A sneek peek at the inks for tomorrow’s Legend of Bill, panel 2… ’tis in the hands of Don’s magic colors now!
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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of panel 2!
First the pencils and planning…
Then the inking… and of course, the final product above with the help of Don Kuehn, LoB colorist extraordinaire!
Yep, this is where it begins… of course, I have the t ext laid in (but not revealing that yet) So… any guesses as to what the heck is going on? 10,000 points and +5 Stamina to anyone who gets it right!
You’ll see that some things aren’t quite what happened in the final strip, if you compare the two. It’s an interesting and organic process of creating LoB, and I LOVE it. I often make little tweaks in the art as I’m inking, or, as I’m fleshing it out, discover that one pose just doesn’t work the way I thought it would, as I replay what’s happening over and over in my head, and become “one” with the immediate 3-panel story at hand. This is a very rewarding thing during the process… to be in control on one hand, and yet, at the same time, let the characters themselves, who are real to me, dictate how they will act and respond to what’s happening. I hope you enjoy the explaination of this process… because frankly, I’m surprised I was able to put it into words, as it’s just somehting that “is” when I work!