Blog posted by Ste Pickford on Sun, 09 Nov 2014
Subject: Plok comic strip
These are the lovely neat inks for the background, done with my trusty 0.5mm Rotring Isograph pen (the same one I use for each episode of the comic).
The inking here took ages, but it was nice, mindless work that didn't require any decision making, so I could do it over a few evenings even after my brain was fried from working all day.
I still don't do any inking on computer. Partly as the comic is deliberately a change of pace from doing video game graphics, but partly because my crappy little Wacom isn't quite up to it. If I ever get enough money for a nicer, more up to date Wacom pad (or even - dare to dream - a Cintiq), then I might try it. I've recently got myself a copy of Manga Studio, so that might tip me over into digital inking as well, although I've not found time to try it out yet.
Tags: plok, ebook, cover, volume 2, process, drawing, inks, rotring, wacom, cintiq, manga studio
Follow up post: Vol 2 cover - inks 2
Predecessor post: Vol 2 cover - pencils 3