Sorry for the long delay between updates. Most of the time I get so wrapped up in doing the work I have laid out in front of me that I forget to take enough time out to actually show it to y'all.
Anyway, here are a couple more pages from the colorist portfolio that I'll be carpet bombing editors with in the next couple months.
First up, much like the last one, we have page inked by Tim Townsend. This is one of those pages that really shows the unbelievable talent of Townsend, and how he can take an already beautiful page and then turn that bitch all the way up to 11. Seriously, for those of you out there who still think inkers are just "tracers", I dare you to check out this man's work and not be blown away.
My only regret with this page is that I wasn't able to get a clearer high-res version to work from.
But enough blabbing, here's the pic...
Pencils by Chris Bachalo
Inks by Tim Townsend
Colours by some jackass who doesn't update his site often enough
The second page I've got for ya is the first of two Green Lantern pages I've done up (I'll post the other one in a week or so).
When I pick pages to do for my portfolios I always try find ones that will be a bit of a challenge, or that'll allow me to work on one of my (many) problem areas. So this next page I chose because I figured it would be a real bitch to light properly.
As well I have a horrible habit of going off the deep end when I need to add any type of glow effect to something I colour. I try my best to keep this tendency under control, but sadly it often gets the better of me. In fact I can easily point out a couple dozen of Brad's strips that I feel I went totally over board on. I won't mind you, but I could if I felt like putting my numerous past mistakes on display for your entertainment.
Anyway, I knew that this particular page could do with a bit of a glow here and there, so I figured this might a perfect opportunity to show some restraint on my part.
Pencils by Ivan Reis
Inks by Julio Ferreira
Colours by me
Well that's it for now I think. I'll see you guys in a week or so when I finally get around to posting yet another portfolio page.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have a tattoo to get back to work on.
Well I'm finally getting around to posting some of the portfolio pages I've been working on this year. For those of you who read this who may not know, a lot of artists create portfolios to send around and try and help drum up work for themselves and catch the eyes of potential employers. Think of it as sort of a resume with pictures rather than words.
In my case I'm currently working on a colouring portfolio that I'll be sending out to various publishers as well as handing out at this year's San Diego Comic Con. SDCC is one of, if not the best show for artists such as myself to try and find work, as there are dozens of publishers represented there that are constantly looking for talent. As well, it's one of only two shows of the year where DC comics accepts open submissions (which they refer to as their "talent search").
Anyway, over the next couple weeks I'll be dropping by here and posting different pages from my portfolio for y'all to look at, which you'll hopefully get a kick out of seeing.
So the first one I did up for 2009 was a two page spread from the House of M series that Marvel did a couple years back (be sure to click the pic below to see the full sized version).
Pencils by : Olivier Coipel
Inks by : Tim Townsend
Colours by : Me
Most of the time when I pick a practice or portfolio page to colour I do so because I want to try my hand at a specific pencilers work or comic title (which is why I will always have at least one Green Lantern page in my arsenal at any given time). My picking this page however had way more to do with the inker than anything else.
I never really used to pay that much attention to the work of the various inkers that are out there busting ass each and every day to make the pencilers look good (and in some cases, look better than they really are) until I started seriously working towards a career in colouring. Now that I have however, I've got to say that Townsend is by far one of my favourites.
Alrighty folks, that's it for me for now. I'll be back in a couple of days to post another page for y'all to take a peek at.