Journal of a comic artist who would really really like to fly.
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
I've recently been lucky enough to have been given the colouring work the the David Beckham book for Bluewater productions Fame series. Similarly to all the colouring jobs I'm offered I view this as a great and very enjoyable opportunity.
I've decided to spend some time here to give everyone an inside view of the colouring process that will help bring this book to life.
I start with the line art and script provided by Bluewater.
Before I start colouring I adjust the contrast and clean up the line art. Pablo Martinena's art is so clean it makes this part really easy.
I then choose an overall tone, this will help to tie all the colours together later on.
I then start to lay down the flat colours starting with the largest area of a single colour. This really helps with the rest of the page. At this point I reference everything, I am very lucky as Peter Rogers script has included all the reference for me.
And then the rest of the flat colours.
I then re-apply the overall tone.
I then start adding the details, the highlights and the shadows using separate layers.
I then render the rest.
After this I add any highlights speedlines and other lighting effects required to make the piece pop.
And here's the finished piece... GOAL!!!
Following this here are a couple more pages coloured for this book. I hope everyone has enjoyed this inside look.