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Casefile: Arkham Ch4 pg11 by PatrickMcEvoy Casefile: Arkham Ch4 pg11 by PatrickMcEvoy
Another page from the now-completed Casefile: Arkham graphic novel! Flynn is on the trail of Richard Pickman's secret underground studio.

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Sholmes75 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Student Filmographer
Excellent storytelling.
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I take the most pride in that part of my comics work.
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0becomingX Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
love the backgrounds and the textures on the bricks...O_O! to die for!! lovelyyyyyy
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!! It's always fun to have the little things get noticed. 
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CEZacherl Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This is effing *outstanding* work.
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much. I hope you consider picking up the graphic novel - the digital version will be out next week on amazon! 
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Lewdster Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Prime example of how gorgeous B&W artwork can be :love: Astounding work!
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
You're so kind - thank you! 
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work, I love that middle panel!!!
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you - I felt quite inspired on that one in fact! 
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous...! How'd you get some of that texture?
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I've been working on several methods of texturing with my b&w work. This page primarily uses textures that started life as either Photoshop-painted textures (like the large stones on the bottom-left panel) or photograph collages (like the middle panel). I put them in place by warping (by various methods), then turned into lines using Photoshop's "poster edges" filter, and using levels to get rid of the gray tones. And finally a lot of hand-painting to get them to look just right! 
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
So, its a mix of traditional and digital..? or you lightbox the digital texture somehow..?
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
The inks on this project are about 98% digital, and this page is all-digital inks. I've been using primarily Manga Studio since part-way through chapter 2, but for this page the backgrounds are mostly Photoshop and the figures (and bones and all of panel 1) are MangaStudio. 
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Interesting. What was the switch like from traditional to that program, and do you feel it needs a very high-end tablet?
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Manga Studio doesn't really take an unusually high end tablet. I'm using an old Wacom Intuos 3.  And MS has an incredibly natural-feeling pen, it "corrects" to the curve you probably want, and when you go slow it doesn't show every wobble like Photoshop tends to do. Also if you work in vector (which looks just like the pixel-based pen) you have access to tools like thickening and thinning PARTS of lines after you lay them down. (So for instance if you want to taper the end of a line that's already there, you just run your cursor over it with the tapering tool and it gets thinner!) Also you can magically erase lines where they intersect, which makes cleaning things a breeze. 

It took about 3 days to get comfortable with it, and probably another month to really feel accomplished at it. Not a bad learning curve at all. 
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for that.. I've been curious, but I love inking traditionally so much. I still have an old Wacom Graphire 4 
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! Feel free to ask questions any time. :) 
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