The Thread that Dripped Blood (NSFW)

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  • CheerfulBearCheerfulBear Registered User
    edited December 2009
    dude you're so cool, let's be friends.

    I think I already asked this.

    can we still be friends?

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  • brokecrackerbrokecracker Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    good grief! look at all that text!
    you must have the wrist of a thirteen year old boy!

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    One of my New Years Resolutions was to better my hand drawings. i sketched these in the style of Mort Drucker (and Jack Davis and Tom Richmond). I love the cartoon style of drawing hands. I saw an interview with Mort Drucker where he said that as a young artist, he saw that many cartoonists were avoiding drawing hands because they are so complicated and that's why he devoted so much time practicing drawing them.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I got this for Christmas and just wanted to recommend it to anyone making comics. It covers hand lettering, computer lettering, and digital coloring. Not a beginner book.

    http://www.amazon.com/DC-Comics-Guide-Coloring-Lettering/dp/0823010309

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I'd second the suggestion, I've got a copy myself.

    Personally, I was hoping for a copy of this for Christmas:

    http://www.amazon.com/Book-Genesis-Illustrated-R-Crumb/dp/0393061027/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262801104&sr=8-1

    Looks like I'll be buying that one for myself.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Manon, I was flipping thru that at Borders yesterday. I'm going to pick it up next week. Awesome book.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I was looking at some old Marvel comic art and sketched this page from John Buscema when he drew Silver Surfer. I penciled it with a mechanical pencil and Inked it with a no. 2 sable brush.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
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  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I don't really have a critique, but that looks great. Is it colored with markers?

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    No, I just digitally colored it like the original comic and then lowered the saturation. My main focus was to ink it entirely using a sable brush.

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  • BuckwolfeBuckwolfe Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Dude, if those blacks were more solid, the inking would look fucking aces. Like, top notch shit.

    EDIT - However, I don't care for the light, washy looking colors. Although they give me a nostalgic feeling, like looking through old 80's - early 90's comics when they colored with dyes, they're way too watered down. There's no punch to them.

    EDIT2 - I'll give you this much though. Even if you are referencing classic Marvel comics, you've got balls trying to make Mephisto look cool post One More Day.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Buck, yeah I kept the colors "period correct". The real comic is actually from the 70's. I grew up on Kirby, Buscema, Romita, etc. (I'm really frickin' old.)

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  • BuckwolfeBuckwolfe Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    You don't have to be old to respect the fucking shit out of Kirby, Buscema, or Romita. You just have to have great taste.

    'Nuff said.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    One of the best books that I got for Christmas this year.

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  • KendeathwalkerKendeathwalker Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    sweet inks.

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    was the waist/torso that distorted in the original?

    Inking looks great though, however I'd adjust the levels to make those blacks solid.

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Iabsolutely love old horror comics, I have a few stored away somewhere... I should dig them out.

    I have to say also, it is so refreshing to see someone taking the time to learn to ink using real ink and dip-pen/brushes rather than jumping straight to digital -- imo, every step of learning with real ink is hugely invaluable because you can't just Ctrl+Z when you pull a poor stroke. You have to consider each and every line as well as the order in which you ink a page.

    Learning that level of concentration and discipline is a great achievement.

    Fantastic stuff, keep it up.

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    where that vision post go?

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Manon, i wanted to tweak the colors some and then didn't re-post it. It was about 1:30 a.m here and I'd been drawing all day. I'll add it with my next post. Thanks for checking in, though.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Sketched out a classic Hulk cover that Jim Steranko did in '68. Plan on inking it next weekend.

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  • RubberACRubberAC Sidney BC!Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I love that cover!
    It's always what comes to mind when I think of hulk comics

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Inked with a no. 2 sable brush. After Steranko.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Inked line art colored.

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  • NicNic Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    My god. I aspire to be able to do that. Simply fantastic!

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Working on making my brush work a little loose. Quick ink after a romance artist named Matt Baker using a no. 2 sable brush.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
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  • ChillyChilly Registered User
    edited January 2010
    That's top notch, very true to the style man. A very satisfying piece of art to observe. Refreshing and nostalgic at the same time.

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    That's looking aces as always man.

    I've been flipping through a Milton Caniff book lately, some Steve Canyon stuff to be exact, and the prints of the strips include all of the original inking, even as it'd bleed over the edge of the panels. It's pretty awesome.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Manon, thanks.
    Yeah I'm constantly deconstructing Caniff, Eisner, Wood, Dave Stevens, etc. Those guys really knew how to spot blacks. A little depressing how some of the old school ended up, though.It's also interesting to see how much the Japanese have influenced newer artists.

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  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I think you need to work on making your dialogue more natural.

    I'm just kidding, your stuff is rad.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    keen lettering. did you go back into your shadows with white? if so, what do you use for it?

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I use Pro White. It's thick as [email protected] so you have to stir it up and add a little water. It's the best stuff I've found, though.

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    It's nice guy, but I'm confused by the crotch area, he doesn't appear to have one.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Yeah, I can just adjust a shadow and make a space. I learned a lot doing this piece. I've been leaning more to the European style of inking. Cartoonists in Europe seem to ink with thinner lines where as American comics lean more toward really smooth brushed lines. This a generalization, of course, but I'm just fascinated with ink and traditional inking tools.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I've been working on some original horror comics to try to sell since there seems to be more of a market now than before. These are a couple of things I decided not to use. I inked the pencils with a no. 3 Raphael sable brush and a crow quill 102. Lettering was done with a crow quill 107 that I filed a bevel on. Larger lettering was done with speedball nibs and scanned in later. Coloring is digital.

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    those are pretty boss. are you pitchin' your other stuff to publishers?

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  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited June 2010
    Nice to see some new stuff, guy. Your inks are indeed boss. You should post way more.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Thanks, Iruka
    Manon, more like submitting stuff to existing titles.

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  • FugitiveFugitive Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Guy I don't think I've told you yet but your inks are awesome

    Especially on The Shadow, but especially on that last page

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