|08-05-2008, 10:50 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Collection Count: About 10, mostly Classics 2.0
I don't claim to be the best, but here is how I color (I did not draw this . . . it's line art from a UK animated comic):
Here is the line art:
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:
If you turn off the "line" layer it would look like this:
Next [is] 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:
You can turn off the colors here and try painting it in black and white; I find [that] 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:
. . . . and everything all together comes out looking like this:
As far as shading, just try to imagine how the light is hitting the subjects in the scene.
Last edited by Superquad7; 09-24-2010 at 03:01 AM..
|Latest News & Rumors Posts|
|Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno|
|Till All Are One #2 iBooks preview|
|Revolution #2 Retailer Incentive Cover|
|Masterpiece Loud Pedal / Black Tracks (Tokyo Toy Show Exclusive)|
|Transformers: The Movie 1986 is getting a LE Blu-ray Steelbook!|
|Latest Toy Discussion Posts|
|The UK Toy Discussion|
|Official New Sales, Deals, and Coupons Thread|
|Find That Transformer Figure! *Rules in First Post*|
|The Masterpiece Appreciation thread|
|Combiner wars bruticus u.s.a shelf warmer or current.|
|Latest 3rd Party Posts|
|Let's See Some Cool Stuff 2016 Third Party Edition **Rules in First Post**|
|ToyWorld Blues (MP style not Jazz)|
|Toyworld Constructor (Devastator/Construc...|
|Fans Toys FT-21 Berserk (Masterpiece Blitzwing)|
|KOs for MP-11SW Skywarp and MP11T Thundercracker|
|Latest Radicons Posts|
|DMK03: Nemesis Prime|
|Megatron Corps: Combiner v.1.0|
|Custom Movie optimus prime|
|Megatron Corps: The Shattered Glass Prime|
|CW Defensor arm and leg add-ons (Shapeways)|