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November 2016

Featured Sketch of the Day

Sketch of the Day 147

How is everyone this post-food coma weekend??? Finished my children’s book assignments for the month so I’m going to be catching up on some comic stuff this week– First off, here are a couple panels from my current inking assignment for my buddy Austin Janowsky!


Featured Sketch of the Day

Sketch of the Day 141

A couple weeks back I posted an update to an old project, Baron 5, as one of my inktober pieces. Well, today I thought I would share the completed image. I’m working on a blog post about this project too, which hopefully will be finished and posted by the end of the week. Until then, here’s the cover, penciled by Dick Giordano many moons ago, and finished by me last month!


Perfect Storm Sketch of the Day

Sketch of the Day 139

Posting this a bit late (a day late), but ’twas on my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter yesterday so technically counts as yesterday’s Sketch of the Day 😉 It’s a WIP sketch of an upcoming Perfect Storm project. I’ll post more progress from this page in particular next week!


Featured Sketch of the Day

Inking vs. Finishes

The other day I got an email from a friend asking if I could do “finishes” on a couple of pin-ups he penciled. Now, for those of you who haven’t heard the term finishes (since it is one they don’t really use in comics nowadays), doing finishes means the penciler is giving you a decent amount of information but they expect you to do some of the heavy lifting too. Now, with “regular” inking you are expected to add a certain amount of yourself to the pages, but there’s a limit with how much you can add before it becomes more your job than the pencilers. Kevin Nowlan is a great example of someone doing finishes, cause no matter whose pencils he works over (with the exception of Mike Minola) when the pages are done it is definitely a Kevin Nowlan job!

For these pieces my friend told me he wanted a combination of his style and my own, and told me to go buck wild on it to get there, so you can see I’ve made a decent amount of adjustments to find the happy middle between his style and mine. It comes through mostly in the faces where I tend to do more referencing than he does, but his figures have a bit more life in them which I struggle to get across.

So, here are a side by side comparison of the pencils by Larry Jarrell, and the finishes I did over them.