The blockbuster DC Comics artist — and copublisher — gives a lesson on color, composition, and awesomeness with this step-by-step tutorial on how to build an Amazon using Apple's latest toy and your fingers
If you're not already following Jim Lee on Twitter, you should correct that oversight immediately, as he does stuff like this all the time. You know, basically rendering the balance of humanity thumbless, talent-free thugs. Anyway...behold.
"Getting my hair cut and sending a Wonder Woman sketch in stages done on my iPad"
"Done using sketchbook pro using my fingers-here I'm just blocking out colors and features"
"Now adding some values and colors using the airbrush tool which gives me color grads I can sample later"
"Adding more color and defining structure playing between line drawing and painting"
"Between literal and impressionistic; I like seeing strokes of paint. App replicates that aspect of painting well"
"Now I'm tightening up details zooming in around the eyes using a brush tool and sampling existing colors"
"Defining values more esp around neck and nose. Eyes are incongruous need to fix"
"Luckily they have a smudge smear tool that works like liquify in photoshop. Added blue underlighting, tiara effe"
"Adding hair as framing device makes all the difference. Chin still has value issues. Got to push the neck bk mor"
"Running out on my hour self-imposed time limit. Quick background done in to frame composition and use light to d"
"Finished piece. Took 80 mins. Added blue bk into neck, eyes fixed but still a bit off. Always tough drawing symm"