Wrightson learned a lot of inking skills by imitating woodcut forms from classic pre-offset printing illustrators, particularly Gustave Dore.
More Bernie Wrightson.
House of Mystery #231, May 1975, Wrightson Werewolf Cover
Creepy #113, Nov 1979, Wrightson Tyrannosaurus Rex Cover
Frankenstein Illustration, Bernie Wrightson illo
Swamp Thing #7, Nov-Dec 1973, Wrightson Batman Cover