INKtober Day 12: Happy Birthday To Me

In the past few years I’ve had a tradition of drawing a skull or a cupcake in my coworkers’ birthday cards that were passed around at the office. For my own birthday, and Day 12 of INKtober, I decided to do a skull cupcake…

INKtober Day 12: Happy Birthday To Me

INKtober Day 12: Happy Birthday To Me

Skull cupcake inking, before coloring.

Skull cupcake inking, before coloring.

I broke in the soft Maru pen nib for the inking. It’s a very versatile nib. I am still coming to grips with how these pens are so versatile in their line widths, etc.
Today I was at Flying Colors Comics with my husband, and I got into a conversation with one of the guys who works there about comic inking. He gave me the names of some artists to check out wth their techniques.
I’m not a comic geek like my husband is, but it’s a lot of fun to go into the comic stores and be able to talk to the experts about how comics are created. I did a lot of flatting and some color work a long time ago, and did some freelance color correcting for Viz in San Francisco… I have fun with the behind the scenes things.

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