The art of Jaime Hernandez - the secrets of life and death by Todd Hignite.
Jaime Hernandez unfinished Love & Rockets art. Pencils have very little diliberation. Xaime is a natual.
Throwback Thursday: 1989 with Carolyn Rosner
Probably some Boston Phoenix event. We both started working there the previous year. I think we became friends ‘cause no one else would talk to us. Haven’t seen her since she took off for Australia in 1990. She loved Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush. And yes, I really dressed this way back then.
Not Really Blade Kills Twilight: Color Flats Complete!
Since my last post, I been busy color flatting. All this means is isolating flat, temporary areas of color for later modification. This second round includes actual flat colors, textures, gradients and speical effects). Here’s a Wikipedia entry:
A coloring specialist within the comic book industry that prepares the inked or sketched comic book page for the colorist with digital art software such as Adobe Photoshop. The specialist does so by selecting the objects on the page and filling them in with a solid color called a “flat”, so that the “flats” can be used by the colorist by way of the “magic wand” tool. In this way, the colorist may select each object during the rendering process-to the exclusion of the other objects on the page-so that the object’s base color may be changed, or to render the colors.
Pricing for flats vary but as of early 2010 one common going rate for a flatted page was $15 if the page were inked and of regular difficulty ($30 for a double page) with $20 for a sketched page of regular difficulty ($40 for a double sketched page).
Colorists of mainstream comics literally couldn’t do their jobs without flatteners. BPelt seems to be the most popular Photoshop plugin for this mundane task, but I flattened this story manually. My average “speed” is 3 hours per page.
With this production-level task complete, I turn the pages over to Jesse Farrell for final color. Mr. Sculpts, the ball’s in your court!