Three Colours Black

Black is my favourite colour!

I can't stop using heavy blacks in all my latest illustrations and there is something very soothing about drawing some line art and then essentially colouring it in black. It has also given me a new found respect for artists who are bold with the black stuff. Way too many comic book guys seem to draw nice lines and then leave all the work for the colourist to define the shape etc using photoshop stuff. It's way, way harder to try and define shapes only using 2 tones - black and white.

There are some absolute masters and probably top of the pile is Danijel Zezelj. It seemed to take a long time for him to get the respect he deserves in the comic community (he started out drawing Polish sex comics) but he's now pretty well established as a black and white master.

So, I've lamely attempted to try and find my own identity as an artist and it appears to be taking a similar route. A number of artists have influenced me from Eduardo Risso, Marcello Frusin, Mignola, etc - weirdly enough, nearly all of them are European and not at all in the mold of the classic superhero stuff I grew up on.

Anyway, what follows is a snapshot of some of my recent work which uses a lot more heavy ink. Not all of it's successful, but slowly, like a fly from a maggot, I feel like something is evolving.

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