I was interviewed by Brian Allen of the excellent webcomic “The Ends.”
If you get some time, check out the interview over at the Drunk Duck forums.
Here’s an excerpt:
I was very surprised to learn that you were inking digitally, because your brush work has so much variation and life to it. What advice do you have for those who want to ink digitally?
I learned to ink with a brush first, but I don’t know if that’s really necessary. What matters is learning line variation and tone values. Every day as a warm up I used to copy an entire panel from one of my favorite artists like John Buscema on “Savage Sword of Conan” or David Mazzuccelli on “Batman Year One.” I just payed attention to how spotted blacks and line variation created depth within the panel borders. And one important thing I learned from the great Wally Wood: “When in doubt, black it out.”
Also, if your looking for great webcomics to read, I mightily recommend Brian’s excellent webcomic, The Ends . It’s one of my favorites.