Hello! I'm manga colorist.
A lot of my works are manga colorings, not drawings.
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Despite the fact that soon a new Kuroshitsuji chapter, I have to take a break in the coloring.
I was never happy with my works, but now I almost hate them. Over the past year I have done very little good colorings.
For this year there were a lot of red and blue colors, monochrome and miserable in color (at the beginning of last year everything wasn’t so bad).
I spend a lot of time to make linearts, which coincide with the originals almost by 99.5%, but I don’t know what to do with them in the process of coloring. They stand out very much in the picture, and if I make them lighter, then the picture loses borders and turns into a daub (I began to feel a strong difference between vector and raster lineart).
A sharpening effect appeared due to the fact that I began using some brushes oddly, and that now I always reduce the size my works (so that they will not be sold).
When I try to color differently, it still comes out as usual. I got into a ‘vicious circle’.
Many noticed that the colorings began to appear less often, but it seems to my sister that I almost every day do something (do linearts, prepare the bases, color). I spend a very long time on mediocre coloring (I can’t call it in another way ¯\_(ツ)_/¯). Previously, I almost didn’t have the desire to throw the started picture, now I want to drop each of them, but I have to force myself to finish at least one picture a week.
Even when I recall the pages and frames which I stored for the better times for several years (favorite characters, the most beautiful scenes in my opinion), I can’t bring myself to start coloring them, because I understand that it will be disgusting in result. And I like them too much, I can’t afford to spoil them.
It seems to me that I experiencing degradation. I don’t want to make bad-quality
manga colorings, but I also don’t understand how to correct my mistakes.
In the end, I came to the conclusion that I need a break for 2 weeks, maybe a month, if necessary, more.
Maybe during this time I’ll draw, maybe I’ll try something new, maybe I’ll return to something old (pixels ~). In any case, it’s not so shameful to spoil own drawings like to spoil the manga pages.
But it may happen that I can’t do anything, and I will simply rest from the tablet, and from my self-criticism.