Monday, August 15, 2011

Max Recovery

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Before it Leaves Your Hands: Lettering Part 2

As I said last time, lettering should be just as big a part of the creative process as any other in comic book production. Sometimes, I reach beyond my job description and fix things regarding the actual artwork.

EXAMPLE 1) In this example, I didn't "fix" so much as add to the existing work. I got some very light scans of the original art (a) and crisped up the linework and also colored it in with some gradient duotone shading (b).
I don't know what possessed me, but I just felt it broke up the art a bit more from foreground and background elements. Since I knew it was going to be in black and white, I did this all in a separate layer, knowing it might not be what the client wanted.