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Rogue Print Detail
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By AdamHughes   |   Watch
Published: July 30, 2008
© 2008 - 2019 AdamHughes
This is a detail from the Rogue litho I just finished for Sideshow Collectibles; it comes with the Rogue comiquette if you order the exclusive version. I just posted the whole image a few moments ago.

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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MAD-InaHobbyist General Artist
Awesome!! :D
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look and teach [link] [link]
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patimusicloverStudent Digital Artist
beautiful *0*
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fca182's avatar
Can I ask what resolution (both size and PPI) you usually work at once you've scanned them? I can't seem to find the right one, my art always looks too small on previews :( but you seem to always nail it :)
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pheflin Filmographer
You are a master at coloring. Seriously. I'm finally going digital and using PS, any tricks you didn't mention already?
untilmoraleimproves's avatar
I saw Tim working on the sculpt for this. Very cool.
scientifico's avatar
AH, I LOVE this face. Absolutely wonderful! However did you get that playful, sexy, naughty squinty smile? And the hint of dimples are great!
RNHMH's avatar
to see the before and after and image the transition is terrific
doondoon900's avatar
You should put together a how to draw like me (yourself ) book. I'd buy it.
Yglesiaz's avatar
Thanks for the background on your PS techniques. I've just gotten into coloring my work digitally and I'm using whatever I can glean from your work and comments you've made concerning it.
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Moony92Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am literally amazed at how much life you can put into a simple sketch simply by your coloring skills alone. :)
Okay im pretty adept in photoshop as far as photo-editing but not of your calliber MY GOD! This is Complex as hell yet so flawless lmaoo (you should print a book of all your works and sell it in barnes & noble or something like a portfolio everyone can see I'd buy like 3 copies of it ahahaha). But anyways. Is there any online tutorials you know of that specialize in techniques you use ?

First and foremost Can you major in Graphic design & media design and still be a professional Comic book artist or no do you have to major in other fields?.

& Rogue is hot. Ahahahaha.

ADAM HUGHES for 2012 president. Aha
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MonikaLoesserProfessional Traditional Artist
I'm afraid I must own up to the fact that I'm not much of a comics afficionada. Having said that, I must add that I have always loved the examples of your work that I have come across over the years. I truly believe that your art transcends what I think of when I think comics. I have genuinely enjoyed tripping through your portfolio.
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Thanks for the kind words!
I personally believe one of the ways to keep one's medium fresh is to diversify & bring different ideas to the table. By drawing my comics work in a slightly non-traditional way, it keeps me from preaching to the choir.
I'm glad you enjoyed the prtfolio; please watch as I will be adding constantly!
Thanks again,
PiratoLoco's avatar man..this is seriously cute!! You really did get that Elvgren feel to that smile.
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awww ii wish i could paint stuff im not pretty good when its about paintings
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It took me a little while to figure it out, because she looked like someone I've seen before. Then it hits me, she resembles Ashley Judd a little bit. Nothing wrong with that. It's definitely one of the warmest southern smiles I've ever seen. Beautiful work!
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hello i love your artwork & ill be looking forward to seeing more so keep up the great work & keep :D :D :D :D :D :D :D.....bye
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jltaHobbyist Digital Artist
you...are...a god
stefart's avatar
very beautyful drawings Molto belli Bravo, ciao!
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why bother inking it? if ur just gonna paint over it? to sell it?
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