This one is for all the process junkies out there. Here are images of each step in the coloring process I used on the Star Trek/Green Lantern #5 cover I colored awhile back. The line art is by David Williams.
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Yesterday I saw Skottie Young post this sketch of Popeye on Twitter, and I love me some Popeye. So, I decided to do a quick color treatment on it this morning as a warm-up.
I yam what I yam.
2015 started off strong, I had a lot of fun new gigs, launched Learn 2 Color Comic Books, and made several new friends. The second half of the year began to slump a bit, however.
Overall, 2015 was a decent year and 2016 is already shaping up to be even better. I have at least two ideas for new Learn 2 Color courses plus I’m really looking forward to doing some fun colors on Dirk Gently and Also Known As (ok, I’ve already started doing that but I have a lot more to do in ’16).
I was just thinking about when I was coloring the Rogue Trooper Classics comics for IDW and thought I would share a few of the classic 2000AD covers I had colored for the series. Line art by Dave Gibbons, Brett Ewins, and Cam Kennedy.
If you’ve ever wondered how to create a base color to use as a skin tone in your comics coloring, this video will help get you started.
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I placed a spoiler warning on this post because the identity of the villain in Prisoners of Time was a huge reveal. I didn’t see anyone guess it before it was revealed and I personally thought it was a great choice on the part of the Tipton’s. I really don’t want to risk spoiling anything for anyone who has not yet read Prisoners of Time. That is why I have blurred the majority of this post. If you have not read Prisoners of Time yet, I strongly urge you pick them up first and then come back to this post. Click here to order them online.
If you have read Prisoners of Time or you just don’t care about spoilers, click on the blurred portions of the post to reveal the content.When we were working on Prisoners of Time issue 3, Mike Collins produced this brilliant design for the villain (Left). The concept was that Adam Mitchell, who we had seen in the series one episodes Dalek and The Long Game, had become obsessed with the Doctor. He augmented himself with the technology of various races from throughout the universe in order to equip himself well enough to exact his revenge.
Since Adam is now composed of so many various bits, it was important that his design stayed relatively consistent from issue to issue. Since each issue was drawn by a different artist, some reference was needed. Mike came up with this design, which is composed of several of the Doctor’s past baddies (can you name them all?). I added some flat color (Right) so that Adam’s colors would still match in the issues I did not color.
Below is a fully rendered version I did so that he could be seen in all his glory!
Since I recently made a blog post about my appearance on CGS, I thought I should also post about my appearance on the Earth Station Who podcast. I actually was on this one earlier, on July 25th. We reviewed the classic Doctor Who episode, The Happiness Patrol.
Have a listen:
Now that you’ve heard the Earth Station Who review, are you interested in checking out this classic Doctor Who story? If you are, please click on the following link, or click on the image to the right.