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Magpie page one

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Final version of this page. Not really sure if it has worked or not.


MangaStudio, versions 4 and 5. Watercolour wash.
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JosephLSilver's avatar
So did you print this on watercolor paper and did the wash there?

Not entirely certain what you were going for but I like the muted tones in this piece. When working with crowded backgrounds like this it can get complicated as to where to put the focus and color accordingly, especially if it's in a comic where the colors are as much a part of the story as the lineart.
JonathanWyke's avatar
I did a whole bunch of simple watercolour washes on paper, then scanned them in - very high res. I then brought one of those into the digital file to act as a texture really, overlaying the digital watercolour I used for the colouring.
JosephLSilver's avatar
I see. A lot of mixing traditional and digital. Something I still haven't quite picked up on.

It's really good to see the different choices, offering a peek into the process, as it were. Interested to see where it's all going.
JonathanWyke's avatar
Cheers - I really was just using dA as a pinboard/sounding board for all these, since they're not like they are in my head yet, but are moving in the right direction. The feedback has been invaluable.
JosephLSilver's avatar
Glad it worked out.
Poses17's avatar
Wow, I love the colors on this, Jonathan. The muddy water paint look is perfect and a bit unexpected for the form.
JonathanWyke's avatar
Thanks! It's not exactly what I had in my head for this, and I'm not sure yet if I like it. Have done a looser version too...
Poses17's avatar
I like the looser version, too, but I think this is the better choice. I would like some of the grime detail from the other version to come into this one's water tower thingies.
KristinF's avatar
Oh I really like it, very effective!
JonathanWyke's avatar
Thank you! I think I made an error in being a little too controlled with the colour, so have done a new, looser version to see.
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