Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Game Changer part V

Started the inking on my "Game Changer" book a few weeks back, but I'm taking a quick break from it to work on another project, so I figured it's a good time to post more teaser art.





Previous "Game Changer" posts here.

Enjoy :)

best,
mike

14 comments:

Patrick Hoover said...

Mike...this is AMAZING. You're best work YET, IMO. I've been a fan of your work since I started following you on Un-Men, but I gotta say, that this is incredible. The imagery, the line work, the panel layouts. Unbelievable. I can't wait to see this finished. There, done gushing. Your artist ego should be full for the day. :D

Patrick Hoover said...

Sorry for the second comment, but I had a question...I notice that for your pencils, you look to use a standard lead pencil, and not a non-repro blue. Can you maybe elaborate on that choice in your process? Does the dark lead help you work out inking choices ahead of time? Just curious. Again..awesome.

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Hey man! Thanks for the kind words. This one's very close to my heart, so I really appreciate it.

The pencil doesn't affect the inks other then to define what goes where. But I've been switching between graphite, blue, and red pencils.

I scan the pencils into Photoshop, bump up the contrast, then convert it to bluelines before printing a whole new board to ink. So the pencils never really see ink, in the traditional sense.

Hope that answers your question.

best,
mike

samax said...

this shit looks insane! If they put anything other than an awesome colorist on this, I'm going Lee Malvo on their ass!

great work!

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Thanks, bro. I'm trying :)

No colors on this. It'll be a B$W graphic novel, with a little tone from me.

Thanks again!

samax said...

that's actually better... no random sniping will be needed, then...

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Keep your options open. You never know...

Patrick Hoover said...

Totally answers my question, Mike. Might have to try that technique sometime myself.
And I'm happy to hear this will be B&W. I'd hate to see all that fabulous linework hidden by color!

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Glad to be of service :)

Mike

Alejandro Gonzalez said...

Nice inks, man. looking real dope!

TROPICAL TOXIC said...

this project looks phenomenal.

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Alejandro - Thank you, man. I appreciate it :)

Tomer - Thank you, sir. High praise coming from you. Hope you're well. :)

Asa said...

This is looking great man. I think your pen style has truly gone to the next level. This is giving me a Knowlan vibe with the linear texture. Absolutely rich stuff man.

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Thanks, Asa. You honor me, dude :)

How you doing? Well I hope. Haven't rapped to you in a while!

Mike