Blog of cartoonist Terry Beatty. Terry's credits include THE BATMAN STRIKES, MS. TREE and SCARY MONSTERS magazine. Recent work includes THE ADVENTURES OF UNEMPLOYED MAN, RETURN TO PERDITION and King Features' THE PHANTOM. This blog is devoted to his work and whatever pop culture imagery he finds of interest. Visit his website at www.terrybeatty.com
The tale of the Power House Gang continues. A few extras can be seen below.
I "pencil" the strip in Manga Studio. Below is a very early rough -- I'm just figuring out the storytelling and composition at this stage.
After shooting some quick reference photos using Photobooth (with me as the model -- hey, I work cheap!) -- to check pose, drapery and lighting -- the drawing continues. I'm concerning myself with the characters here, knowing the backgrounds in this strip will be fairly simple.
Here, ready for me to print on bristol board for inking, are the finished pencils -- backgrounds added and drawing tightened and revised. Lettering and borders finished as well -- all digital.
After inking, this is scanned, the blue dropped out, and then colored in Photoshop. See the first image up top for the finished results. Hope you're enjoying the "extras" I post here -- if so, please leave a comment. Thanks!