So I was speaking with an instructor who teaches inking over at the place where I’m taking classes, and he gave me a few pointers. I think adding in the black weight helps punch up the scene.
The black weight certainly does punch up the scene – but with this shadow direction it also changes the time-of-day feel by immediately invoking a sunset.
This works paw-in-glove with the overall direction of the ‘camera’, starting with that low aggressive angle that slowly recedes back to the wider, slightly-overhead crane-ish one by the last panel.
I like it! But just checking that it’s the effect you intended.
…though now that I look again, the large shadow on the inside of the left thigh in the first panel doesn’t feel like it matches the light direction of the rest of the scene, making it look more like a… um, a very large tuft of dark fur.
Well, I’m still new at this, so it’s going to take some practice to get comfortable with it. There’s a couple of places where I made the shadow too thick or had the light shining from the wrong direction.
Please take this as positive, constructive criticism only! I still love watching you work.
The ink in the first panel also makes them both look really damn angry! Very striking to see at first, but I like it too.
Can’t wait to learn more about that paralyzing squid and his master…
The Squid Master. Now there’s a name for super villain.
Sounds like a fitting adversary for a some kind of masked superhero…
“My master”? As in Master/Slave?
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