This was a really cool cover to work on, and I had figure out a lot that I'd never tried before. Here's a quick explainer video for it. :)
My popular request... here's the Star Trek/Green Lantern cover coloring in real-time. It's long! A little over 2 hours. Enjoy!
I don't normally post this sort of thing here, but I put this on Facebook today, and thought I'd copy it here.
People that know me well know this, but I lost my best friend at a very young age to a medical problem a few years ago. He was 33. We were like brothers, and it crushed me.
I was in the middle of nursing school as well when he died, and I came very close to failing what was already an insanely stressful program. Lots of support from the wife, friends, & family and a year of Lexapro later, I passed.
As corny as it might sound, these movies like Avengers & GOTG (and just about anything related to comics & games) always make me think of him. We met working together at Kmart in 1997, and at work, when it was slow, we would spend hours creating fantasy casts for all the superhero movies that -- at the time -- no one was really making. This was even before the first X-men movie.
A younger Jack Nicholson as Wolverine. Patrick Stewart as Prof. X, but that was a no-brainer. Angela Bassett as Storm. Clive Owen as Magneto. Didn't care about Iron Man then... which is funny now. DiCaprio as Spider-man. Brad Pitt as Gambit, etc.
He died a few months before the first Avengers movie came out, and I remember getting a misty-eyed during the final battle scene when Cap reflected Iron Man's repulsor beams off the shield - just like the combo move from the Marvel Ultimate Alliance video game - which we used to play for WEEKS. It was such a crazy spectacle on the screen.
Anyway, this video from Avengers: Infinity War just reminded me again of what he's missed and how much he would have freaked over these movies, and for some reason, I felt the need to type all this out. But I feel a bit better now... maybe that's why. :)
I enjoy doing this a lot. I think it helps others see what matters most, and I learn something along the way myself! Enjoy. :)
This video talks about all the bad ways people use textures. I'll show you how to avoid these issues!
This piece was a ton of fun! There two version for YouTube. One time-lapse and one real-time recording of the stream. I've linked them both below. Click the titles at the top to watch on YouTube and go full-screen.
Here's my full review of the Wacom MobileStudio Pro. I have the i5, 16", 256GB model.
A few things I've found out after I recorded this I need to clarify:
1. When I say it has no video outs, I meant... it has no "standard" video outs like HDMI, miniDisplayPort, etc. You can apparently buy dongles for USB-C to HDMI, etc. More dongles. Yes. :)
2. My Bluetooth keyboard is special apparently and won't sync to standard Bluetooth tech without it's USB adapter. Other Bluetooth keyboards might work natively.
Other than that, I think everything else makes sense. Enjoy!
I also talk about this process at the beginning of this recorded stream below.
Scream Magazine posted a great review of GLITTERBOMB! They even mention the colorist... :)
In this video, I cover a cool option on the Magic Wand! At one point I mention that this only works on flat selections, but forgot to mention you can always go back to the flats layer to create that selection. :)
The YDK #2 cover is in the wild! Here's the cover without the cover dressing.
Here's a promo poster I colored for Tim Seeley and his hometown con - Evercon. The narrated time-lapse is below as well. :)