Kellogg wrote:All I can say is that color takes a bit of time to learn, but with the grey scale stuff you're doing, it's not all that much harder. Once you build up a pallet of colors with shades conveniently set up, it goes a lot faster.
(This is Yerzel's fur, this is Portia's eyes, all in one colored file)
Actually, I've already done this; I started building it after your guest strips, Scott. I've tried to use the same colors for multiple uses (different shades of gray, mostly), but it's still gotten rather large. But if anyone is looking for the "official" FCE
color chart for any fanart they may be planning (hint hint
), feel free to ask for it.
Kellogg wrote:The first few strips take longer, yeah, but the learning curve is a quick one.
This is what I'd be counting on!
Stalks-The-Wind's-Shadows wrote:You know, it just hit me... I assume you have a lot of strips done by now (you did say you drew them 3 weeks in advance to me once I think)... why not put up more than one strip per update, colored? Take what you have now, color them all, then put say, 3 strips per update? This way you have a larger comic per viewing, and thus a possible larger readership when the word gets out.
You mean go back into the archives and color all the old strips?
Yikes! I'm not sure I've got the time (or the strength of will and character) to undertake a project like that, seeing as how I drew my 341st strip today. I have
thought about going back and redoing some stuff, but then I thought that the historical interest in watching my artwork develop would be lost.
And/or you could do custom work for people, like charge for Unpleasant Dreams (seeing I certainly bugged ya enough to draw it... too bad Fawn's covered by that blanket
) I'm sure you do more than one strip a day, right?
Ah, if people were willing to pay me for my work, I might think about that. But I'm not confident enough in my own art (I make a lot of mistakes, especially inking) to do commissions. And more than one strip per day? BWAHAHAHAHA!!!
Ahem. I'm sorry, that always makes me laugh. No, I'm very slow at this, and can only handle more than one strip per day if I've got the day off and can do one in the morning or afternoon and one in the evening. I really envy people who can knock out a whole weeks'-worth of strips in a single sitting. (I'm specifically thinking of Tiffany Sykes, here, that cartooning machine, but I'm sure there's other examples of prodigious output.)
Actually, you'll be able to judge my coloring prowess in the next few weeks as some supplemental content gets shown.