I have been spending the last few weeks working on my coloring. I have scoured the internet for new methods of coloring. The methods I were trying previously were resulting in a “fuzzy” look. They looked hazey and almost “dirty”. I feel like I was almost there, but not quite. I wanted something vibrant but also sharp.
I checked out a few more tutorials and tried some tricks. This time, I didn’t use blending modes and gray scale like I had before. It was a cool way to work in black and white and then add color later. The workflow was something I loved, but it led to very washed out color. As a comic book fan, I wanted sharp and vibrant colors! So I needed to try a different approach. The pictures below was me trying new things. First, I broke each individual color into layers. That means everything that was blue would be in one layer, and everything that is red would be on another. This prevented the colors from bleeding together.
I started really taking advantage of the selection tools to make sure the coloring only stayed within the lines. This means I needed to make sure the line art was nice and solid. This meant I went back to inking my lines. This made things look so mush sharper!
Anyway, I am super proud of the results and I’m happy to share them here. I hope you find this inspiring when it comes to your own art.
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