Since Sonic the Hedgehog #256 is on stands now, I figured I’d show off part of the coloring process for this one! I really enjoyed it.
-Up top we have three lighting studies I did, trying to figure out how to best light the picture for maximum dramatic effect. Personally I prefer the backlit one, but the one we went with does read better.
-This is a practically-finished version of the cover’s colors— the energy bolts are slightly different from the print version, though. I re-drew the bolts to have more depth (in both color and line weight), but the print version has both mine and Tracy’s on it for maximum pop.
-This was hidden in the finished file I sent in!
Pencils by Tracy Yardley
Inks by Terry Austin
Colors by Evan Stanley
(fixed the images!)