The Art of Blake Henriksen

The Art of Blake Henriksen

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

TMNT Page 1 Colored

As promised, I'm posting my final page that I created for TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...As if you didn't know) vs Zombies.

This was a project for my storyboarding class, specifically our graphic novel project. Sadly I did not get to complete more than one page. However, since I wrote, illustrated, digitally painted, and lettered the story I think I'll be able to get away with the one page ;)

I was going for the feel that Christian Lichtner had in Ultimates Volume 3 when he colored Joe Madureira's work with a little bit of a blend of Danimation's work in Iron and the Maiden. While they inspired me I think I was able to bring my own feel to this project and I must admit I had a blast! Though I definitely admire all you people out there that do comics entirely by yourself! Man, it's a lotta work!

In the end I'd say this was crazy fun and if I could control a comic from the beginning to end like this, man it would be fun and rewarding! I gotta say too, just adding color totally takes some basic line work and brings it to the next level!

If you're curious, it took me a total of about 30 hours to complete, from thumbnails, rough layout, pencils, digital paint, and lettering.

All work besides traditional pencils was completed in Photoshop CS4.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are Copyrighted to Mirage Studios and their respective owners.

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