|05-27-2012, 09:17 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2010
Here is another color practice I did and now have decided to post it.
I got past the point from being too embarrassed to post my colored
work, especially since there are quite a few phenomenal colorists gracing
the colorist forums on DW.
And comments or critics would be welcome.
Last edited by visionaries; 05-28-2012 at 02:07 PM.
|05-28-2012, 04:59 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
I don't know if I'm the best preson to give you advice, there are much better colorists on here
But here's my 2 cents:
1. Lightsource - Be careful to be consistent, make sure the lightsource is always coming from the same place. Sometimes the best way to do a piece is to do the whole background or surrounding area and then it's easier to always know where the lightsource is. That way if it's on the right, all the lighter parts of the character will always be on the right.
2. Color saturation - I think you need to be careful, especially when using RGB color mode, to not over saturate the colors. That blue on her suite and her skin tone hurt my eyes a little... Look at real life and pics and even movies and see how even the brightest colors don't have such a luminosity except at key points.
3. Color volume - This is probably the hardest to explain, but I would suggest building up you colors a little more, maybe with an extra step or something. If you look at a lot of the work by the top notch colorists, you'll see that they have 3-4 tones of a color. So intead of just painting her wing for example in grey and lighter grey as your brain tells you it should be, you can add a darker grey, a middle grey and a lighter grey (maybe even closer to white), but instead of choosing the grey, look at the color tone you're going for in your overall piece and maybe make it swing a little towards yellow if it's a warm scene, or maybe towards blue if it's a cold scene.
4. Colour theory - picking up on all these parts, color theory is important. Knowing your warm colors and cold colors. Knowing how reflected light works etc. etc. There are some really great sites with top notch color theory and here it's doesn't have to be especific to comic books.
That's a long winded answer, but most important I think is to practice a lot and post all your pieces on here for critique, because getting feedback is a a great way to improve, and I don't think anyone on here is going to be nasty, I reckon most of the guys on here are really great and helpful. I know I lot of them helped me
Best of luck and hope to see more