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: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 16 May, 2012, 09:10:28 AM
...that will hopefully be big and fat. I thought it was high time there was a dedicated thread to colouring and colourists and COLOURING ADVICE generally. Any opportunity to rub it into the face of Americans that it's spelt differently.

To kick us off here are three pages from THE AMAZING Massacre for Boys with lines from the astounding Steven Denton who's actually A RIDICULOUSLY RIDICULOUS colourist in his own right. No pressure!

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/137/b/4/massacre_for_boys___colours_by_crazyfoxmachine-d502bjd.jpg)
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: mygrimmbrother 16 May, 2012, 09:16:25 AM
A great idea for a thread Owen, and a damn good start too. Did you colour these pages then?

Will throw a few things up tonight when I get home from work - been colouring my old Fractal Friction compadre James Corcoran's new 'Kid Tiger' strip recently, so I could show those. Plus I've been colouring something by Dave Hitchcock with a possible view to collaborating on a strip (although it's looking unlikely now due to deadlines changing, but never mind - I've still got a sample splash page I coloured). Anyway, nice one  :)
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: CrazyFoxMachine 16 May, 2012, 09:20:12 AM
Yeah - I coloured them - got me potential work with Time Bomb and Afterlife, Inc. as well :O Wasn't expecting that!!!

Your colours are an inspiration Mr Soffe sir, the Fractal Friction stuff used to blow my eyes off!

Here's some for Grant Perkins (not sure if he put this in his thread or not)
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/107/d/0/ghostbusters_by_crazyfoxmachine-d4wghxq.jpg)
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: Emperor 16 May, 2012, 05:55:26 PM
I thought it was high time there was a dedicated thread to colouring and colourists and COLOURING ADVICE generally.

You mean like a general colouring thread? ;)

http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/board,26.0.html
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: CrazyFoxMachine 16 May, 2012, 06:44:09 PM
That linked to nothing - making me the victor! Me and Alski clearly both have something in common... although it isn't luscious flowing locks I tell ye that.
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: mygrimmbrother 16 May, 2012, 06:50:30 PM
Maybe this one could be dedicated to actual samples (which we could all discuss) rather than just a general discussion? I like the idea of gathering them together in one place.

Here are the first couple of pages of Kid Tiger (drawn by James Corcoran):
(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww14/mygrimmbrother/KidTigerpage001colourwebSMALL.jpg)
(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww14/mygrimmbrother/KidTigerpage002colourwebSMALL.jpg)

And a pin-up of the character:
(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww14/mygrimmbrother/Kidpin-upcolourwebSMALL.jpg)
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: locustsofdeath! 16 May, 2012, 06:55:14 PM
Ooh lovely job, all of you. I especially like your work on that Perkins Ghostbusters pinup.

And mgb, wonderful stuff on James' strip - love to see a couple of my favorite artists work together. But although Kid Tiger has some lovely whiskers, they're nothing compared to the whiskers of a certain character you recently colored... :D
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: Emperor 16 May, 2012, 07:19:10 PM
That linked to nothing - making me the victor!

You win the battle*, but not the war:

http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,25751.0.html

Thanks to some cack-handed copy and pasting on my behalf, I should add.
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: Rorschachs_Journal 16 May, 2012, 09:55:19 PM
CrazyFoxMachine! That first example is outstanding!! In fact, everything on this page is!!

I was tipping my hat to Grimm the other day on his 10 minute portraits. (I've since been noseying through his DeviantArt, which only deserves yet more metaphorical hat tipping!)

I'd like to see your colours on his ink (ooh err!!) Could be awesome!

Wish I could draw/colour... Hopefully I make some progress with my writing and maybe I could wrangle you guys into working on something with me one day! :D
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: CrazyFoxMachine 17 May, 2012, 12:33:28 AM
Maybe this one could be dedicated to actual samples (which we could all discuss) rather than just a general discussion? I like the idea of gathering them together in one place.

So much for that idea.

Love those colours Soffe, sir. I think you're the best of all of us - those muted vintage tones are just... glorious.
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: Emperor 17 May, 2012, 04:21:20 AM
Maybe this one could be dedicated to actual samples (which we could all discuss) rather than just a general discussion? I like the idea of gathering them together in one place.

So much for that idea.

I can split it off again, I am just after the merging/splitting Nectar points I get...
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: mygrimmbrother 17 May, 2012, 08:35:26 PM
Love those colours Soffe, sir. those muted vintage tones are just... glorious.

Ah, thanking you chief, that's very nice of you to say. 'Muted vintage tones' are precisely what I was going for, so I'm very happy to hear you describe them as such. I have to say your colouring is coming on leaps and bounds - that Grant Perkins one is working like a dream (and I'm not just saying that cos it's your birthday).
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: mygrimmbrother 17 May, 2012, 08:36:53 PM
And thanks Locust & Terrapin too, most kind  :)
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: mygrimmbrother 18 May, 2012, 09:48:27 AM
Anyone else got any colouring samples to show? Would love to see some more  :)
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: CrazyFoxMachine 18 May, 2012, 12:39:06 PM
Maybe this one could be dedicated to actual samples (which we could all discuss) rather than just a general discussion? I like the idea of gathering them together in one place.

So much for that idea.

I can split it off again, I am just after the merging/splitting Nectar points I get...

I wouldn't mind - ! My intention was a "show us your colouring" rather than "let's generally talk about colouring" I was going to call it "Does my colouring look big in this?" But that DOESN'T MAKE SENSE AT ALL.
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: radiator 18 May, 2012, 12:41:01 PM
A couple of things I coloured for Gibson Quarter...

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/355/4/1/judge_dredd_meets_santa_by_gibsonquarter27-d4js2e9.jpg)

(http://th06.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2010/203/3/c/Judge_Dredd_page_colored_by_GibsonQuarter27.jpg)
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: CrazyFoxMachine 18 May, 2012, 01:05:34 PM
Tom your colouring is like... RIDICULOUS.

I love the muted tones and the VERY SLIGHT GRAINY TEXTURE. Also all the flashy glowy bits and blurry bits. Really well done - subtle enough to not overwhelm the lines. There was a period where I wanted to e-mail you everything to colour! :O
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: flip-r mk2 18 May, 2012, 01:34:04 PM
Aarrrggghhhh don't let Jim see the crossbar I's :). Lovely colouring there lads, can't wait to see more.

filip
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: flip-r mk2 18 May, 2012, 11:09:49 PM
Haven't done much computer colouring, so here's the ones I'm quite happy with. 
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt99/flipray09/zenithxmas3.jpg)
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt99/flipray09/dirtyfrank.jpg)
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt99/flipray09/jdxmas5.jpg)
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt99/flipray09/dante5-1.jpg)

filip
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: Emperor 19 May, 2012, 09:10:48 PM
Maybe this one could be dedicated to actual samples (which we could all discuss) rather than just a general discussion? I like the idea of gathering them together in one place.

So much for that idea.

I can split it off again, I am just after the merging/splitting Nectar points I get...

I wouldn't mind - ! My intention was a "show us your colouring" rather than "let's generally talk about colouring" I was going to call it "Does my colouring look big in this?" But that DOESN'T MAKE SENSE AT ALL.

I've just kept the original name.
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: mygrimmbrother 30 May, 2012, 01:54:14 PM
Just signed up to colour Dave Hitchcock's latest project 'Paradise Mechanism'. Well, first I was on board, then not because of the deadline change, then Dave talked me into it. Gonna have to do 26 pages by the end of June, plus put in a token presence at my full time day job of course. It's gonna be a tough month!

But on the plus side (and I think I'm ok to announce this as Dave has mentioned it on FB), the strip is going to feature in David Lloyd's new ipad-only comics project. Yep, that's David Lloyd of 'V' fame. Shit me!!  :o
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: flip-r mk2 30 May, 2012, 01:58:18 PM
Nice one MGB.

filip
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: CrazyFoxMachine 30 May, 2012, 03:36:16 PM
Gonna have to do 26 pages by the end of June, plus put in a token presence at my full time day job of course. It's gonna be a tough month!


And I was nervous about 48 pages for September - ! (actually that's still quite a lot and no David Lloyd in sight) - well done Soffe you're a living legend good luck to yer.

I've recently been experimenting with A PHOTOSHOP AUTO FLATTING TOOL. <-- hmmmm
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: mygrimmbrother 30 May, 2012, 07:31:35 PM
Cheers dudes! CFM - what is this tool of which you speak? I must have it! (no, really, I must have it or I'll probably go insane by the end of June!)
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: radiator 30 May, 2012, 07:49:39 PM
I use the BPelt plugin.

It's pretty useful - though the results are never perfect and require quite a bit of cleaning up. It's only worthwhile for specific drawing styles though - for open lines or scratchy rendering with lots of crosshatching it's probably not too much use.

If I were to try and give an example - it's probably good for Philip Bond's lineart, not so much for, say, Steve Yeowell.
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: TordelBack 30 May, 2012, 08:05:51 PM
I use the BPelt plugin.

Try saying that after a few pints.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 22 June, 2012, 02:17:02 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m60sto4RRz1qfidh8o1_500.jpg)

Pencils: Grant Perkins
Inks: Tom Schloendorn
Colours: Me

Any thorts? We did a red variant as well.
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: Darren Stephens 22 June, 2012, 06:37:47 PM
My thoughts are.....this is terrific. Well done all.  ;)
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: mygrimmbrother 24 June, 2012, 07:52:12 PM
Nice one CFM, another winner. You've got a grand littel team going on there  :)

That project I mentioned a few weeks back - colouring a strip by Dave Hitchcock - well first I was colouring it, then I wasn't but now I am again. Basically, the deadline was brought forward to the end of June, and I really didn't think I could colour 26 pages in a month. But then I thought, f*ck it, it's a chance to work alongside Dave and David Lloyd too, and I went for it. Never worked so hard in my life - full time day job then colouring every night until 12pm-1am since the beginning of the month. The end is in sight now too, so I'm chuffed I said yes. Pretty pleased with the results, and this is my favourite page (if it looks rough at all please remember to bear in mind that each page was done in a single night!)

(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww14/mygrimmbrother/para017colourSMALL.jpg)
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: Steven Denton 24 June, 2012, 09:38:49 PM
MGB i rairly swear for effect but that looks fan-fucking-tastic!
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: Daveycandlish 24 June, 2012, 09:45:08 PM
(if it looks rough at all please remember to bear in mind that each page was done in a single night!)

Never ever say this! If you said that when showing your portfolio you would be sent packing (probably with your portfolio wedged up your bottom).

Anyway, don't panic - it's fooking lovely!
I know I'll be buying it :)
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: mygrimmbrother 24 June, 2012, 09:53:23 PM
Thanks Steve and Davey :)

Davey - you're right, I shouldn't so that. I definitely wouldn't if showing my portfolio, suppose I just let my guard down on here at times - too naive!
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: CrazyFoxMachine 25 June, 2012, 09:20:33 AM
(if it looks rough at all please remember to bear in mind that each page was done in a single night!)

Never ever say this! If you said that when showing your portfolio you would be sent packing (probably with your portfolio wedged up your bottom).

WHY is that a bad thing to say - THAT came out of you in a single night?!?!? You're hired!
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: Darren Stephens 26 June, 2012, 07:19:00 PM
WHY is that a bad thing to say - THAT came out of you in a single night?!?!? You're hired!

Indeed. I can understand why you shouldn't say it. Sounds like an excuse for poor work that you are not happy with. This work, though.....amazing. Sumptuous! (first time I've ever typed the word "Sumptuous". You should feel proud!)  :D
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: Skullmo 26 June, 2012, 10:55:59 PM
When I first got access to a computer back in 1997 I tried out colouring. Of course I turned to 2000ad as my inspiration and coloured some of my favourite artists for practice. Here are a couple of the ones I did (I have lost most of them now).

Looking at these I think there would be a market for 'colorised' classic 2000ad.

(http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p599/skullmo2000/ABCwarriorscolourcopy.jpg)

(http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p599/skullmo2000/cityofthedamnedpg2copy.jpg)
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: Kowalsky (formerly JudgeGumpty) 26 June, 2012, 11:14:02 PM
When I first got access to a computer back in 1997 I tried out colouring. Of course I turned to 2000ad as my inspiration and coloured some of my favourite artists for practice. Here are a couple of the ones I did (I have lost most of them now).

Looking at these I think there would be a market for 'colorised' classic 2000ad.

(http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p599/skullmo2000/ABCwarriorscolourcopy.jpg)

(http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p599/skullmo2000/cityofthedamnedpg2copy.jpg)

 
There gorgeous, most definitely a market place for colourised old school 2000ad stuff. Id love to see Harlem Heroes (original) in colour.
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: staticgirl 29 June, 2012, 03:46:39 PM
Yes me too. That's very impressive especially given that digital colouring was pretty much in its infancy then. Most professionals weren't getting results as good as that.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 29 June, 2012, 03:55:42 PM
Yeah for '97 that's really good actually - I mean, if you look at some of the abhorrent prog colouring at the time this is comparatively a masterclass in subtlety. The first panel of the first one and the fourth panel of the second are particularly effective.

I used to practice on old prog pages when I first experimented with colouring - really not certain about the idea of them all being recoloured though. I don't mind say, Gary Caldwell on Hook Jaw recently in Strip - because there was a reason for that really - but recolouring all old progs could be considered a little gratuitous.
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: Jon 29 June, 2012, 04:23:09 PM
Hmm. It used to frustrate me when I was trying to collect old 2000AD reprints about - Jesus! - twenty-something years ago that they'd all been recoloured (first the Eagle reprints, then the erroneously named Quality Comics). I guess 'cos they were intended for the American market.

After something of a break I'm appreciating being able to pick up the various 'Files', etc reprints in their intended, glorious monochrome.

Nice colouring, though. I could imagine there's many a person less grumpy than me that would enjoy recoloured classics.
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: Skullmo 29 June, 2012, 06:02:43 PM
Alan Craddock (shudder)

I really hope they re-colour the Pit before they reprint it.

Thanks for the kind words. I got offered a colouring job with Sonic the Comic the week before they closed down.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 29 June, 2012, 06:25:24 PM
I wasn't going to mention Craddock but then you did.

OH MY GOD I JUST HAD A GREAT IDEA FOR A BOARD COMPETITION. Everyone gets a b/w page from the pit and re-colours it. It'd be fcking magic.
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: radiator 29 June, 2012, 06:33:22 PM
America 2 is in dire need of recolouring too.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 29 June, 2012, 06:41:35 PM
Sounds like we've got ourselves a challenge.... IMAGINE THE PIT WITH RADIATOR COLOURS


mhmm that's good readin'
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: Skullmo 29 June, 2012, 11:00:14 PM
I don't know why anyone thought those colours were a good idea.

Unfortunately I no longer have a computer that colours :(

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: flip-r mk2 29 June, 2012, 11:10:29 PM
Sounds like we've got ourselves a challenge.... IMAGINE THE PIT WITH RADIATOR COLOURS


mhmm that's good readin'

I think you've got a winning idea there CFM.
Here's a page from the prog I coloured with drawing inks.
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt99/flipray09/img022-1.jpg)

filip
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: Darren Stephens 04 July, 2012, 05:48:24 AM
Thats cracking, that, Filip.
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: Skullmo 04 July, 2012, 10:43:18 AM
I wasn't going to mention Craddock but then you did.

OH MY GOD I JUST HAD A GREAT IDEA FOR A BOARD COMPETITION. Everyone gets a b/w page from the pit and re-colours it. It'd be fcking magic.

Where can you get a black and white Pit page? If I could get it in b&W I would!
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: CrazyFoxMachine 04 July, 2012, 10:58:58 AM
There are quite a few floating about on google image search - only a few are in a decent size...

It WOULD be good to get together and re-colour The Pit.....



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: Skullmo 04 July, 2012, 12:49:46 PM
There are quite a few floating about on google image search - only a few are in a decent size...

It WOULD be good to get together and re-colour The Pit.....



HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

I feel an art competition coming on!


Speaking of which how about:

2000ad character in a different age: What would happen if Slaine were a Sci Fi Warrior, Dredd a current day police man, Johnny Alpha a cowboy?
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: mygrimmbrother 05 July, 2012, 07:32:24 PM
I'd be up for colouring some classic Cam Kennedy Rogue pages, or McMahon Slaine... that'd be fantastic in fact. Anyone know how we can get good quality scans?

Anyway, I should probably post this in the El Bigote thread, but I'm sticking it here - the legend that is SHAKY KANE's cover art for '13 Dead Federales', with colours by meself. Absolutely loved doing this one.
(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww14/mygrimmbrother/ShakyKanecoverWEBsmall.jpg)
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: locustsofdeath! 05 July, 2012, 11:32:34 PM
Over on facebook, Shaky himself just gave mygrimmbrother compliments on the coloring! Nice one, grimm!
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: Kowalsky (formerly JudgeGumpty) 05 July, 2012, 11:48:03 PM
That is a fabulous piece of colouring grimm :)
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: Danbo 07 July, 2012, 01:54:20 PM
I need advice on how to get more atmosphere into my coloring,I'm new to it and don't know where to look? I'm going to lurk around here for a while methinks...
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: Skullmo 08 July, 2012, 12:29:36 PM
I need advice on how to get more atmosphere into my coloring,I'm new to it and don't know where to look? I'm going to lurk around here for a while methinks...

Look at painters - I find that trying to create painting effects in computer colouring gives you your own style.

Great colourists that spring to mind are Matt Hollingsworth (who did Preacher) and Chris Blythe (who does a lot of Dredd. Its worth copying their stuff to try to work out how tey do it.

Hope that helps
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: Danbo 08 July, 2012, 03:10:13 PM
Thanks,I'm going to have a look at those guys right now ;)

The moody Matt stuff is what I'm talking about  ;)
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: Cpt Rhodes 10 July, 2012, 03:08:57 PM
I need advice on how to get more atmosphere into my coloring,I'm new to it and don't know where to look? I'm going to lurk around here for a while methinks...

I kind of take the veiw that it's the lightsources that  bring the dynamic to the colouring.
If you approach it that way it might help to get the look you are after.
PM me if I can help you with psd breakdown/examples of lighting pictures.
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: flip-r mk2 13 July, 2012, 01:58:36 AM
Hobbycraft has just opened up in nearby Falkirk so I treated myself to a Letraset Promarker set ( no Copics ) and here's the result, Lulu Romanov, unfortunately no flesh tones in the promarker range.
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt99/flipray09/luluromanov.jpg)

filip     
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: Danbo 14 July, 2012, 05:21:50 PM
Right,had another crack,still trying to get used to gradients and it's a bit scruffy close up but I feel like I'm learning  :)

(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k192/danbo1138/judge_death.jpg)



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: Danbo 14 July, 2012, 05:25:28 PM
I need advice on how to get more atmosphere into my coloring,I'm new to it and don't know where to look? I'm going to lurk around here for a while methinks...

I kind of take the veiw that it's the lightsources that  bring the dynamic to the colouring.
If you approach it that way it might help to get the look you are after.
PM me if I can help you with psd breakdown/examples of lighting pictures.
Thanks  :),I'm trying to think light,had about 3 attempts....I'm that much off a noob I have know idea what a psd breakdown is  :-[   

One other thing i could do with knowing is what brushes to colour with?
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: CrazyFoxMachine 15 July, 2012, 08:38:56 AM
Right,had another crack,still trying to get used to gradients and it's a bit scruffy close up but I feel like I'm learning  :)

Don't be afraid to be a bit more subtle with the colours - and if the light is coming from the left as the shading suggests, then this should be reflected in the background as well. Not bad not bad though - !
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: Danbo 15 July, 2012, 09:08:55 AM
Right,had another crack,still trying to get used to gradients and it's a bit scruffy close up but I feel like I'm learning  :)

Don't be afraid to be a bit more subtle with the colours - and if the light is coming from the left as the shading suggests, then this should be reflected in the background as well. Not bad not bad though - !
I know the bright day glo effect,erm it's death on slo mo...ahem  :P
But yeah,I know what you mean,I want to be more abstract too...I never studied 'colour' when I was growin up and reading comics but I would pour over black and whites all day long....like trying to teach an old dog new tricks but I'm keen and most of all I love it :) 
Thanks for the encouragement....just started a new Dredd,night pic lots of ideas for light......back in a few hours.
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: Cpt Rhodes 15 July, 2012, 06:34:24 PM
Right,had another crack,still trying to get used to gradients and it's a bit scruffy close up but I feel like I'm learning  :)

Don't be afraid to be a bit more subtle with the colours - and if the light is coming from the left as the shading suggests, then this should be reflected in the background as well. Not bad not bad though - !
I know the bright day glo effect,erm it's death on slo mo...ahem  :P
But yeah,I know what you mean,I want to be more abstract too...I never studied 'colour' when I was growin up and reading comics but I would pour over black and whites all day long....like trying to teach an old dog new tricks but I'm keen and most of all I love it :) 
Thanks for the encouragement....just started a new Dredd,night pic lots of ideas for light......back in a few hours.

I hope you don't mind, I took a quick go at colouring your pic. If you PM me I'll forward the PSD file. You will have the layers which will show you how I did it. Key lights, rim lights, all the dirty tricks. Hopefully you will find something of use in there.
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: Danbo 15 July, 2012, 07:38:37 PM
PM sent  :thumbsup:
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: CrazyFoxMachine 16 July, 2012, 08:15:36 AM
I hope you don't mind, I took a quick go at colouring your pic.

Now I'd really like to see that.
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: Bhuna 16 July, 2012, 09:38:13 AM
Same here CFM and a copy of the PDF files too!  ;)
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: Cpt Rhodes 16 July, 2012, 11:38:08 AM
The link below refers to lighting for photography or film but is just as useful a technique when emulated to your color art. It's more or less the principle I use on all my colour stuff nowadays.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-point_lighting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-point_lighting)

Lighting setups was one of my favourite tasks when I worked in video games. Loved it.

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: Danbo 16 July, 2012, 04:49:12 PM
Faved that light link in my art folder, so much too learn it's bloody great  :D

And that Death pic is amazing,more atmosphere than I know what to do with.I'll pop it up if Alex is not fussed,I feel it's more his work with all the awesome going on  :)

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: Cpt Rhodes 17 July, 2012, 07:39:12 AM
Bhuna, CFM, PM me an email address and I'll send you the psd.
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: Danbo 17 July, 2012, 05:20:25 PM
Here's the pic  kindly colored by Alex ^....so cool seeing one of your own drawings turned up to eleven  :P

(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k192/danbo1138/judge_death_2j.jpg)
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: Noisybast 17 July, 2012, 06:14:50 PM
Whoa.
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: Bhuna 17 July, 2012, 08:58:50 PM
The way Alex have built up the layers is mind blowing!!
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: Danbo 18 July, 2012, 12:42:22 PM
Yeah,can't wait until weekend( free time) so I can try and suss out some of his methods....first stop channels,i just usually open about 15 layers? Like a noob
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: Cpt Rhodes 18 July, 2012, 04:27:23 PM
This is an old one saved in it's stages to show how I built up the shadow tones then the  3 point light colours
(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af70/alexr2222/MakingMean.jpg)
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: Cpt Rhodes 18 July, 2012, 04:33:25 PM
And another one done in a similar way.
Sketch with tones in B/W.
Flat colours then added with filters.
Lastly final art with light overlays and detail.
(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af70/alexr2222/RoadWar_stages.jpg)
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: Danbo 18 July, 2012, 04:58:43 PM
Amazing,really lots to think about.Seems so obvious when somebody shows you...
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: mygrimmbrother 24 July, 2012, 11:59:45 PM
Great to see your process there Alex, you're truly the god of lighting! :)

Nigel Dobbyn, of this here parish, posted a cracking Hellboy pic on FB earlier today, and within seconds I was bugging the poor chap asking if he'd mind if I coloured it: (http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww14/mygrimmbrother/hellboycolourwebSMALL.jpg)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Cpt Rhodes 25 July, 2012, 04:36:23 PM
Lovely.
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: Danbo 28 July, 2012, 11:07:10 AM
That HELLBOY is brill  :)

This is the last thing I've done before I try to use some of Alex's advice and tips,just checking out that PS file I can see how to improve it,especially that 3 point light technique, unfortunately but I've been too busy at work to try it out yet,on it though...anyway,badly lit Dredd coming up.


(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k192/danbo1138/dreddheadcolour.jpg)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 28 July, 2012, 05:20:19 PM
Yeah there's a tad too much green on that - and the shadows on Dredd are a little severe. I'd also avoid using such large texture brushes on the background there. Some of the more subtle shadows on the background blocks are good though - ! I've always been very nervous about coloured lighting so you've put a brave foot forward there - continue experimenting!
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Danbo 28 July, 2012, 08:25:24 PM
Cheers,still learning  :)

As for the texture brushes,I was trying to do clouds but  :-[
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 05 August, 2012, 11:58:31 AM
Now that it's up on the Zarjazblog - here's some of my colouring on Hammill & Coleman's amazing Rich Pickings ;)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-esKanyPvmY4/UBU_FW1sZyI/AAAAAAAAewE/C4t6pijfFwM/s1600/RichPickingsA4Web04.jpg)

: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Darren Stephens 05 August, 2012, 04:17:22 PM
Wow, that's bloody superb! What a great team you guys make.  :o
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Cpt Rhodes 08 August, 2012, 02:34:43 PM
Lovely job CFM.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Proudhuff 08 August, 2012, 02:52:16 PM
Nice one LOLfox! didn't think Dode's work could be improved but that does it and then some. well done!
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Steven Denton 18 August, 2012, 10:09:53 PM
I’m doing some work on a web comic and as it’s on the web I guess it’s ok for me to post it.

Art by Art by Giancarlo Caracuzzo, written and owned by John Prince

(http://unseenjustice.businesscatalyst.com/ if you are intersted)

(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/883/useenjustice2page02.jpg)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Albion 10 September, 2012, 09:09:23 PM
I thought I would have a go at this colouring lark so here's a low res scan of the first page of Judge Minty I found on the net just to experiment with.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/albion79uk/JudgeMinty-Colour02.jpg)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 11 September, 2012, 09:49:43 AM
I’m doing some work on a web comic and as it’s on the web I guess it’s ok for me to post it.

Art by Art by Giancarlo Caracuzzo, written and owned by John Prince

(http://unseenjustice.businesscatalyst.com/ if you are intersted)

(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/883/useenjustice2page02.jpg)

This is brilliant :D Always loved your colours Mr Denton!

Alb - don't be afraid to go heavier with shading !
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Steven Denton 16 September, 2012, 08:11:34 PM
Thanks Owen :)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 18 September, 2012, 07:48:54 PM
Happy birthday Grant Perkins - !

Inked by Tom Schloendorn

Colours by me. Dodgily.

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/262/a/9/doctor_doctor_by_crazyfoxmachine-d5f8zvj.jpg)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 18 February, 2013, 04:02:44 PM
Not really a necropost - just haven't had anything to show on the thread for a while!

Here's some colourin' on the mighty Shaky Kane and the phenomenal Jim Campbell's upcoming cover for EL BIGOTE

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BDZcrehCUAA81I7.jpg:large)
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: Basilisk 18 February, 2013, 07:19:44 PM
Awesome beyond recongnition. Great thread, great artwork and coloring... keep up the great work!. :o :P
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: JTPegg 06 March, 2013, 12:37:09 AM
Been a long time since I've posted anything (frankly the competitions are getting too hard!)...So here goes:
(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7258534/Screen%20shot%202013-03-05%20at%2022.24.45%20copy.png)

Its for a personal project (hence the big black space).

Am currently trying to relearn how to colour when starting from a point I would normally not begin at.  It's not quite there, but hopefully it is a heroic failiure, worthy of this great thread :D

 I look forward to seeing some more stuff soon...
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: SuperSurfer 06 March, 2013, 10:24:55 AM
Brilliant, JTPegg.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Bolt-01 07 March, 2013, 12:43:53 PM
COLOURISTS! Does someone fancy colourig a three page strip for the FQP Blog? We have had a strip delivered that is crying out for colour and would like to offer someone here the opportunity. If you are up for it, PM me for more info.

Ta!
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Bolt-01 13 March, 2013, 04:06:37 PM
Bump! Still looking for someone to do this...

I know we don't offer anything in return apart from the adulation of the masses and assorted groupies but I thought one of you all out there might fancy a quick three pager...
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: JTPegg 11 April, 2013, 01:00:41 AM
(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7258534/Screen%20shot%202013-04-10%20at%2022.15.10.png)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 11 April, 2013, 01:38:52 AM
That's real nice Mr Lynch! Love the soft browns...
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Darren Stephens 11 April, 2013, 05:31:18 AM
Aye, that's a lovely bit of work, Jake.  ;)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: flip-r mk2 23 May, 2013, 10:17:43 PM
Been practicing my colouring.
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt99/flipray09/finkcolour_zps1b1ef5bc.jpg) (http://s601.photobucket.com/user/flipray09/media/finkcolour_zps1b1ef5bc.jpg.html)

filip
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: flip-r mk2 24 May, 2013, 01:10:28 AM
While i'm in a colouring mood here's another.
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt99/flipray09/Dreddcolour_zps9e4c46ea.jpg) (http://s601.photobucket.com/user/flipray09/media/Dreddcolour_zps9e4c46ea.jpg.html)

filip
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: flip-r mk2 25 May, 2013, 12:19:42 PM
Thanks for the kind words CFM, the watercolour effects were done with some free  brushes I downloaded for Photoshop. I see what you mean about the JD pic, will have to think more about colour choices. Much preferring the painted look rather than a overly digital look.
 Anymore hints, tips or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

filip
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Bolt-01 26 May, 2013, 11:07:43 AM
Hello! I'm still hoping to get one of you people to work on a three page strip for the FQP blog. If anyone fancy's taking a stab let me know.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: flip-r mk2 27 May, 2013, 12:20:15 AM
Bolt if you haven't got anybody yet I'll give it a try.

filip

flipr08@yahoo.co.uk
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: flip-r mk2 21 June, 2013, 02:08:32 PM
First attempt at coloring with MS5.
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt99/flipray09/machzerocoloured_zps076efe14.jpg)

filip
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 26 July, 2013, 12:37:41 AM
(https://sphotos-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/66111_584431701609803_2116662245_n.jpg)

Bit of El Bigote by the brilliant SKD and hamfistedly crayon'd in by myself
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: SKD 04 August, 2013, 07:22:38 PM
(https://sphotos-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/66111_584431701609803_2116662245_n.jpg)

Bit of El Bigote by the hamfisted SKD and brilliantly crayon'd in by myself

 Fixed that for you. :D

 Wonderful work there CFM, really smart. I couldn't see the image here on the forum (just a little box with a red cross in it.) Anybody else having the same problem, head over to https://www.facebook.com/elbigotecomic (https://www.facebook.com/elbigotecomic) to see Crazy Foxes cracking colours. As well as stunning art from El Chivo there is also fantastic work by Shaky Kane, Jim Campbell, Matt Soffe, Bolt 01, Grant Perkins, Sparkonaut, Chris Askham, SuperSurfer and many others. There's also a chap calling himself Locust and some more of my 'hamfisted' offerings too.

 Shameless plugger Stew. ;)

       
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: flip-r mk2 05 August, 2013, 01:32:11 PM
Getting fed up using the laptops touchpad for colouring, went out and bought myself this :)
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt99/flipray09/DSC_0013_zpsc4d3d8e2.jpg)
filip
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 05 August, 2013, 08:12:00 PM
Yeah that'll do it - you were colouring on a trackpad before?!? Bloody hell that takes some doing. Thanks to the very kind Jon Taylor I'm catching up colouring work (my Bamboo broke last week) with my first ever Intuos :D Which is essentially the same although larger and it recognises "tilting" on the pen and has a DIGITAL RUBBER WHICH IS AMAZING.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Dog Deever 06 August, 2013, 01:28:12 AM
The yellow bit on top of the pen & touch pen is a 'rubber' as well- I never realised at first. Once I found out by accident, I was ridiculously pleased about the whole concept. Stupid, but it's more natural than clicking back and forth between functions.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: flip-r mk2 06 August, 2013, 03:05:51 AM
Here's my first attempt colouring using the Bamboo, Erasmus panel 7.
Got home from work tonight and the first thing I did was see if the tip was a digital rubber after reading CFM's post :) Definitely easier to colour with than the track pad.
        (http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt99/flipray09/Erasmuspg7acolouredaletter_zpsa243556a.jpg)

filip
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: radiator 06 August, 2013, 07:21:15 AM
The yellow bit on top of the pen & touch pen is a 'rubber' as well- I never realised at first. Once I found out by accident, I was ridiculously pleased about the whole concept. Stupid, but it's more natural than clicking back and forth between functions.

But not as easy as just hitting the 'E' key.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 06 August, 2013, 08:19:38 AM
The yellow bit on top of the pen & touch pen is a 'rubber' as well- I never realised at first. Once I found out by accident, I was ridiculously pleased about the whole concept. Stupid, but it's more natural than clicking back and forth between functions.

But not as easy as just hitting the 'E' key.

IT IS?! Well I feel stupid. I just normally made one of the clickers a rubber, which in the hours since getting the Intuos which (for various reasons) doesn't have clickers on it's pen - I've found that it must have been my "ideal method" because pressing E or using the (still awesome) digi rubber seem much slower to me. It depends how much you've got your hands on the keyboard for the whole process though I suppose - I think I became a bit dependent on navigating around with the tablet.

And Flip - like the armour but the console has these strange patches of dark on it - how are you laying down your flats?
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: radiator 06 August, 2013, 08:33:59 AM
Yes, it is.

If you want to work at any kind of decent speed you'll need to be relying heavily on keyboard shortcuts.

My left hand is permanently hovering over the space bar for the 'hand' tool anyway, and other shortcuts are absolutely vital unless you want to spend half the time clicking on icons and scroll bars.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: radiator 06 August, 2013, 08:38:47 AM
Not to mention essential modifier keys like Option, Alt and Control.

Once you have the tools you use the most committed to muscle memory you'll barely even need to look at the tool palette again or break workflow.

I don't really have a huge amount of use for the erase tool in any case.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: radiator 06 August, 2013, 08:47:23 AM
Just read your post back and realised you're talking about the side buttons on the pen.

I always have these - and the touch panels on the tablet - permanently disabled as I just found that I constantly pressed them accidentally and they were more trouble than they're worth. But then that's probably more down to the weird, clawlike grip I hold the pen in!
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Jim_Campbell 06 August, 2013, 09:04:58 AM
I always set the rocker switch on the stylus to the 'Brush Larger' and 'Brush Smaller' key strokes.

Cheers

Jim
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 06 August, 2013, 09:20:31 AM
I always set the rocker switch on the stylus to the 'Brush Larger' and 'Brush Smaller' key strokes.

That's actually a really good idea. The keyboard shortcut for brush size I discovered yesterday are the slightly inconvenient [ and ] keys way up the top there.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: radiator 06 August, 2013, 09:37:56 AM
I always set the rocker switch on the stylus to the 'Brush Larger' and 'Brush Smaller' key strokes.

Cheers

Jim

Most people I know just hold Cntrl and click and use the slider to quickly adjust brush size.

I got into the habit of using the bracket keys - not really that inconvenient for as they are near the + and -, which I use a lot in conjunction with Command make for easy zooming in and out.

Other incredibly useful shortcuts I find are Command-D (deselect), D (set FG/BG colour swatches to Black/White), X (swap between FG/BG swatch), Command-H (hide/unhide guides/paths/selections), Hold Alt while using brush (eye dropper), F (cycle between view modes), Tab (toggle tools/palettes on/off), Command-U for to bring up Hue/Sat adjustment. The number keys for quickly setting layer opacity are really handy also.

There are many, many more - but they're burned so deep into my brain it's actually hard to consciously remember what they are.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Jim_Campbell 06 August, 2013, 09:49:57 AM
Most people I know just hold Cntrl and click and use the slider to quickly adjust brush size.

I hate contextual-menu-clicks. Despise 'em. I force myself to use it for 'Recent Fonts' in Illustrator because applying different font styles is a pain in AI, and occasionally to add a stroke to a selection in Photoshop.

Cheers

Jim
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Ghastly McNasty 06 August, 2013, 07:53:29 PM
First attempt at colouring. Time consuming but plenty of fun.

This page is from a Crusader strip, drawn by Bolt-01, soon to appear in the next issue of Massacre for Boys.

(http://www.backfromthedepths.co.uk/dredd/Crusaderv1.jpg)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: flip-r mk2 06 August, 2013, 09:22:51 PM
All these fooking shortcuts, I thought computer colouring was supposed to be easy :) Once again I'm truly grateful to the board(for all I know about computer lettering and colouring) as trial and error teaches me very little.I take it that these shortcuts are for PS, I've been using MS5 for colouring the Erasmus strip.
CFM, as I am always trying to beat my deadlines with the
two panels a week I'm drawing l basically flat in the main colours I'm using and add some darker tones on top. When I took over the strip I decided that I would do it in colour but only use  flat muted colours. The dark tones on the console were created using the burn and dodge tools.

filip
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: flip-r mk2 06 August, 2013, 09:24:47 PM
PS Any more hints and tips are always gratefully received.

filip
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 13 August, 2013, 02:51:46 PM
As I'm jobless I've been this week giving my "spare time work" full priority - colouring a manga book called "Smitten" and some other bits and bobs. Not enough to live on but summat to get a bit of the rent paid anyway.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/Shakara/SP1_8_ink_zps120fa76a.jpg)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Jon 14 August, 2013, 12:23:34 PM


IT IS?! Well I feel stupid. I just normally made one of the clickers a rubber, which in the hours since getting the Intuos which (for various reasons) doesn't have clickers on it's pen - I've found that it must have been my "ideal method" because pressing E or using the (still awesome) digi rubber seem much slower to me.

It occurs to me I might still have the side button somewhere. If I do I'll send it on to you, though you'll still need to find a new sheath to accommodate it (the last one basically disintegrated).

Just read your post back and realised you're talking about the side buttons on the pen.

I always have these - and the touch panels on the tablet - permanently disabled as I just found that I constantly pressed them accidentally and they were more trouble than they're worth. But then that's probably more down to the weird, clawlike grip I hold the pen in!

It's not just you, I do this too (especially annoying are the sudden and unexpected zooms from leaning on the sliders on an Intuous 3). This is why I just took the side button off in the end.

I recently took the plunge on a Cintiq and the "pro-pens" or whatever they call 'em to justify the price, don't seem to allow you to remove the side buttons, so I've been educating myself to actually use them. Getting there slowly, but Jesus, it's not natural, is it?

The Cintiq 13HD by the way, for whatever it's worth, I whole-heartedly endorse. It's even nicely portable. And much, much easier to stay within the lines. :)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: radiator 14 August, 2013, 01:29:22 PM
I recently took the plunge on a Cintiq and the "pro-pens" or whatever they call 'em to justify the price, don't seem to allow you to remove the side buttons, so I've been educating myself to actually use them. Getting there slowly, but Jesus, it's not natural, is it?

Really? You can't disable the buttons through Preferences?

I think the side buttons and touch panels and things are for people doing very limited types of work - I find with my workflow that I use far too many shortcuts to be able to map them all, so just stick to the keyboard for everything.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Jon 14 August, 2013, 02:18:02 PM

Really? You can't disable the buttons through Preferences?


Oh yeah, sorry, that was a little misleading, you can disable them of course. I meant I always preferred to physically remove them on an Intuous partly to use the stylus more like a pencil and partly because of corrupting preference files or frequently changing work machines.

My ex art director swore by the side buttons as he used his Wacom in place of a mouse. I fully agree about the keyboard shortcuts though, not sure I could work any other way.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: radiator 14 August, 2013, 02:24:56 PM
My ex art director swore by the side buttons as he used his Wacom in place of a mouse.

So do I - I don't even have a mouse on my main work computer - using a tablet right now writing this post. Don't know how it is on PC, but on a Mac I can do everything I need to using Cntrl click. Way faster and more accurate for me than using a mouse.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Professor Bear 14 August, 2013, 02:34:00 PM
Got to love the tablet buttons.  Well... I have to, anyway.
I used to use the keyboard shortcuts exclusively - especially the space bar as a move tool - until I developed RSI despite having a pretty ergonomic work area, which my physio blamed largely on having an arm half-outstretched all the time while the other arm is bent in towards the body (holding the pen).  After that palaver (although three years later treatment continues), I had to re-examine how I work if I wanted to continue doing so, and the first thing that I did was accept that there's a big difference between what is easiest/more efficient and what I am simply too lazy and/or truculent to change in my workflow.  Even now I find myself reaching for hotkeys mapped to the tablet buttons, which just goes to show what a terrible habit it is to break - there's buttons literally right there beside my fingertips and I'm stretching all the way over there instead.  Further proof that I don't work particularly sensibly is that I still don't just use the bloody toolbars so I can forgo using the keyboard/tablet buttons entirely...

On the plus side, there's a lot less clumsy opening of filters or whatnot when I hit the wrong key accidentally, as used to happen all the time, though it would be nice to be able to remap the zoom to the touchstrips in Manga Studio (EX4).
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 08 January, 2014, 06:39:52 PM
Here's a webcomic I was colouring last year finally up and running:

http://newhavencomics.com/comic.php?c=3&p=1

(http://www.newhavencomics.com/smitten/S00Acover.jpg)

Smitten - a manga webcomic. Not happy with all my colouring on this - some of it is atrociously muddy and I probably wouldn't do it the way I did then now if you get my drift. A few months can change everything!
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Hawkmumbler 08 January, 2014, 07:08:30 PM
Looks good to me CFM! What program you use btw?
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: IAMTHESYSTEM 08 January, 2014, 08:09:44 PM
http://youtu.be/9kQllLy_X4I


Good colouring advice here for anyone [ like me] finds colour choices difficult.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 08 January, 2014, 08:51:21 PM
Looks good to me CFM! What program you use btw?

Old version of Photoshop I got when I was a student and could afford it! I think I'm long overdue investigating MangaStudio though apparently there are great flatting tools on there.

Nice vid IATS - ! I tend to use this awesome colour wheel http://colorschemedesigner.com/
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 02 March, 2014, 06:06:47 PM
Bit of Sunday afternoon colouring practice on the amazing art of Bern Campbell - this is HELLBERN

(https://24.media.tumblr.com/0f82de5e35998743a09cbe00602e4010/tumblr_n1tm82llW51qfidh8o1_500.jpg)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Darren Stephens 03 March, 2014, 08:04:28 AM
Awesome CFM and Bern. You should definitely pick up MS5 when you're a bit more flush, Owen. I haven't touched Painter (my previous software of choice) since! ;)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: sypher 05 March, 2014, 10:12:27 PM
Not posted on here for quite a while!

Some recent colour work I did for a new comic (Good Guys), that me and a friend released at the recent Cardiff Comic Con!

Issue 1 cover
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bd0MoL8CAAAy_Wo.jpg)

Issue 2 cover
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bd9jt1iCEAAw_Su.jpg)

As for the finished articles, here was a pic of our booth :)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bh0VVQBCIAAa2Cu.jpg)

Also happy to help with any advice on colouring etc. Just ask!
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: IAMTHESYSTEM 15 March, 2014, 10:47:18 AM
http://www.sketchlab7.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/FrazettaNotes.jpg

Some notes on Frazetta's painting. Very useful.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: junox 04 September, 2014, 04:34:39 AM
not been here in over 100 days apologies
great colouring thread 
over on facebook we post loads of art and this popped up from a master
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=691655370919241&set=gm.464968970312109&type=1&theater

----
anyone consider giving it a colour in 2 formats old style / new style  ? or has it been coloured already ?
from Greg Staples QUOTE - " My mistake, I was 14 and there is no colour version, I did it for my own pleasure "
check out our  site  folks all welcome  hope to generate more traffic back to here 
respect
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: pictsy 17 October, 2014, 11:08:12 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/sidecar/Blog/CyberpunkPostcardPostcardOptionB2.jpg)

A piece of colouring I did for a friend a few months back.  He had been commissioned to do some work for a kickstarter and was uncertain about his skills at colouring.  He asked me to do a colour version of the picture in addition to his own so he could offer options to his client.  As I was watching my friend doing his coloured version over a share screen I used most of his colour choices but did it in my own style.  The client did end up choosing my version, but I just enjoyed colouring my friends artwork.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Darren Stephens 18 October, 2014, 08:51:38 AM
Lovely work Pictsy. Very 'painterly', which I much prefer over the polished airbrush look that some computer coloured stuff has. ;)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 18 October, 2014, 10:55:02 AM
That's luvverly - very Dave Taylor actually. I'd watch out for over-brownification generally though - unless that's the specified colour for the roboto it doesn't hugely stand out. It's a great job though - great reflections and well-judged shadows. The clouds are particularly striking I could stare at them for hours.

More Pictsy colouring!
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: pictsy 18 October, 2014, 12:21:33 PM
Thanks Darren.  Glad you like it.

Thanks as well CFN.  I adore clouds and always try and do them justice.

I was pleased with the various highlights in this image and especially the moon.

I don't have much in the way of work I've coloured for other people - I haven't really been in demand to do it.  Would be cool to, though.

Anyway, here is another.  Lineart is by the same artist.  He was bored one day so I told him to draw a picture and this is what he drew.  He didn't really like it but I thought it was interesting and did a really quick colouring job on it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/sidecar/Blog/NashisBored.jpg)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: IronGraham 27 October, 2015, 04:30:29 PM
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7io784zepOaNmhBVFRVRHBLZFU/view?usp=sharing


HOPE THE LINK WORKS.


Henry Flints pages from DOC. Looking for creative criticism
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 27 October, 2015, 08:34:34 PM
That's definitely got a very eighties dayglo feel to it - especially as you've uploaded the CMYK file which in most browsers appears a lot harsher than how it'll have appeared as you were doing it.

That last panel is the best here, like the textures there and the gradient orange through red and the use of purples and blues on the vehicle Dredd's standing on.

The main issue throughout though is one of flatness. These feel more like base flat colours than finished ones. Obviously you have to work within what you like - not asking for endless glows and everything shining or anything but like the ground-to-sky in the last panel a simple gradient can work wonders. Particularly on the grey walls in panels 1 & 3 - the inking implies that they're quite grotty and worn but the single bright grey tone is quite distracting and seems out of place. The same with Dredd's shoulder pads - the inking implies changing textures.

Now here is Flint's colouring on his own work which is a pretty good guide for what he has in mind:

(http://www.multiversitycomics.com/wp-content/themes/zillionlabs/images/timthumb.php?src=http://multiversitystatic.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2014/08/judge-dredd-megazine-351-henry-flint.jpg&q=95&w=593&zc=1&a=t)

and I'm not implying you copy this entirely I'm just saying if you pay attention to the leather and the shoulder pads particularly there's a bit more variability at play there that's always worth giving a go.

Good effort though - don't be afraid to go into more detail!
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Darren Stephens 27 October, 2015, 08:51:48 PM
Agree with Owen, these look like flats...but(!) I quite like the colour choices and, I can see this suiting an artist with a less detailed, gritty style.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: IronGraham 28 October, 2015, 08:36:17 AM
Thanks so much for the feed back I'll take that into consideration going forward

: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: IronGraham 11 November, 2015, 06:43:11 PM
I've just did work on a piece by James Harren some constructive criticism appreciated.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7io784zepOaT0I3WkY3YUpSaHc/view (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7io784zepOaT0I3WkY3YUpSaHc/view)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 13 November, 2015, 12:18:10 PM
Can't view that.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Jim_Campbell 13 November, 2015, 12:28:38 PM
TBH, it's better form to put the image up inline (as part of the post) rather than a link people need to click through to. In isolation, one instance isn't a big deal, but it would work against the accessibility of the thread if more people started doing it…

Cheers

Jim
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: IronGraham 13 November, 2015, 01:49:49 PM
OK I'll try to do just having trouble add picture any help their?
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Jim_Campbell 13 November, 2015, 02:20:12 PM
OK I'll try to do just having trouble add picture any help their?

Use a free service like Photobucket to upload. It'll offer you several options for sharing an image but if you copy the one that says IMG, you can just paste the entire line of code into your post and the image should appear.

(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/jimcampbell2000/Photobucket_Screen_zps3gythrwk.jpg~original)

Cheers!

Jim
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: IronGraham 13 November, 2015, 03:03:51 PM
Thanks Jim
(http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah271/IronGraham/dark_knight_vs_superman_commish_heroes_by_jharren-d8yo93g_zpsparfme5d.jpg) (http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/IronGraham/media/dark_knight_vs_superman_commish_heroes_by_jharren-d8yo93g_zpsparfme5d.jpg.html)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Darren Stephens 13 November, 2015, 09:16:40 PM
Here's the cover for the latest issue of FutureQuake, drawn by  the excellent Steven Austin, coloured by me. (Available from the FutureQuake shop!)  ;)

(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j312/dikiminster/12033171_10153710856230528_526147076483127638_n_zps7zmtl7xs.jpg)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: IronGraham 13 November, 2015, 09:57:05 PM
Nice I like how you used the shades of green and complimentary colours with it
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: IronGraham 18 November, 2015, 06:15:07 PM
Used this cool Declan Shalvey drawing for more practice (http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah271/IronGraham/tumblr_lxyx98UhQL1qg8i80o1_1280_zpsua0eqbnc.jpg) (http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/IronGraham/media/tumblr_lxyx98UhQL1qg8i80o1_1280_zpsua0eqbnc.jpg.html)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: amines2058 18 November, 2015, 07:38:04 PM
If you fancy a challenge befriend Liam Sharp on facebook. He had just posted the inks for a recent hulk drawing he did and offered it for people to color themselves.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: IronGraham 19 November, 2015, 01:48:40 PM
I'll give that a try
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Jim_Campbell 19 November, 2015, 02:13:19 PM
Interesting… I'd managed to miss this before. PJ shows you how he flats an image using MangaStudio 5. (https://youtu.be/w9wHy4LViqA)

(MS seems to be gaining some traction as a flatting tool — I know that Matt Brooker and Pete Doherty both use it for flatting as well…)

Cheers

Jim
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: IronGraham 19 November, 2015, 05:19:28 PM
(http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah271/IronGraham/abomination%20vs%20hulk_zps5786i8gg.jpg) (http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/IronGraham/media/abomination%20vs%20hulk_zps5786i8gg.jpg.html)


Really proud how this came out, also RIP NatGeo
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: James Dilworth 06 March, 2016, 04:09:30 PM
Just for fun wanted to colour some Mike McMahon artwork.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zvDv-RjLtdo/VtxU9-TntQI/AAAAAAAAANg/ZChplx-g2-Q/s1600/anderson_vs_death_1000.jpg)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Darren Stephens 06 March, 2016, 05:10:41 PM
 :o............................holy shit, James, that's excellent!
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Skullmo 06 March, 2016, 05:13:33 PM
Really nice James!
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: JayzusB.Christ 07 March, 2016, 07:48:21 AM
A modern colouring job of a legendary artist's B/W work often looks very wrong.  But you've nailed it spectacularly.  Love it.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Neil McClements 20 March, 2016, 09:15:18 PM
Tried a bit of colouring practice on a couple of legendary Slaine images.  Glenn Fabry and of course Mike McMahon. Purposely did these both with only 3 colours to practice for a future project.

(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b536/neilmcclements/slaine6_zpsr86rzrsg.jpg) (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/neilmcclements/media/slaine6_zpsr86rzrsg.jpg.html)

(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b536/neilmcclements/slainefabry2_zps9rap0m6s.jpg) (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/neilmcclements/media/slainefabry2_zps9rap0m6s.jpg.html)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Professor Bear 20 March, 2016, 09:30:29 PM
Out of curiosity, does anyone know the average colourist's page rates?
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Darren Stephens 26 March, 2016, 05:00:32 PM
Cracking work guys. Here's a Richard Elson pic from his Marvel strip, Revolutionary War. Mr Elson was kind enough to allow me to play about with some colours over his awesome lines, just for fun.  :)

(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j312/dikiminster/Rev%20War%20Omega%20page%20wip2%20Jpeg_zpsulnmaj4g.jpg)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Hawkmumbler 26 March, 2016, 05:08:06 PM
That's magnificent, Darren. Utterly brilliant.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Darren Stephens 26 March, 2016, 09:59:54 PM
Thank you Hawkmumbler. sir!  ;)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 27 March, 2016, 10:33:45 AM
Yeah great job Darren - particularly love those flames at the bottom :)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Darren Stephens 27 March, 2016, 05:04:18 PM
Cheers Owen sir!  ;)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: IAMTHESYSTEM 03 April, 2016, 05:20:18 PM
Here's a Dredd from Giannis more known for his CyberPunk Manga stories.

http://milonogiannis.tumblr.com/post/142123765817
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Darren Stephens 03 April, 2016, 06:26:00 PM
Talking of Dredd, here's a brilliant Chris Askham Dredd, which he was nice enough to let me colour.  ;)

(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j312/dikiminster/daystick_dredd%20colours_zpsqifu1k8l.jpg)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 19 July, 2016, 09:46:55 PM
ABC Warriors drawn by Scott Twells coloured (GLOWINGLY) by me

(http://img10.deviantart.net/70a7/i/2016/201/8/e/abc_warriors_by_crazyfoxmachine-daapxjq.jpg)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: CrazyFoxMachine 25 July, 2016, 11:10:51 AM
An amazing animated breakdown GIF by Chris Blythe over on DeviantArt (http://ceebee73.deviantart.com/)

(http://orig14.deviantart.net/7ae8/f/2016/063/8/a/dust_3_page_2_and_3_by_ceebee73-d9tw06e.gif)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Hawkmumbler 25 July, 2016, 11:31:16 AM
Very educational!
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: IndigoPrime 25 July, 2016, 12:58:57 PM
Frame 2 being Marvel c1980 combined with Shaky Kane.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Darren Stephens 25 July, 2016, 06:11:24 PM
Even those flats look awesome.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: IAMTHESYSTEM 25 July, 2016, 08:59:38 PM
Always good to see how the Pro's do their funky stuff. More!
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Lukas Kraina 28 July, 2016, 12:36:37 PM
love that process page. :)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: IAMTHESYSTEM 21 October, 2016, 11:18:13 AM
K Michael Russel colours comics including Judge Dredd and has excellent advice for any comic book colourists. Damn so much to learn...anyway here's a link to his course, $116 dollars and his YouTube page .

http://learn.comiccolor.com/courses/coloring-comics-dl?coupon=youtuber


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCps08eOJfFRm00TE5LStIIg
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Darren Stephens 22 January, 2017, 09:15:23 AM
Some digi-paints/colours over an older pencil sketch. Trying to mute my colours somewhat, as they are usually (deliberately....) over saturated.

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah235/dikiminster1/bad%20arse_zpsxy9cg4ek.jpg)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: flip-r mk2 26 January, 2018, 11:07:16 PM
Another colour practice page, original art by Eoin Coveney, script by Gordon Rennie & Emma Beeby and lettered by Ellie De Ville.
(https://i.imgur.com/A2ZAgRY.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UkVbgbI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/m2aNTQn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Xd08p8M.jpg)


filippo
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: pictsy 28 January, 2018, 03:30:13 PM
(https://img00.deviantart.net/5cd0/i/2018/028/4/8/_color_of_loss__by_pictsy-dc0t2ro.jpg)

This is for a colouring competition.  I really wanted to flex my colouring skills again and this was a good opportunity.

I have a couple of videos of me colouring this on my YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt29YnoVIrzyXWKmgofQfew (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt29YnoVIrzyXWKmgofQfew)) if anyone is curious.
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: flip-r mk2 01 February, 2018, 06:54:16 PM
Third colouring practise page, Alienist pg2, original art by Eoin Coveney, script by Gordon Rennie & Emma Beeby and lettered by Ellie De Ville.
(https://i.imgur.com/Wm6BzH2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/D2G2JcW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/FRgvIdV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/aYADF1a.jpg)

filippo
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Darren Stephens 17 February, 2018, 09:22:27 AM
M colours, under some crazy Dredd version by Bern Campbell.

(https://i.imgur.com/mhl9xEW.jpg)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Steven Denton 17 February, 2018, 08:29:56 PM
fantastic work from Bern Campbell and yourself Darren!
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Darren Stephens 18 February, 2018, 11:30:02 AM
fantastic work from Bern Campbell and yourself Darren!

Cheers Steven!  :)
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: flip-r mk2 26 July, 2018, 08:42:58 PM
First attempt over on Twitter at #coloristjam  from @marissadraws. Lineart by @
(https://i.imgur.com/oitWpRB.jpg)

filippo
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: flip-r mk2 19 February, 2019, 07:05:02 PM
Colouring Practice finished, lineart from the Colour like Carlos book  by the legendary and much missed Carlos Ezquerra. Have included my Flats for comparison.
(https://i.imgur.com/XbRyssy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1xcn2Uu.jpg)

filippo
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: flip-r mk2 26 February, 2019, 09:47:51 PM
Colour Practice time again, this time I'm  using cut and grad colouring. Lineart once again  from the Colour like Carlos book by the legendary and much missed Carlos Ezquerra. Have included my Flats for comparison.(https://i.imgur.com/fA6Efer.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/EXCs3RO.jpg)

filippo
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: Dandontdare 26 February, 2019, 11:22:17 PM
Nice! The leather highlights are pure Carlos.

Re the Alienist pages - I kinda prefer the middle versions before the colours are muted
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: flip-r mk2 27 February, 2019, 09:31:19 PM
Tonight's colour practice, once again lineart from the Colour like Carlos book by the legendary and much missed Carlos Ezquerra. Have included my Flats for comparison.(https://i.imgur.com/1HKsB8R.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/J2dc9or.jpg)

filippo
: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
: flip-r mk2 27 February, 2019, 09:46:45 PM
Nice! The leather highlights are pure Carlos.

Re the Alienist pages - I kinda prefer the middle versions before the colours are muted
Thanks triple D,  since colouring the Alienist pages I've learned how to use the hue and saturation tools in photoshop, so I wouldn't mute the pages like that if I was to colour them now.

filippo