Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ink Study

I decided to sharpen my inking techniques and what better way than to study from one of the masters: John Buscema. Probably the quintessential Marvel guy, he's responsible for loads of work in the early marvel days and has worked on all the major characters.. just look him up online and you're bound to find some solid gold! He's well noted for his renditions of Conan, which is maybe why i enjoy his stuff so much, i really dont know..
I used a brush pen called Pentel pocket brush on this piece and it seems to work quite well. It has its own ink cartridge so theres no need to keep dipping. I'm still tempted to give the sable brush a shot though; theres nothing quite like the real thing.
Anyways I'm by no means trying to pass this off as my own - its merely a study and I'd like to give proper credit where its due.


ztoical said...

sable brush rocks for inking. You look at any of Charles Burns stuff? amazing inking

jesse said...

Cool Ztoical! Yeah my friend lent me one of his 8 ball comics.. it was super funny and weird. The inking was pretty solid now that i look back at it.


Anonymous said...

That's great stuff man ! I love brush and ink work . Hard to do - but you make it seem easy .

AniKey said...

Looking good my man :)

Jay D Smith said...

nice style!


Roxanne Burchartz said...

JESSE! I love your work! Arrghhh!
Brilliant stuff :)


jesse said...

Yep simon, the brush work is tough, but a lot easier if you have something to copy! Cheers.

Roxy, Jay and Anikey, Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I can appreciate what you tried to do with this peice and Big John's inking isn't easy to duplicate.
Although you tried to mimic the actual inked drawing of John's you are lacking in the vitality that makes John's work John's!!!He inks every body part differently than the next and he starts with the outlines followed by the shading which is nicely enclosed by the line work...try and get some of his sketch prints and ink his pencil' will find that it makes a world of difference trying to communicate wht lines go where.
I personally use a sable hair for all of my work and cannot think of a better tool.


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