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August 17, 2010
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RockStar Color tests by zsabreuser RockStar Color tests by zsabreuser
I recently bought at NYC this book: DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering, and decided giving it's theories a shot at one of the pages I had drawn for SDCC. It's mainly based on color temperature stuff.

In the second pic, it's just the flats style I had used recently on the Psycho Jane pic, and on the third, I added shadows to see if I can still apply it to my regular stuff, still, toning down the over rendering.

Any opinions on it?
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FreakCarlos Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student
It's great for your first experience on coloring comics...
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks! It's not the first on comics, just the first using CMYK color path, it usually is less bright, so acid colors are less acid or bright, because they don't have light behind them, just like comic paper!
TravisSmall Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The only time a difference is notable at first glance is in the facial features, the extra shadows add a bit more importance to their faces, giving you a bit more urgent feel,

I think it would work better as an option to bring out more drama in certain scenes rather than spending the time to add it to every page.
tojisuzuhara Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It's pretty good, color temperature-wise, but I really think you could push the values more (I think someone mentioned it in a list below, but I'm going to mention it on its own!). If you mess with light and dark a tiny bit more, you'll get some more focus of the parts you want the viewer to notice first. You've probably already seen it (I see you commenting on his stuff), but I'd take a second look at Ilias Kyriazis's coloring on his new GN: [link] The second to last page in particular. The way he darkens to foreground to point at the character? It's sweet.

(Still though, your colors are looking great!)
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Professional Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I can totally see what you mean. I'm still practicing a lot of things on it, but I did completely forget about values in stuff. Illias is the man!
The-Orange-One Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Yeah lol you win at this- I like them both!:D
eldeivi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
could you please transfer me a little bit of your artistic powers so i can visually rock the same as you????
you are a monster man, those pages are crazy!
michaelharris Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
I think your current rendering overdoes it anyway, I am happy with the second one, but I don't like heavily rendered stuff anyway.
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Artist
Sweet. Yeah, I'm looking for ways to continue coloring savvy, but not blowing the lines.
a1984niceguy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the 3d panel has more depth to it and dynamics it seems
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