I thought it might be fun to show everyone how the sausage is made when it comes to the colors on Nailbiter. I'll be cover page 2/3 of Nailbiter issue 10. We of course start out with Mike Henderson's great line work. along with the script I was asked to add some sunbeams behind the butcher.
1st I break the page up into flats making the boys shirt blue, his hair yellow and so on.
Next I add some details and lighting. Patches of brown in the grass, different color leaves... You'll see I've also added highlights and shadows here.
And finally the sunbeams, all the work I've done to this point has been under Mikes line work. for strong lighting effects like this I'll add a layer above his art work blowing out some of the black creating the strong lighting effect you see here.
Here's the artwork with out mikes line work so you can see what I've on it own