I made a breakthrough in coloring on Friday. Mostly it amounted to a simple set of steps that I could repeat over and over to do the rich coloring Jean Elmore used to do for me (and which I miss quite a bit.) I’m not using that process on Schlock Mercenary yet, because it’s too time-consuming, but as I refine it and improve my technique, you can bet we’ll see some neat new coloring in the Sunday strips.
Content issues aside, what do you think?
(The entire strip, with dialog, will be publicly viewable in a week or so. It’ll also be crassly commercial, and loaded with marketing innuendo. From a guy who created a strip called “Schlock Mercenary,” you should expect no less.)
Tickled as I am with how purty it is, I know full well that as I work on this particular project, my coloring is only going to get better. It’s going to get good enough, fast enough, that I’m going to look back at this in March and see that EVERY SINGLE THING I LIKE about it is something I didn’t do very well. So for now I’m going to bask in its shininess.