Thursday, August 24, 2017
I have exciting news, everyone! I will be sharing a table with John Lotshaw in Artist's Alley at Wizard World Comic Con Nashville! The convention is Sept 8th-10th at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN. Details are below. I'm working on putting together lots of art for you all. I'm looking forward to meeting new friends, meeting up with old ones & celebrating Guy Gilchrist's induction into Wizard's Hall of Legends! I'll see you there! God bless!
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Happy Independence Day! I barely got this done in time! (Haha! I got a little carried away.) I hope you all have had a wonderful 4th of July! God Bless!
-Philip A. Buck
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Hey, pals! Check out this color work I did for Guy Gilchrist's new print! Guy has been drawing bugs Bunny since the 80's. His drawing of Bugs was phenomenal, so I knew I had to deliver! I'm pretty pleased with the result.
Here, you can see the original black & white ink drawing by Guy Gilchrist. You can find more of his work at his website or his Facebook. You can also purchase prints & original art there or when you meet him at your local comic convention! Just imagine a beautiful signed copy of this print upon your wall or in a frame at your bedside haha! So cool! Thanks for checking in! God Bless!
Monday, May 29, 2017
|Brother Rock, Memorial Day 2017 by Randy Gabbard & Guy Gilchrist, Colors by Philip A. Buck.|
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Have a great Memorial Day weekend & Thank You to all who have served our country, especially those who “gave all for all.” Can’t say it much better than Brother Rock! (By Randy Gabbard & Guy Gilchrist, Colors by Me!) God bless!
Monday, May 22, 2017
Howdy, folks! I hope all of you moms had a wonderful Mother's Day! This is the Mother's Day Brother Rock strip by Guy Gilchrist & Randy Gabbard that I colored. Speaking of which- every so often, I'll livestream or post quick process videos on social media as a way of letting you all have a peak at what I'm working on at the moment & how I'm doing it. In the last batch of video clips & live broadcasts I've featured my work coloring the Brother Rock comic strip. Take a look!
Coloring more of Randy Gabbard & @guyfgilchrist's #BrotherRock comic strips, so... . . . #comics #comicscoloring #coloringcomics #comicstrips #art #digitalcoloring #rock #rockandroll #monks #guardiansofthegalaxyvol2 #awesomemixvol2 #mrbluesky #electriclightorchestra #guygilchrist #guygilchristart #randygabbard #philipabuck #music #behindthescenesA post shared by Philip A. Buck (@philipabuck) on
The Other Day: Coloring Memorial Day "Brother Rock" Comic Strip… https://t.co/cqAvRlmKVC— ✨Philip A. Buck✨ (@PhilipABuck) May 19, 2017
— ✨Philip A. Buck✨ (@PhilipABuck) May 17, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
|Guy Gilchrist Promotional 8x10. Photo of Guy Gilchrist by Rory White. Characters drawn by Guy Gilchrist. Design, layout & character colors by Philip A. Buck|
Hello everyone! As many of you know, I've been doing a lot of freelance color work for the amazing cartoonist, Guy Gilchrist. But did you know that I've also been doing some design work for him as well? "WHAT? You? You're not a graphic designer!" You may say. Though that's a little presumptuous of you, you are mostly correct. However, I have done some design work in the past. I've got a cornucopia of skills. Sometimes it helps to "wear a few different hats," as the saying goes & lately, I've been wearing my graphic designer hat quite a bit putting together promotional material for Guy that he can use online & at comic conventions or speaking events. Go ahead, take a look! (Click the images to view some of them larger.)
|GuyGilchristArt.com Website Header Banner. Photo of Guy Gilchrist by Rory White. Characters drawn by Guy Gilchrist. Image edits, design, layout & character colors by Philip A. Buck|
So this was fun! I had the challenge of taking the outstanding photography of Rory White & adding many of the characters Guy has worked on into the scene. I sampled the characters from some of the art prints Guy sells at comic cons (which he drew & I colored.) It was tricky, but we knew that the final Who Framed Roger Rabbit style meeting of "real life" Guy with his cartoon & comic characters would be a great way to show off the way he enthusiastically brings his characters to life.
|Social Media MEFCC Promo for Guy Gilchrist. Photo of Guy Gilchrist by Rory White. Characters drawn by Guy Gilchrist. Design, layout & character colors by Philip A. Buck|
Here is just one of many social media promos I've put together promoting Guy Gilchrist's upcoming appearances.
|Promotional "One Sheet" for Guy Gilchrist. Photo of Guy Gilchrist by Rory White. Characters drawn by Guy Gilchrist. Design & majority of character colors by Philip A. Buck|
|Blue Vignette Web Promo Banner. Photo of Guy Gilchrist by Rory White. Characters drawn by Guy Gilchrist. Image edits, design, layout & character colors by Philip A. Buck|
|Black Vignette Web Promo Banner. Photo of Guy Gilchrist by Rory White. Characters drawn by Guy Gilchrist. Image edits, design, layout & character colors by Philip A. Buck|
|Pull Down Vertical Prints Display Banner for Events. Characters drawn by Guy Gilchrist. Design & character colors by Philip A. Buck|
|Pull Down Vertical Showcase of Characters Banner for Events. Characters drawn by Guy Gilchrist. Design, layout & character colors by Philip A. Buck|
|Horizontal Event Banner for Guy Gilchrist. Photo of Guy Gilchrist by Rory White. Characters drawn by Guy Gilchrist. Photo restoration, edits, design, layout & character colors by Philip A. Buck|
I had the added goal of restoring & editing two photos for this banner which hangs in front of Guy's table at comic conventions & other events. The properties & franchises listed & represented by characters on the banner are just the tip of the iceberg. Mr. Gilchrist has worked on & created many more fun, classic characters! Enough to fill a wall! But I could only fit so many names & characters on there with him, ya know?!
|MEFCC Exclusive Print. Characters drawn by Guy Gilchrist. Design, layout & character colors by Philip A. Buck|
Who's that yellow guy in the last picture? Why it's the mascot for the Middle East Film & Comic Con in Dubai, of course! I colored Guy's drawing of the TV-headed fellow & introduced him to a bunch of colorful new friends for this MEFCC exclusive print that Guy Gilchrist will be signing at the convention This Week (at the time of this post.) If you are at the convention, be sure to look for the banners above to find his table, meet Guy & get one!
Thank you for checking out some of my most recent coloring & design work! Until next time, God bless!
Monday, March 13, 2017
I mentioned a while back that upon winning a free subscription to Schoolism, I decided to further my education & add to my skill set by taking the "Storyboarding with Kris Pearn" course. Since then, I haven't really shared much from the class. Below the break is my work for the third assignment. The assignment was as follows:
-Students are to create a rough storyboard of a simple two character set up, wherein they establish a stageline for the board. A third character is to enter the sequence which will require the adjustment of the stageline to accommodate the story.
Two Characters are in an argument over an EGG. A THIRD Character enters the scene and changed the argument (as in, the argument escalates, diffuses, refocuses... your call). Either one of the characters, or the camera crosses the stageline in order to resolve the scene. Try to create a simple story with a beginning, middle, and end.
Students with demonstrate the practical use of camera continuity in service of telling a simple character story with a beginning, middle and end.
I'm pretty pleased with it, but I wanted to share it with all of you as well as get your feedback & constructive criticism. (You can click the images or right click & open in a new tab to view them larger. Which ever is easiest for you, of course!)
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
|2017 Valentine's Day Brother Rock by Randy Gabbard & Guy Gilchrist, colored by Philip A. Buck|
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Happy Valentine's Day to you all! I had the fun of coloring this special Valentine's Brother Rock strip by Guy Gilchrist & Randy Gabbard. You can read Brother Rock & see more of my color work on this series over on the official Facebook Page & also on its website soon!
Until next time, God bless, you guys!
Monday, January 30, 2017
|Different layers used in Photoshop during the coloring process. Drawing by Guy Gilchrist, Colors by Philip A. Buck.|
Hello everyone! Here's something I've been meaning to share for a bit. I've been doing some color work for Guy Gilchrist lately. He did tons of the classic merchandise art for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the past & creates new pieces to sell as commissions or prints. I was super excited when he asked if I'd do the colors for his latest "full cast" turtles illustration. In the animated GIF above, you can see the layer breakdown I used for shadows, highlights & textures in Photoshop. Of course, there was a lot of work between these steps.
|The TMNT cast in a rooftop scene drawn by Guy Gilchrist.|
Here is the black & white ink drawing Guy Gilchrist sent to me for colors. It's already impressive as is, wouldn't you agree?
|Character Color Reference|
When I'm coloring preexisting characters, I'll often gather together color samples & reference images into one page that I can leave open while working. I used this reference page to narrow down the colors that I'll use the most. Are the turtles bright lime green or dark forest green?! Since there's been many different versions of the TMNT characters' colors (even just in the 80's & 90's cartoon style,) this page helped me find a "common ground" for each individual color. I wanted colors that were similar enough to each version of the cartoon turtles that they wouldn't stand out as "odd" if the viewer was only used to one of the versions above.
|Drawing by Guy Gilchrist, Colors by Philip A. Buck|
|The TMNT cast, the final image, Drawing by Guy Gilchrist, Colors by Philip A. Buck|
After finishing the colors & sending the image to Guy, he realized the picture's dimensions were incorrect for the size prints he was making. The solution? He had me add extra cloudy skies to the top. I think it gives it more drama & compositional "breathing room." What a thrill to work on a Gilchrist TMNT piece! (And there were more to follow!)
Thanks for checking in for this quick look at the process. If you have any questions or comments you can leave them in the comments section below. Until next post, Cowabunga! & God bless, you guys & HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GUY!
Friday, January 27, 2017
Coloring some more #BrotherRock (by @guyfgilchrist & Randy Gabbard.) It takes longer than this, haha!A video posted by Philip A. Buck (@philipabuck) on
Hi everybody! I just wanted to pop in & share some of the very quick peeks at my coloring process that I've been sharing on social media. Above is a video demonstrating the layers I use in Photoshop.
Here's some more step by step progress of my color work for the Brother Rock comic strip by Guy Gilchrist & Randy Gabbard. I first added his "base colors" or "Flats," then the background colors & finally, the shadows. These little ducks are so much fun! You can find more Brother Rock on the Facebook page, in my portfolio & on this site. Until next time, God bless!