Alice no5 pg10 inks

I was the colorist of this page when it was originally published. It was a Zenescope book, so it wasn’t inked. However, I believe Sheldon Goh is an up and coming talent and I wanted to showcase how I envisioned his work presented. He does great with pencil, but I think he would really shine at one of the bigger publishers with a good inker (not claiming to be that inker, just showing my version).

Pencils by Sheldon Goh.
Inks by me.

Invincible no83 pg11 inks

More ink work practice. I figured I played it safe with my last practice, so I decided to tackle a whole page again. Ryan Ottley, on his Deviant Art page, posted this page for inkers to test their metal on, so I took it. Fun stuff to work on. Nice guy, too.

High res is available via the download link on my DA page if you want to see every pixel or are looking for inks to practice your colors. You can snag it here (link in the top right corner): http://jeremycolwell.deviantart.com/#/d5d3x83

Zenescope Kickstarter Cover

I was asked to color this exclusive cover for Zenescope’s Kickstarter campaign. I guess it is going to be used on only 250 copies of Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends #18 as an incentive reward to larger contributors to the Kickstarter thing. I don’t know much about that stuff, though. I just color.

I thought this cover would be a good one to use for recording my process, too. Normally, when I post them to YouTube, I speed them up, but this one I kept actual speed. That’s how I like to watch others work, so I can really see what they are doing and how quick they do it, so that’s why I did it this time. I’d love to do a commentary, but I just don’t have the time. Someday…

Anyhow, here’s the cover with awesome lines by Jamal Igle and a link to the video. It’s 3.5 hours long and available to watch at up to the full res of my Cintiq (1600×1200) so you can watch as if you were looking over my shoulder. Thanks for checking it out.

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Captain America

Khoi Pham posted the high res lines for this over on the Ten Ton message boards. I just wrapped colors on my part of Zenescope’s Alice #5 and I have Emerald City ComiCon this weekend, so I didn’t feel like doing any heavy color work. However, I can’t resist working over Khoi’s lines, especially when he’s doing a Mignola-esque thing. Considering the lines, I couldn’t help but throw down some Dave Stewart style colors. I’m no Dave, but it helped me branch out from my more painterly stuff I’ve been doing lately.

March Color Samples updated

Check out my new samples for March here:
http://colwellillustration.com/wordpress/coloring-samples

The samples represent a selection of my work published, solicited, or completed recently.

    Call of Wonderland [Zenescope], #01, Cover (solicited)
    Fury of Firestorm [DC] #6, pages 4, 5 (published as Hi-Fi)
    The Jungle Book [Zenescope], #03, Cover (solicited)
    Trauma, #0, page 1 (commission)
    Ted War, #01, Cover (commission)

Gallery Opening today

For those of you in the Boise, Idaho area, please drop by the Boise Art Museum today from 5:30-8:00pm for the opening of Comics at the Crossroads: Art of the Graphic Novel.  I have 3 pieces in the show.  Originally organized by the Maryhill Museum of Art, the show was requested by BAM and reassembled for the new location.  I’m proud to be part of it!

For more info, clicky the link. 🙂  http://boiseartmuseum.org/exhibit/future.php

WSU Art Show

At the end of January, I was contacted by the Washington State University (Vancouver, WA campus) to participate in a gallery show of graphic sequential art.  Hot off the heels of my inclusion in a similar show at the Maryhill Museaum, I thought this would be fun as well.  I have about a ten foot section of wall to fill and gave them seven pieces to show.

If you are in the area, feel free to stop in for the opening at 4-6pm at the Firstenburg Student Commons on March 8th. There will also be a panel discussion in the morning from 10:30-11:30 with Josh Neufeld and faculty who used his book A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge in their classes. That will be in the Admin Building room 129.  I don’t know if I will be included in this panel yet, but I’ll be there at least.

The show runs March 8th – April ?.  (I can’t seem to find firm end date at this time.)

Hope to see you there!