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I read a Book titled "The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering" and in that book it stated that the best colorists use a mixture of techniques: Gradients, Cut edge and Airbrush. So I incorporated All three into this Image. I hope you like it!

I had started this about three months ago (when I was still using dodge and burn - ick!) and half way through the process I started using a new coloring process (painting white and black to lighten and darken - more ick!), so I restarted it. And about halfway through coloring it again I found an easier and better way to color comics (the normal way - Gradients/Cut edge/Airbrush), So, I gave up. Since then, I have gotten better and I feel I can now color this without ruining it.

Pencils: :iconjimlee00:
Inks: :iconjk5-inks:
Colors: :iconj-skipper: Me

Colored with Photoshop CS6 and a Wacom Intuos5
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Justice is definitely served.
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:iconkarantheartist:
Karantheartist Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Artist
YOU ARE AWESOME.
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconknytcrawlr:
knytcrawlr Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great - really great!

Keen to hear your thoughts on mine (when it's uploaded ;D)
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Um... I'll do what I can. :)
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:iconknytcrawlr:
knytcrawlr Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconthe-middnite-hawk:
The-Middnite-Hawk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great coloring bro!!
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconthe-middnite-hawk:
The-Middnite-Hawk Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!!
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:icondoitsuchibiferret:
DoitsuChibiFerret Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Awesome!bunneh icon1 
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icondoitsuchibiferret:
DoitsuChibiFerret Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
no pro ^_^
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:iconlordtchernobog:
LordTchernobog Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Just wow :D
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlordtchernobog:
LordTchernobog Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:iconannaliese-shelly:
Annaliese-Shelly Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Definitely not ruined. They look amazing. All three techniques give it something different. Flash has got to be my favouriteLove   
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Me too, some reason he ended up looking the best! :)
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:iconblackn-yellow:
Blackn-Yellow Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
What's cut edge? I know what gradients and the airbrush are but I've never heard of cut edge.
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's just a colorists term for hard brush.
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:iconblackn-yellow:
Blackn-Yellow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Oh! So it's like cel shading?
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah.
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:iconthree-gun:
Three-Gun Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
fantastic
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent!
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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dgriffinxl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
:D Do you have some Spidey colors in your gallery, or should I hint that you'd do well if you colored a Spidey/Black Cat or Spidey/MJ piece? Mostly I've seen your DC work, so I wonder if you're primarily a DC fan? Regardless, it's a pleasure to follow your work! :D
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I've done a few in the past. and although I am more of a DC fan than a marvel fan, if I ever find any high res Marvel inks that I like, I will get to color them ASAP. Thanks!
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:iconarkiel2013:
Arkiel2013 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey watch flash point paradox its awesome
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Okay.
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:iconarkiel2013:
Arkiel2013 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what do you think?
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It was cool!
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:iconarkiel2013:
Arkiel2013 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool?? really that's all?
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, it wasn't perfect. But I liked it a lot! :)
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:iconarkiel2013:
Arkiel2013 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah there was somethings I didn't like either I'm glad you liked it
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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dgriffinxl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
I continue as a huge fan of your color work. I always think your colors are crisp, clean, and clear. Not too glossy, not too dull. This is a great example. Keep up the good work!
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! That means a lot to me!
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:iconjodelbrodt:
Jodelbrodt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great picture - thank you.
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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dragonx81 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks simple colors, but you're doing a great:)
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Much appreciated!
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:iconxanathin:
Xanathin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Your work is amazing!!! Great job!
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch!
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:iconbmarshallarts:
BMarshallARTS Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks awesome. I must check that book out.
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! you should!
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:iconbmarshallarts:
BMarshallARTS Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, bought it. It came today and looks great.
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool! It's a great read!
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Timothy-Brown Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Digital Artist
It's amazing how far you've come so fast. Great job on this piece!
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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