Here a look at how we made the cover art (used as a variant cover on OLD MAN LOGAN #3)
Part 2 COLOR
The first stage of color is called flats - flatting allows me to choose an area to color at any point throughout the coloring process.
Generally, I hire someone to do this for me - a "flatter".
At this stage I go and adjust the colors to their medium value or imprimatura - I use this as the starting point for the piece. - the first part of coloring.
Based off my sketch, I knew almost exactly what I was going to do with one...
I colored this on my Cintiq 13 HD using Photoshop CS3 after I scanned the original line art.
Used a big Pencil to rough in at 100% of color then used lower % to work to add lighter and darker values. AND the Gradient tool to break up the flat background.
This had to be turned around REALLY QUICK so lots of work done initially!
Used a Custom "Cloud" brush to rough in the background.
Converting Lineart to Color.
Adding Reflective color.
FINAL COLOR ART
This went really quick so not a lot of stages - did more tweaks to line art/color - Bucky's backside, tricep...
Per Editorial - removal of gun