Randall Trang
aka Randy Trang





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Priming canvases for painting today. Love when commissions call for painting because it gives me an excuse to go back to it. Normally spend my entire day in front of a computer :) #illustration

Priming canvases for painting today. Love when commissions call for painting because it gives me an excuse to go back to it. Normally spend my entire day in front of a computer :) #illustration


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Super personal Journal Comix entry that I may or may not post. I’ll probably post an edited version. Can’t sleep tonight! #comics #wip

Super personal Journal Comix entry that I may or may not post. I’ll probably post an edited version. Can’t sleep tonight! #comics #wip


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jordiecolorsthings:

Hey guys!

So word on the street is - a few people don’t think I’m coloring my own work!

Wow, isn’t that complimentary. I thought it was about time to put this very, very stupid rumor to rest because I’m just so annoyed when sometime tells me to “Just use your assistant.” or “Can your assistant just do this for you since you’re so busy?”

NO. My assistants are not art monkeys and they do not color/render any work with my name on it! They color their OWN work and put THEIR name on it. They are interns learning the process, making money, meeting people and having daily skype calls with me about their own work! (that said, I’m not hiring any new assistants right now and I do not have one at this time)

I color a lot of books. I color a lot of books because I love coloring. I color a lot of books and I don’t sleep a whole lot, or go on vacation, or see my family, or hang out with my boyfriend, or exercise and I pretty much miss just about every film I want to see in the cinema—so please stop saying I’m not coloring my own work.

The biggest problem is what people think a “color assistant” does. This goes for all creative fields where someone adds “I have an inking assistant”, “a penciling assistant”, “an intern”, etc. There seems to be a very popular misunderstanding that an “assistant” is hired just to do the dirty work, all the work and get no credit or money. This is not the case nor should it ever be assumed it is the case.

There are three images here from Deadpool #27.

1.) The flatted file, how it looks when the file comes back to me flatted by another person for a flat fee. This is a staple in the colorist business and without this help colorists would be really stuck for time.

2.) EX-Color Assistant/now colorist extraordinaire Kelly Fitzpatrick goes through the crazy flatted file and adjusts the colors so they are sensible while referencing colors I’ve chosen for costumes in previous issues, plus I give her the script so maybe she can figure out if it’s day or night or if they should be on the moon. This is a VERY helpful step for me, especially, because without this step every single book I have would be a minefield to manage. Having Kelly select costume palettes I’ve used in previous issues is absolutely essential. This is also something plenty of colorists do! Having the FIRST step come back with correct costumes is great but I have to get my files “color corrected”.

3.) I go in and change colors/bring detail into certain elements/fix costume problems and render the page.

This is how assisting works and this is why the work I color is my own work and only my work, end of story. Assistants are so wonderful and helpful but they deserve more than being called “who I farm my work out to”. It’s not just insulting to the artist who hires them AND the assistant who takes the job but it’s also just incorrect.

THE MORE YOU KNOW!

Important and educational post about process by perhaps the best and busiest colorist working in comics today. I’m still very new to the world of coloring/shading and I love sitting under the learning tree when it comes to this stuff.


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Hellboy commission. Love this guy. Turning this one into a print that includes the rest of his legs. Available on randalltrang.bigcartel.com and society6.com/randalltrang soon :)
Also a reminder, ROLLER GIRL AND FLYING SIDE KICK #2 is coming out this month! Stay tuned :)
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Hellboy commission. Love this guy. Turning this one into a print that includes the rest of his legs. Available on randalltrang.bigcartel.com and society6.com/randalltrang soon :)

Also a reminder, ROLLER GIRL AND FLYING SIDE KICK #2 is coming out this month! Stay tuned :)

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Follow @randalltrang: tumblr // twitter // instagram // comics store // prints store


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My contribution to Kayla Miller’s (@kayke) Teen Titans collab! Very glad I got to do Kon-El. One of my faves :) More to come here: http://Teentitanscollab.tumblr.com!

My contribution to Kayla Miller’s (@kayke) Teen Titans collab! Very glad I got to do Kon-El. One of my faves :) More to come here: http://Teentitanscollab.tumblr.com!


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"No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them believe deeper in something larger than life then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized. By the story tellers, by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him and make the running the man did live forever. You, you, you, you, you, you are the legend makers of Ultimate Warrior. In the back I see many potential legends. Some of them with warrior spirits. And you will do the same for them. You will decide if they lived with the passion and intensity. So much so that you will tell your stories and you will make them legends, as well. I am Ultimate Warrior. You are the Ultimate Warrior fans. And the spirit of The Ultimate Warrior will run forever!"
—The Ultimate Warrior’s final promo on television, the day before he passed

"No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them believe deeper in something larger than life then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized. By the story tellers, by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him and make the running the man did live forever. You, you, you, you, you, you are the legend makers of Ultimate Warrior. In the back I see many potential legends. Some of them with warrior spirits. And you will do the same for them. You will decide if they lived with the passion and intensity. So much so that you will tell your stories and you will make them legends, as well. I am Ultimate Warrior. You are the Ultimate Warrior fans. And the spirit of The Ultimate Warrior will run forever!"

—The Ultimate Warrior’s final promo on television, the day before he passed

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Superboy in progress. Oh what, it’s 5:45am??! #superboy #superman #comics #dccomics #illustration

Superboy in progress. Oh what, it’s 5:45am??! #superboy #superman #comics #dccomics #illustration


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#tbt and National Sibling Day? Gotta go with this photo. Drawing with my brother back in Boston circa 1993. #me

#tbt and National Sibling Day? Gotta go with this photo. Drawing with my brother back in Boston circa 1993. #me


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Annnnd this is us a couple Christmases ago at my parents’ house. Note the perfect sharpshooter form from my brother and the fact that I still have #Superman pajamas. #wwe

Annnnd this is us a couple Christmases ago at my parents’ house. Note the perfect sharpshooter form from my brother and the fact that I still have #Superman pajamas. #wwe


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I attempted to rest my soul in the land of slumber but the spirit of the Warrior would not allow it to happen. The Warrior within lives on foreverrrrrrrrrr *snort* #ripwarrior #ultimatewarrior #wwe #illustration #prowrestling #wip #sketch

I attempted to rest my soul in the land of slumber but the spirit of the Warrior would not allow it to happen. The Warrior within lives on foreverrrrrrrrrr *snort* #ripwarrior #ultimatewarrior #wwe #illustration #prowrestling #wip #sketch


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What do you wear after you win #taekwondo Collegiate Nationals and your boy wins the #WWE World Title on the same day? What else? #yesyesyes #yesmovement #danielbryan

What do you wear after you win #taekwondo Collegiate Nationals and your boy wins the #WWE World Title on the same day? What else? #yesyesyes #yesmovement #danielbryan


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2014 Champs! #taekwondo #collegiatenationals


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