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07-12-2017, 07:00 PM
Color practice I completed using another artists pencils/inks. I would appreciate any constructive criticism you are willing to offer. I am also interested in collaborating on comic work with other pencilers/inkers. I have credited the original artists for the black and white pages below.




Vigil, Tim. Omen. 1987. Northstar Comics. Timothy B. Vigil; John Palmer; David Quinn (writers). Dan Madsen (Executive Editor/Publisher); Mark Bernal (Editor); Timothy Vigil (Editor). Northstar Publishing, 1987. Page 1-3. Comic Book.

07-20-2017, 02:05 AM
The way that you're choosing to use color on these pages is like an irritant to the eye. I outright hate the second page, and the third page is only marginally better.

Page Two seems to have some kind of filter effect applied to it. That's a separate issue from coloring, though. Maybe my eyes are going out on me, though.

When I just sit and stare at the pages, my eyes want me to click the web page off. Focus solely upon coloring and color palette choices, and quit flooding your pages with bright colors that wreak havoc on the eye. When in doubt, do with subdued colors. At least you won't hurt the eye, that way.

Two of the biggest issues, when it comes to coloring, particularly for artists that are learning to color or aspiring colorists, are palette choices and visual contrast. The last panel on Page Three just leaves me shaking my head. Lots of blood flying, but what is all of that yellow and green for? Not only does it not add anything to the scene, it detracts from the scene by being a visual irritant. Bright colors and colors in the neon range should be reported to sparingly. With color, less is frequently more. More times than not, the problem in a given area is not with the color, itself, but with the shade or hue of color. More color is not the same thing as better color. Color, when wielded poorly, can and will annihilate reader interest, where comic books are concerned.

07-25-2017, 02:54 PM
I think the art you chose to colour is challenging, like it was drawn to be black and white.

find an Adam Hughes inked piece somewhere, or any other artist that emphasizes silhouette over rendering, something with a more open line to allow you to define shapes with some colour.

and...watch some colouring tutorials....very very helpful....learn the tools and learn the theory and technique at the same time

post another I'll be watching for it.....most importantly, keep at it!!!