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Captain Lunde

July 11, 2010

I’ve been experimenting with various ways to add depth to my pen-and-ink cartoons.  To illustrate, I tried doing three versions of Captain Lunde, one of the characters in Confederacy.

“That said, Ms. Rattlingbones, you’re more or less trapped here. The only way in and out of Green Vale is by the gates, and we control the gates. And there are a lot more of us than there are of you.”

This first one’s the plain lineart.  I colored in another copy of the picture with a new toy, a bottle of India ink.

Take 2 ...

Much better.  That is, he looks 90% like my mental image of Captain Lunde.  From the neck down, definitely.  The eyes are a little … he’s not supposed to give a “bad boy” vibe.  He’s an authority figure and only too happy to color inside the lines.  Then again, for a few terrifying moments halfway through, he was looking like Bertha the Cross-Dressing Nazi, so I should be glad he doesn’t look like that anymore.

Here’s a computer-colored version:

... and take 3.

India ink is loads of fun, but it’s also laborious.  I’d probably reserve it for in-depth work like character portraits.  Computer shading is something I just might add to Zwitterion installments in the future.

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