Friday, July 29, 2005

Pencil To Ink Sample

This is a panel taken from the comic book HELLCOP (Avalon Studios/Image 1996), pencilled by Gilbert Monsanto and inked by Gerry Alanguilan. Both pencils and inks are shown to demonstrate a little bit of what inkers usually do.

The first thing I noticed was that the mask seemed awry so on the right you can see just how I "straightened" it out. It's the same thing I did for the round filters sticking out of the mask, the goggles and the symbols. The shoulder pads were a bit more tricky. I placed texture on it that doesn't originally appear on the pencils. Why? Probably because it looked better and I did it because it was OK with Gilbert for me to do so.

Also, in the original drawings had only a hint of mouldings on the arch above a doorway behind the figure. I went in and defined the mouldings even more, to make it clearer that it was indeed a doorway.

I'm glad that I have this kind of freedom when I ink Hellcop. I feel more fulfilled and happier with the job and I feel I really contribute to making the book a better one. I can only do this because I'm allowed to and I would not actively advice anyone else to do it without prior consultation with your penciller and editor.


Blogger Ed said...

Hey, Gerry. Thanks for inviting me here. I'll post an entry soon when I think of something more helpful. Maybe FAQ's tools or something. I dunno. We'll see.

I see you embellished Gilbert's work. I never saw the original pencils of this issue. Nice to see you posted it.



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Blogger Crayze Toon said...

Hey I am currently building my portfolio and I wanted to know if you knew a place where I can get samples of artwork that I can ink in order to showcase my inking skills.

3:33 PM  

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