Here’s the colored version of the the drawing I posted last week. If you’re in Albuquerque Jan 9-11 stop by Albuquerque Comic Con and pick this up as a print or a trading card.
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Agent Pickle is a project that I’m incredibly passionate about (it stars my dog as a high-flying secret agent!) so I felt that I should make it the most visually exciting comic of which I’m capable. To do so I’ve spent a lot of time going back over the fundamentals of art and have taken a more painterly approach to drawing. In the past my work relied on heavy line work and dense areas of blacks. I still like that style of cartooning but for this project I’ve shifted to using blocks of tone to create depth and various values of tone in my line work to bring emphasis to certain parts of a drawing. When I color these digitally they take on the quality of a watercolor painting, which I like.
My favorite book this year was Blacksad: Amarillo by Juan Diaz Canales with art by Juanjo Guarnido. The entire book is hand-painted in watercolor. Someday I would like to do a fully painted comic but I need more practice with watercolor first.
Be sure to stop by next Friday to see the color version!
Hello friends! Today we welcome Fred Stresing to Little Dog Comics as letterer for Agent Pickle. He’s a very talented illustrator as well so go to http://artofstresing.com and see his work. Fred has gone back and re-lettered the first four installments of Agent Pickle and we’re sharing them here today along with the new strip.
Agent Pickle reports for duty! Click here to see last week’s installment. Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org to get a free sticker.