Who wants more comic pages per week?

Postby Lordgeejay on Mon Jan 14, 2002 7:56 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KabochaN:
<B>One of the other comics I follow has updates more than once a week, mostly black and white, but once in a while, they post in color. Like, every Sunday is a color page.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Hi Kabochan and welcome to the forum! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"> Sunday color pages. Yep. In the meantime though, I'll be trying to speed up my coloring and stick with a weekly sched then slowly creep up to a twice/week sched (hopefully). All in full color.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>
I really thought it was neat when you started to do them in full color! But it also looked cool with some of the other styles you'd been trying out. I particularly liked the penned outlines with pencil coloring. It gives me a better idea of how your art works (and how I can improve my own).
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Hmm... combine them... interesting. I actually did a combo of those styles early on when I added flat colors to some of my inked/pencil-shaded works. Looked like I added the shading using photoshop sometimes.<P>And, this gives you ideas on improving your art? Great! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"> But how?<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>
I think that if you keep the color going (as often as you are able.. don't push so hard that you get discourage) for a while so we readers can get a feel for the characters' coloring, then if you switch to b/w except on special occasions (or whatnot), we'll be okay with that.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Ah yes. This is definitely an option I have in mind. I'll probably need to do this sparingly though if I plan to keep everything (not counting the older b/w pages) colored.<P><P>------------------
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Postby NotoriousMEQ on Mon Jan 14, 2002 9:55 am

I have to admit, every new color page you do wins me over to the color idea more and more. I pesoanlly prefer b&w because it takes me maybe 10 to 20 minutes to color a b&w page, no matter how complicated it is, rather than the 30 to an hour it takes me for color.<P>But i AM planning another comic other than ETR that's much more a fantasy mythic comic. Not only am i going to use wide lenght pages, but they're going to be both b&w and color. It'll be much more experimental, with objects in focus in color and backgrounds in monocolor or greyscale. But this is a few months in the future. ^^;; I'm still working on character designs!<P>------------------
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Postby Lordgeejay on Tue Jan 22, 2002 8:30 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Greek Amazon13:
<B>Personally, even though I LOVE the look of CGed pages and stuff, I'm leaning towards the black and white pages -- And it actually has nothing to do with my greed for more pages. I don't quite know how to word this....<P>But for some reason, to me, the telling of a story in black and white, rather than color format, makes it seem... sleeker. Sexier somehow. (Yeah, that makes NO sense, but it's how my brain thinks, ok??)
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Very interesting. And don't worry, it does make sense to me. I'm glad you expressed your opinion though. I really need to think about this and different arguements give me more to think about before making a decision.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>
That said, I also see color as more of a treat. (And you wouldn't want us to get spoiled, now would you?) By this, I mean, if you read a comic, and it's in black and white, and then you go to the gallery and all the pictures are colored, the reaction that your brain (Or my brain, anyway) has is *DROOOOOOOL.... Colored pictures...*<P>Whereas if you have a colored comic, and your brain my be drooling over the colored pages; the gallery is really nothing special.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yes. There is that unfortunate side-effect of all color pages though. Here is something that also came to mind some time ago. Color the first few pages then the rest will be in black and white like some of the manga I know. How about that?<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>
Going back to my 'telling stories in b&w comic form is sexy' state of mind; Black and white is cleaner and sharper than color for telling a story. It allows me to be sucked into the story just that much easier. Color sometimes clutters things. (It hasn't in yours yet, but I'm using other comics as a reference.)
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Hehehe. Nice save. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif"> Kidding aside, I understand what you mean.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>
Aside from the fact that it looks Really(REALLYREALLYREALLYREALLY) nice, the only real advantage is I see to coloring is being able to know the colors of the characters outfits and hair beforehand. That's a major plus.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>That is always a plus for people who wanted to draw colored fanart, I guess. But I can make colored pinups and stuff later on anyway. But if I go with coloring only the first few pages of each chapter then I guess the reader will still know the characters' colors from that. Hmm... Lots to think about.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>
I dunno. Whichever you decide, I suggest you finish coloring for this chapter anyway.
--Maureen
Ps: Yes, comics CAN be sexy. Don't mock my completely pointless beliefs.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Oh I'll definitely finish this chapter in color first. And I won't mock you so no worries. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/biggrin.gif">
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Postby Greek Amazon13 on Tue Jan 22, 2002 8:49 am

Well, I don't claim to live in (or even visit) the inside of your brain Geej, so I don't know which you prefer (Prefer <I>doing</I>, I mean. Not the look of.); coloring or black and white.<P>Personally, even though I LOVE the look of CGed pages and stuff, I'm leaning towards the black and white pages -- And it actually has nothing to do with my greed for more pages. I don't quite know how to word this....<P>But for some reason, to me, the telling of a story in black and white, rather than color format, makes it seem... sleeker. Sexier somehow. (Yeah, that makes NO sense, but it's how my brain thinks, ok??)<P>That said, I also see color as more of a treat. (And you wouldn't want us to get spoiled, now would you?) By this, I mean, if you read a comic, and it's in black and white, and then you go to the gallery and all the pictures are colored, the reaction that your brain (Or my brain, anyway) has is *DROOOOOOOL.... Colored pictures...*<P>Whereas if you have a colored comic, and your brain my be drooling over the colored pages; the gallery is really nothing special.<P>Going back to my 'telling stories in b&w comic form is sexy' state of mind; Black and white is cleaner and sharper than color for telling a story. It allows me to be sucked into the story just that much easier. Color sometimes clutters things. (It hasn't in yours yet, but I'm using other comics as a reference.)<P>Aside from the fact that it looks <I>Really</I>(REALLYREALLYREALLYREALLY) nice, the only real advantage is I see to coloring is being able to know the colors of the characters outfits and hair beforehand. That's a major plus.<P>I dunno. Whichever you decide, I suggest you finish coloring for this chapter anyway.<P>--Maureen<P>Ps: Yes, comics CAN be sexy. Don't mock my completely pointless beliefs.
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