Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hellboy page 9, layout, pencils and inks

The second panel on this page inspired the cover drawing. We worked "Marvel style". Mike wrote a plot, I did layouts, then pencils. Working from scans of the pencils, Mike wrote the final script and did balloon placements. Finally, I lettered the pages (right on the boards... with a dip pen!) and did the inks.






14 comments:

  1. Sigh, lettering on the boards, lovely! A skill I wish I'd developed, I'd love to draw the balloons and Booms in, the way it used to be.

    Looks great fun Kevin, and you draw really great cows!

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  2. Wow, a master's class in comic making!

    Looks amazing!

    Mike

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  3. I really love seeing the process. It looks great, can't wait to read it!

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  4. Amazing! Simply amazing!

    smok! :)

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  5. Boom goes the dynamite for sure. Lettering on the board. Truly a pure art project for you.

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  6. Mr. Nowlan
    i noticed the changes in the second panel from layouts to finish. what inspired those?

    Marvel method, works every time.
    peace out

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  7. Yeah, simply awesome:) Thanks for shearing!

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  8. Arnie, to answer your question about the little changes from layout to finished pencils, this was a difficult page and there was a lot of trial and error. It didn't really come together until the end.

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  9. This feels like a crash course in the whole process! Thanks for sharing it, Kevin. I can't wait to read it! This is already getting to be my favourite Hellboy art ever.

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