Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Emma Frost Inhumans Vs X-Men #2 Cover Step by Step Part 3 Color

Inhumans Vs X-Men #2 Variant Covers featuring Emma Frost.

By Rachel Dodson and Me.

Out now from Marvel Comics.

Now for Part 3 of the Step by Step -



The first stage of color is called flats - flatting allows me to choose an area to color at any point throughout the coloring process.

I try to adjust the colors to their medium value or imprimatura - I use this as the starting point for the piece. 


I decide on all the tile colors at this point so I can color "off" them. 

Initial Color Rough In

I colored this on my Cintiq 13 HD using Photoshop CS3 .

Here I rough in quickly all the medium lights and darks on the figures and cast initial shadows.

Using the Pencil Tool at 100% to knock those in.

I continue using the Pencil tool -

But at a variety of % from 50- 100 hitting the medium lights and darks over the imprimatur color.

Now to get those colors nailed down on the background I figured out this pattern.


Starting to color the line art - mostly the face and some of the rim lighting.

Final Color

And to review-




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