Word From the Creator-
1. 19″ x 24 ” Tonal template composed of various studies ( Fastner and Larsen, an Adult comicbook artist, and my own freehand work outlining the background idea. These can be redrawn with the lightbox, and inked; then digitally colored. I wanted to develop the supporting characters; after I had a story, cast and background.
2. Example of a 11″ x 14 ” Bargue Study ( Strathmore Drawing Pad) – from Gen-13 cover. Useful for redrawing based on pose; with other costume, physique proportions, face and scene.
3. Crop from the 2nd panel of a WIP GIMP coloring attempt, from Thai Pre-Code Horror Sequence. The only way I knew how to get my line art into digital form at that time, was to photograph, and use ‘threshold’ function to make b/w. Sometimes dust occurred, causing bucketfill not to work as intended ( especially if I recolored, thus the little lines). Obviously, not up to current digital coloring standards – but worth revisiting, to scan, and color with Clip Studio.
4. Gary Roberts style – interpretations of his ‘Violent Comix’. I once read a preface to his digital comic book. It really looked superb, the whole thing was like a Dave Stevens comic book from the 80’s; he had a responsible statement, told with a couple comicbook pages, addressing fantasy violence; establishing a premise that he wasn’t encouraging others to hurt or act out the scenes, Great points about freedom of speech, and the concept that they were just imaginary cartoons, using dialogue from the drawn women to attest they weren’t hurt. His comics were more in the realm of adult/porn ( sex scenes made up the majority of the 20 pages; the plot was prefaced, with a fleshed out setting – costumes/ background, – and the story had some resemblance to basic sci-fi/fantasy; the scenes themselves went from one rape to another, to bdsm, and a variety of staple positions. Eventually it gets repetitive, but he used the variety of settings, and sci-fi /fantasy elements to keep it interesting – and his art was top-notch; forms ; expressive faces, ( he obviously studied a huge variety of expressions) the inking, coloring – the best I had seen at the time.
5. 8 ” x 11 ” generic ink pen, on copier paper. Based on Blondie newspaper strip. It was freehand, and a rough draft, drawn in less than an hour. Worth redoing with more precision, digital coloring, and expanding the story, adding some additional scenes, and characters – and costumes of original characters in this style; someday, maybe.
6. Mortal Kombat Rain Fatality Re-Imagined