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ward1976
04-07-2016, 02:08 PM
http:////scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/12938233_795070637290187_3230942094869806080_n.png ?oh=1b73e3d714fb17050ced2bffdd1a77e2&oe=577F4DC9

Bishop
04-07-2016, 04:17 PM
Just curious: Are you just wanting to show your pictures or are you looking for tips on how to improve?

Jason Powell
04-08-2016, 12:12 AM
First stop filtering pictures before the copyright owner sues you. Take a piece of comic art, preferably your own, and color it. Then we can give you an honest opinion.

ward1976
04-08-2016, 12:40 PM
My goal is to improve.

MBirkhofer
04-08-2016, 01:29 PM
I don't use gimp. So, I can't give in detail advice on using it. I don't know exactly what tools it has.
however, a quick google, shows me some vids, and guides. right on their site itself.

you appear to be coloring right on the art/photo itself. you need to learn to use layers.

And when colorizing black and white photos, or art, you need to use layer masks.
http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Layer_Masks/

Jason Powell
04-08-2016, 03:07 PM
My goal is to improve.

You can not improve if you just filter stuff. For one, you are not doing anything really, and two, those images are copyrighted and you can be sued for using them (especially when you are claiming the work is your own). You always need to start with a flat, b/w piece, preferable your own or something you have permission to use (and there are tons of artists out there who will allow you to use their work for coloring practice). And then show the original compared to your coloring. That way people can see what you really have done. Even if you just color it like a coloring book, you are doing more than you are doing now. As a publisher, when I interview colorists I look at what they have done in the past but I also ask them to do original samples using my pages, that way I can truly see what they can do. Unfortunately there are a lot of people out there who claim they can do stuff, using other people's work as examples, and they can not. This not only hurts you and the industry, but also it is illegal.

dannycruz
04-08-2016, 04:31 PM
and two, those images are copyrighted and you can be sued for using them (especially when you are claiming the work is your own).

oh please, he's not in any danger of getting sued :rolleyes:
if he were selling a recolored photo (in some form or another i.e. t-shirt, print,etc) on ebay or etsy, he could likely get you a cease and desist from a wb lawyer but, other than that-since he's doing it for practice and not for profit- it's pretty harmless stuff...

Jason Powell
04-08-2016, 08:30 PM
oh please, he's not in any danger of getting sued :rolleyes:
if he were selling a recolored photo (in some form or another i.e. t-shirt, print,etc) on ebay or etsy, he could likely get you a cease and desist from a wb lawyer but, other than that-since he's doing it for practice and not for profit- it's pretty harmless stuff...

Not true, any reproduction of someone else's copyrighted work, especially if you are claiming it is your own, can get you sued. However I will concede that it is unlikely but still possible and wrong. On top of that he is not coloring anything. He is taking a picture and filtering it. If it was a pic he took or drew himself, that is one thing, or even if he had actually put some effort into actually coloring it I would concede he did something original and he could claim some of it was his own, but that is not the case, he just ripped someone off. I am all for practicing and learning a craft but this is not it and practicing wrong is just as bad as not practicing at all.

ward1976
04-11-2016, 10:32 AM
This is how I airbrushed it using a #4 Acrylic Brush
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMaV5h9MH1s
Thanks for calling me a fraud Jason:)

Bishop
04-11-2016, 10:57 AM
I don't use gimp. So, I can't give in detail advice on using it. I don't know exactly what tools it has.
however, a quick google, shows me some vids, and guides. right on their site itself.

you appear to be coloring right on the art/photo itself. you need to learn to use layers.

And when colorizing black and white photos, or art, you need to use layer masks.
http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Layer_Masks/

Yeah, that's where I was going to go if he was looking for tips. So, this is good advice, Ward. Using layers will improve the look of anything you color going forward.

Jason Powell
04-11-2016, 01:18 PM
This is how I airbrushed it using a #4 Acrylic Brush
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMaV5h9MH1s
Thanks for calling me a fraud Jason:)

I didn't call you fraud, I said you where not doing anything but filtering an image. The fraudulent part is you claiming the work is yours and it isn't. It is like tracing a picture and then claiming you drew it.

Take something original and color it and then you are doing something.

-Jason