Saturday, February 19, 2011

X-Men #7 Cover Step By Step 3 COLOR

Ok, color!

Step 7 - Flats- In Photoshop CS5 using a Wacom Graphics Intuos Tablet, I do the flat stage.

Step 8 - Rough in background sky. Then do Storm's Lightning as it's a big element and light source. And start working on Emma and Wolverine.

Step 9 - Adjust the color/temperature of Storm, Cyclops and Spider-Man to fit into the "palette"/"color harmony" I'm using for the cover. Work on Storm - she is wearing a very reflective outfit so I have the lightning really hitting her on the "light side".

Step 10 - Readjust Emma's hair color and start modeling her. Have the back light hit Wolverine. Start coloring Cyclops with both the primary front light and backlight by the lightning.

Next time, knockin' out the line art!