2D Artwork: I need real crits on my coloring, looking to get in the business

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  1. Mike

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    hey guys!! so I finally got my legit copy of photoshop! w00t w00t!! and I want to start a career in coloring comics! I think im ok at it, not the best, and im kinda slow. but anyways, im sure I just need more practise, but here is my small portfolio I've been emailing companies. any advice? serious crits needed please. where can I improve. how can I speed up my coloring? I would have to struggle to be able to color a page a day working 8 to 12 hours lol I think that is too slow for most comic companies

    what is the average time it takes to color a single page?

    here is my tiny portfolio...

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    im also working on this sucker too, but again, its taking me way too long to color it, but may be because I've been sick all weekend. I started coloring this on thursday I think, the 21st. its now the 25th. only been working on it a few hours each day.

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  2. Ravenxl7

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    Cool. I'm loving the Unicron one. Especially with Screamer freaking out. Peace out.
     
  3. Bluestreak420

    Bluestreak420 BS42O Prod. Inc.

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    I lovin the colors too...only problem is the last one shouldn't have Starscream in it.....he's dead by the time Unicron attacks Cybertron...it should be another seeker
     
  4. Mike

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    oh yeah, I forgot lol
     
  5. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    I noticed that too, but if you think about it, if Galvatron didn't kill Screamer, that's exactly what he would of been doing when he saw Unicron. Peace out.
     
  6. Gears

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    Your coloring is da bomb yo.:thumb  Who drew that Unicron pic? It's utterly BADASS!
     
  7. Overlord II

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    I'm no art critic I know what looks good and your pictures most definitely qualify....good work.
     
  8. evrdazed

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    i don't know what order you did them in, but the last two are pretty awesome, the first ones are ok, but not as awesome.
     
  9. Trypitcon

    Trypitcon No, I can't spell.

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    looks good so far.
     
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    Looking pretty cool!!!

    And please tell me once you finish the unicron pic, you would release a wallpaper from it :D 
     
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    In the Unicron pic the seeker it's Skywarp.^^ I remember seeing the "I forgot my hat" sig with Skywarp in the same pose.
    As for your coloring: :rock  :rock  :rock 
    Small question: is that little dinosaur Gon?
     
  12. Mike

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    i have no idea who the little animal guys are :p  i just needed a bunch of random stuff to color for my portolio *oops*

    I feel bad not knowing what half of it is or who drew it
     
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    Yeah it's Gon.

    I think you're ready to go. Just make sure you're able to put at least one page per day of work. The faster, the better.
     
  14. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    lookin' good mr car-ter.

    work on that speed. chk out josh's tutorial for keyboard shortcuts.
     
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    yeah, I'll be sure to do what ever it takes to get at least one page done a day.

    I have a company that is considering me, they want minimal 6 pages a week, but their coloring style they want, is very simple, so I should have no problems with that. :)  w00t!!

    its only 20 bucks a page, but that's better then a kick in the bum. If I don't get work soon, im gonna be starvin lol

    about my speed, yeah I have talked to josh lots. we talk all the time on msn :p  he's the one who taught me how to color a few years ago, the shortcut keys really speed things up.

    also getting things right the first time helps. it sucks when you make a mistake and have to go touch it all up or something
     
  16. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    josh been teaching you? what a guy.

    maybe one day you'll go head to head with him and u can be like "when we last met i was the student, now i am the master" and shit.
     
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    Looking GOOD!!!!
     
  18. Mike

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    heh.. we tried that once, I got owned :p  some megatron coloring I think it was lol
     
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    xP

    if you strike me down ill become more powerful than you can ever imagine >:}
     
  20. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    ooh ooh i can be like "open the blast door! open the blast door!"

    then i'll be like "close the blast door! close the blast door!"
     

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