From The Art of Comic Book Inking 2 by Gary Martin. I found this weird little book in one of my local comic shops. The first few pages are discussion on line-weight, joining contours, texture guides, and other inking minutia I rarely see covered in art books. The rest of the book consists of a few pages penciled by one artist, then inked by three to four other artists so you can see the differences in how they approach inking the same page. I’ve never seen anything like this, but the first volume is nowhere to be found.
Here are the pages devoted to texture, and I can post some of the inking comparisons as well.
Sorry for any quality issues — I can’t bring myself to unbind a book.
I’ve been doing a lot of my own drawing but still haven’t uploaded for no good reason. Lately the coloring stage has been frustrating enough for me to delete several days of work at a time. Like six drawings, right out the window. Will I never learn? Until I get a handle on this, I’ll keep posting some reference scans that ya’ll might find useful.
On the awareness of breathing, and techniques for it.
Since you were born into this world, life has been sustained through a variety of means. One of which, is the act of breathing.
Many people do not take conscious effort in their breathing, but let the body do as it pleases. However, the awareness and control of breathing (known as Pranayama in Yoga) has many health benefits. Prana means ‘life force.’
For example: heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, circulation, and other bodily functions we typically feel we have no control over can be influenced through breathing techniques and awareness. Additionally, it lowers stress, makes one more relaxed, and makes us more mindful of the present.
The act of breathing has many symbolic meanings as well. Life and death, creation and destruction, the conscious and the un-conscious, darkness and light, wake and sleep, and the list goes on!
So, what are the issues with breathing and what are some techniques to better supply your body with oxygen? Let us find out.