Friday 19 June 2009

Space Vikings and Spy Kids

Here's some examples of what I've been doing over the past month. The top image is from the Doctor Who Storybook strip which Ian Culbard and I have been doing together.  I will do a lengthy post to try explain how this worked once the book is out and I don't risk spoiling the story - the basic idea was that Ian would take my layouts and thumbnails and turn them into pencils before I inked them and he coloured. Got a bit more complicated than that, but was a lot of fun to do and I know I've learn a lot from doing it. Aaaand most importantly - the strip looks good.

Below are some examples from the two M.I.Five books I've been illustrating.  Sort of Famous Five meets Spy Kids. The still was all about being able to do them quickly in Manga Studio and give them a dynamic feel that had a mix of old school book illos and comic art.

The top three were done before Space Vikings and are much looser, the two below were done after Space Vikings and the effect the tightening up of the inking for that strip had on my approach shows in these illos. Think I prefer the quicker looking stuff

1 comment:

james corcoran said...

Hello Rob

Great stuff as ever, My personnal favourite is the one of the kids sliding down the ropes the loose strokes convey motion really well

Best wishes James

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