Color makes such a difference to pages!
It's true that bad inking can ruin good pencils and bad colors can ruin good lines. However no amount of great inks or talented colors can make bad pencils good. All the elements must work in unison - with an equal partnership and responsibilty to create the best page possible!
For a page to shine the line work must be brought to life by the colors... and that is exactly what I've seen Mike Summers do with the colors on Red Angel.
This week I saw the first batch of colors to come back from Mike for issue 3 of the mini-series and it blew me away. Nice one Mike!
So this week's Pick is a whole page that is showing straight forward line work PLUS mikes colors. I really want to do a 'scamp-to-final-page' study at some point but I'm waiting for the right example. In the meantime enjoy Mike's color work and look forward to seeing issue 3 :)
On a related note we have, this week, teamed up with Shel Dorf Award winner Jeff Balke who will
be producing the colors for a Red Angel cover variant for Issue 4!
I'm seriously looking forward to seeing what he does with my line work!
So here this weeks pic...
"There will be a large explosion!"
NB: Pick of the week artwork won't always be finished. Sometimes it
will be completely reworked. The art that is posted
will simply be something that's caught my eye that
week from current work or even old stuff I might have
pulled out for some obscure reason :)