Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The final step, and another sneak peek at CALAMITY JACK

Here are a couple of panels from CALAMITY JACK, the forthcoming sequel to RAPUNZEL'S REVENGE. What you are seeing is the color mapped panel on the left, then the final color on the right.

We talked about the color map process a few months back, and the color mappers have done a fantastic job mapping out each page. I now have the task of changing the maps to the final color scheme, then adding highlights, shadows, a little texture and dynamic lighting.

Click on the image for a better view. 

I've been doing this "Final Step" full time for the past few weeks, and I'll be doing it for a few more weeks. On a good day, I can do three pages. I once did four. 

Actually, the real "Final Step" will be adding the lettering and sound effect lettering to the colored images. Well, on second thought, the "Final Step" will be the publisher formatting the pages for printing. On third thought--the "Final Step" on a book like this is cashing a royalty check. In that case, RAPUNZEL'S REVENGE isn't finished yet...;)

There are a lot of final steps.


hwalk said...

Wow! thanks for sharing. It looks awesome.

Nathan said...

I don't want to ruin any plot points, so I can only show panels without spoilers. I can't wait to show off the whole book!

In 2010...{:P

Laura said...

Wow, Nathan, it's gorgeous!

I can't wait to have the finished product in my hands.

Maribeth said...

Hehe. Thank you!

I'm soooo excited. It look rockin'.

Enna Isilee said...

Those were two of my favorite pages to color.