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WAYWARD variant cover inks

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Behold, my inks for a variant cover I drew for the first issue of Wayward, the fine Image comic written by my bud :iconzubby: and drawn by the great Steve Cummings. Coincidentally, this is very likely the last piece I'll ever ink with my once-beloved Japanese "maru" pen-tips, as they've proven increasingly temperamental in terms of ink and paper-surface issues. Nowadays, I've switched over to PITT artist pens, which are far, faaaar more reliable and easy to use.

Below, my initial roughs for the cover:

WAYWARD variant cover rough #2 by AdamWarren WAYWARD variant cover rough #1 by AdamWarren
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Gurdim's avatar
i love the skirt and the long gloves effect :)
ryankirby's avatar
I get good results from certain brands of Maru pen nibs - Namely Deleter & Tachikawa. I've recently been using the Tachikawa T77 which is a softer maru nib - feels similar to a Hunt 102, but slightly softer while maintaining the thinner line of the maru pen. All the Zebra Maru-pens I've used lately have been wrecking havoc on my paper. 500 and 400 series bristol, Eon Comic Art Board, or I-C inc. manuscript paper has been the only paper I've found to be reliable with the maru pen. Canson's bristol gives okay results, better than 300 series bristol. I don't know if you're still using Higgin's Black Magic, but if so, try something else. I've experienced a LOT of issues with Black Magic on various papers (namely Strathmore & Eon Board). It's been reformulated and isn't like what it was 10 years ago. The Maru-pen is a great pen, and I'd hate to see you stop using them because of Ink and Paper reformulations!

Again, as always, great job on the piece!
kh27s's avatar
Nice detail on this one! Love your inking style. My only problem with this seems to be the right shoulder joint. The joint anatomy looks a bit off to me.
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keight's avatar
I do like the way you eliminated the necessity for shape defining line; thereby creating softer seeming volume and mass. It is an elegant solution for an already powerful image. Well done.
demotic-doodles's avatar
another masterful piece :)
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Zepeda's avatar
I like the fact that there are no lines for the arms making them look more like cloth. Nice!
finex666's avatar
wow that's awesome ^___
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