Monday, January 25, 2016

Coloring VeggieTales Super Comics: Rack, Shack, & Benny

Line art by Cory Jones, colors by Philip A. Buck

    As I've mentioned in a previous post, I recently had the great pleasure of working as a freelance Artist Assistant & Colorist for illustrator, Cory Jones as he illustrated volumes of the VeggieTales Super Comics series! Today I'll show you a quick look at the process for the 32 page story Rack, Shack, and Benny for Big Idea Entertainment & B&H Kids publishing. The story from the Big Idea VeggieTales video was adapted by Aaron Linne & is collected in VeggieTales Super Comics: Volume 3.

    Below are examples of how Cory's black & white line art basically looked when I received it, followed by my digital color version of each page. The majority of my work was done in Photoshop with minor corrections & adjustments in Illustrator. My original color work was in CYMK mode, but for the purposes of posting online, it has been changed to RGB mode (which alters the colors slightly.) The comic's word balloons, thought bubbles, & captions have been removed.

    If I recall correctly, the lighting effects in the last to pages above were a joint effort between Cory & myself. The full comic should be available as a single issue comic on Comixology & is already available in VeggieTales Super Comics: Volume 3, which can be purchased in most book stores and on Amazon.  This story was the first of many I was lucky to work on with Cory Jones. Thanks for checking it out! You can check out more samples from the 3 stories that are featured in Volume 3 over on my portfolio page. Until next time, God bless you, friends!

P.S. Of course, VeggieTales Supercomics & it characters belong to Big Idea Entertainment.