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Colorful Lucretia by Dualmask Colorful Lucretia by Dualmask
After applying colors to , I thought it only fitting to apply color to the "companion piece" I drew around the same time, ... but, it's not often I have time to do a big digital render. I was in an experimenting mood today and, inspired by great marker work I've seen done by folks like :iconstalk: and :iconsuicidalassassin:, decided to try coloring Lucretia here with markers.

While still not anywhere near the quality of my digital coloring, I think I'm getting a little better at this approach. (I did touch this up a bit in Photoshop.) I have to learn to smooth out my shading better, I think, and have more of a plan before I start. Seeing the small number of favorites this is getting compared to the original suggests that maybe I butchered this just a tad...

I keep trying this whole traditional color thing because I like the hands-on feel of it and the fact that I don't have to be chained to my computer to do it. Coloring on my tablet isn't exactly working out comfortably so I'll continue experimenting. That's what artists do, right?

I wonder if I could pull off a comic like this...

Lucretia :icondualmask:

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:iconchizel-man:
Chizel-Man Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your marker work looks good to me.
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm still not as confident as I'd like to be with markers but I'm going to keep practicing, naturally.
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Chizel-Man Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Practice makes perfect right? It seems to me that your a quick learner so I'm sure it won't take long for you to get to a comfortable spot with your marker work.
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wbd Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Those colors look great! They're well-applied and add a lot of visual interest with their texture. I like the transitional shading on her skin (between the two solid tones)- it works well.

As nice as this looks, I think it might be prohibitive time-wise to do a full comic. On the other hand, you could probably lead with a few color pages and then switch to black-and-white, like some manga series do.
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm not happy with some small parts, like how I shaded the breastplate, but I'd say I'm 85% happy with this and confident that I'm getting a little better at marker coloring.

The thing that could make this work time-wise in a comic for me is being able to work on it whether I can get to my computer or not. Since my PC is shared, that's of some importance to me.
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SDFwarrior Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is sweet.
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it!
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Joybuzzer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
It still looks good!
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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suicidalassassin Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NICE! I've always liked the use of white on the skin for highlights. It's something I've always wanted to do, but haven't had the chance to try. I mostly draw black characters in my comics, and I feel the white highlights work better on white skin, y'know.

Anyway, this is dope man! Keep it up!
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! This was my first time coloring with markers in a long while. I want to try a black character next. I did the white highlights because I found that when approaching coloring this way it can be helpful not coloring in areas at all as a way to establish form instead of relying completely on color.
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suicidalassassin Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly. I always felt it takes a bit of discipline to approach coloring in that way. A "less is more" type technique.
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Randommode Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well you COULD make a comic like this, the problem is- if you don't like something it's not as easy to fix like digital is
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, you'd be surprised. Her skin tone was completely different when I first did it. I was upset at first because the pack of markers I have has no decent flesh tone color...Photoshop's Replace Color command to the rescue! :D
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Randommode Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:lmao: If you want to do it like that.
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Randommode Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It is colorful!
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