Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A second sneak peak.

As with the piece I posted yesterday, I've been experimenting with approaches to both the inking & colouring on something which I hope happen fairly soon. As you can probably tell from the couple of images I've posted so far, this is a period set piece & as such I am so very tempted to use the dot-screen effect on the colouring (though I don't think I would use the faux aged paper effect, that might be a step too far). However, I wonder if that is something that a modern day audience wouldn't accept. So time for a little audience participation (if for no other reason than to see if anyone actually reads this stuff), of the two colouring styles here, which do YOU prefere? The vintage-look dot screen effect, or the regularly coloured image? YOU decide... as they say on Big Brother, apparantly.. Feel free to either leave a message in the comments, or email me via the link in the right hand margin.



3 Comments:

Blogger John Welding said...

I am very jealous of your inking brush technique. Visually, I prefer the top coloured panel. It has more definition and dramatic lighting within a small area. My arty heart says a strip with faux dot-screen would feel more atmospheric? The devil in me whispers Overlay filter the dot-screen, knock opacity back 50% and erase areas that become over 'dotted'.

9:49 AM  
Blogger John Welding said...

I am very jealous of your inking brush technique. Visually, I prefer the top coloured panel. It has more definition and dramatic lighting within a small area. My arty heart says a strip with faux dot-screen would feel more atmospheric? The devil in me whispers Overlay filter the dot-screen, knock opacity back 50% and erase areas that become over 'dotted'.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Staz Johnson said...

Yeah, as much as I like the dot-screen effect (& I do) I think it would deter quite a few sales unfortunately, so something akin to the top sample will probably be my eventual approach. Thanks for your input John.

2:01 PM  

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