quick little comic panel-sized ink test tonight!
I bought me some pigma micron ink pens the other day and wanted to give them a whirl before gettin' down and dirty with the Botcon Machine Wars comic!
sketched this out with non-photo blue pencil and had a tough time getting some of the pens to ink very well over it. Guess these pens dont like this kind of pencil :T
Kinda disappointed about that! But its no big loss. I just bought me a nice 11x17 capable printer/scanner so i'll be doing all of my line work digitally and just printing it on my comic boards. Wont have to deal with the pencil stuff. So thats good! The pens are great otherwise and I cant wait to break em in!
the PLAN is to pencil and ink MOST of the comic digitally, and do the "favorites/money shot" pages traditionally, so I have something 'real' to put in a portfolio or maybe sell [if anybody would be so inclined down the road!]
Im starting to pencil/ink some pages this week, hopefully we'll get to tease a little bit of it pretty soon. I know Pete and the guys with the con are excited to start showing off some artwork! [and so am I!]