Thursday, May 3, 2012
Tutorial 6: Coloring for Comics Demonstration
It's Tutorial time again and the subject is a huge one. This week we tackle digital coloring and scratch the surface of photoshop! I, for one, was wracking my brain trying to come up with a way to present the subject of coloring comics. And, you know if we are going to tackle something this huge, we are going to get the best to explain process to you. This weeks tutorial is hosted by Brian Miller, creator, owner and artist of HiFi Colour and Design! Brian's work and technique has been a huge inspiration to me in my coloring and his technique is unsurpassed. I was honored to be a part of his second instructional book HiFi Color for Comics 2 and continue to gain tips to brush up on my own technique. This video is only a small hit of things to come as Brian demonstrates some of the skill he uses in coloring a comic book page. Enjoy the tutorial and look for more on digital coloring and design coming up soon!
Here is a little about HiFi and their work.
Hi-Fi colour design being founded in 1998 by Brian Miller with a mission to provide digital color, illustration, and other creative services to the comic book and entertainment industries. Since then Hi-Fi has collaborated with every major publisher, syndicate, toy company, and entertainment company worldwide.
With a ‘license to thrill’ Hi-Fi often works in deep cover behind the scenes on major licensed properties. They could tell you all about it but then they would have to kill you... damned confidentiality agreements make many projects ‘eyes only’ for the Hi-Fi ‘covert-ops’ team.
Publicly Hi-Fi are best known for their work in comic books with a major focus on digital coloring. The double-’o’ agents over at ComicBookDataBase couldn’t get anyone from Hi-Fi to give-up any info, even under the interrogation lights. These spies are compiling background checks on thousands of comic books every day and have uncovered the majority of Hi-Fi’s comic book assignments.
For a peak inside the Hi-Fi secret files take a gander at: