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Comic 1654 - Ep. 22, Page 28

28th Jun 2014, 10:37 AM in Episode 22 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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Author Notes:

smbhax 28th Jun 2014, 10:37 AM edit delete
smbhax
So day two here of adventuring in A* with the new pencil; the drawing for today's page came out super-detailed by my standards

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but then comes the tricky part—how to color it? I opted for a sorta standard kind of fill in the lines approach, but now that it's done I'm not sure if that's the approach I want to be going with. Like, maybe I should have come up with something more abstracted and particular to do with the watercolor, so the colors are doing their own thing without just kind of taking over what the lines were doing? I think the final thing came out okay; I guess it's just that inevitably there are going to be things I liked in the pencils that will get lost in that type of conversion, and I'll always regret losing whatever it was, even if (maybe?) the finished piece works better that way as a whole. Huhhh hard to tell, I guess I'll just have to keep feeling out each drawing and keeping an open mind as to how to approach it with the colors. Here's a photo I took of coloring this one, after having done the red and before adding the blue—at this point I hadn't had to touch any of the important details on the figure yet, and thus had no regrets so far—I guess that's why I took the photo then : P:

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Hmmm. I suppose the most obvious answer to this is that maybe I just need to go lighter (and a little neater) on the color, so I can darken the lines up more digitally at the end, and then I won't feel like I've lost parts of them. Maybe. On the other hand, maybe sometimes I can go with more of an Art Nouveau type look where you've got intricate linework kind of left to itself, with more like abstract color shapes arranged alongside. Much less of a by-the-numbers approach there and I'm not sure how I would go into it, exactly...which I suppose is why I keep chickening out of my promise to myself to go more abstract with the color application some day.

Maybe a change of scene will help give me some new coloring ideas. That's happening (ideas or no) on Monday! Have a cool weekend.

Comments:

moizmad 28th Jun 2014, 10:49 AM edit delete reply
moizmad
It'll take more than a little bang in the desert to stop our girl!
smbhax 30th Jun 2014, 10:52 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
: o
cattservant 28th Jun 2014, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
cattservant
It won't satisfy her at all!
smbhax 30th Jun 2014, 10:52 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
o :