Tuesday, February 14, 2012

COMMUNITY NEWS: James Babbo Colors for Dynamite Entertainment and others!

Comics Experience alum and Creators Workshop member James Babbo has been doing coloring work for a number of publishers recently.

In fact, on February 15th, his second issue as colorist for Dynamite Entertainment goes on sale! That issue is Warehouse 13 with art by Robert Gill, shown here. This is James' second issue coloring the book, with #3 being his first.

At the same time he's worked on those books, James has been doing "flatting" color work for various pro colorists at Marvel, Image, and Top Cow.

For those unfamiliar with the process, flatting is an essential step where every shape (buildings, bodies, costumes, etc) is filled with color so the colorists can select those sections to change color and provide the finished rendering.

James, a graduate of Soto's coloring classes, had this to say about the courses at Comics Experience:
"Chris Sotomayor's coloring class was an immense help in learning the skills necessary to do digital coloring. While I had learned the technical steps in Photoshop through books and tutorials, Soto provides an understanding of color theory that explains how color is viewed in reality. Temperature, atmosphere, environment - all these need to be observed in the process of coloring anything, be it comics or painting.

I highly recommend Soto's class for those wanting to be a professional colorist as well as the independent creator (in my case) who wants to self-publish."
Thanks for the kind words, James, and CONGRATS on all your coloring gigs! We hope to see more!

If you want to make comics, write, draw, letter, and color comics, or improve as a comics creator, you'll find like-minded friends and colleagues in our online workshops and courses. We hope to see you there!

Posted by Rob Anderson
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