Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Kirby Kolours!


Haven't done any drawing today. Just took some photo ref and did some lettering for Seven Psychos, nothing worth showing there.
I did get around to colouring that Kirby piece I tried inking last month. The colouring was much more difficult than the inking. I tried to keep it really flat, any modelling just looked weird over those stylised forms.

8 comments:

Rob Schamberger said...

It has a real Steve Rude feel to it, in a good way.

Have you thought about seeing if Marvel would be interested in you inking that lost FF issue they're putting out? That'd be gold!

Dominic Bugatto said...

Looks good to me :)

Mark said...

I'm unconvinced about this lost FF comic - Joe Q started talking about putting modern rendered colours on it, and I went "woah, neddy!" Those trade paperbacks withe the rendered colours look awful. For a modern, yet flat, approach, I'd give the job to that guy currently colouring Joe Casey's GODLAND: Bill Crabtree.

Sean Phillips said...

Good idea Mark. Keep it flat on the figures with some subtle grads in the background.
Bill Crabtree would be great, he does some nice work on Joe's book.

Mark said...

Now all we've gotta do is convince that nice Mr Quesada.

chaka sidyn said...

And in INVINCIBLE, one nice colourist.

completly off-topic, was reading User today, and loved the art, and color, it looks like it was a painted work.

Loved the atmosphere it created.

Wich means, like the Kirby homage, but prefer the original Sean ;)

Sean Phillips said...

My pages in User were produced totally digitally, mostly in Painter with some Photoshop to tweak a little.

Alan said...

If I'm honest, I still like a lot of the 'flatter' approaches to comics colouring than some of the more rendered ones, though it may depend on the artist that the colourist is working with - for example, Laura Allred's colouring on Mike Allred's work looks fantastic, though his work could be out of the 60s too.