The art of Yale Stewart

So, some of you have asked for a process post. It’s kinda tough for me to do for JL8, since I make those so rapidly and often forget to stop and scan between “periods” in the process, so here’s one for the most recent back-up I did in The Legend of Luther Strode #2 (out now from Image Comics!).

So, I start off by panelling out the page and inking those, as I feel it helps keep the page better defined than leaving the inking for later. I can smear a lot, and a lot of times the panel borders, if not inked, will all but disappear.

After panelling, I go into the pencil stages. I actually pencil quite a bit tighter than I probably need to, but I’m not very good at freestyle inking, so I prefer to have the tighter guidelines to follow that pencils provide.

Next, inks. This is pretty straightforward. The only thing I can really think of worth noting here is that I save spot blacks for last. I know some people do them first, but I don’t. Personal preference.

Finally, color! I don’t know enough about coloring in this case to really delve too deep into it. I just start when I start and finish when I feel it’s finished.

Hope you guys dig the post!


  1. jangobeezy reblogged this from yalestewart and added:
    wait wait wait… THE GUY WHO DOES JL8 does LUTHER STRODE… coolest guy on the planet
  2. indianaawesome reblogged this from yalestewart
  3. dontbegforthings reblogged this from yalestewart
  4. sciencesindschwer reblogged this from yalestewart and added:
    It’s always awesome to see how an artist does their work…
  5. littlejoinus reblogged this from yalestewart
  6. diceman said: Reminds me of T-ray from Deadpool
  7. ultimategeekchopper reblogged this from captkylej
  8. captkylej reblogged this from yalestewart
  9. awkward-up reblogged this from yalestewart