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Comic Book Coloring


Transformers In Color! – comic book coloring


It’s about time I posted some Transformers. Here are some comic book coloring samples I have done.

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These are the same colored pages next to their uncolored selves. I think the comparison is kinda neat.

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Bill_Forster_Transformers_The_Ark_book_Coloring_Comic Book ArtHere’s my first attempt at coloring Transformers on Don Figueroa’s cover for The Ark Volume 1 so many years ago, I like to think I’ve gotten a little better! The same image was later reprinted on the combined version The Complete Ark, which has both Volumes 1 & 2 and some bonus stuff in there too.

The best complement I get from the Ark books is when I go to a Transformers show and all the artists have a copy with them for reference.

Some interesting Ark trivia for ya! We got Don to draw the cover before we had a book deal with IDW. In fact, we used Don’s art work as the cover for our pitch document. Turns out editors like to see initiative and The Ark became a reality.

Here comes the cheap plug… Which you can buy here: http://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Complete-Compendium-Animation-Models/dp/1600100805/ref=sr_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378682781&sr=1-13



Highball on the Low Road – comic book coloring


Outlaw Territory_Comic Book Coloring_Comic Book Artist Bill Forster 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.

Outlaw Territory_Comic Book Coloring_Comic Book Artist Bill Forster Outlaw Territory_Comic Book Coloring_Comic Book Artist Bill Forster 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


Artist Bill Forster Comic Book Coloring Venom Marvel

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.

Artist Bill Forster Comic Book Coloring Venom MarvelI 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!

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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:

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