As I look through today's mainstream comics I notice the art has become a lot more colorful. Digital color has made it so much easier and quicker to do the work. What bothers me is that sometimes I see so much coloring and rendering that I can't see the beauty of the linework/brushwork. Guys from past to present, be it Milton Caniff, Joe Kubert, Jaime Hernandez, Paul Pope....they all have a unique pen line that describes what they were doing.
Now I'm seeing all this overdone colorwork, airbrush,rendering. I can't see what the artist had in mind. It's all covered up! Sometimes it's nice just to have flatly, but thoughfully applied transparent color...and let the black line do the talking!