Here's Part 2 of how we made the cover for RED ONE #4, I color the art digitally, using the computer application Photoshop CS3 and a Wacom Cintiq
22HD interactive pen display.
The first stage of color is called flats - 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 for the piece. - the first part of coloring
Initial Rough In
I colored this on my Cintiq 22 HD using Photoshop CS3 .
I use a big Pencil to rough in at 100% of color then used lower % to work to add lighter and darker values.
I start adding darker and lighter values and casting shadows at this point, mostly using Pencil tool used at lower and lower %'s initially.
Add reflective lights to Lew and Vera's faces.
I add Lew's Grayish stubble to his face - just an illusion of beard.
Coloring Line Art
At this point I like to color the line art...
I begin by coloring the flesh tones and hair, and then move onto light clothing areas and rim lit objects.
Also all the final highlights and darkest darks.
To see Part 1
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