Monday, April 4, 2011

Testing A New Style

Lately I've been trying out a new style of coloring.  It involves not using hard black lines for the majority of it.  I begin by blocking the base colors, then layer upward in Photoshop until I have the base colors all down.  Then I go back and shade on top of the layers.  Then I add more shading and some highlights and some effects until I get the final result.  In my mind I see these as tests, but I could really see these in books or as posters or something. 

Image: Blaez!
Notes: This is a portrait version of the new line-less style that I'm trying to work with. I believe they look like they belong in like a Golden Book when they look like this.

Image: Cougari in Pink
Notes: Cougari's a great character, and while she's not a 'girly girl' she does look good in pink. Here she is the second attempt at the line-less style.

Image: Pepper's Happy Easter
Notes: This was the FIRST attempt at the line-less style. I can say it was one of the hardest things I've ever tried to wrap my mind around, but I'm glad I tried it. There will be more in the future.