They say that the best way to learn a language is to speak it.
Similarly, this is an immersive course. Rather than breaking the course into individual segments to discuss color theory and the like, we've chosen to take you through a page as it's colored in real time.
Although we concentrate on Comic Book art, the techniques that you will learn in this course apply to any black and white line-work that you need to transform into colored pieces.
This specific course is aimed at (but not limited to) those of you who don't have access to a Wacom tablet (or the like). We will be using only Photoshop and a Mouse.
Some of the topics that will be covered include: Setting up your tools, Flatting, Techniques for coloring Objects and Backgrounds, Techniques for coloring Outfits and Skin-tones, Choosing colors, Professional tips.
As industry professionals, we believe that this course offers something incredibly unique... that is, the philosophies and motivations behind "WHY" we do something.... rather than just "how" to.
For those of you without previous Photoshop experience, the pace of this course is extremely fast and you will probably have to view it multiple times to make full use of the information. After all, "repetition is the mother of skill."
Thanks and happy coloring!!
In this lecture, we begin to color a page. I begin by showing you how to handle backgrounds.
In this lecture, we move on to how to handle Objects.
In this lecture, we move from objects and backgrounds into working with figures. We begin this by handling Clothing and Hair.
In this lecture, we move into how to handle the one of the most difficult elements of coloring.... skintones.
In this lecture, we go back through our page and add detail work throughout.
In this lecture, we work on the final elements of a page... how to "pull it together" and how to add special effects.
Dan and Dave Kemp have been coloring comic books professionally since 1995.
In that time, they've had the opportunity to do projects for Marvel, DC, Image: Avalon Studios, McFarlane Productions, Top Cow, Extreme Studios, Shadowline, Vertigo, Hi-Fi Colour Design, Harris Comics, Valiant Entertainment, Dreamworks and Playstation Magazine.
Throughout their careers, they've worked on many well known comics, including (but not limited to): Spawn, The Amazing Spiderman, Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, Hulk, Iron Man, Bullseye and the Eisner Award Winning Inhumans.