At 7/30/12 01:36 AM, Ramatsu wrote:
Well, i stopped procrastinating and added color to it, i'd say its pretty much done. Few screw ups but its not as bad as i :thought it would come out. my first full colored traditional piece, what do you guys think could have been done better?
It's getting better, I really like coloring of the water :)
some of the highlights on the blue-haired girl look a bit random, try to find a common light source and stick to it.
Maybe try to blend the shading a little and use softer colors, the pure white makes it look like they're made out of plastic.
Do you use markers to color? If so, I understand it's hard to blend colors. It'll probably also limit your color pallet drastically
If you're not a big fan of coloring your art digitally, I can suggest water-coloring.
The changes I made for pointing out the benefit of blending and having a broader color pallet are done in Photoshop, but you can do pretty much the same in GIMP (which is free software):
- Highlights made softer using a lighter version of the surrounding color with the brush
- Added some highlights where it seemed appropriate.
- Upped the contrast and changed the hue and saturation levels <-- this was a very easy way of adjusting the color pallet of the entire drawing.
- Added a smart blur filter <-- this is an easy way of hiding marker lines without losing to much sharpness of the neat line-art.