Comic Talk, Tips and Tricks

[Exercise] Improve tablet skills.
Skullbie at 4:43PM, Oct. 11, 2008
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joined: 12-9-2007
If you're new to your tablet or want to improve you skills try this;

In image 1 there's a very large full color/wordless comic page for you to save.
+You'll notice is the entire image is just color with no lineart or outlines on it.
+Open it up in your image editor w/ tablet
+Create a new layer on ‘Normal’
+Then using a pressure sensitive brush start giving it some outlines and shading :)
+Go crazy with it, experiment with different brushes, give them tatoos, use the fill bucket(looks cool!) anything. It's just practice after all.

Image 1 for you to save(very large):

The official artwork(poor quality,took with digicam):

Other things to do:
+Select newlayer>set to screen mode. Then use a soft edge brush set on white or yellow to give a reflected glow. Try it on eyes and the dome building, or create smoke with it using the smudge tool.
+select new layer>set to multiply. use the eyedropper tool to pick up colors and then soft brush over the shading making it deeper.
+Add colors you'd normally never try and see the result on ‘color burn’ mode.

P.S. if you're wondering why that image is so large it was actually resized an image twice as large. Pro artists work in very high resolutions to get the best printed art quality and it looks good on web resize.
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:46PM
Ryushin at 3:46PM, Dec. 4, 2008
posts: 11
joined: 8-21-2008
If the final copy was on computer, I was just wondering why you didn't printscreen it?
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:15PM
Skullbie at 7:10PM, Dec. 4, 2008
posts: 4,805
joined: 12-9-2007
Final copy was in an actual book, the flats were in the CD that came with it.
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:46PM

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