Scott Summers is that much closer to being brought to life!
The colors have all been laid down with watercolor washes, though some will have to be dulled a bit so as not to take away from the optic blast.
Unfortunately I made Cyclops' eye beam a bit too pink. I'd like it redder still. So much to tweak!
I was toying around with the idea of coloring with markers instead of watercolors for my comic book art in the future. It seems like the natural choice. I've been using the marker/ink combination a lot recently for my Mail Art on my other blog.
Ink tends to sit on top of the paint (which sits on top of the paper) and can easily run and smear while drying. But markers absorb deep into the paper so the ink is much easier to control when applied IMHO.
The next and last step is the most labor-intensive one. Inking the entire illustration and adding any last minute details.
Before you know it, that optic blast will be doing some serious damage!