|(Forgot to add this last time. One of the Shang Chi pages I inked...with Dr. Fu Manchu, my favorite villain.)|
|(This and the two pencils below are a few pages from the Modesty Blaise graphic novel...which I've never seen.)|
That's has always been my approach to this whole process. I found in my own work that I didn't want to overpencil and produce very tight originals that were simply going to be traced over in the inking. For me, I do as much drawing when I am inking as I do in the preliminary work. The reality is, that pencils are always going to be grey, while the finishes will be black. Understanding the balance needed to make that work just doesn't happen in the first stage.
|(A couple of recent pinups I did of the She Hulk for my favorite comic art collector.)|
There is also the major problem of style and identity in the work. As Kubert stated:"I want the finish to represent me". That is the essence of the creative process. While the results of having your work taken to another level can be a thrill, it is still less than satisfying in the end if you aren't doing it yourself.
THE MAD MUMMY IS COMING!!!!
Here is a glimpse of some of the finished colored pages from the first issue of The Mad Mummy. More on this in next week's blog.
For those in the LA area, Center Stage Gallery in Burbank is hosting a show of my illustration collection, which includes a number of pieces by Robert Fawcett as well as others by Dean Cornwell, Robert McGinnis, Leonard Starr, Jon Whitcomb, Austin Briggs, Noel Sickles, Fred Ludekins and many more. I'll post information about the official opening (slated for Friday, January 17) early next week.