Monday, April 20, 2009

step by step...3!


alright, so here we go with some color... since the highlights and shadows usually play a strong role in these, i start with deciding where the light source is coming from - for this one, it's a dramatic up-lit image... laying in some highlight colors really sets the mood (and again, it lets the value of the paper play a big role in the finished colors)... i do all the colors on these with prismacolor colored pencils... from here, the next step will be laying in some darker values and some edge lighting and a contour to make it all pop...

hope everybody had a good week (and picked up their very own copy of the new haps trade that came out last week)... after being under the weather a bit (damn ick tearing though the house), had a great weekend with friends (some of whom have,alas , succumbed to said ick) and saw a great game at fenway on sunday with perfect weather for a game... finishing up the x-men story and jumping on a new supercool project at marvel for the same editor this week and getting everything ready to send issue 6 of the haps to image next week (finally!)

-c

5 comments:

Brian said...

Craig, those highlights look amazing. The guy or gal who ends up with this one will be very happy.

Glad to hear you are feeling better and that you got to see a great game - Vintage Lester, Baby - in actual baseball weather.

Looking forward to x-men, 'Haps No. 6 and the secret project.

dogboy443 said...

Great color work on the Peter Parker piecer. Let me know if you got the email I sent about the 'Haps pin-up I sent over to you.
Cheers.

SalBa Combé said...

Great art, grat color and great blog, what can I say. Love your stuff

Bob said...

Yowza! Great job, Craig!!

Matt Wieringo said...

Good luck on the cool new project! And I'm really enjoying the how-to. I HAVE to give this a try.