Friday, April 18, 2008
Picked up a Daredevil graphic novel recently. Titled, Daredevil:Yellow. Art by Tim Sale. Written by Jeph Loeb. It's about the origins of Daredevil. (Did you know his original costume was yellow?) The art was done in a watercolour painterly style instead of the usual black lines and photoshop. The last few pages revealed how Tim Sale put it together. He did everything in black ink and grey washes. He then passed it on to a colourist who used photoshop to colour all the washes so they look like colour washes. Trying it myself, all you have to do is use "overlay" and "linear dodge" over grey tones to get this delicious effect. But of course, your lines and tone placement have to be good for the picture to look good.
Later on, i found that Tim Sale was also the artist behind Issac Mendez’s paintings and 9thWonder comic for Heroes! It looks like he used the same technique there too.