Sunday, February 22, 2009
More Punisher Sketches
You may remember these studies from Amazing Spider-Man #577. I had previously posted a selection of them, but never the entire collection together. The purpose was to find my natural inking style, so I just let myself go. What resulted was a new style that is probably more "me" than my painted work — something that my friends were all quick to point out.
That issue also changed the way I work in another sense. In my painted work, every page is carefully planned with preliminary sketches and color studies. I began this project in the same way, but realized quickly that I could get away with less preparatory work. Pictured here are the only layouts I did for the issue, each 4" x 6" in pencil. For the remainder of the issue, I did very rough thumbnails directly on the script, then jumped right into penciling. You can see some of the finished pages at Splash Page Art.