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07 June 2016 @ 08:30 pm
a bit more coloring  

I’ve forgotten, in the interim between posting the last coloring pages and these ones, what exactly I did with the photoshop levels to make the whites so crisp and clean last time (Ellen, you posted a coloring how-to blog or something that was profoundly enlightening, but I can’t find it again!) so these colors aren’t so nice, but they’re pretty good. :)

I actually thought I’d long since posted the first of these, as it’s been done for ages, but apparently I hadn’t, so here’s two, but not the two I’d planned on posting. I’d been gonna do the two facing pages of the second page all at once so I’d be consistent with which colors I used. I did a bunch of skin tones (and kept missing entire, like, torsos, which, just, wut? I was looking SO CAREFULLY, and still missing them!) and hair (ditto missing them) but then got drawn into leaves and wolves and things and finished up one page without the other being more than a quarter done.

I believe Nightrunner (Cutter’s wolf) changes color in every single frame he’s in in these two pages. I’ve read enough comics in my life to know that’s a hallmark of professionalism. :) (Also I honestly don’t remember what color he’s supposed to be. Mostly I’m like, “Brown, wolves are grey or brown,” with the occasional moment of WAIT DEWSHINE’S WOLF IS NAMED LIONSKIN HE’S GOLD NOT BROWN that primarily goes to show just how many long-term memory brain cells I have dedicated to ElfQuest…)

Elfquest Graphic Novel 'Coloring Book', page 5


(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Alix (Tersa): Arwen Reading (tersa)tersa on June 7th, 2016 07:58 pm (UTC)
I loooooooove the coloring. You said 'professionalism' and now I'm like "she could be a colorist!!!"
kitmizkit on June 7th, 2016 09:40 pm (UTC)
One of my sorrows is that I utterly lack the skill set for digital coloring, and also by all appearances lack a fundamental desire to learn. I'd love to be able to DO it, but I don't know that I want to LEARN it. :)