This week I took an extra step in coloring, not the normal crayon and coloring book but a little more advanced with photoshop and plenty of patience.
The challenge was brought up to me by a friend looking into coloring for comic books and it’s started it’s own adventure in going down the rabbit hole of online tutorials.
It’s another step towards my goal of being a well rounded talent in media. To think, this all started with picking up a few comic books and talking with friends.
Previously I have mentioned my trip to Alamo City Comic Con and all the great things about it but it has been hitting me lately on the people and talents that I met with my two days in San Antonio.
Jonathan Glapion seems like a normal name and another person but his inking for Batman is beautiful.
His skills to transform pencil drawings to the proper beginnings of a batman comic with his pens are just great.
Just looking at his black and white drawings, especially seeing them in person, you are able to grasp the idea of what Batman is.
I’ve always been interested in art and especially when it has a dark look but a good feel when you take time to admire it.
Of course, art is subjective, yet every time I saw works by artist Catherine Cooke (Catamus), I just had to stay and take them in.
One of her works involves a sketch of an owl that she said took her 15 or 20 minutes to produce that became one of her more popular works. Using her medium of choice, she is able to create images that people would think would be created on the other side of the globe, not Austin, Texas.
Lastly, Humberto Ramos. I didn’t get to appreciate his work when I first met him.
I was just a person looking, just browsing the con, just recording and editing the interview.
Now I know why his works are so important to my friends who went out of their way to make sure we got a chance to talk with him. He is a penciller who essentially creates the base of the images before we see the final, inked and colored comic.
He’s drawn the Flash, Spiderman, Wolverine, the Uncanny X-Men, and his upcoming Extraordinary X-Men.
Not many people are capable of creating the images and the emotions that these three people of the many that are out there creating content everyday for everyone to see.
As I get more into comics and photoshop, I am learning to appreciate their content as I continue to grow as a person and in this field.