I rethought the first panel – I like this much better. If I still like it tomorrow, I can start inking things.
Tonight’s brainstorm fuelled by the Bill & Ted Face the Music soundtrack. Thanks Bill & Ted!
Ladies and gentlemen, some ugly pencils for the current comic. Death is at it again!
You know what!
When this page is blank, it can feel like the hardest thing in the world to get started. But once started, you don’t want to stop until it’s done. Except for hash browns and coffee. I mean, we have to live, amiright?
Death is back, helping the hopeless. These are the pencil roughs for a new comic, drawn on plain old printer paper, with my comic grid printed for reference.
Strange things are a foot. Possibly several feet. Definitely several things. Yikes!
Cruisin’ fer a bruisin’!
Please shut up. Please shut up. Please shut up.
Also – trying out a new brush tonight, a Raphael 8404 #1. I was looking for a Winsor & Newton Series 7 #2, but my local shop didn’t have any Series 7 at all. I heard good things about the Raphaels, and I took a chance that the #1 is similar in size to the W&N #2. It’s a nice brush – it hold lots of ink, and also creates nice dry brush lines, which I really like.
My lovely tool mess! Deleter ink is terrific. Series 7 brush from Winsor & Newton (#1) is dependable, especially when kept clean between uses (see brush cleaner). TWSBI Eco medium nib fountain pen for lettering, filled with Platinum Carbon black ink (it doesn’t like the eraser, so lettering is done with blue pencil). Not shown is a small set of Koh-I-Noor Rapidographs I love for consistent lines (panels, for example).
Experimenting with stamps and sponges of late, and it looks like I need some clean water. 🙂
Oh, and that green tape is the worst. Do not recommend. I have to locate the last brand I used, whatever it was, it was much better with ink.
Blah, blah, blah!