I asked for some feedback a few videos ago, and it was all very positive, so here's my new Patreon account! Click below for details. :)
Thanks to everyone that purchased! :)
Love this stuff.
Here's a little review round-up for Postal #13 from Top Cow and Giltterbomb #1 coming from Image in September. I'll continue to update this post. :)
Postal #13 reviews:
Glitterbomb #1 reviews:
Read Fangoria's exclusive preview here: http://www.fangoria.com/new/exclusive-preview-idws-yakuza-demon-killers-comic-book-series/
I was happy to color this San Diego ComicCon variant cover for POSTAL #13! Lines by Isaac Goodhart. Here's the cover with no copy.
Colorist Tamra Bonvillain is a friend of mine, and she has a VERY different method of coloring than I do. I thought it was pretty interesting, so I thought I'd do a video to explain the basic concepts anyway.
Tamra paints on masked "Solid Color" adjustment layers with a different layer for each color. She also does some things grouping layers and combining them with Levels adjustments layers that I do get into yet. I'm still figuring it out too.
This method does have some advantages, and I learned a lot trying to figure it out! I won't be changing to this method or or anything, but I do think I'll be using parts of this method for certain things. It's always good to learn new tricks.
Anyway, enjoy the video!
Here's the time lapse of me coloring that Abe Sapien sketch by Stephen Green. He's drawing some new Hellboy books too! Just got announced. Enjoy. :)
Here's the real-time version of the Abe Sapien sketch. This one was just for fun. Enjoy! :)
Hey! To celebrate 12,000 YouTube subscribers, I’m doing a coloring contest! The winner will be enrolled in my coloring course and receive a full portfolio review. Second place also gets enrolled. Third place… steak knives… just kidding, there’s no steak knives and no third place.
If you aren’t familiar with my course, you can read about it here: http://learn.comiccolor.com/courses/coloring-comics-dl
It’s very thorough--10 hours of tutorials, and it includes all of my Photoshop presets, settings, brushes, etc. It also has a syllabus, so you know it’s legit!
I don’t want you working too long on this, so it’s just one panel for fun. You can download the image here (kindly donated by pro penciller and colleague Max Dunbar (LEGENDS OF BALDUR’S GATE, RED SONJA, SLASH & BURN): https://www.dropbox.com/…/ColoringComics-coloring_contest_M… Click the three dots on the top right to download it.
I’ll be looking for clarity and focus more than fancy lights and shadows. Storytelling is what coloring comics is all about. Highlight what’s important; minimize what isn’t. No script here, so just assume the girl coming through the door is the focus of the panel. Hair/skin colors don’t matter. I won’t judge on things like that.
Post your entry by uploading a link to the image in a comment on this post. Do not email them. (I’ll also be seeing if you can follow instructions!) :)
The contest ends on June 20, and I’ll decide a winner shortly after that. Best of luck!
In this video, I'll walk you through my thought process in real-time as I start working on the first two pages of a new project - POSTAL for Top Cow. There are a ton of tips in here!
If you'll looking to learn more, check out my complete Photoshop digital coloring course--50+ real-time video tutorials--10 hours of lessons (with downloadable presets for my brushes, tools, actions, and color swatches). Sign up at ColoringComics.com to get two free lessons to try first!
Here's the second in my new series How NOT to Color Comics! This Photoshop tutorial covers shifting your hues and avoiding boring light and shadow colors. :)