A new coloring process video is on my Patreon: it's 40 minutes long and with English SUBs, basically I explain some tricks and my coloring method. Practice is the best way to learn things but I think it may be helpful if you're a SAI user, some tricks can work on Photoshop as well.
I'm sharing my color palette and explaining how I get that certain effect in my last picture.
The video is HD 720px
and you can also easily copy my brush settings, if you want.
You're still unsure about supporting your favourite artists through Patreon?
Here's how it works and why I think it's the right platform
for publishing my self-produced comic, 'CyberSteel'.
What is CyberSteel?
CyberSteel was born in 2009 after the collision of two evil minds: Thiefmarine
.Set around 2030
, CyberSteel is a urban spying, sci-fi and action story.
Kevin, is a university student from England and a computer hacker at night. In trouble with his exams, he luckily meets Alex, a geek who could help him in getting higher scores to impress his mommy.
They become friends but Kevin struggles to make ends meet, so he steals dirty money from dubious current accounts to survive.
In a flash, the two friends end up in some henchmen's sight, minions of a ruthless killer better known as Anger. You can read the full story for as low as 1$ a month on Patreon.
How many CyberSteel books there will be?
Each volume is composed of 4 chapters of 25/27 pages each + a prologue. The whole comic consists of 7 volumes, around 90/110 pages each.
What you get
-If you pledge at least 1$
each Patron will get 3 pages per month in English and full colors
3 pages are not much for you? Don't worry! The number of pages will increase as soon as I'll reach the goals. At the end of the month you'll also get access to a ZIP folder with all the English pages. -If you pledge at least 5$ you could read the comic in all the available languages
(for now Italian and English), you'll have access to Resources, Linearts, WIPs, and exclusive Illustrations (the unpublished ones from the artbooks I'm preparing)
and I'll follow you back on FB and/or Twitter
(be sure to send me a PM in case you're interested in a follow back). PLUS you'll get access to a Dropbox folder each month
, in case you missed some updates.
More languages will be unlocked as long as we reach the goal and Patrons will vote for the language to unlock first. At the end of the month you'll also get a link to a ZIP folder
with the pages in all the available languages.-If you pledge at least 10$ you'll get all previous rewards, PLUS access to Tutorials and Step by Steps
of my illustrations, occasional process videos
, access to .PSD files
, access to all the current .PDF Ebooks by Wendigo
(value 8USD each, content may be +18), and you could decide the subject of the next Tutorial (painting, inking, etc.)
Premium tiers-If you pledge at least 15$ you'll get all 10$ rewards,
PLUS you'll get A3 posters from Wendigo
(contact me once you've selected your print).
Check out the PRINTS available here.
You can purchase up to 3 prints at a time:
1 PRINT = 15$
2 PRINTS = 25$
3 PRINTS = 30$
Shipping in Europe and Mediterranean basin = INCLUDED!
Shipping to Africa, America and Asia = +5$
Shipping to Oceania = +10$
Prints will be shipped once after the 15th of each month.
-If you pledge at least 70$ (limited to 1) you'll get all 10$ rewards, PLUS you'll be Kevin's private t-shirt designer!!Your logo/drawing/writing or your comic logo will appear on Kevin t-shirt for a whole scene (3/5 pages).
I reserve the right to reject offensive/violent/political messages or drawings.
You (or your business) will be credited in the printed book.
-If you pledge at least 225$ (limited to 1) you'll get all 10$ rewards, PLUS Wendigo and GiorgiaLanza (who's CyberSteel colorist!) will create a commission just for you for private or commercial use, even for covers or self-publishing.
(A4 size, 300 dpi, digital, in colors, preview of the sketch is included!).
Wendigo will do the lines and Giorgia will take care of the colors.
* Monthly Raffle - Patrons only*Each month I'm gonna select one of my current Patrons
and they will receive a inked bust from me (value 30$). Tickets number will depend on the amount you pledged for the current month and they'll increase your possibility to win.
I'm gonna extract the winner at the end of the month, and I'll deliver the drawing once each payment got through. Here's a small graph to explain how it works.
About the authors
have been creating sci-fi and fantasy stories since 2009.
Wendigo takes care of the drawings, from pencils to colors; Thiefmarine works on the plots. Both cooperate on scriptwriting and character designs.Giorgia Lanza
is an Italian comic artist and a digital colorist.
Our dream is...
To bring CyberSteel to life. Patreon will help Wendigo paying bills and paying the colorist during the creation process, that will last about 1,5 years for each CyberSteel volume.
Why Patreon and how it works?
We've chosen Patreon because it's the perfect platform to guarantee a regular publication to CyberSteel. At the moment, it's impossible for me to become a freelancer in my country. Hopefully, Patreon and Patrons will help me in getting the job I love.
You can donate any amount from 1$ to 225$ and you won't be charged until the 1st of the month. If you want to make a one-time donation, you can pledge to a Creator any amount and delete your pledge once you receive a verification email that your pledge was successfully charged. Just delete your pledge and you won't be charged again.
Hope everything is clear!See you, space cowboys... ^-^