Friday, December 3, 2010

Random bits of color




I feel like I don't finalize pieces enough. I have so much fun sketching out the emotions and expressions of characters that I sometimes stiffen up and lose all that character in the clean up process.
Here are two pieces that I splashed some color on. The first was a pencil sketch that I inked and colored in PS. To me, it seems pretty lifeless. The gesture was lost and there isn't much fun to the character or story anymore. The second sketch was a pencil sketch that I colored in PS without trying to ink it. I'm liking that one much better.
I'll work on keeping story in the clean up process.

6 comments:

Anthony Holden said...

I know what you mean about finishing work. The top image, I think, is more successful than you're giving yourself credit for (the face is super charming). Maybe take another look at the mechanics of the drapery...

;P

Jake Wyatt said...

That hair is rad. That image has something... good. A candy sort of feeling.

Eliza said...

I love the second one. How the light is the brightest thing on the page and it's lighting his way.

Rachel said...

I have that problem a lot. Sketching is fun, and coloring is fun... but that cleanup stage still sucks out too much life when I do it!

Your colors have been getting better :D These look awesome.

Crystopper said...

awesome! your works are great!

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