Monday, March 30, 2009
Casey and the Invisible Arm Flurry
I'm working on inking Dan's Tales issue and there's this scene where Casey and Raph are sorta getting into it. Then there's this panel in particular- where a wildly swinging Casey is being held back by Raph. Dan wanted Casey's arms "to be just a blur". It's not really a tall order, but I had a hard time drawing this. First, I just drew a Casey with 2 arms in a swinging position. Naturally, it didn't really seem to convey what I think Dan had in mind. Then I drew a whole bunch of fists coming from Casey and taking up the space between him and Raph. That just looked a mess. Blurry arms-- it really stumped me.
At least for me, the Manga/Anime guys had the best solution. I don't know how great the final result looks, but I crack up everytime I see this panel.