Thursday, November 8, 2012

Songes Tome 2 Page 12 Step by Step

 To ease any problems in the translation, I do storyboards for the writer, Denis-Pierre Filippi to approve before I draw the pages.  The storyboards are done on 8.5 x 11" paper with Blue and HB Pencil, Pitt Pens and Copic Markers.
 Here's the lineart - drawn on 13 x 19" 2 ply Bristol Board with Blue and HB Lead and borders ruled with .80 tech pen. So I shoot from these the pencils so they are very tight (for me)!Had to do multiple establishing shots on this page which is kinda tricky but worth it in the end.

The final art for page 12.

The lineart is darkened and cleaned in Photoshop and turned into a Bitmap.

The colors were done by Rebecca Rendon and me in Photoshop. The art was colored in Channels - a method I learned from Alex Sinclair - and is decribed in The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics.

I knew I wanted a yellow dominated palette to really set this scene apart from everything else in the book and I think it worked.



  1. Terry, je crois que vous devriez définitivement vous installer en France ! :)

  2. Good choice on the yellow. Conveys a real sense of a bright and beautiful morning.

    1. Thanks - that's the fun of being able to color the book as well as drawing it - to be able to make those choices!