The Hype Coloring Book

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by ComicChick, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    Let's face it, some of the ppl here are amazing colorists, and some like me, don't know the first thing about it. So now we can help each other improve with constructive criticism, tips, tutorials, links etc.

    Every week I will submit a different piece of line art. Whoever would like to color is welcome! Instead of being a contest, I thought it'd be cool to make this like a friendly competition/help thread.
    When I submit a new piece of lineart, look for the bright red heading.


    Example:

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    Let's have some fun!:woot:

    P.S. if you'd like to recommend a piece of lineart, please pm me.
    sadly i am not taking art pieces created by users, they work much better in requests threads.
    also, i think it works better when the lines are already inked, not pencil. but if it looks really good, pm it anyway and i'll check it out

    also, if i use a piece you recommended, i will give you credit :)


    edit:: march 3rd 2008; a fanmade coloring thread has been created!

    i thought it'd be easier to get answers that way, and then we have a separate thread for our own fanmade stuff, and then the thread for the pros stuff.
    //forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?t=297247
     
  2. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    NEW LINEART

    the first piece is something simple to start off.

    Spider-Man by D. Johnson
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    here's the larger version, i'll post em in spoilers so they don't slow down the page

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  3. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    heres what i got so far

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  4. the_Horror Registered

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    heres a quickie i just threw together in the last 20-30 mins

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  5. StrainedEyes All the way up it!

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    I never do coloring stuff, But I was bored today. Around 20 minutes.

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  6. onejeremytogo FANBOYS FOREVER!

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    Good job. Had I not lost my copy of photoshop when my computer crashed I would definetly be in on this thread. :(
     
  7. Majik1387 Registered

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    I downloaded my Photoshop online...
     
  8. EdRyder Registered

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  9. ANTOINE X FLY

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    NICE! I always wanted to be a color artist or cartoonist...never happen. I guess was I too impatient to draw well i wanted fast result. But at least I like manips!
     
  10. ANTOINE X FLY

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    Also nice!
     
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  12. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    tryout gimp. it's like photoshop and free

    or pm someone here for help :ninja:

    great job on the colors so far guys.

    ed- loving the darker tones you used

    madmax- glad to see you back and great job
     
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  14. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    here's my attempt on this one.

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  15. Bnightwing Registered

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    Give you credit smart thread idea!
     
  16. Crook Registered

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    I'd love a tutorial for this type of coloring method. :up:
     
  17. EdRyder Registered

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    CC what are you using for image uploader service?

    Crook , Il see what I can whip together
     
  18. Bnightwing Registered

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    EdRyder nice drawing!
     
  19. DorkyFresh Sum Dum Goy

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    lookin' good!!!
     
  20. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    ive just been using good ol' imageshack

    www.imageshack.us
     
  21. Toilet Guest

    Wow. That's really good.
     
  22. SpideyVille Walking out the Desert

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    :up:
     
  23. Bnightwing Registered

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    Time for a new picture!
     
  24. EdRyder Registered

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    Ive never attempted to put together a tutorial before.One of the main reasons being I use Paint Shop Pro.Theres no question Photoshop is the better ap. But Corel is what I use (Im a cheap ***, sue me)

    The first steps in using Paint shop pro for coloring lineart are the following.
    You want to Promote the lineart to a background layer.
    And then Create a mask layer-from image.
    Make your circle brush its largest and color the second layer in black.Then combine those two separate mask layers.The idea behind the mask layer is ,you want all the lineart to be its blackest.Also(as shown in this piece) you may want to color certain sections something other than black.
    Next you want a basic flat layer.Flat layers are much different in Paint Shop Pro than in Photoshop.In Paint Shop Pro your flat layer doesnt necessarily exist to be painted over,rather than a guide to be grabbed with with the magic wand so you can "color within the lines".
    Here I make two different flat layers-The simple red and blue of spidey with the webbing a solid, and the eye lenses a solid.In the second flat layer I color individual pieces differently to be able to "grab them" separately,as I indicated earlier.

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    Coloring these second flat layers seems like a silly idea.In fact as far as I know Im the only dingbat who practices this.

    On to the Gradients-I use the magic wand to isolate each section in my Joseph dreamcoat layer and paint in the gradients in their appropriate position in a new layer.

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    I decided to go in a darker more muted direction with this piece.Heres that same layer minus the lineart.

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  25. Bnightwing Registered

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    ComicChick when you post the coloring thing please make it bigger than what it is
     

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