Our cover art for Midtown Comics Batman Rebirth #1 - a full color and black and version are available here-
And here's Part 3 of the Step by Step of how we made the art!
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". This one I flatted myself as I needed to get rolling!
I colored this on my Cintiq 22 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.
I used the Gradient tool to hit all the big elements of the flat background.
Next level of rendering on Catwoman.
Here you can see I have two extra Layers above for the Big BAT shadow and for rendering on Catwoman.
Next time the final COLORS and
A LOT about the day we made this cover and who PINKY is!
See the Pencil version here
and Inks here