These are pages for a 2-issue DC/Vertigo book called Hellblazer. It was on these pages where I first began pushing a really messy style with a lot of black. Whereas I usually go over something with inks once, this process is a lot more like painting in that I'm constantly going back and forth with inks & whites to create a layered effect that I think really adds to the book. I was also inspired by an Italian artist named Toppi to start playing around with pattern and decorative line work to create middle grays. At one point I accidentally created a thumbprint with my hand. With this messier style it looked really nice, so for the rest of the book I used thumbprints on a regular basis. (If these pages are ever used in a crime then the forensics are going to point to me.)
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