I'm still experimenting with ink and whatnot and this is the latest result.
For the record, I decided to complete a single ten page comic, which I have scripted out and have now completed two pages of (this being a splash page).
I hope you guys hold me accountable for this, I'd like to complete something.
It's just ten pages anyways, nothing big. And I've already learned a lot from it, so that's good.
Couple of things I learned:
-To ink digitally your canvas needs to be much larger than whatever size you generally view it at. That was a big mistake I made here.
-The balance of values is pretty important, big interesting dark spaces look good.
-Gradients are rather cool. Even if their effect is subtle.
-Gradients don't cover for bad inking, I had to redo large portions because I got lazy.
-I like to draw pockets because I refuse to get rid of all my Liefield influences. Pockets are fun dammit.
this was actually a really useful way to make word balloons.
Critiques welcome, though I won't be changing this picture, I'll try to learn for the future instead.
There's no markings on Babyface's fatigues because of political infighting over whether or not he's property of the military, a member of the military, or a very special civilian. Plus any clothing he wears lasts five minutes, tops.
The structures on the right are stratospheric balloons. They carry communications equipment and can even ferry rockets up to save fuel. They're huge.