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Thread: My Mind In The Morning

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    My Mind In The Morning

    Hello, everyone. This is my first try after a long hiatus from art. An old Wacom Intuos 2 I've had in the closet for about ten years, and my new copy of ArtRage (which I love, love, LOVE by the way!). Can't say I'm satisfied with the result, but I sure am with the process. I'd forgotten how much fun drawing can be...
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    I can relate to this very well

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    Nice cartoon! Are you using multiple layers for the coloring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alkratzer View Post
    Are you using multiple layers for the coloring?
    Well, this was my first try with layers, so I discovered a little late how they work. The whole cartoon is three layers: the inked outline, the colors, and finally the light airbrushed background...umm... smudge, I guess you'd call it?

    Anyway, I did the outline first, but I did it on the default non-transparent background layer because I didn't know any better, so I ended up having to declare that layer as a shadow, in order to get the outline to show up well without muting the colors underneath it.

    Anyway, next time I'll just add a transparent layer immediately, and work on that. That way I should be able to shift whatever layers I have around as I need to without muting colors or fussing with layer types.

    lol. All of which was a really long-winded way of saying, no, the color's just on a single layer.

    Sorry about that, and thanks for the compliment.

    Edit -- I just read about making a layer appear darker by duplicating it, and I really liked the way that worked out (helped with the outline graying out in spots), so technically the new drawing is now 4 layers: two outlines stacked right on top of each other, the color layer, then the smudge on the bottom.
    Last edited by Scribemike; 04-16-2010 at 02:38 PM.

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    Oh yes...I can relate to this too!

    I think you might be catching onto the layer much faster than I - it was interesting to read you process. I have picked up a few hints. Thanks

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    It's perfect. I love it.

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    It's quite evident You are going to feel this hiatus in a very short time. It's like with swimming or biking, You never really forget completely how to .... Welcome!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Mike, Very nice! I look forward to more of your images.
    BTW, I found out by accident when I work with layers, they can be dragged also, just in the case that you need something to go into the background or foreground.

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    Wow, great work.

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    Scribemike,
    Laughing because I think your caricature may be that of a "universal"
    representation of how most people might look or at least feel the first
    thing in the morning. Much fun and very well painted!
    Mairzie Dotes

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