Madman by Matt Groening
Madman by Matt Groening
The Darkness (Top Cow), Issue 85, Page 18 pencils by Sheldon Mitchell, inks by Ryan Winn. Original art available for sale HERE
The Darkness (Top Cow), Issue 85, Page 08 pencils by Sheldon Mitchell and inks by Ryan Winn. Original art available for sale HERE
Batman (Vol. 1), Issue 710, Page 12 pencils by Steve Scott and inks by Ryan Winn. Original art available for sale HERE
Batman Commission I did today. Super fun. Great shapes, solid lighting, good textures, smart design choice, nice and phallic. Joe Weems was loving it til I got to that last part.
But really, that aside, this is a cool piece. I don’t take a commission just for the gig, I gotta like it, otherwise there will be no love in it and no point in doing it. I was unfamiliar with Micah Gunnell’s work before this but I gotta say, this was a real blast to ink, even though it was on toothy paper it was good paper so that helps. Since this is an art piece and not for print I used some real watery white under the splatters and on the original he really looks rain soaked and as if water is running over him. Didn’t quite take in the scan, maybe a photo will work…I will try that.
Tumblr peeps, to check it out in high res go to my Deviantart page http://ryanwinn.deviantart.com/art/Lopez-BM-inks1-355556547
Batman (Vol. 1), Issue 710, Page 17 pencils by Steve Scott and inks by Ryan Winn.
Original art available for sale HERE
I was very happy when I opened up the Fed Ex box and this popped out. I miss inking like this. I was SO comfortable over Tony here. It’s rare I look back on work from the past, however recent, and like what I see. But I had a very nice brush at the time. And my confidence with it knew no bounds.
Just a Raphael but she and I worked so well together. She had a slight kink in one of the outer hairs and from the get go I thought she was gonna be a dud- used for rocks and textures and scribble scrabble. After a while of using her for blocky brush shapes in the back grounds of Gotham in Ye Olde 52 I got her groove and saw how the little kink she had worked with the little kinks I have and we made magic together for like three months. She died off towards the end of this issue, which took us about two and a half months to do.
I struggled with finding a replacement. I’ve had other great brushes both before and since but certain ones will always have a special spot, not just because of how well you worked together but because of the bond you formed on a certain adventure. And even though the brush has moved on I can still see her marks across this board, all these shapes and marks created by the balance a a brush with a kink and a kink with some ink.
I was removed from the book the same week the brush gave up the ghost. hmmm…
Steady hands Takara
Marcio has a really fun style. I love his Incorruptible work for Boom Studios. Great character acting and storytelling. And I love when pencilers ink their own work.
AHHHH. My morning BMs. Dropped this deuce this morning as a warm up. I will be posting a lot of these as I do them to track progression. Doing these very quickly and being spontaneous with ideas and line work.
I like drawing a still life or a static figure but making the image kinetic with line style. Using the zig zaggy lines abstractly or as a cave backdrop but always leading you to the cowl…hopefully.
My Batman wears cloth over his armor. He is a Detective, not a Super Hero.
I hope Erin Glaser over at Out of Character enjoyed reading my classy post. Now that I know sh’e watching my language might get worse. Read her stuff at http://outofcharactersuburb.tumblr.com/ She’s one funny bitch. Great storytelling with a unique comedic tone.
Doing these in my sketch book. Pencil, brush and marker…big marker.
This is the fake cover for some samples I sent to DC. This is totally swiped from a cool photo of Ben Kinglsey which I can’t find right now. It was used just as reference, I didn’t use his likeness at all. I have my own design…wait…I have my own version ripped off from Bruce Timm then just Winn-ified.
I like using the background as part of the shadows in paintings sometimes. Like here, parts of his jacket shadows and his hands are not colored, just the background getting through. When I saw Norman Rockwell’s originals you were able to see this done with true mastery.
The blue hair is a definite throwback to old school comic coloring. It was a tough decision for me because of the palette I was working with but now I’m glad I did it. I will post the “just the inks” of this as well.