Here is just another look at a second process I have for creating comic style art:
At this point
in the art, I'm only thinking about anatomy and structure for a
powerful looking figure. It has to look solid and not bloopy. I focus
only on contour and gesture lines and less about light-sourcing.
Now, I slap the sketch onto my light box. I throw a sheet of tracing
paper on top and finalize my lines in pencil. My pencil of choice is a
mechanical Zebra M-402; size 0.5mm HB lead.
My focus has now
shifted to thinking about light sources. I prefer not to shade, as this
muddies the drawing, so I draw the terminators of the shadows and how I
want the light to hit the muscles. Terminators are the dividing edges of
shadows that separate the dark areas from light areas. This is the most
time consuming step. If I was just penciling, then this would be my
last step. I would scan this as the finished pencils and give it to the
inker. But I’ll ink it myself as an example for Step 3.
3. I pull
out my trusty Pentel brush pen and just quickly fill in the blacks. I’m
NOT an inker and this is just to give you an idea of how it will pretty
much look. You can also do this step on the computer if you ink
4. Finally, I add in a bit of energy around the character's
hands for good measure. I saved this for last to give the inker or
colorist the chance to create the effect themselves in whichever medium
they are most comfortable with.