I finished colouring the ‘Take On Me’ pages. I’ve been asked to hold off posting them in case a publisher might be found. I have included the coloured version of page 2 in the following step by step GIF:
And here are Brian’s complete musings on the subject:
Since I had my paints out, I finally got around to colouring CB’s ‘Martital Bliss’ piece. Here it is as I received it:
There wasn’t much I could do to the backgrounds Dave had put in, so I came up with this:
CB wanted it coloured, so I then had to carefully peel off the dot-tone from the Cerebus figure. Some of the tone was barely attached and other parts were hanging on for dear life but I managed to remove the dots with minimal damage to the paper and then set to colouring:
Okay, now to colour the ‘Take On Me’ pages that were featured in previous posts. Brian continues his musings on the subject. Here are the relevant posts (so far) in order:
Brian has some interesting ‘musings’ regarding this commission (and other things) on his blog.
Now I have to colour my part on the five pages.
I bought some new paints to replace my 34 year old set of Windsor & Newton Designers watercolour dyes. Pretty much all I have left in the set are unopened bottles of such colours as ‘Fluorescent Fuchia’.
I haven’t used the new paints before and I haven’t coloured anything for a very long time, so I decided to practice on one of the black & white prints of my collaboration with Frank Cho:
Brian Coppola, long-time Cerebus fan, art collector and all-round great guy, has come up with another of his unique ideas for a commission. (More on Brian HERE and some of his collection HERE.) This one involves a five page story he’s come up with and enlisted the talents of Carson Grubaugh (more HERE and HERE).
Here is page one. Carson has done all of the work on the first five panels. He drew the figures in panels six thru nine and I did the backgrounds. The colour on those panels are just a computer mock-up of what I will attempt to do when I hand colour the original.
Here is page two:
I think Cerebus fans can see where this is going.
Here is a GIF of the process for page two:
Okay… three more pages to go and then I still have to colour it.