Thursday, August 17, 2006


Inked a little bit of Seven Psychos today...

10 comments:

Dominic Bugatto said...

Solid!

=shane white= said...

I've seen some of your pages recently (well April of this year anyway) and noticed your blueline thumbnail was about the only thing reproduced larger. Do you just go to inks or do you pencil tighter. I didn't see any pencil marks what-so-ever...but still I had to ask!

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Sean Phillips said...

I just go straight to inks, no pencils. It's easy!

Miljenko said...

I'm a bit unaware of the process, so let me guess what is it that you're doing. I suppose you first make a sketch in blue pencil, then you put the ink (on the same paper, right?). After that, you get rid of the blue lines in photoshop? Is that correct or am I getting the whole thing wrong????

Sean Phillips said...

You're right, that's excactly what I do, although I use a blue marker rather than a pencil

Miljenko said...

Thanks for the prompt reply. The process seems very fast. What would be the average time you need for completing one page in that way? I mean when you add together the times needed for both the blue-marker sketching and the inking bit. How many pages can you complete in one day?

Sean Phillips said...

These pages for Seven Psychos take about a day each because they're quite big and have a lot of panels. For an American size comic I can usually manage 2 pages a day.

Miljenko said...

well I guess thats super fast, I mean the whole page (even two) done in a day, phew!

Miljenko said...

These are the selected pencil pages I did. My skills are far inferior to yours, but I work hard to improve. I intend to ink them with a ligthbox method, and then apply acrylic paint (you know like Juan Gimenez and Hermann Huppen for example). I kind of prefer European (or Franco-Belgian) style of comics (avoiding excessive use of splash pages and more economical organisation of panels.

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jhomar said...

Whoa, two pages a day.

I'm glad you wrote down your techniques, now may I ask what kind of brush do you use to fill those big black areas?

When I work in "noir" style, sometimes they tend to be the most tedious part of finishing the page. Is this the same for you, I mean filing all the black areas?