Friday, February 20, 2009

Colouring practice


On Wednesday I got to hang out with Dave McCaig and Nathan Fairbairn at their studio. Here's the result of what I remember of their colouring tips.

5 comments:

Tom P. said...

Hey, Steve. Not a bad start, but your colours need to 'pop' a little more. (Try viewing your page in 'greyscale' in Photoshop to see what I mean.) You're using complimentary colours well, but play around a bit with contrasts. Practice makes perfect, as they say...

Sorry if I come across as a condescending jerk, but, you know, 'colour' is my thing, man!

Cheers,
Tom

sTeVeLeC said...

Thanks for the advice, Tom. I kind of see what you mean. there are parts where the background seems a bit muddy to me. Mainly I'd like the characters to stand out more.

kolec said...

I'm in love with the last panel. And "ta-da!" sounds great :) I agree with Tom about colours (I really enjoyed your pages with Monika Brózda colours).

sTeVeLeC said...

Thanks kolec! Monika is teriffic. I'll definitely hire her again if I get the chance.

John Young said...

You're impressing the hell out of me lately Steve. I thought the first attempt looked great but the characters are really jumping off the page is this second one. Me and Gary both agree that we like the green background of the last panel better in the first one though, but i understand that you're trying to get better contrast. Fantastic work!

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