Kirby and the Blob

I scanned some Kirby art that I had in the Jack Kirby Collector #46 published by TwoMorrows. I wanted to give Illustrator CS4’s new blob brush tool a test and I thought Kirby’s art, with it’s bold lines and chunky blacks would be a good fit.

My less-than-accomplished inking skills notwithstanding. The blob tool lent a bold line to the King’s work. With few exceptions, all of the foreground art was accomplished with the Blob brush and Eraser tools. I use a Wacom Graphire3 tablet which doesn’t have the range of sensitivity that it’s Intuos siblings possess.

If someone out there in the blogosphere has a more sensitive tablet and the time, I’d  like to hear your thoughts on digital inking with the blob brush. Photoshop is a favorite of many, but the razor edge and scalability of vectors calls like a siren.



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