Thursday, December 27, 2012

City of Cards C3.35-36: HERE!

Yeah, two pages this week because these were so quick to get through it seemed like I might as well.

So follow up from the last week, this sketch was drawn in response to a friend's comment about Ace's attire (or really, lack there of):

Because He Can

To explain Ace's current mental state, I'd simply say the guy is in shock. Pretty much all of his behavior can be attributed to the fact that he doesn't know what the hell is going on in his life right now.

Which reminds me, I'm just about done with the Chicken Shack picture. Here are the two color palettes I'm debating between. Other than some inevitable tweaks, though, I'm ready to put this one to bed:

This has been an interesting process. Really, I think the big difference between what I normally do and what I did for the coloring this time was this time I spent way more time just playing around with what photoshop can do. That's definitely not something I usually do.

My hope when I work is that the lineart should be the core that holds a picture together, and that if the foundation is weak, no amount of filters and airbrushing can make something good (general thoughts, nothing about my feelings about how well I executed this one way or another). And, consequently, a really bad coloring job can ruin what decency the lineart might have had. This is a large part of why I'm taking the steps to learn how to do this.

That said, I did feel that I was able to use the skills I'd learned as a designer in a way I never had before, and eventually I hope to be able to do more pictures along these lines.

Maybe they'll be something other than a Chicken shack photo-op.

Anything is possible now that it's almost 2013.


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