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Johnny Zombie Inks Page 2 by mistermuck Johnny Zombie Inks Page 2 by mistermuck
PENCILS: David Hahn
INKS: Tom Rogers (me)

As some of you may know, I was recently an intern at Periscope Studio: [link]
When not running errands or scanning/cleaning up artwork, I had the unique opportunity to ask for artistic advice from some of the swellest artists and writers in th' biz!

Besides critiques, I also asked to ink a few of the artists' work for practice (and with the hopes that I might imbue some of their drawing POWAHZ into myne own hand). One such artist is David Hahn. He's worked on a ton of stuff - mainstream super hero comics as well as his own creator-owned mini series: All Nighter: [link]
<= Definitely worth a read right thur!

When I first entered the studio, my work was often critiqued for using needless cross-hatching. (Cross-hatching CAN be used well but it should be a conscious decision which somehow enhances the rest of the piece/aids in storytelling by focusing in on important aspects.) David possesses a beautiful clear line drawing style - totally bereft of irrelevant mark making - something I sought very much to learn from.
To see what I'm talking about, you can check out more of his work here: [link]

David penciled these pages for the way past cool webcomic, Johnny Zombie: [link] created by Karl Kesel (the writer and inker of the series). My good friend, Grace Allison, is also involved in the series as the colorist! You can check out more of her work here: [link] as well as her DA page: :icongracifer:

David's critiques were invaluable to me as an aspiring artist and it was a pleasure to be able to ink these. If you're reading this, thanks a lot, man! And hey, if you're ever looking for an inker in the future... ;-)

Note: As previously mentioned, I am not the actual inker of the series. I just inked these for fun/practice.


Johnny Zombie (c) Karl Kesel
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MerinkArt Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Do you trace the roughs on a new sheet of paper for the inking, or do you just erase?
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mistermuck Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Since the pencil artwork was not done by me, I just scanned the artist's original artwork, went into photoshop and converted the pencil art into non-photo blue and then printed it out onto a new sheet of Bristol. (So that when I scanned in the inked page, the pencils wouldn't show be visible)

When it's my own pencils, however, I usually just erase after I'm done inking. :P
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Saradain Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
nice work man!
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mistermuck Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanx, Mista Gerland! :D
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