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Ep. 22, Page 6
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Comic 1632 - Ep. 22, Page 6

29th May 2014, 1:34 AM in Episode 22 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 29th May 2014, 1:34 AM edit delete
smbhax
Experimented with a couple things when making today's page. First was going lighter on the watercolors, to let the pencils stand out a bit more; I've been meaning to do that for a while and generally not getting to it, but I was spurred on by thinking that the way I'd painted yesterday's page, with some pretty bold dark strokes on Selenis' cloak and so forth, left it a little too difficult to take in; on the other hand, I really like how the background to her left and right, yesterday, came out, and all in all the high contrast on her face and cloak kind of works itself out if you take in the thing as whole rather than scrutinizing just her face so much...maybe? Today's lighter, (kinda more Moebius-like?) coloring does have its up sides... I guess the trick is knowing when and where to go more one way or the other, hmph!

Second thing was jiggling the colors around a little with a "Selective Color" adjustment layer in Photoshop, which isn't one of the adjustment layer types I've really messed with before—but it let me take some magenta out of the blues and neutrals, and desaturate the blues by adding a little black (and lighten the red in the doorway by subtracting black), all to give the colors a slightly tinted/faded look (I also used a Hue/Saturation layer with a gradient to add the reddish highlight at the bottom of the doorway) that maybe conjures up some vintage-y atmosphere—kind of like how photographs would fade and yellow/green a bit under sunlight, maybe? I dunno : p—smoothes out some of the watercolor blends, and lets the pencil linework come forward a little more. Not sure how much of that sort of thing I want to be doing—partly it was necessitated due to painting clumsily with the blues and too dark with the reds—but um there is a certain look in there somewhere, perhaps.

Comments:

cattservant 29th May 2014, 7:27 AM edit delete reply
cattservant
She's a key!
smbhax 29th May 2014, 11:05 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
Metaphysical!
moizmad 29th May 2014, 10:53 AM edit delete reply
moizmad
Open the door and let her in!
smbhax 29th May 2014, 11:05 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
Sez-a-me!