Amazing work Sean! and great to see the page developeing form pencils to inks...
Wow! Your process is really interesting. Very bold to go straight to ink from your loose layouts. I guess you know what you want!Thanks for sharing, Sean!
Looks great though I'm still working out your process: This is inked over a very rough thumbnail sketch, so where does the photo-ref fit in? Obviously you can't use it for very out-there characters and scenes but for everyday stuff do you take photos where you can based closely on the thumbnail positions and use them as reference as you're drawing the inks (just looking at them rather than tracing over)? And do you decide one title (say a realistic strip like Criminal) is photo-worthy while another (such as Zombies) is more knockabout so not worth trying to ref those shots? And how do you find yourself models? The trick to using Photos it would seem is to be talented enough to not need to use them, so you can't see the join when you have to make things up, and of course that's the case with yourself...for me it's more trouble than it's worth.
The original Marvel Zombies series was totally photo reffed, using photos of myself. The prequel and this sequel are straight out of my head with no photos apart from the odd face from a Fairburn book or a photo of New York. I hate taking the photo ref so only do it when I have to. Criminal is photo reffed to get that real world feel the story demands.I do small thumbnails, then take the photos and use them as a guide when I do my loose blue marker 'pencils'. My pencils are usually as loose when I don't take photos. All the work is done in the inks.
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