For the past, oh, 3 years or so, I’ve wanted to color something that I didn’t draw. I had heard a long time ago that it was good practice because it lets you work objectively. And when my friend Phillip gave me the raw files of some dope illustrations he recently did, I finally got around to giving it a try.
P.S. my comic “Mule” is finished and I’m sending it off to the printers tomorrow. We’re going to be selling them for $2, I think. I’ll let you know. Holla.
almost done. just have to finish up page 5 and some fixes on last page…then cover….then done. wanna get this and 2010 over with.
When I started this comic, I had already planned on there being tones to help push and pull things. So there are some pages (well one, really) that really needed tones to make sense of what was going on. I regret that now, because the rest of the pages just look better black and white. Like this one. Oh well, I won’t make that mistake next time.
I started using inks about 9 months ago, and it’s mostly been experiments with a lot of failures and a few successes. One thing that really helped was Francis Vallejo’s 102 minute video on different inking techniques. I’ve been a fan of him for a couple years and was super stoked when he made this. Go buy it, it’s worth a lot more than it costs: http://theartdepartment.org/store/downloads.html