Artists, pencilers, inkers...ink washers? When you look at the credits in a comic, there are different titles given to those responsible for the drawing portion. While it might not exactly be a new way to draw comics, the inkwashes and watercolors method is getting more popular. We had a discussion on our podcast before over John Romita Jr's art on Kick-Ass 2 (with Tom Palmer doing inkwashes over his pencils) compared to his work on Avengers.
We asked Joel to give us a look at some of his art. He did more and even created a couple pieces as a Comic Vine Exclusive. These haven't been seen before! Check out his rendition of Darkseid.
When asked about the process, this is what he had to say.
These were samples I put together to showcase an ink-wash style that I felt could work reflecting the mood/tone of the book, interpreted in a new way.== TEASER ==
These days, fans are finding their favorite characters or storylines being interpreted in so many new ways, enhancing the story and overall reading experience.
I think the ever-evolving approach to how comics are made is an important part of keeping comics relevant and interesting for fans new & old. With the demand for variety, in ways comics are consumed these days, the demand for more than one interpretation of these character or stories is increasing.
Here is a look at Joel's interpretation of Supergirl.
And tell me these Batman Beyond pages don't make you want to see Joel on a Batman Beyond reboot. These were done just for fun. Sheesh. Looks like he's having too much fun.