Monthly Archives: December 2011

Coloring Process

A cup of tea, some sliced apples, some nice tunes from Grooveshark. GAME FACE: ON.

COLORING TIME.

I think its time again that i show the coloring process for the comic I am making for a client. And for those helping me color this. (thank you so much without you I’m dead now)

THE CLEAN UP

oh you know what this is. Convert it to Black and White 1st. Then adjust the threshold till the lines are all visible and almost all the specs/dirt is gone. Flatten image. Clean it up using the BRUSH tool colored WHITE.

2.

THE BASE

Why is this so important? Well you can do it your own way, I personally think this can help your work be cleaner. What you do is get the MAGIC WAND and SELECT the FRAMES IN BETWEEN THE PANELS. Now make a NEW LAYER while there is still the selection. Then FILL it with any base color you want.

This way, when you start to color a panel, all you have to do is go to this layer we made and MAGIC WAND the empty panel you will color, then go make a new layer and start coloring. That way, there is no coloring outside the lines, everything is neat, easier for all of us.

3.

THE COLORING

this part is the one i hate and love the most.

color it in baby. add shadows. highlights.

4.

THE CHEAT

ohohoho I’m such a cheater. Well this is how i get my work to look nicer so…THERE. Add the gradients where you think it looks the best. Adjust, experiment, play around with the SOFT LIGHT, HARD LIGHT, OVERLAY, MULTIPLY, LIGHTEN, etc.

5.

THE CHEAT 2

If your’e still not satisfied with what’s in front of you, DO NOT FEAR, add another gradient overlay of a different color (to set the mood even more) then adjust it to SOFT LIGHT or OVERLAY or WHATEVER is best. Then TADA! Your’e done, now repeat process all over again for the 70+ pages to go.

 

have fun coloring~ *snicker*

You may not copy, reproduce, or do anything to these images without my consent.

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Something old, something New

Hello WORDPRESS! 🙂

and a big hi hello to everyone else! This is my first blog post for my “official” Portfolio blog here, aside from my blogspot.

A new blog, a fresh start, some jasmine tea, jazz music and we’re good to go!

Projects

Recently I’ve been contacted  by Adarna Publishing to make illustrations for them, which I did and I was very happy with the outcome. Now they have a new project, they want me to illustrate a whole storybook YAY! 🙂 oh my good ness if I accept that, I’m going to be a “published” illustrator! oh jooooy!

BUT, one big BUT, I have an ongoing project, an epic WEBCOMIC of sorts, that has been delayed for a while now. If i choose to accept that Adarna book project, it will just delay the webcomic project even more *gasp*!

Deadline for webcomic is May 2012. Deadline if I accept the storybook is Feb 2012.

choices, choices… Procrastination, why art thou haunting me so.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Adarna and their wonderful line of children’s books, here’s the link.

http://adarna.com.ph/

For those of you who are new to freelancing, specially illustrators such as myself, don’t be afraid to send an email to whomever Publisher or Artist you adore or wanna work with. Trust me, its worth the risk. There is a 90% chance of failure (they won’t reply or aren’t interested) but you have to ignore that and look at the 10% that DID reply to your email. That is how I started out anyway. And look where I am now, with new clients that i love and cherish with all my heart lol 🙂

Maybe I’ll do a post on HOW TO GET CLIENTS soon. For those who really have no idea and are afraid of the RISK. There is always a RISK my friends. It can be helpful or not, depending on how your outlook on life is.

Email me @ audzter@gmail.com if you have any uestions, or maybe we can work together on a project.

Who knows. God gives you the paths, it is up to you to choose which path to take.

peace out.