Tuesday, March 20, 2007

A couple new ones!

I'm really trying to push working with just pencils. For years I've been struggling with finding a decent way of inking. By doing all my own work, I've had to become a jack of all trades so to speak, although I've never really enjoyed inking. I love coloring, and of course pencilling, but the finality of inking is such a put-off to me. For the longest time I would do relatively loose pencils and go straight to inking so I could get to coloring. I spent a lot of time finishing forms in ink, thus loosing volume and line quality as well as movement of form in the inking process. I'm really feeling connected again by using just pencil in these recent pictures. Experimentation is a fantastic thing, particularly when it works out.

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