I went for some simple color application. The reds are going to make the computer go insane, I know this, but I just felt that this would be a striking image. I might turn it into a poster or something, maybe a new business card.
I was thinking about artist/colorist combos. It's weird how some artists and colorists become a team, and other artists do all the work themselves, and some artists never color a day in their lives, some never even ink their own work. In this day and age though, it's important as an independent creator to be able to do everything. That's not to say that I don't want people to color my work. I just can't have anybody INK my work (I don't do tight pencils so I don't lose fluidity in the figures). I'd LOVE to see what other people can do with my line-work in terms of coloring. I just haven't seen it. The last time somebody colored my work was my friend Ian Bailon in college. He works for Funimation, and he's an awesome designer/illustrator. But that was like 3 years ago. I'm just interested in seeing how someone else would approach my work. I stick to flatter, more graphic application and focus on the color aspect for emotional content more than anything. I've never seen it with really rendered coloring styles, or someone else's take on the color choices. I'm just never in a position where I can see what a colorist would do with my work. As an indy artist I'm usually in situations where the project can't afford anybody but me doing everything. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love coloring, but I've been coloring my work forever. I'd like to see what someone else would bring to the table and learn from the experience.