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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 25 February 2019 at 9:11pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Nice work, but I hope the mock "Fantastic Four" cover doesn't get posted anywhere else out of context in a way that will confuse some as to where that image is actually from.

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Dan Hubbarde
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Posted: 25 February 2019 at 9:51pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Thanks for all the feedback Peter, appreciate it, and those are some great colors on your inked Thing, Oliver. 

As for the Fantastic Four logo, I placed it into the drawing just to see how itd look as a cover, Im not using it for any other purposes.
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I'm a bit worried about the use of the cover as well - I know you're using it to see how it looks, but posting to this site opens it up to some confusion.  Dan, would you please remove it and replace with just your work?



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Dan Hubbarde
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Posted: 26 February 2019 at 6:16pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Updated my post, Tim.
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Tim O Neill
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Thanks, Dan - much appreciated!



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Oliver Denker
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Posted: 27 February 2019 at 6:17pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Another really fun inking session.
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Darren Taylor
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I really like that Oliver! Great job.

Here's a little fun from me.



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Oliver Denker
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Thanks Darren, but your inks are truly great. A feast for the eyes. Great job. Love it.
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Eric Ladd
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Nice work, Darren. A lot of your feathering is getting destroyed by the dpi reduction, but we can see where you are going with the work.
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Eric Ladd
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Lots of lines lost in this one with the image reduction, but still a good page to try to achieve that "zen" feeling.

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Darren Taylor
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Posted: 03 March 2019 at 7:59am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Brilliant inks Eric. 

I made myself two PS-brushes for Kirby Krackle. One is my own design based on Kirby's effect and the other is based on John's Kirby-Krackle.

It is too easy to find oneself 'placing' rather than affecting the Krackle. Having a brush apply the Krackle allows me the freedom to 'paint' in the negative space, as you would do with any other tool.

Your Krackle is great, I just offer this as an alternative.



edit-I should note that the total time taken for these two demonstrative panels was five minutes. One could spend a lot longer fine-tuning things and adding whit krackle to accent some areas.


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Mike Baswell
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This was a lot of fun on a slow day at work with some admittedly limited tools at my disposal, so please don't judge me too harshly. And this is a phone photo too, so ....

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Darren Taylor
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Nice one Mike. I enjoy seeing photo's which include the tools used.
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Eric Ladd
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Darren, thanks for the brush suggestion. I do have Photoshop, but I am doing everything on the page. I need the practice.

Mike, take a photo or scan of just the art and reduce it to 600 pixels wide. Can't make heads or tails of your picture.

Here is my latest. Since JB added the lettering I thought it would be fun to add it to this page as well. What do you think?

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Here is just the panels if anyone cares to comment.

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John Wilcox
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Nice work from all involved! Makes me miss my days as a colorist! (I can no longer color since my stroke back in 2013) A real treat to see all this!
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Eric,

That page is really stunning. I realize our host had a little something to do with that, too, but you really did a wonderful job with the inks.

Wow. I love your textures and your line weights.
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I messed up the lighting effect around the ship so this one goes on the "do over" pile.

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Mr. Ladd, your inking work is very respectful of JB's work, and very interesting. The raw material is of course exceptional. The whole thing makes me really dream (and sorry for my bad English).
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I've always loved John's jungle scenes. I got a kick out of inking this page. Every single panel space was filled with detail (quite a bit was lost with limited resolution for posting).
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