How to color Deadpool character from comics. This video tutorial shows you how to color a drawing of Marvel character, Deadpool. In this process, I use mostly backlighting technique. Backlighting means you will see the figures or object mostly in shadow. There can possibly be rim light along the edge of the subject. It mostly comes from one side and some occasion both sides of the subject. So you will have to paint a character with limited value. In this case, the value within the range of shadow. When you look at the HSB scale on your interface, mostly you will use the color that have lower than 50% brightness (B). If you want to see Deadpool drawing tutorial, you can go to how to draw Deadpool. You can scroll down further to see step by step images with instruction.

coloring comics tutorial

coloring comics tutorial


support my work on patreon

This is a painting of a quick coloring process of an anti-superhero, Deadpool.
Since I am going to use back lighting for this one, I can make the background really light. You have to pay a lot of attention to the value you use on the character. Make sure that you have limited brightness. Don’t go over the cut off value you set when you add detail on the character.
First, I focus on rendering form with limited value. Forms are really important in painting. If you can get the overall big form correct, you are more than halfway done. As long as you form contains realistic essence of the subject, it can look very realistic and dramatic lighting will help elevate your painting to another level without much effort.
When you add secondary detail. Make sure your value is within the range of that specific area.

Tips on coloring. Keep it simple first and make your image clear and easy to read or identify.
Things you should focus on primarily.
1) Form.
2) Limited value.
3) Secondary detail.

Here are step by step coloring Deadpool image.

how to color deadpool

how to color deadpool

More video tutorials you might be interested in.
How to color over line drawing
Improve your painting skill with color palette
How to paint skin


How to color Deadpool

About The Author
- Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded IdrawGirls.com (TheArtClasses.com) in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Business Inquiry please e-mail me.