Tuesday, April 22, 2014

X-MEN #13 Cover - Making of PART THREE - Color

 Here's a look behind how the cover of X-Men #13 was created (out in stores this week from Marvel Comics - written by Brian Wood with art by Clay Mann).

The first stage of coloring is to have the art "flatted".
Flatting allows the colorist to choose an area to color at any point throughout the coloring process.

My initial rough in of the colors, done in Photoshop CS3 with a Wacom Intuos Graphics Tablet. 

This is pretty simple piece so in no time I moved to finishing details, such as turning all the black lineart of the fleshes and yellows to color lineart. I added more texture and color to the background. 

Just a bit more polishing - note Jubilee's left forearm, her glasses, and her and Shogo's faces.

And the comic in print.

You can find this comic at your local comic book retailer

And digitally at