Monday, September 10, 2012

Coloring a BattlePug Page

Here's a walk thru of my coloring a BattlePug page.  This one sucks for me because I hate spiders (Thanks Mike!).

So I start by getting a b&w from Mike Norton


The First step in coloring is the setup or what's usually called "Flatting."


A lot of coloring tutorials don't really go much in to the flatting part but the way I like to do it a large item break up first.  Here's and example of that first step (ugh... spiders).


Here you can see that I've continued to break things up... There are a lot of Flatting tutorials out there so if your curious I'd do a search for one.


With BP I always do the PUGS first... it's because I need to digitally paint on the dark parts first.  Then I can go thru and render everything thing lighter.  The pug is mostly colored with airbrush and a bit of cut & grad.


Then the characters...  I kinda hate spiders so I saved them for last.  I'm also doing this tutorial because I hate spiders... I'll have to take a shower after this.



...and Finally the spiders and backgrounds. I wanted to put as much diversity into the spiders as Mike did the art for each one.

so that's it...

check out the final version with Lettering here http://battlepug.com ...and if you like BattlePug please help support the web comic by buying a Hard Copy collection of the first year printed by DarkHorse here!

Check out the amazing work of Mike Norton

...and I can't find a link but the great letter Chris Crank too!

thx




3 comments:

Evham said...

Nice work bud! I'm gonna try to flat my stuff with the biggest stuff first. Will you be my boyfriend?;)

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