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Rogue Print Detail by AdamHughes Rogue Print Detail by AdamHughes
This is a detail from the Rogue litho I just finished for Sideshow Collectibles; it comes with the Rogue comiquette if you order the exclusive version. I just posted the whole image a few moments ago.

Since my hand is messed up, I couldn't pencil and ink this the way I'd like. So, since I needed to make sexy lemonade out of this mess, I took my original concept illustration and just colored & painted it in Photoshop.

Before anyone asks, here's the reasons why I cropped it... First, I thought that the Black Cat print was dull, and one of the reasons is because it's full figure. You don't NEED a full-figure print of the character.... because you have the statue! You can see her toes THERE. I decided to crop in so that the piece would be about the face and the body language. I also cropped in because time was tight, San Diego was looming, and the AC was out and it was 95 degrees in my house.

As for technique/method.... I took the original high-rez Grayscale scan, cropped it, and converted it to CMYK Mode. It looked the same. I then used things like Variations, CHannel Mixer, and Hue/Saturation to change the gray values to have hues. At that stage, it looked like an oil painter's underpainting.

I then went in and built up the highlights using the pencil tool set on 10-21% opacity to slowly build up my "brush strokes" and give it an analog feel.

The highlights on the latex were accomplished using the lasso tool and my color Fills set to Screen or Linear Dodge.
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MAD-Ina Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!! :D
TorontoWild Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
look and teach [link] [link]
patimusiclover Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
beautiful *0*
AOthelegend Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fca182 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Can I ask what resolution (both size and PPI) you usually work at once you've scanned them? I can't seem to find the right one, my art always looks too small on previews :( but you seem to always nail it :)
pheflin Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
You are a master at coloring. Seriously. I'm finally going digital and using PS, any tricks you didn't mention already?
untilmoraleimproves Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
I saw Tim working on the sculpt for this. Very cool.
mytake Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
scientifico Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
AH, I LOVE this face. Absolutely wonderful! However did you get that playful, sexy, naughty squinty smile? And the hint of dimples are great!
RNHMH Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
to see the before and after and image the transition is terrific
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