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Superman Unchained by J-Skipper Superman Unchained by J-Skipper
Edit: I got a very helpful critique from :iconsinccolor: Alex Sinclair, saying where to correctly place color holds. So I colored the inks of the smoke and the distant tanks to give the piece more depth.

Sorry it's been so long since I've put something up, I have colored 12 pages for 2 separate comics over the last 3 weeks. It's a lot of work!
I used Alex Sinclairs Original colors as a reference on this piece. It's good practice to follow the best. Hope you like it!

Pencils: :iconjimlee00: Jim Lee
Inks and colors: :iconj-skipper: Me

Colored using Photoshop CS6 and a Wacom Intous5
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:iconarrow217:
Arrow217 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
Good job!!There's one thing that gets me though the right arm lifting the tank has color to his suit(red)but there's shading under it.
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:iconmslayer01:
Mslayer01 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING SUPERMAN . . . .. . .  . . . REALLY AMAZING JOB .. . . . . 
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icongoat13:
Goat13 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015   Artist
this is amazing!
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Nothing slows him down.
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:iconeatenribs:
EatenRibs Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:0
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconzatanna-youngjustice:
Zatanna-YoungJustice Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
-In love with this picture-
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbadxkittyxgoesxrawrz:
BadxKittyxGoesxRawrz Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay...I DO like this one better :)
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Me too! :)
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:iconbadxkittyxgoesxrawrz:
BadxKittyxGoesxRawrz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconartcrawl:
ArtCrawl Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing!! :squee:

It's great to see you improving with every piece. 
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconartcrawl:
ArtCrawl Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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:icondrajaddije:
drajaddije Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Inks and Colors Great...
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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TracyWong Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice! I like the added dust/smoke around his feet. 

One note, and please feel free to ignore me if you disagree as I'm not very skilled at critiquing, but the red trim near the hand that's holding the vehicle seams to stand out too much. It seams a bit too vibrant and light for such a shadowed area. Other than that I really like the image! Very cool, J!!
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! You're very correct, I think I completely forgot to render that part. Oops emote Oops!
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:icontracywong:
TracyWong Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha Cool, I'm glad you're not mad at me. Sometimes people get mad if I point out things like that. :)
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Mad? No, of course not! I always appreciate critique! :) thanks for pointing it out!
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:icontakingbackshawn:
takingbackshawn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Artist
I'm sure he also pointed out to separate foreground and background elements with cool and warm tones to make things pop...because I see it here and it looks great!!
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
He didn't, but thank you very much!
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:iconvase1000:
Vase1000 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
could u do a picture of Superboy?
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If I ever find one I like, I will.
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:iconvase1000:
Vase1000 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student General Artist
okay :D
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your work has been the main source of my inspiration since day one (10 months ago) as a colorist, So for you to say that my work "looks good" is an honor!
I always appreciate critique, especially from the best! I had read in DC's guide to coloring comics (a while back) that you're supposed to put color holds on the background to give it distance, But I always forget to do it and I have yet to perfect the process. I corrected this piece like you suggested. I put an orange with 31% black on the smoke and a brown with 64% black on the distant tanks. I could instantly tell a huge difference in depth.

Thanks so much for checking out my colors! It means the world to me! And any other critiques you have will not go unheard.
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:iconsinccolor:
sinccolor Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. And I appreciate your kid words. Do remember to use my work as a jumping off point and add your own spin and feel to it.
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure!

Yeah, will do! I'm still trying to find my style.

Oh, could I ask you one question? Do you use a comic colors palette or do you just make up your own colors?
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:iconsinccolor:
sinccolor Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have a palette I have used for years. I mix colors for new characters and save palettes for each book I work on. That could probably make a cool image to submit. Hmmmm...
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
okay, Thanks for answering.
that would be great!

Thanks for your time! I greatly respect the fact that you would take the time to talk to me!
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:iconvlntno78:
Vlntno78 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
BAAAAAADASSSNESSS!!!!!!:happybounce:
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thaaaaannnnnnkkkkksssss!!!
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:iconromancefreak:
RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one of the most incredible Superman pics I have ever seen!! 
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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:iconromancefreak:
RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!! :)
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:iconiamnotrussian:
IAmNotRussian Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superman: FOR AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Captain America: Now, that's not fair...
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconmoehypertunapyun00:
Moehypertunapyun00 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
great collaboration!
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmoehypertunapyun00:
Moehypertunapyun00 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:D
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CThompsonArt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And finally you can take a step back and enjoy your hours of hard work!  GREAT JOB.  Your inking of course was incredible, and I love your color choices, especially the two warm-and-cool light sources.  Such a memorable image, bravo!
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yep! Thank you very much! I thought you did a good job as well! Keep practicing!
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randomsketchfactory Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Beautiful :)
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjbarraxjr:
JBarraxJr Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
epic
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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Three-Gun Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Excellent work. I like to learn how to do so awesome ink and painting.
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