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Offline Skunkster

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« on: December 14, 2005, 12:08:15 pm »
Ok, I've actually progressed a little bit past this point and added bricks to the wall, a fountain and a tree, character shadows and what not. But I'm scared to color it because the sketch is far beyond what I can do coloring-wise with my crayola colored pencils. '<img'>


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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2005, 12:19:56 pm »
Why don't you drop the drawing into your Gimp program and
try coloring it there. That way you won't have to
worry about destroying it..

Course drawing is  largely construction, and
 destruction anyway.But I can understand not wanting to mess up something
you like..

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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2005, 12:38:09 pm »
You could also scan it into GIMP, clean up the construction lines a little, then print a couple out to practice coloring on. I've done this several times with pieces that I've wanted to do different renditions of.

Or, if you still don't feel your coloring skills are up to it, there are several folks here that do amazing digital coloring jobs and you could offer to let someone else color it.

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2005, 12:45:43 pm »
Maybe it's just the pressure of my wife and kids adoring it. ':p' Those are my sons dueling and my daughter on the balcony. It represents their daily life, as much as I hate to admit it even though it's normal. ':p'

Anyway. I've got the quickmask and layer concepts down finally. Guess I just need to press ahead on the art program. It's much better than the crayolas. ':p'

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2005, 01:10:49 pm »
That's great, I'm sure it'll look even better in colour. '<img'>
The joy of doing it on computer is it's so easy to erase mistakes - maybe that's why I like it so much. '<img'>
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2005, 01:12:30 pm »
Quote (Ishmael @ Dec. 14 2005, 12:10 pm)
The joy of doing it on computer is it's so easy to erase mistakes - maybe that's why I like it so much. '<img'>

Yes. Undo is your friend!!!

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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2005, 01:36:04 pm »
Quote (kaisilverfire @ Dec. 14 2005, 11:12 am)
Quote (Ishmael @ Dec. 14 2005, 12:10 pm)
The joy of doing it on computer is it's so easy to erase mistakes - maybe that's why I like it so much. '<img'>

Yes. Undo is your friend!!!

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Gimp only goes back about 15 moves though or so. I've learned this a few times, but never counted. ':p'

Anyone that thinks they'd have fun coloring it is welcome to color it if for nothing else the practice. The wolf would have been grey and mouse white the tiger tiger colored if I did it, but...

My scanner stinks, or I don't know how to adjust it properly to get the nice fine lines that are on sketch and not get a grey background.

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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2005, 01:45:13 pm »
Generally no one's able to scan clean sketches, no matter how clean you think the background will be, it won't be clean enough.
That's why good art programs including GIMP include a feature called the Levels Tool.

Here's a good link to learn to use it.
VCL's GIMP Levels tool Tutorial

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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2005, 02:38:14 pm »
Great! That will require that I do my sketches just a shade darker, but I think I can manage that pretty easiely. Thanks. It's much better than the last tutorial I had on layers. (Neither are for the version I have though. ':p' )