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.
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?.
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.
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, -AH!-
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!