|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|
|Transformers #48 full preview|
|Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 2 On VOD From This December|
|MP Rodimus Version 2.0 - Prototype images|
|Takara MP 11T Thundercracker Takara Tomy Mall Exclusive|
|Vote for the next Titan in Titan Wars|
|Latest Toy Discussion Posts|
|Should Devastator have been done in Combiner Wars Style?|
|Is there a ROTF Desert Tracker Ratchet KO? How to identify it?|
|Combiner Wars Appreciation Thread|
|Beast Wars Appreciation Thread|
|The Masterpiece Appreciation thread|
|Latest 3rd Party Posts|
|Do you want to see MECH iDEAS come back?|
|X-Transbots MX-II Andras (Scourge)|
|The Clever Name Thread|
|New Fansproject toy catalog on FPCore.com|
|S.N.D. Primo Vitalis upgrade kit for CW Optimus Prime.|
|Latest Radicons Posts|
|CW Mirage G1 chest mod|
|Need some help "rook"ing for a head to fit my purposes.|
|CW Defensor arm and leg add-ons (Shapeways)|
|Combiner Wars Jumpstarters WIP (Shapeways)|
|Star Cats Rescue Team as Defensor|