This one started off as a pencil sketch in my book but once I scanned it, I started playing with the color in Photoshop. About 30 minutes of drawing and 20 of color. Aquaman was the second job I got at DC. I only had to do the first nine pages of the book and when I was given the script, I was told to get the job done by the next week. For the next 8-9 days I worked on those nine pages and got them in on time. When I asked about more jobs I found the editor wasn't too impressed with my work. He thought it looked rushed and I could have had more time if I needed it. Yeeesh! I met the series artist a couple of months after that and found out he hadn't even started the issue at the time I turned my pages in.
Looking back on my copies of the pencils, they are not tooooo bad. Newbie mistakes, as can be expected. The regular penciller and I had two different looks. His was more angular and mine was rounded, more organic. We shared the same inker and the inker leaned much closer to the angular style. He is a solid inker (and artist) but it didn't help my stuff at all. Strangely enough though, when I was pencilling MAZE AGENCY for Caliber Press, Ande Parks inked me on one issue. Ande's inks are bold, angular and sharp. Just look at the work he does with Phil Hester and you will see what I mean. I thought his inks on my pencils were great. Hmmmm.