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Rogue Print by AdamHughes Rogue Print by AdamHughes
This is the Rogue litho I just finished for Sideshow Collectibles; it comes with the Rogue comiquette if you order the exclusive version.

Since my hand is messed up, I couldn't pencil and ink this the way I'd like. So, since I needed to make sexy lemonade out of this mess, I took my original concept illustration and just colored & painted it in Photoshop.

Before anyone asks, here's the reasons why I cropped it... First, I thought that the Black Cat print was dull, and one of the reasons is because it's full figure. You don't NEED a full-figure print of the character.... because you have the statue! You can see her toes THERE. I decided to crop in so that the piece would be about the face and the body language. I also cropped in because time was tight, San Diego was looming, and the AC was out and it was 95 degrees in my house.

As for technique/method.... I took the original high-rez Grayscale scan, cropped it, and converted it to CMYK Mode. It looked the same. I then used things like Variations, CHannel Mixer, and Hue/Saturation to change the gray values to have hues. At that stage, it looked like an oil painter's underpainting.

I then went in and built up the highlights using the pencil tool set on 10-21% opacity to slowly build up my "brush strokes" and give it an analog feel.

The highlights on the latex were accomplished using the lasso tool and my color Fills set to Screen or Linear Dodge.
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Rob-Satanta-K Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the description of the process, Rogue has never looked better IMHO.
SCOTTERIGSBY Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist
really nice work not to little not to much and thanks for the mini tut every bit helps
JuniorJac Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
HowardJames Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
I just finished "Cover Run" (it's been on my 'to read' pile for a while - no offense..."Brush with Passion" is still sitting there). I have really enjoyed your work for some years now; in the past I have often been tempted to buy books simply on the strength of your covers – “Wonder Woman” and “Power Girl” in particular – but the interior art was seldom up to snuff. That’s why “Cover Run” was not to be passed up! I enjoy most of the artists who have inspired you as well…perhaps this is why your style appeals to me more than, say, Alex Ross (not to disparage him any – his work is admirable). Maybe it’s the Norman Rockwell influence that always appealed to me…to my art teachers’ chagrin. I was gratified to find several You-Tube videos you posted which explain your technique – it was very illuminating and inspiring. I haven’t looked too deeply into your Photoshop colorization process (it’s an expensive program that I have limited experience with). I was also pleased to see how you gave preferential treatment to the folks waiting outside at a Comic Con to purchase a sketch from you (I suppose that was your wife, Alison Sohn). It’s just refreshing to see someone with such talent who is willing to share his knowledge and is also sensitive to his fans. I have been following “Before Watchmen”: Particularly your “Dr. Manhattan” and Darwyn Cooke’s “Minutemen” – both are awesome! I was particularly arrested by the picture of Ashley Taffar in your book – what an expressive and pretty face. I did a search to see other pics of her and was surprised to see none (she must be yours exclusively). An aside: You seem a little defensive about using photography as a tool – don’t be – it’s a tradition that predates Rockwell considerably: Leonardo da Vinci used a camera obscura way back when. (P.S. Scan your pages [like David Mazzucchelli did] – I would really love to see IDW do an Artist’s Edition of your work). Thanks - Howard
oqui Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hobbitpeddler Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's beautiful! My favorite Rogue costume! :)
sonnywebmaster Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seorie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:O The guy who sculpted this is on here.! Amazing. :O
Alf-Alpha Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Quite freakiiiiiiiiiingly awesome. Hot chick comin' to slap you@ the cheek!
Mad-Maven Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
LOVE! what cheek! its adorable AND hot who can do that?!!! Ah.....
Richpartist Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As difficult as it is to forget the boobs and the butts(especially the butts)you are right,the eyes and the hands are where its at :) You inspire me to get better sir.
charnelle-volcom9 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Artist
Awesome!!! Love it!! Nice job!! :D
sakura-miau Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely LOVE your style! Rogue is among my favorite X-people. You did her justice. :D
Richpartist Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I must have your power sir!!!!!!!!! Shiny green is my new favorite color :)
FrodoBacchi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing Job!
nightsong123 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
made me smile to think...a rogue striptease would literally be DEADLY
w4wy4w Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
SerjoMaksimov Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Emme73 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Thats very funny and sexy at the same time, I love it, especially that sparkle in her face, very vivid.
tonguesofbabel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
nice, love that colgate smile
DavidCoates Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish i could fav something multiple times, i would everytime i look at this.
darkside-ky Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
I really need to learn more about doing progressive latex surface lighting, especially linear dodge and how to make a progressive surface across a dark color like black. Usually it fades to gray, so I'm not sure how to get that Overexposed look.

Also, I'm not good at making decently shaped hotspots over a body's surface.

Can you provide any tips regarding that?
inugirl26 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
She is my all time favorite X-Men character, and you have done a really, really awesome job drawing her!
Spiegel666 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Somehow I can't find Rogue smiling and taking off a glove sexy... more ominous, given what she can do with those gloves off...
IN-finiti Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
omfg you should have done the ultimate xmen series lmfaooo
The1Blur Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ichanwoman Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Last weekend, i saw the figure based in your art of "Picara" (this is the name she recieve in Spain, i don´t know in USA...)
It was as athonising as your drawing!
TicoDrawing Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love when u do shiny costumes
CameronMark Featured By Owner May 23, 2009   Digital Artist
ha, I entered my name in to win this statue on comic art community...HOPE I DO!!!
guillotinemaster75 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
it actually looks like you cut a piece of latex and glued it to the picture, super realistic looking. and with a dodgy hand too...I think I'm gonna throw up, I'm so jealous!!!
KewAlex Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
pure awesomeness!
MinakoRai Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009   Traditional Artist
Very interesting way of painting this lovely piece. You would give my Digital Artist professor a heart attack[good/bad] from both the uses of the tool [good] and how you moved them in your own way [bad...but it would be funny to see, lol].

Hope that hand of yours is better now, personally hate it when that happens.
albatrash Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
I want to wear rubber now. Sexy lemonade indeed.
marine1200 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Someone is about to die
gwdill Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist
That is absolutely amazing!! I don't know how you do it....:D
marine1200 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Love your signature
gwdill Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist
Thank you! :D
marine1200 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
gwdill Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist
:highfive: :D
marine1200 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Amabylis Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
I love your work kinda stumbled on it looking around i also love to draw comics but yours are amazing your art reminds me of Norman Rockwell I loved his drawings and i am a new fan
Dreamerzina Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Amazing work as usual.
Carribou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
Oh man I love it, I was Rogue for halloween and I have no idea why I never bleached parts of my hair almost white before. I love the sleekness and how fun you made her.
NinjaPigProductions Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Ugh! I have this statue, bought it a couple weeks ago from a local comic shop! B E A Utiful work here, chap, I love this.
el-vinas Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ranma711 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Just received the Rogue comiquette via fedex and it is awesome, it also came with the Rogue litho.
what- Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Professional Artist
You make me want to have babies. <3
James-ed-Marsh Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
damn you and your talent!
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