I’m trying some different things with illustrations for the books at my webfiction site. The Darklaw Compendium will have many new illustrations, and I’d like to do them in ink. I’ve wanted to do more pure inking, so that’s what I’m doing.
I’m getting in practice with Darklord, the ongoing webserial. As I post episodes, I’ll occasionally include a black & white ink. I love the simplicity of this kind of illustration. Most of what I post is highly detailed, colored, and otherwise excruciating in production. I have always been fond of the line art I grew up seeing in vintage Lone Ranger and Tarzan little books, and of course, comic books.
This doesn’t replace the ongoing webcomic, which I am finishing in color or the occasional full-color naturalistic illustrations. It’s just fun.
This illustration is included in Darklord episode 8, a scene of contemplation after a long night. To see the full-size version, visit the page.