Scratchin' the Sketchin' itch

Hello Everyone!  I don't know about you but we've been getting buckets of rain around here.  But all that wetness can't even dampen my spirits this week.  I'll keep it at that for info at this point but you'll all soon be in the loop.  In fact maybe as soon as this weekend I'll drop some more news. Anyway, I've finished my second picture book and now have begun working on prep for my next undertaking.  This may be my biggest project to date too but I am super excited for it.  Finally my Chuck Chance graphic novel will be off the "on again off again hiatus bandwagon" (which I happen to know Chuck did not appreciate very much at all).

One of my main problems is that I am constantly developing new styles and techniques as I work (and hopefully improvements too).  So after many many many months of doing the picture book style that encompasses most of my recent work I started sketching some Chuck Chance again this week (as well as another character from the story).  So expect more of this in the future.

ccsketches-june-2010

On a side note, any of you PS/comic coloring experts have any good techniques for coloring under the lines for this sort of style?  Maybe my settings are off but I've been frustrated with the paintbucket after I "fill" and area.  It always seems to expand a couple of pixels my coloring edge which can jump it out side the designated coloring area I have.  I really need to figure this out as I have an entire book to do and I need to streamline my process as much as possible.  So whoever can help me figure this out, or provide me with a better solution gets a sketch of any Chuck Chance character free!

Take care everyone!

-Mike