Monday, June 29, 2009
Galactus and the Herald
This is my first master study I chose to go with a comic from the 60s. The main purpose of this was to go through the motions of comic book inking, and one of my favorite eras was the 1960s with their rich usage of heavy usage of black. The original was Joe Sinnott’s inks over Jack Kirby’s pencils from the cover of Fantastic Four #46. I chose it for several reasons one was the usage of negative shapes the other was what the industry refers to as feathered lines but mostly I love the Silver Surfer and Galactus.
I didn’t try to conform exactly to the ink lines my goal was to develop a good sense of how to create the different line weights. I used a Raphael Kolinsky sable #2 brush to ink the image; a kolinsky sable has an extremely delicate feel to it, and can be used to get a wide variety of lines. I hope to do more of these and take what I learn and apply it to my comic book.