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Rocky JD

Comics weekly. quedonut.tumblr.com my comic strips. pugzingrrr.tumblr.com my comic. rockyjd.blogspot.com for mini, random comics
Sep 26 '14

adamwarrencomics:

Work stages for a 2012 illo I drew for Udon’s Marvel vs. Capcom artbook: http://www.udonstore.com/Marvel-vs-Capcom-Official-Complete-Works-SC-p/marvel-vs-capcom-sc.htm

In order, the stages are: rough sketch; pencils; inks; color guide;
"overlay" color guide for added color FX; initial colors by Rob "Robaato" Porter; and Rob’s final colors.

Sep 25 '14
joekeatinge:

mrjakeparker:

Inktober is a week away and I’ve been getting lots of questions about what tools I use and recommend for inking. So I made a list of the essentials. Go to www.mrjakeparker.com/inktober for Inktober rules and resources. #inktober 
Pigma MicronThe best pen to start inking with. They have a tough felt tip that draws a firm mark and are great for understanding the basics of laying a line down.
Uni Pin PenAn alternative to the Pigma. Tips feel a little looser.
Pigma Brush PenA good intro to drawing with a looser line. Tip is felt and can fray over the course of several drawings. Is recommended for larger drawings. Hard to get detailed with it.
Kuretake Fudegokochi Brush Pen - RegularThis is a molded felt tip which means it’s sturdy like the Pigmas but you get a more expressive line like the brush pens. Ink is nice and dark.
Pentel XFL2L Scientific Brush - Medium SizeThis pen is a great introduction to drawing with a brush tip. It’s tip is composed of nylon fibers and are filled with aqueous dye-based inks and dry extremely dark. You can get the finest of lines and the thickest of strokes with this. Pentel also has these in two other sizes I believe. Plus it has ink refills.
Pentel Pocket Brush PenMy work horse. Also a nylon brush tip, it offers a smooth and powerful line and can also give you fun expressive lines too. I’ve been drawing with this pen for years and it holds up to a beating, yet will still give you a fine delicate line if you need it. I highly reccommend it.
Kuretake No. 13 Fountain Brush PenI just got this pen and it’s beautiful. The lines are rich yet sharp. It’s great for details and broad strokes. The pen has a little more weight to it so you feel like you’re actually holding something. The fine nylon bristles have a satisfying snap to it allowing you to intuitively move from thick to thin. I love it.
Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Water Colour Brush size 1This is what brush pens wish they were. This is the gold standard, Rolls Royce of inking tools. It’s the brush Bill Watterson drew Calvin and Hobbes with. No nylon, synthetics, or plastic here, just wood, metal, and hair. There’s nothing quite like drawing with one. The ONLY draw back is you have to dip is in ink, which can get tedious, especially while under a deadline.

Considering participating in this. Seems like a fun idea.

joekeatinge:

mrjakeparker:

Inktober is a week away and I’ve been getting lots of questions about what tools I use and recommend for inking. So I made a list of the essentials.

Go to www.mrjakeparker.com/inktober for Inktober rules and resources. #inktober

  1. Pigma Micron
    The best pen to start inking with. They have a tough felt tip that draws a firm mark and are great for understanding the basics of laying a line down.
  2. Uni Pin Pen
    An alternative to the Pigma. Tips feel a little looser.
  3. Pigma Brush Pen
    A good intro to drawing with a looser line. Tip is felt and can fray over the course of several drawings. Is recommended for larger drawings. Hard to get detailed with it.
  4. Kuretake Fudegokochi Brush Pen - Regular
    This is a molded felt tip which means it’s sturdy like the Pigmas but you get a more expressive line like the brush pens. Ink is nice and dark.
  5. Pentel XFL2L Scientific Brush - Medium Size
    This pen is a great introduction to drawing with a brush tip. It’s tip is composed of nylon fibers and are filled with aqueous dye-based inks and dry extremely dark. You can get the finest of lines and the thickest of strokes with this. Pentel also has these in two other sizes I believe. Plus it has ink refills.
  6. Pentel Pocket Brush Pen
    My work horse. Also a nylon brush tip, it offers a smooth and powerful line and can also give you fun expressive lines too. I’ve been drawing with this pen for years and it holds up to a beating, yet will still give you a fine delicate line if you need it. I highly reccommend it.
  7. Kuretake No. 13 Fountain Brush Pen
    I just got this pen and it’s beautiful. The lines are rich yet sharp. It’s great for details and broad strokes. The pen has a little more weight to it so you feel like you’re actually holding something. The fine nylon bristles have a satisfying snap to it allowing you to intuitively move from thick to thin. I love it.
  8. Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Water Colour Brush size 1This is what brush pens wish they were. This is the gold standard, Rolls Royce of inking tools. It’s the brush Bill Watterson drew Calvin and Hobbes with. No nylon, synthetics, or plastic here, just wood, metal, and hair. There’s nothing quite like drawing with one. The ONLY draw back is you have to dip is in ink, which can get tedious, especially while under a deadline.

Considering participating in this. Seems like a fun idea.

Sep 23 '14

OH YEAH my Masaaki Yuasa artbook FINALLY came in

Sep 22 '14

jordanong:

Why haven’t I seen this posted yet…
Kojima is even trying to trick his staff.

Sep 22 '14

Akino kondoh is the best

Sep 22 '14

retrofitcomics:

NEW COMICS!!!  We’ve got more comics coming your way!  In fact, between now and December we will release SIX NEW COMICS!!!!  You can preorder these two comics right now!

Nothing Whatsoever All Out in the Open by Akino Kondoh

Harold by Antoine Cosse

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Sep 21 '14
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Sep 18 '14

empaya-comics asked:

Dear Joe, what are (in your opinion) the top 5 mistakes to avoid, when creating comics? Thank you very much in advance.

joekeatinge:

Man. There’s a loaded question. 

I’m not sure I have a set list here, but here are some things I’ve noticed from the perspective of a guy who has written comics as his primary profession for four years and a bit as a guy whose worked in other capacities for eleven now. 

For general process stuff, I went into how I approach my end of things in a huge amount of detail here.

For what you’re asking, well, let’s take a break first.

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Sep 17 '14

leseanthomas:

"Ed (Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivruski IV)” was a boy at the planning stage. I got a request to draw the characters sitting on a chair with each of their personalities shown for the planning document. I was told Ed’s character was still pending and that she was a boy at first. (laughs) I’ve  also drawn a number of illustrations with backgrounds to show the setting. It seems like another character is in place of Ed here.” - Toshihiro Kawamoto, Character Designer, Animation director of Cowboy Bebop

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That one time when Ed was actually a young, black hacker kid w/ dreads as part of the Bebop crew, until final decisions/direction designed turned him into a girl. :-)

Memoirs from Kawamoto’s Bebop art book, “The Wind”

Sep 16 '14
vintagemanga:

MIYAZAKI Hayao (宮崎駿 ), Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind /Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä  /風の谷のナウシカ

vintagemanga:

MIYAZAKI Hayao (宮崎駿 ), Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind /Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä /風の谷のナウシカ