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09-06-2017, 06:47 PM
As a older hobbyist, I've been coloring a lot these days. Love Photoshop, still work with a mouse. Did this for practice over Keith Giffins's awesome work.
Monster Model Review

09-06-2017, 10:42 PM
HOOOOLY COW!!!! You did ALL that with a MOUSE??? Man, not only is it a great coloring job, but you are to be commended for what must be limitless patience, my friend! Welcome aboard, by the way!

09-06-2017, 10:49 PM
Thanks, I also did a Perez JLA /Avenger cover, crazy amount of characters. I'm working on a Geoff Darrow piece now.

Stewart Vernon
09-07-2017, 03:14 AM
I don't want to be "that guy" but I wanted to point out one thing about whatever process/method you are using... you are leaving a lot of untouched white space under the line art. IF you're just doing it for fun, no biggie... but if you're doing it seriously, for potential print work... that's going to be a problem.

Your composited line art + colors look fine, but that's only true as long as everything in the printing process is 100% perfect. A tiny shift, and all those white spaces are going to glow through.

If I had to guess, it looks like you're filling in rather than tracing around/under the line art. There are some really good online tutorials about how to fix this part of your process.

When I was first learning to color, I was dong it the most straightforward way I could think of... and I was getting results like yours... but then I looked around to see how the pros do it, and learned a few tricks of the trade to get a consistent look and not leave all that potentially-problematic white space underneath the line art.

I recommend you check out Youtube and in particular some tutorials by K Michael Russell. I learned some good stuff very quickly from just a few of his videos he has up there.

09-07-2017, 01:11 PM
Never worry about being "that guy" it's all good advice. I do drop a white layer on the bottom for printing, that said I never print out my practice works. I will certainly check out the artist your mentioned. I did this video ages ago to show a workmate what I do. I love to learn techniques that will help so please keep it coming.

09-07-2017, 10:00 PM
Welcome! I am new too. I would have suffered severe cramps if in my hands if I tried that. I will stick to my pen! Nice coloring by the way.