RED ONE #1 is out in stores today, 3/18, written by Xavier Dorison with art by Rachel Dodson and me.
Take a look at how we made the first cover.
Here's Rachel's inks.
I dropped in my pencil version of the face as I felt it conveyed the emotion better.
The flat stage
The first stage of coloring is to have the art "flatted".
Flatting allows me to choose an area to color at any point throughout the coloring process.
At this stage I go and adjust the colors to their medium value or imprimatura - I use this as the starting point
Initial rough in of colors
Really focused on the flesh.
The final art - I knocked out all the interior line art - turning the black line art to color line art - especially on the costume and flesh.
I use Photoshop CS3 and Wacom Cintiq 13HD to color with.
The actual comic
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