2D Artwork: Deleted Storyboard

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  1. OptimusSolo

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    This is my first experience with any type of photo-editing etc so I realize that this is pretty bad/amateur...but what does everyone think anyways (this is from the animated movie and a deleted storyboard showing Mirage)

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  2. OptimusSolo

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    ...is it that bad?

    Is this one any better???

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    I like them.Kind of reminds me of the G1 comics from Marvel.
     
  4. OptimusSolo

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    thanks!! - hopefully they will get better as i learn more - just a rookie right now...
     
  5. Aernaroth

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    There's some artifacts in the image around where you filled in the colours, especially in the second image. Maybe you could try cleaning up the image before you colour it.

    Other than that, I'd say it looks more like the G1 cartoon, colour-wise. Keep it up!
     
  6. Quintesson #1

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    The problem with these images is that the way you've been colouring pretty much obliterated the lineart and made it very messy. :/


    Are you just filling in between the lines? If so, you ought to look into the concept of layering your image when colouring. If you have a program such as Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro (any colouring program more advanced than MS Paint really), you ought to be able to promote the background image to a layer. Set that layer to multiply and create a few layers below it to colour on.

    Using layers can help you with a lot of things, such as shading, highlighting, light effects etc. The point of layers is that you can work on your image without messing with the lineart.

    Good luck.
     
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    I don't claim to be the best, but here is how I color. (I did not draw this pic it's line art from a UK animated comic)

    Here is the line art:

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    In a program like photoshop or gimp (which is free) I set this layer to "multiply" this makes anything 100% black fully opaque and anything 100% white transparent - and anything in-between into varying degrees of transparency.

    Now make a new layer under this layer for the colors and actually paint on this layer, this way your lines stay unaltered and you are actually coloring "under" them.

    It will turn out like this:

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    If you turn off the "line" layer it would look like this:

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    Next shading, make another layer, place it under the line layer but above the color layer, set it to multiply and pick a light shade of gray.

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    You can turn off the colors here and try painting it in black and white, I find it helps to make the shading look right.

    Finally you can add a "highlight" layer, I place this one above all the other layers but below the "line" layer.

    I don't multiply this layer, but I make it partially transparent and paint the white highlights on, alone it would look like this:

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    And everything all together comes out looking like this:

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  8. OptimusSolo

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    Is this a little better? Haven't really got to the shading or highlighting quite yet....

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    Looks a lot better.
     
  10. OptimusSolo

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    Here is the other one in layers ...

    Thanks!!! for all the advice everybody...may take a while before I get the shading and highlighting down...any other advice??

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    this is pretty good stuff, keep it up
     
  12. Dark_Convoy

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    Those are looking a lot better.

    As far as shading, just try to imagine how the light is hitting the subjects in the scene.
     
  13. Dreweido

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    Some advice josh taught me around 6 years ago and still rings true today:

    Put a toy in front of a lamp. Notice where the shadows hit. There you go.

    - and -

    To make a straight line from one point to another, use the brush tool click it once, hold down shift and click again. Made life about three times easier.


    It doesn't have to be the toy but I've done a couple pics like that where I put a TF or something in front of a desk lap to see where the hard shadows and lights are.

    My advice is to "study" other colorists. I look close at the different brushes they use and the various colors that are thrown in.
     
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    Cool tutorial D_C.
     
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    I like it, very reminiscent of Marvel days. :) 
     
  16. kjeevahh

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    agree with the others - if you want to learn, you should spent 90% of your time looking at 10% colouring. look at the shading in your avatar for starters!
     
  17. OptimusSolo

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    Not quite sure when you mean by this quote. Very hard to read that but I think I may have got what you were meaning to say. Thanks for the advice either way!!
     
  18. kjeevahh

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    sorry, i was looking at the wrong avatar - i mean look at omnius' avatar, that's a good example of where shading should go. apart from that, the quote just meant spend lots of time looking at stuff first to work out how to do it rather than just trying to draw it from scratch

    hope that clears it up!
     
  19. OptimusSolo

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    Thanks! Ya, I was just confused at the avatar part.
     

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