Comic 54 - ProXy Fight Page 2

23rd Oct 2009, 10:57 AM
ProXy Fight Page 2
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mikefluence 16th Nov 2009, 5:49 PM edit delete
I think this is awesome looking. What program do you use to color? You can check out my comics, but they don't quite look as polished as this.
OnTheFly 16th Nov 2009, 10:36 PM edit delete
OnTheFly
The program used for ProXy Fight was Photoshop 7.0, with the Eye Candy 4000 plug in for many effects and textures.

Paul drew and inked the page by hand on 14X17 smooth bristle board. Then scanned it in 2 or 3 parts, which were then combined using Photoshop (has a smallish scanner). From there, it was just the nitty gritty of coloring. Finishing up with highlights and shadows using the 'burn' and 'dodge' tools and then various Eye Candy options and basic Photoshop filters for textures.

When the page coloring is complete, he imported it into the free, basic version of Comic Life for the word bubbles.

The process took him roughly three days. 8 hours to draw the page, 8 to ink (he cut this down to about 6 by the last page), and 8 to color.

He advises separating the various pieces of the illustration into multible layers to work on each one separately. He might, for example, have all the uniforms cut out and put on a layer, while all the eyes were on another, and all the skin on yet another. Keeping track of the layers and the various things done to them was important so they could be recreated.

He also suggests using and experimenting with the 'magic wand' tool. With this, you want to make sure that you're lines are strong and connected, but if you vary the tollerance, you can cut your time down by a lot over the polygonal lasso tool.

The background space image was also created using Photoshop to manipulate some pre-existing images.

You can contact Paul at thegreatshark@aol.com if you have further questions.
The program used for ProXy Fight was Photoshop 7.0, with the Eye Candy 4000 plug in for many effects and textures.

Paul drew and inked the page by hand on 14X17 smooth bristle board. Then scanned it in 2 or 3 parts, which were then combined using Photoshop (has a smallish scanner). From there, it was just the nitty gritty of coloring. Finishing up with highlights and shadows using the 'burn' and 'dodge' tools and then various Eye Candy options and basic Photoshop filters for textures.

When the page coloring is complete, he imported it into the free, basic version of Comic Life for the word bubbles.

The process took him roughly three days. 8 hours to draw the page, 8 to ink (he cut this down to about 6 by the last page), and 8 to color.

He advises separating the various pieces of the illustration into multible layers to work on each one separately. He might, for example, have all the uniforms cut out and put on a layer, while all the eyes were on another, and all the skin on yet another. Keeping track of the layers and the various things done to them was important so they could be recreated.

He also suggests using and experimenting with the 'magic wand' tool. With this, you want to make sure that you're lines are strong and connected, but if you vary the tollerance, you can cut your time down by a lot over the polygonal lasso tool.

The background space image was also created using Photoshop to manipulate some pre-existing images.

You can contact Paul at thegreatshark@aol.com if you have further questions.
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