Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wonder Woman #34 SELFIE Variant Making of … PART TWO COLOR

How we made the SELFIE Variant Cover to Wonder Woman #34 (out now from DC Comics by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang).

And so the colors…

I use  Photoshop CS3 and Wacom Cintiq 13HD to color with.


The first stage of coloring is to have the art "flatted".

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

Initial rough in color of the colors - just using a big pencil 100% and a little lasso and gradient.

Start adding volumes to the characters and adjust the background colors.

When I'm comfortable with the colors I go in and adjust the lineart - from black to whatever is the appropriate color I want it to be.

The final colors.

Art director Mark Chiarello suggested the outdoor sky for more "pop".


The printed version

You can find this comic at your local comic book retailer

And digitally at 



  1. Amazing final result! I'm not a single issues guy, but I want to pick this one up! Thanks for posting the breakdown.