Thursday, May 28, 2015

Comicpalooza Wrap-Up!

We had a great time last weekend at Comicpalooza!  Always glad to go out to that show; it's huge fun and a great excuse to hang out with all our art-buddies in Houston.  The coloring panel went pretty okay, too!  Unfortunately the last day of the show was when all the weather craziness rolled through Central Texas.  We were able to avoid/find shelter from all the flooding, though many weren't so lucky.  Please support relief efforts if you can.

Meantime, here are a good chunk of the sketches I did over the weekend!  Hope you'll dig 'em!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Comicpalooza Coloring Demo!

For those who came out to Comicpalooza today (or were just interested), here's the working copy of the final file, prior to merging down to the files export!  Also within this folder is a Doc-file of meditations on the process.  The basic moral is that you can do basically anything and build as high as you need, so long as you have a fairly ordered structure and a few smart work habits.

Download away!

Other recommended reading:

Color and Light, by James Gurney.  One of the modern masters of color theory whose insights are valuable even in our hypersaturated world of four-color comics.

Muddy Colors, a daily-updated blog curated by some of the brightest names in art and illustration.  Every post is a gem, but some are super useful for process.  Keep an eye out!

Adobe's Photoshop Default Keyboard Shortcuts.  Well worth knowing!

Also, I promised a pack of the brushes I used:  That, too, is on its way!  Sorry; check back in a couple days.  Need to get some time aside to reverse-engineer and compile them :X

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Seek Me Out @Comicpalooza!

This weekend I ride out with CCP Comics to Comicpalooza in Houston! Drop by our group for original art, comics, prints, and Good Times!

(Also remember that I'll be teaching a Digital Coloring For Comics panel at 4:00 pm on Sunday!)

I'll post photos and updates on Tumblr/Twitter/Instagram whenever I can, so click those links over on the sidebar if you'd like to follow me!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Comics Coloring Demo @ Comicpalooza next week!

If you’ve ever been curious how a comics - page goes from inks to full-color, I’m slated to host a Comicpalooza panel next Sunday explaining step by step how this page was made! Panel Room 08, May 24 @ 4:00! Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 8, 2015