Active Topics | Member List | Search | Help | Register | Login
The John Byrne Forum MOBILE
Byrne Robotics | The John Byrne Forum << Prev Page of 62 Next >>
Topic: ELSEWHEN Inking &c Post Reply | Post New Topic
Author
Message
Paul Wills
Byrne Robotics Member


Joined: 18 August 2018
Location: United States
Posts: 475
Posted: 01 November 2021 at 2:00pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

That's very true! The ghost pencils add the illusion of ink thickness. The tablet is a handy feature in that regard.
Back to Top profile | search | www e-mail
 
Paul Wills
Byrne Robotics Member


Joined: 18 August 2018
Location: United States
Posts: 475
Posted: 05 November 2021 at 12:46am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

So much fun to ink Phoenix!
[correction: so much fun to ink John Byrne's Phoenix!]
Back to Top profile | search | www e-mail
 
Craig Gassen
Byrne Robotics Member


Joined: 14 April 2021
Location: United States
Posts: 28
Posted: 06 November 2021 at 7:46pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

The last issue(27) has been such a whipsaw of characters and styles, a real challenge for inking and keeping track of each look and making them unique. So, anyway I went for a SFX on the last panel. Namely, black background with white ink. I know, radical right? I think its kinda subtle but effective in showing Shamanís trick. Also, I over inked the attacking creature in the previous panels to increase the drama of it wrapping its tongue around him. 

Edited by Craig Gassen on 07 November 2021 at 8:45pm
Back to Top profile | search
 
Craig Gassen
Byrne Robotics Member


Joined: 14 April 2021
Location: United States
Posts: 28
Posted: 06 November 2021 at 8:10pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Here is a close up on the over ink panel 3.


Edited by Craig Gassen on 06 November 2021 at 8:12pm
Back to Top profile | search
 
Craig Gassen
Byrne Robotics Member


Joined: 14 April 2021
Location: United States
Posts: 28
Posted: 06 November 2021 at 9:15pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Amazing work Paul. You really nailed this important page. Your inks on Jeanís face is so well executed, just love that area around her left eye, and the hair is perfect. And those lips, John Byrne puts the poetry into his line work on these pages and youíve captured it well. The rest of the inking on the page is just right as well. I think brush work is a better fit for the current style of pencils. I know many like the technical pen work we associate with the Byrne/Austin dynamic of the seventies and eighties, but I think the brush approach is closer in style to todayís pencils. Even so, I do appreciate the technical pen work some are doing on this thread! I know, contradictions.
Back to Top profile | search
 
Paul Wills
Byrne Robotics Member


Joined: 18 August 2018
Location: United States
Posts: 475
Posted: 08 November 2021 at 12:41pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Thanks Craig! I love what you did as well - very clean detailed lines! Excellent!

I discover more about John Byrne's art when I'm focusing on inking it. Everything is expertly put into place and almost seems effortless. Small things like floor patterns, mechanics, clothing - inking that forces me to look at it with different eyes. Of course, the characters are done incredibly well with how naturally they move. Ok, I'm fan-boying out again - sorry!



Edited by Paul Wills on 08 November 2021 at 1:22pm
Back to Top profile | search | www e-mail
 
Craig Gassen
Byrne Robotics Member


Joined: 14 April 2021
Location: United States
Posts: 28
Posted: 11 November 2021 at 11:13pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I agree. The subtleties in line, character and environment are endlessly surprising. After all these years I thought I knew what to expect from his work. Inking his pencil art is a real education on the present work, his past work and all the inkersí additions and apparent subtractions. 
Back to Top profile | search
 
Paul Wills
Byrne Robotics Member


Joined: 18 August 2018
Location: United States
Posts: 475
Posted: 12 November 2021 at 9:08am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

When I ink an 11x17 page, I have to cut it in half because of my limited printer size when printing out the pencils. Yesterday I decided to piece them back together again. I had no idea I did this amount of work! Now I have a massive inking portfolio!
 

Back to Top profile | search | www e-mail
 
Craig Gassen
Byrne Robotics Member


Joined: 14 April 2021
Location: United States
Posts: 28
Posted: 12 November 2021 at 11:02am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Paul that is extraordinary! I love seeing all those pages at size. Maybe one day conventions will be a regular thing again and you can show them there as well. 
The pages I have inked are all digital, yours exist in glorious real space as well as the Byrne Robotics-Elsewhen meta space. 
Back to Top profile | search
 
Paul Wills
Byrne Robotics Member


Joined: 18 August 2018
Location: United States
Posts: 475
Posted: 18 November 2021 at 12:00pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Craig - Yes, I do like having tangible art - It's what I grew up with! But there are definitely some advantages to digital. Somewhat similar to books - some prefer e-book over paper. I like 'em both!
Back to Top profile | search | www e-mail
 
Paul Wills
Byrne Robotics Member


Joined: 18 August 2018
Location: United States
Posts: 475
Posted: 21 November 2021 at 10:44am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I'm curious what JB used as his primary inking tool. I can't really pin it down looking at his inks. Sometimes it looks like a brush, but at second glance it looks like a pen?
Back to Top profile | search | www e-mail
 
Eric Ladd
Byrne Robotics Member


Joined: 16 August 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 4346
Posted: 21 November 2021 at 4:13pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Paul, pretty sure JB has used sable brushes, crow quills and brush pens like the Tombow Fusenosuke. There are lots of different brush pens on the market and they typically have a soft and firm version.
Back to Top profile | search
 

<< Prev Page of 62 Next >>
  Post Reply | Post New Topic |

Forum Jump

 Active Topics | Member List | Search | Help | Register | Login

You are currently viewing the MOBILE version of the site.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL SITE