This video took off! :)
I had mentioned on my Patreon page a few weeks ago that I've started using an iPad Pro at times for coloring.
Someone asked me if I thought the screen was too small. I've got a video coming this Tuesday (October 10, 2017) with my full run down & sort of a review on the iPad Pro (2017) and why it replaced my Wacom MobileStudio Pro when I'm working away from my main desktop. This image is part of the video, but I thought I'd share it here.
The iPad Pro is light enough to used in portrait or landscape mode, and when you turn it vertically, the comic page on the screen is actually about a third larger than the 16" MBP in landscape. Now you CAN turn the Wacom vertically, but I don't believe it's really designed to work that way, plus trying to hold a nearly five pound (2.25kg roughly) device vertically just isn't comfortable. Hopefully this explains why it isn't too small. :)
Line art by Juan Gideon. Colors by K. Michael Russell.
Joe posted this on Twitter, and I asked if I could color it. I thought it was awesome! :)
You can download the layered PSD file on my Patreon along with a video explanation of all the layers exclusively for Patrons.
You can watch the coloring happen in real-time. Going public on Thursday, August 3. Get it early at this link.
You can watch the coloring happen in ten minutes to relaxing music. Coming Thursday, August 3.
WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT FROM ME?! :)
I just wrapped up the first issue. Such a fun book!
I was so happy to be asked to join Hassan on Strip Panel Naked. It's one of my favorite YouTube channels. Check out this video in which we discuss a few pages from Judge Dredd.
I loved the Wonder Woman movie, so I thought I'd find a cool sketch to color. This one was recommended on Twitter. Lines by Tradd Moore. Colors by me!
You can also download the PSD for this image here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/11567285
The fan-favorite playlist How NOT to Color Comics has been updated with part 7 - 2D lighting in a 3D world. :)
There's a new video up. I'm answering many commonly asked questions from YouTube comments.
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. :)