Five Reasons to Take Intro to Comic Book Coloring

Soto color sample 03 medOur Introduction to Comic Book Coloring course starts September 12, 2016!

Spaces are still available to learn the theory and technique of coloring comics from Chris “Soto” Sotomayor – a veteran colorist, studio head, and instructor. Courses are live online, so you can attend from wherever you live!

Here are five of the many awesome reasons to enroll.


1) You want to know how to color comics. (Duh.)

Whether you’re ready to work toward a coloring career or just want to try out some basics, you’ll fit right in here. Instructor Chris Sotomayor has the professional track record and the teaching skills to help you carve out your own path. His course covers both the artistic and technical aspects of coloring.

Newcomers are welcome. And if you want to prepare for the advanced or professional level, this will lay that foundation. Taking this course now means you’ll be qualified to jump right into our Advanced Comic Book Coloring session starting October 17!

2) You work in another area of comics and want to understand the process.

Coloring is part of the larger process of making a comic. And for anyone involved in that process, familiarity with the art of coloring can make you a better team member.

We’ve had aspiring colorists take this course, but we’ve also had students who edit, pencil, and write comics. Intro to Coloring can help ALL comic creators add to their own skill set, deepen their understanding of making comics, and communicate more effectively with their collaborators.

3) You’re an artist in another field who wants to learn about color.

If you work in ANY visual medium – painting, film, graphic design, you name it – you need to understand how the use of color affects the viewer’s experience. Soto’s course provides an in-depth look at why and how this works, and how to achieve the effect you want for your audience.

Soto color sample 01 med4) You want an entry point into the world of comics in general.

Intro to Coloring will cover essential art concepts like composition, visual storytelling, and how to lead the reader’s eye effectively. When you understand those principles, you’re positioned to navigate the world of comics with greater skill and confidence!

5) You want to learn some Photoshop skills.

Maybe you’re a self-taught or beginning-level colorist already. Or maybe you work with color in another medium, but want to sharpen your tech skills. This course can help you with that, too.

Soto will not only cover Photoshop basics for newcomers, he’ll give more experienced users helpful tips and tricks to help increase productivity. Setting up your desktop, choosing the best tools for your piece, and helpful keyboard shortcuts are all covered here.


Want to learn more? Visit our Introduction to Comic Book Coloring course page to enroll or read more details. Classes are live, online, and start September 12!

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If you want to make comics, write, draw, letter, and color comics, or improve as a comics creator, you’ll find like-minded friends and colleagues in our online workshops and courses. We hope to see you there!

Posted by Nicole Boose