I thought I'd share a bit of my process today. Here's a look at my title page, from rough tones to final color.
Of course, before I even get to tones, every panel starts as a supper scribbly layout sketch. The main goal here is to nail the composition, and capture some feeling for the gesture and acting.
A few passes later, I have the final sketch. Hopefully, the spirit is still the same!
I always work from color palettes. In these color palettes, everything is graded light-to-dark, and sometimes shaped to help me remember what aspect of the character the colors belong to. I am now realizing how dirty the shape of that flesh palette looks, but I promise, that's just the character's flesh tones and nose.
Stay tuned. Next week, I'll start posting final pages!