Thursday, October 13, 2016

Superwoman #2 Step by Step Part 2 Color

Here's a look at how we made the Superwoman #2 cover


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".

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

And I begin working on the background. 


Used a Custom "Cloud" brush to rough in the background. 

I change my mind and decide to link this to the Superwoman #1 cover by using my painterly "Leyendecker" background.

Background finished


Initial Rough In

I colored this on my Cintiq 22 HD using Photoshop CS3 .

Used a big Pencil to rough in at 100% of color then used lower % to work to add lighter and darker values.

I did a lot of coloring at this stage - adding the  lights and darks on all areas of the art.

Still using the Pencil tool for all this...

Coloring Line Art

At this point I like to color the line art... 

I begin by coloring the flesh tones and hair.

Final Colors

Final Details 

I add the little electrical sparks at this final stage.


Part 1



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