Thursday, 24 June 2010

Mr.Fantastic vs. Sue Storm by Leinil Francis Yu

I started coloring this picture as a quick morning warm-up. Well, in the end I spent a biiit more than the 20 minutes I had planned to but I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I've never been a huge fan of Fantastic Four but again Leinil Francis Yu's lines just captured me and I simply had to color this. The lines are for Secret Invasion #5 cover, Yu variant. These are the second pencils by him that I color and both have felt like the picture was coloring itself. His pencils are so tight and beautiful colors find their place without even trying. And I feel this particular style with textures fits them well. I didn't mean to use textures in this one but just had to add them in the end :)

*Edit* I'm an idiot, totally forgot to post the original lines! Here they are:

Here's the finished picture

for once I remembered to save some steps too so here they are

This is the finished version without the background and texture. They make a world of difference to othervise pretty bland coloring.
Here I've added the flats and refined both characters faces and hair a bit.

*Edit* Finally found the original colored version so I'll post that too. One of the reasons I picked this picture was that I had not seen the original colors. It's a lot more interesting to color something without seeing what it's "supposed to" look like :)

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Camp Kill-A-Way colors

Guess I can post this here too as it can already be found at the forum.

The comic is a short story done for submission to DWP 2.0 called "Sick of the living dead!: Welcome to Camp Kill-A-Way"

It's an 8 page, full color, short story

Created by Jason & Danielle Powell
Story by Brady Sullivan
Pencils by Jeff Edwards
Colors by me

You can find the lines and more info about the project here [link] Can't wait as the pages I've seen look simply wicked! Go check them out at Horronewsnetwork!

Here's a couple of steps toward the final cover.

As you can see I changed the color scheme pretty drastically from the one I planned on in the beginning.

Monday, 14 June 2010


Don't have a new pic to post here but thought I'd post a small update about why I haven't been posting as often lately. The thing is I actually got some "real" coloring to do :) I'm coloring two comics at the moment, the first one and closest to my heart is the brilliant Vaempir Testament by the super talented Steven Lindsay and Daniel Thollin. Daniel has before colored his own work(really bloody well I might add, this will take some stepping up to the plate from me :D) which you can still see here . This comic is super cool so just go check it out!
It took me a while to decide on the style to go with this as I want to keep my own style but obviously as one that fits the comic, what the guys are after and also new and interesting to do. I think I've now finally found it so am hoping to start cranking out pages in light speed this week :)

The second one I'm doing is just a quick 8-pager for Jason Powell from the FYI-comics. The comic is a  short story done for submission to DWP 2.0 called  "Sick of the living dead!: Welcome to Camp Kill-A-Way". Can't say much about this yet as I haven't even seen more then the cover yet :D 
But I'm hoping it will be a blast! I'm guessing I can post the pencils for the cover as they were already on the forum too.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Witchblade by Kenneth Rocafort

I've been super busy the last few days so I haven't had time to color or post anything for a while. Today I decided to flex my muscles a bit by coloring Kenneth Rocaforts Witchblade sketch. I'm sorry thatit's become a "Color a Rocafort" -blog but I really do love the guys work :D Also these small sketches he posts in his blog are perfect when you want to do something but don't really have huge amounts of time for elaborate backgrounds and such.

So here are his beautiful original pencils

And here's the colors.

Wasn't quite sure about the dark background so I did a lighter version too.

I did this one really fast but I'm still pretty happy with it. Especially loved doing the hair.