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Comic 26 - Nigel the Nosferatu Book II page 1

10th Dec 2012, 12:30 PM
Nigel the Nosferatu Book II page 1
Average Rating: 5 (7 votes)
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Author Notes:

Kim Allman 10th Dec 2012, 12:30 PM edit delete
Kim Allman
There were a lot of challenges to this page. I am attempting to improve on my use of cross hatch and line to create different values and tones. Oh and to set a mood.



dpat57 10th Dec 2012, 2:07 PM edit delete reply
Cool work on the scaly hands and melted candle wax.

I dunno if you've considered this, but turning your drawing board or your page (depending on which hand you draw with) might help achieve a consistent, best hatching stroke. For me, a right-hander, it's low-left to high-right. My weakest/worst stroke is high-left to low-right.
Finn_Flanagan 10th Dec 2012, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
Yep turning the page is the key but sometimes I get lazy. :)
moizmad 10th Dec 2012, 2:15 PM edit delete reply
Most excellent Kim, my master of cross-hatching was Jack Davis (MAD) and Mort Drucker wasn't too shabby either.
Finn_Flanagan 10th Dec 2012, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
Oh Moiz, you is preach'n to the choir. Davis and Drucker are legend.
Kim Allman 10th Dec 2012, 7:20 PM edit delete reply
Kim Allman
Gaaah! I did not realize my wife had a comic fury account when I logged int to reply. Boy is my face red. :)
Tris 11th Dec 2012, 12:06 PM edit delete reply
I think you did that with the title page once too. ;-)
chris-tar 10th Dec 2012, 2:30 PM edit delete reply
cool stuff.
dougwarner59 10th Dec 2012, 2:41 PM edit delete reply
I think your doing real good with your cross hatching. When I first started drawing, cross-hatching was the one thing that I did great at. I actually won a golden key award for doing a cross-hatch drawing in high school. I don't do it too much any more because it takes so much time, and when I add color to the drawing it really doesn't help much. But, if you are going to do black and white that's the way to go,
cattservant 10th Dec 2012, 3:38 PM edit delete reply
Mood Construed!
Tris 12th Dec 2012, 12:28 PM edit delete reply
I admit, I have an envy. I wish I could do art like this.

Looking forward to the story too.
Kim Allman 16th Dec 2012, 9:32 PM edit delete reply
Kim Allman
OK following some advice from Gary Cramer I have reloaded this page after re-scanning it in black in white instead of grey tone as I have done in the past. This looks much closer to my originals.
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 29th Dec 2012, 12:28 AM edit delete reply
How is that different than converting via the Threshold function?
gary cramer 17th Dec 2012, 1:14 AM edit delete reply
gary cramer
This version looks great and has much more of a visual attack to it, love it!!!