Science Dog here was pin up for Invincible 34. A great book, you must buy it. Or at least read the trades while sitting in the coffee shop attached to your local bookstore...
I think everyone should color their own work. At least give it an honest effort. Their are many amazing colorists out there, guys (and girls too) whose work is far better than I will ever be. But for artists whose work will be in color, it seems that a big part of the vision is missing when another artist weighs in with the color choices. Color has such a big design and emotional impact that it seems that those are decisions that the original creator should make. On the other hand, I have a list of colorists that I would love to work with, because, well they are way better than me :) But I guess my point is that, for me, when I first started coloring my work a couple years ago, thats when I really felt like I was pulling some things together creatively. It forced me to think about color and design choices in the drawing stage, instead of just hoping that a colorist would save me.
This chick/robot drawing never really came together like I had hoped it would. It's an original character design and there are areas of the drawing that I am OK with, but the overall design of the elements don't quite work for me. It was dissapointing, because on my sketch I felt that it had all kinds of potential coolness, but I guess I got a little lost in the execution. Moving on.
The B/W image was commision for a friend. A slight reinterpretation of his characters. I like drawing guns.