Moon Over Bourbon Street

Moon Over Bourbon Street

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Sons Of Liberty

My first graphic novel, The Sons Of Liberty is available for pre-order from amazon.  Here's what the cover looks like:

 The Sons of Liberty is a story of historic fiction and adventure.  A tale about two runaway slaves named Graham and Brody who gain extraordinary powers and the people who want that power for themselves, set during an era of great social uprising that culminated in the founding of a nation.
If you would like to order a copy just click on the link below!


So, last time we talked about penciling and what you may expect when you get a page from a penciller.  Now onto the fun part, the inking.  When you begin to ink the first thing you should do is prep your inking supplies.  I like to use a #2 sable brush, Sumi ink, non-reproductive white or white gauche for corrections, a micron tech pen, a ruler, and a cup of water to clean my brushes with.  Tools vary from person to person.  Some people prefer crow-quill pens to brushes, while others ink with rapidiograph tech pens.  the choice of tools as always is up to the individual.

Next get your brush wet and start inking.  I tend to start anywhere I feel comfortable on the image.  For the Thor piece I began on the leg. by holding the brush at about a 45 degree angle I can vary the thickness of the line that I am putting down.  This is called line weight and can ad a lot of depth to the image that the pencils may not have had.  Line weight works to pop certain elements off the image.  As I am inking I am constantly turning my drawing.  This is to provide ease of working and maintain a sense of flow throughout the image.

                                                         Next I began to work on the face.
And that is it for now.  Next time more on inking and What happens when mistakes are made.