I’m a huge Art Adams fan so I have this signed print of the Baroness framed and hanging in the hallway outside my office. I thought I’d throw some colors on it. Here it is along with a couple of other samples of my G.I.Joe comic book coloring.
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Highball on the Low Road – comic book coloring
Some more comic book coloring. I “slapped down them colors” on a story for Outlaw Territory Volume #3 for Image Comics. The story was written by Chris Ryall and the line art was done by Drew Moss.
I’ve know Chris for a while having published some Transformers books with IDW, but it was quite a thrill to actually work with him directly on a story he wrote. Working on Drew’s art was icing on the cake.
If you haven’t read any of the Outlaw Territory books, you should. They’re a good time!
Check out Chris Ryall’s collection of “comic stuff and nonsense” at Ryall’s Files here: http://ryallsfiles.tumblr.com/
Venom vs. The King of the Jungle – comic book coloring
I’ve always been a fan of Sam Kieth’s work. From Sandman to The Maxx to The Hollows, his art is so…unique and alive. Nobody draws like him. So I really wanted to color a piece of his work.
I especially had fun coloring the lion’s head. There’s just so much personality in there.
The background I made to look like parchment because for whatever reason that seemed “jungley” to me. Besides, it worked well with the grassy boarder and added some fun texture.
Got me some color! Comic book coloring that is!
Here’s some more comic book coloring I have done. Two are John Byrne pinups. I love coloring his art. I saw the World’s Finest piece and really dug all the fire he had inked. By making the fire completely bright yellow color holds it gives the fire some life and adds that extra sense of heat.
On the Daredevil piece, Stiltman’s extended leg gave me an opportunity to paint in some shiny metal and add some further depth that I think really helped the image pop.
The third is from IDW’s G.I. Joe issue #21. I liked how the second panel is through the eyes of the character in the green glasses so I saturated everything with green. Fun stuff!
So I Got Myself a Blog! – comic book coloring
All the cool kids have blogs, why shouldn’t I? Facebook and Twitter don’t really give me the best arena to display my artwork. Therefore, I will be using this here blog to focus on my line art work as well as my coloring work. Also, I will be posting what conventions I’m at and what projects I will be working on. Well, I’m sure you know how this all works.
Anyway, here are some comic book coloring samples I have done:
Thanks for stopping by! Look for more soon!
Sharkticonado! Kup & Hot Rod vs. Sharkticons! – Inspired by Transformers The Movie
Originally I intended to draw Kup fighting the Sharticons inspired by the Transformers The Movie scene. But when I showed the pencil sketches around I kept getting asked the same question, “Where’s Hot Rod?” So to rectify Hot Rod’s absence I made a companion piece! This allowed me the real estate to feature a large amount of Sharkticons without shrinking Hot Rod of sticking him behind Kup. You can see the two side-by-side a little further down.
Here’s a little look at the process of coloring. This is Kup’s colors minus the ink work.