Monday, September 5, 2011

Sinestro splash page prelim/finished page comparison

Sinestro splash page prelim on ebay

This prelim was done 6 x 8 1/2, mainly to establish the perspective of the Green Lantern graveyard, because the perspective points would have been unwieldy on a full sized art board! I adjusted a lot, in photoshop, and printed this out in blueline onto 2 ply strathmore drawing paper, to ink. The finished art is below.

Sinestro is copyright and trademark DC Comic 2011

5 comments:

Tim said...

Beautiful piece. If I may, what kind of printer and scanner do you use? I can't seem to find an affordable one that will print on two ply bristol.

Jerry Ordway said...

Tim,
I use an old Epson 836 xl scanner, which scans 11X17" material. For printing, I have an Epson Stylus Photo 1400, a wide format printer, to handle 2 ply strathmore paper. The scanner was purchased many years ago, as a refurbished machine, under 500 dollars. To replace it, it would cost a thousand at minimum, though. A smaller scanner is fine, you just need to patch two scans of a page together. As to the printer, it was maybe 230 dollars. Epson has some good deals in their factory refurbished section on their website. I know a few artists who use a Brother A3 large format printer/scanner combo, but I personally have no experience with that machine. It apparently can print on heavier stock, though. Best,JER

Tim said...

Thanks so much, Mr. Ordway. I have been looking at the Brother A3's but someone on their forum told me it would not print on bristol but it would print on card stock. Go figure.

Jerry Ordway said...

Tim, I know several artists who print on art paper with that machine. I think there may be a special setting or adjustment you have to do, but it works. With my Epson, i have to make sure the paper's edge is straight, or the rollers won't pull it into the machine, but that's it. My guess is that the Epson is a better made machine, but as I said, I have no experience with the Brother. I've had the Epson for a couple of years, and use the epson inks too, not refilled ones, and had no problems so far.

Tim said...

Thanks again for the info. I may give the Brother a try. I need an A3 scanner too and you can't beat their price. It's tough being broke!