I always love ECCC. My favorite con, so much love for Invincible there. Thanks to everyone who came out and visited me at the table.
Here’s some pics of the con that my cousin Brian took, this first one is at the Skybound panel. It’s the first panel I’ve been on. I always refuse to do this, not into public speaking at all but when I walked in and sat in the back Robert said “and here is Ryan Ottley, sitting at the back of the room as usual, come on Ryan, get up here!” I went up, didn’t say much, then doodled the rest of the time. Heh. That’s how I roll I guess.
I have pics of all the sketches I did. I’ll post those later.
Here’s a look at the process of making this cover. I do the layout on a Cintiq, just scribble around and create figures, move them around to fit a nice composition. Then I print this out on cardstock in blueline and pencil over that. Then I scanned it and printed it out AGAIN in blueline on a fresh piece of cardstock and inked over that. SO there are two originals for this. I mainly did this because I was worried I’d mess up inking over my pencils with this new sable hair brush pen I got. Luckily it worked out, the new brush pen is this> http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-40-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Sable-Hair-Refill/pd/3958
A page from INVINCIBLE 89, this page was tough to figure out a dynamic pose and composition. I was looking at fighting magazines and drawing all these specialized moves but it just wasn’t working out. I ditched the magazines and the few drawings I did and started fresh. I just drew what I felt and had fun with it and it worked out pretty quickly. Sometimes ya gotta just go with your gut. And a lot of times referencing reality doesn’t help with dynamism, it squashes it.
Here’s your cards. Skybound made a bunch, get them all here, for free! >>> http://www.skybound.com/storage/2012valentines/Skybound_Valentines.pdf
Another page from issue 88, pencils to inks! Had fun re-designing Robot here, well not really re-design, just updated for space combat. In the script it said to have Robot subduing Mark, I thought instead of him just flying up and grabbing him that some electric looking power rope thingies that he’d fire at Mark and wrap around him would be cooler. I don’t think they should be called electric power rope thingies though. I’ll leave the cool name creations up to Robert!