As I was inking the first panel — rendering the background in speed lines — I couldn’t help but think of Nobuhiro Watsuki, a true virtuoso at speed-line rendering, who certainly was my main inspiration to try it here. If you haven’t already checked out his Rurouni Kenshin and Buso Renkin, please do! The things that man can do with ink are breathtaking!
Tentacle coming this way!
August 28, 2011/
by John MacLeod/
I love the way you get the full grasp of the size of that mech monster in panels 2 and 3 – but especially 3. That team is fast moving and very tiny in comparison – like gnats.
I think/hope I figured out the proportions correctly there. If anything, I erred on the side of making the team too big — gotta at least be sure you can see them!