Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Spirit 2010 Is Go for Chicago!

I'll run it past a good set of eyes tomorrow to double check skin tones and such, but it feels good to me right now and the test prints look pretty sweet. One step closer to Con-preparedness!

*** Spotted a few off-kilter items that I tweaked this morning and have swapped out the image from last night with the final. ***

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Color check

The Spirit is nearing completion with the woman as the only thing left that needs finishing. Now is a good time to test out the work so far. An easy way to do this is to go in and turn off the visibility of the line art layer. Now all that can be seen is all the layers of color. If the figures, elements, clothing, environment, etc all read as what they are we're sitting pretty good. Time to sleep, but I'll tackle the rest of this tomorrow night after work and then hopefully start making some prints.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Panting and making prints

Convention prep continues and so does the color work on this piece which will be ready for Chicago in about a week. Femme Fatale still needs work as does the Spirit's clothing. Should be done within the next couple days barring disaster. If you're in Chicago from the 19th until the 22nd swing by the convention and say "hi."

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Getting ready for Chicago

One more print to finish. I started this Spirit piece a while back and just haven't had much time to work on it. With the Chicago Comic Convention mere weeks away there's no time like the present. Coming back to it after so long felt enough like starting over that I reworked a lot of the flats and felt like keeping it closer to a monochromatic color scheme with just a few spots of warm tones to give it some pop and depth. Thus the random femme fatale has changed from blonde to a red head. There's still a ways to go with this in terms of dropping in shading, highlights, and surface textures as well as tweaking some of the colors. My biggest concern though is keeping the skin tones natural, and with the blue shift I've added they may be a bit out of the acceptable range. Once they've gotten to where it all feels right I'll call in a second pair of eyes to confirm.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Nixon finished? Maybe?

I'll look at it again later, but this kinda feels ok to me.

maybe this is better?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Unable to sleep

So I started coloring the Nixon v. Pokemon piece. Still a ways to go before it's done, but at least a big chunk of the flats are done. I guess it's time to take another stab at getting a couple of hours of sleep before work tomorrow.