FREEDOM! I’m so excited to be able to stay home and work on my Wacky Monkeys comic! It’s a great way to spend my comic’s 1st YEAR ANNIVERSARY! :O)
This page was a lot of fun to create. I was able to get up close, render render render and let loose on all the grisly grossness! Yes, it’s self-indulgent but I also feel it works well with the storytelling. Hopefully!
But OOOOHHH! Sandia gets it big-time right in the face! Those monkeys sure are bad! Bad Monkeys!
For this scene, I felt I needed an extreme close-up of Sandia getting coconut-clobbered so that I can have lots of fun with pus, veins, blisters, liver spots, hair and other wonderfully gross things!
Now, I’m kind of worried that maybe I pulled in too close and the reader will not know what in the world he or she is looking at. However, I did make the effort to draw Sandia’s ear and eye so at least there is a point of reference.
Anyway, here’s a poll to let me know what you think:
As you may have noticed, I’ve stepped up my inking in a big way by studying my favorite artists. Last week I paid Homage to Marc Hansen of Ralph Snart fame. His inking skills just blow my mind! I am amazed every time I see his work:
Marc certainly doesn’t need or rely on color. He does it all with ink! I love his use of black and the various ways he cross-hatches, highlights, and defines form with his line work. I’m working to get up to his level of expertise! Practice practice PRACTICE! :OD
Below is the Pencils stage:
Below is the Inks stage:
Below is the Colors without Inks:
Merry Christmas, and have a wonderfully WACKY week,