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Reply mitchellbravo, April 6th, 2013, 4:17 pm

You know, it's really hard to draw a skilled painter when I myself am not one.

I think I'm getting better at colors. Reiterate, "I think." It's still hard for me to get them to look meaningful and less amateur. After I've finished a drawing, I can identify the faults in the coloring, but as I'm working on it I can't really spot anything in time to circumvent or fix it. Going to keep practicing though.


READER'S DISCUSSION:

Reply LibertyCabbage, April 18th, 2013, 10:34 am

Your coloring's gotten better, for sure, but the main thing's that you've managed to come up with a unique look.

Reply mitchellbravo, April 18th, 2013, 5:18 pm

@LibertyCabbage: That's awesome to hear, LC! I really appreciate it. During the last chapter, when I was relying on digital coloring a lot more, it felt like things didn't really look "right" meshing with my style. I remember that was one of the things you pointed out in your review. Going "back to basics" if you will and relying more on traditional media seems to have been a step in the right direction.

Reply Oly-RRR, July 26th, 2014, 5:21 pm

I can definitely see your colours improving! The tricky thing about colours is that there are laws and stuff, like colour wheels, but when you actually start using them you still need some kind of intuition. I know that pages where I have to figure colours out take me way longer than pages where I just use more or less the same colours as previously.

And traditional is really hard to combine with digital, I think it's cool you got to try all those things even if not all of them worked out as planned. The few times I tried to combine digital with traditional (I mean besides just putting speech bubbles over the picture) it was more tricky for me than either digital or traditional.

Reply mitchellbravo, July 26th, 2014, 7:54 pm

@Oly-RRR: Coloring got a lot easier for me going into chapter 6, which you'll probably catch when you get there- I'm sure I mention it in the comments by the time we get there, but I started being more deliberate in my color choices and it made a huge difference. A lot of it is still very strange and experimental, but for instance the pages I just colored took me about an hour each whereas it used to take me 2.5-3 hours.

And thanks! There's some things I simply can't accomplish traditionally that DIGITAL REMASTERING really helps with. But I never go very long before I need to work out something new and find a new way to marry the two.


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