August 06, 2007

The Ozy and Millie comic in color!
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August 06, 2007

Postby TuxRug » Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:46 am

I noticed that August 06 hadn't been colored yet, so I figured I would try it. I have no drawing tablet, and just worked off and on for a few days. I don't have Photoshop, but I used the GIMP instead (I'm a cheapskate :P). I used a process similar to the one Caigan documented, except I used the pencil tool to trace the edges of colored regions, then used bucket fill. I smoothed the lines on the muzzles with the blur tool. I did gradient backgrounds by bucket filling, then drawing a line and bucket filling again, then using selective gaussian blur on the layer. Here are the results, and an animation showing the individual layers.

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Postby Sage » Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:28 am

Not bad at all.

Welcome to the forums :D

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Postby Tom Flapwell » Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:08 pm

(sees TuxRug's rapid 9 steps)
(sees Sage's 19 steps)
(gets dazed)
(swings like a pendulum)
See other much-maligned creatures in my webcomic: http://downscale.comicgenesis.com

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Postby Sage » Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:08 pm

Tom Flapwell wrote:(sees TuxRug's rapid 9 steps)
(sees Sage's 19 steps)
(gets dazed)
(swings like a pendulum)


Despite that fact, he actually did more work than me.

He just put multiple steps into single frames of animation.

In reality if he had made the animation like I did he would have used more frames because of the background in frame 2, despite me using the slower method which I plan on changing perhaps. I still like coloring with the green background though, so...
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Postby TuxRug » Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:24 pm

Yah, it was harder than it looked in the gif. I'll try a single, simple panel, and make a screencast of it. Problem is... My screencast software is slow and low-res when I do my whole desktop, and the image window keeps changing size, because of the way I have zooming set up. I'll see what I can do though.
I originally started digitally coloring Sabrina-Online, but I used a terrible technique (working in just one layer using bucket fill, but I did shading too). Those who wanna see:
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^It's a thumbnail, clikie!!!!!^

I do say that O&M is easier and more fun to color, because I tried this same technique in Sabrina and I failed :P.

PS Sage: I didn't animate the process really, I just took the layers and saved them as an animation.

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Postby Holyman83 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:14 pm

Wow that is a good job, and the bottom one is awesome!
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Postby gforce422 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:19 pm

Welcome to THE forum!

Great coloring job, btw!


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Postby TuxRug » Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:16 am

/me notices he got the date horribly wrong

--edit--
/me notices he didn't but oy what a funny goofup, right?

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Postby TuxRug » Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:22 am

Ok, I finally got a decent screencast of my coloring process, problem is the only thing that would do it right would only save to flash, so here's a link a zip of the flash file and an html page to hold it in. Extract the files, and open the .htm file, and watch. It's sped up quite a bit, and don't worry about the off colors and gradients, I reduced the colors and resized the frames to bring the filesize down (from 300+MB down to 12MB woot!). Enjoy!
O&M coloring screencast (Hosted by MegaUpload [12MB])

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Postby TuxRug » Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:44 pm

BTW here's the finished panel from the screencast:
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