HOW TO DRAW COMICS:
INKING WITH A BRUSH pt 11
Continuing the real-life saga of one man’s struggle against his art materials!
Some inkers work from the upper left of a page to the lower right, following the natural order that Westerners read. Other artists work from lower right to upper left, which has the advantage of not smudging any pencils where you haven’t already inked. Still others spot their blacks first, that is, they find the areas with large concentrations of black and fill these in, or at least outline them, so they can get a sense of the overall composition of the page (since almost nothing has a greater impact on this than your largest areas of black — step across the room and squint your eyes at a page and you’ll see what I mean). Finally, some artists simply work on whatever interests them at the moment as their whims dictate.
I usually start at the top, attacking whatever is easiest in the first or second panel – that is, unless …READ MORE »