Here’s some images that I find inspirational when I’m about to ink.
Bill Sienkiewicz has a black & white gallery. Here’s his “Vampire”. I love the energy in the strokes.
Another of my absolute favourites is Neville Colvin. On www.comicartfans.com one can look at high resolution scans of several of Colvins panels.
Here’s the link to this particular strip: http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=699726&GSub=106509
I especially enjoy the line of Modesty’s nose, the thick lines in her hair as if made with a flat brush and the rythm created by thin parallell lines and flowing thick strokes.
All things are supposed to come in three but not tonight…
Neville’s my favourite Modesty artist by far! I love how he used finely hatched areas contrasted by pure white, giving kind of an “over exposed photo” impression. Great, great style.