Journal of a comic artist who would really really like to fly.
Saturday, 26 December 2009
Keep on swimming... I mean colouring!
During this festive time which is about sharing...Here's an inside look into the process of colouring a comic book page for the Ellen Degeneres book for Bluewater Productions.
I start with the penciled art provided by Bluewater.
I then seperate out the gutters and choose a base tone which will later effect the mood of the whole page.
The flat colours go in next. I reference real people, environments and fish at this stage.
After the flat colours are complete I add the base tone which should be really subtle.
It's now time to pick up the brushes! Using a couple of layers I now paint in all the shadows, highlights and other details. And here you have it, a completed page.
And finally... Keep on