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Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
« Reply #60 on: 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.
« Last Edit: 15 July, 2012, 09:12:38 AM by DanboJohnJ »
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Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
« Reply #61 on: 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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Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
« Reply #62 on: 15 July, 2012, 07:38:37 PM »
PM sent  :thumbsup:
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Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
« Reply #63 on: 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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Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
« Reply #64 on: 16 July, 2012, 09:38:13 AM »
Same here CFM and a copy of the PDF files too!  ;)
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Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
« Reply #65 on: 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

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

« Last Edit: 16 July, 2012, 11:44:33 AM by Alex »

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Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
« Reply #66 on: 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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Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
« Reply #67 on: 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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Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
« Reply #68 on: 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

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Re: Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
« Reply #69 on: 17 July, 2012, 06:14:50 PM »
Whoa.

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Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
« Reply #70 on: 17 July, 2012, 08:58:50 PM »
The way Alex have built up the layers is mind blowing!!
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Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
« Reply #71 on: 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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Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
« Reply #72 on: 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

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Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
« Reply #73 on: 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.

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Re: The big fat COLOURING thread
« Reply #74 on: 18 July, 2012, 04:58:43 PM »
Amazing,really lots to think about.Seems so obvious when somebody shows you...
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