A saucer of milk for the gentleman in the red and gold armour, please.
Ok.. i seem to recall Jemstone saying he wouldn’t mind if I colored one of his pics. He would probably be as surprised as I was to find that i did! Back when i was experimenting with my color/texture style I had downloaded a nice simple pic to do it with.. guess what.. it was Artemis here. Go figure. I never submitted it at the time, so here it is, a little tidied up and with an appropriate background. Hope you like it.
I just love coloring Kev’s work. I think it’s his clean fluid lines. Anyway, I thought this would make a good mock cover for Agent X.
The coloring is done in using colorized textures, in this case my favourite leather one. I inked over the sketch using the vector pen. Added some extra detail to the costume in the form of raised seams. The shading was done on a seperate layer using soften on gradient filled shapes. This was the circular gradient offset to the left. This layer was built up and additional HSL adjustments done to give wrinkles. Needed more so added white lines on a soft light layer to highlight the wrinkles.
The sword is done from scratch, with the handle grabbed from a Deadpool pin up (i was getting lazy/tired). The Agent X logo was downloaded from JuvenileMike’s DSN site. The marvel logo I cut previously from an old cover scan. The background is from my stock and is made from an alleyway, colorized orange, and a flame pic on a screen layer.
Going to be a bit busy this month with work, so here is an early concept i was playing with for the Magazine Theme Day over at DCG. I prefer how it ended up (check Sep 1 post for what was eventually used), but this version does have something about it that is interesting i hope. The larger size may make some of the costume detail more obvious – especially the stitching.