Saturday, May 19, 2007
Okay Gang! Let's INK!
Whenever I get ready to ink a page, I make sure my ink is black, my pens are clean and that my reference is close at hand. I mean, samples of other inkers that I admire! I have my own style of course, but looking at some great work for inspiration and guidance can't hurt. Who are these inkers? I'll tell you!
Garcia-Lopez- I look at his stuff from the 80s. His line went from thin to strong when he got to DC in the 70s. I also look at D. Giordanos' work from the 70s as well.
Jorge Zaffino- I love the Winter World art and how he used his brush!
Al Williamson- whenever I ink hair or faces, I check his Secret Agent X-9 work. He knows how to keep it simple!
R. Villegran- Another master of the brush. His work on Atari Force in the 80s was excellent!
There are many others of course, but I keep it simple. I hope I'm able to influence someone someday.