Continuing from my last post...
My next step is to blow up the layouts
to full page size ( in this case 8.75 x 13.5).
I do my Firebreather pages smaller than the
normal 10 x 15 to save time (HA!).
After I blow up my layouts I print them out on 11 x 17 paper.
I then tape the layout to the back of a piece of bristol board
and put it on a lightbox. I then start inking.
I try to draw as much as I can in ink.
As you can see, however by comparing the last two posts,
there are always bits and pieces that need to be changed.
That's when I get out the pencil.
I'd love to say that I never pencil anything and
that I just draw it all in ink, but that's not the case.
I try to pencil as little as possible (mostly it's fixing faces and hands).
The main reason for this is that the more times
I redraw something the more I suck the life out of it.
As i said in a recent post I dream of a day when I'm confident
enough to ink strait from my thumbnails. Or better yet,
draw the whole thing in ink with no under drawing whatsoever.
A cartoonist can dream can't he?
Thanks for looking.