Want to create your own comic books? Inking is a crucial part of the process. It's one of the final steps, where lines are traced more intentionally and artists focus on dynamic lighting and shadows. These days, pencil drawings aren't always necessarily "inked" but sometimes digitally scanned and refined, resulting in the finished inked look typical of most comics. In this course, comic creator Ben Bishop shows two methods for finishing comics in Photoshop, using examples from his graphic novel, The Aggregate. Method 1 is the traditional approach. After carefully selecting his brushes in Photoshop, Ben begins the digital inking process. He carefully retraces his lines, adding line weight, halos, highlights, and shadows and texture. He even adds blur effects that give his comics a cinematic quality while also using positive and negative space to set the mood of the scene and create a compositionally pleasing page.
2008年，他写了一本300页的漫画小说《穴居人内森》(Nathan the Caveman)，并配了插图，并出版了自己的第一本书。2011年，他为获奖作品《迷失的小径:荒野中的九天》(Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone In the Wilderness)提供了插画，这本漫画小说讲述了著名作家唐芬德勒(Donn Fendler)的故事《迷失在缅因州的一座山上》(Lost on a Mountain In Maine)。在过去的几年里，本为阿卡亚的《龙的原因》(the Reason for Dragons)绘制了一个短篇故事，并为IDW的《忍者神龟》(Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)系列画了封面。
Ben Bishop is a comic creator from Maine.
He wrote, illustrated, and self-published his first book, a 300-page graphic novel called Nathan the Caveman in 2008, which was followed by several other smaller works. In 2011 he provided the illustrations for the award-winning book Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness, the graphic novel retelling of the famous Donn Fendler story "Lost on a Mountain in Maine." In the past couple years, Ben illustrated a short story for Archaia's The Reason for Dragons, as well as cover artwork for IDW's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. He is currently hard at work on his next book, THE AGGREGATE, a Split Decision graphic novel that he funded through Kickstarter.