It would cut production time down so, I think it works well.

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  2. Just from these two examples, I think the lack of inks has reduced the amount of texture and contrast I'm used to seeing. I'm not sure how that could be made up for??

    Also, I'm wondering how the lack of inking affects the coloring process? Do you just change how the artwork gets scanned in or does the colorist have to take extra steps to account for not having such defined lines/fills?

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  3. I think it works well but, overall, I prefer inks.

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  4. the ONLY way pencils to color ever work is if both artists are superb. This is one of those cases so I think the direct from pencils works fine. Some areas like the glove detail and some facial features suffer a bit. (I know I am biased by nature in this case, but I think the inks add a nice polish to your work!) Someday I hope to get a shot to put my money where my mouth is on your pencils. Alright, back to Batgirl... ;)

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  5. I think it looks good, but I tend to prefer inks just because of the different sense of weight an inked line has over a darkened pencil line -- not to mention, like someone mentioned, the sense of texture, where everything in a pencil drawing, on average, tends to feel rougher than an inked one... but in this case, it's still readable, it still looks great, and the colorist definitely knows what they're doing. Give it a shot, worst case scenario it just gives us a look at your stuff unfiltered, as it were.

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  6. Pretty good, I really like the both ways, but I prefer inks too.

    Greetings from Brazil. =)

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  7. I'm an ink fan. You're pencils are way rad but when you got the right inker, you're stuff becomes "ENHANCED"! The cover with the weird pink lady and the glass shards looked strange to me. It's fine at a distance but up close, the shadowing on her suit looks too organic or something...like skin. It doesn't look like a suit. Maybe thats the idea but I like me some inks on my drawrins. Plus, inking creates more jobs in this business and it's good for the economy.

    Matt

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  8. It looks more painterly (if that's a word) by going directly over the pencils. It's very pretty, but I do have to say that I prefer inks. I like a lot of blacks and the moodiness that you can achieve with inks.

    But as long as you have Guy on the cover, I'm gonna enjoy it!

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  9. I prefer straight from pencils. It has a cleaner look than the inked versions, where some of your work is drowned out by your inker.

    Personally, I'd love to see your interiors this way.

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  10. Great feedback, thanks for all your votes!

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  11. What I can't believe is that issue #29 was sitting right there on your table at FallCon this weekend and I only just realized that. Now.

    But it's probably 'cause all my attention was on your brilliant picture of a really reluctant Batman being entertained in a bar by Guy Gardner!
    Thank you so much, Patrick for an awesome picture!

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