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How To Color Comic Books

how do they colour the pictures in comic books.

How do they draw and colour the finished copy of a comic book, like the killing joke cover. How did they draw that? Do they do a little sketch of it in pencil then put it on the computer ??? If so what program would they use? I wanna be a graphic novel artist so i need to know these things...

In the old days, they would do a color overlay through the printerCyan-Black-Magenta-Yellow. That will give you all the colors

How to become a colorist for a comic book..

I have anephew whose pen work looks professional…What careers should he look into to pay him for these pen and ink drawings he likes to do.

Major comic publishers often send sample sheets to those interested and have them do the colors or inking, then evaluate them. It’s a very competetive process though. He should go to comic conventions in the area to network and get ideas, and if he’s struggling at finding work he should collaborate with a writer to publish independently to build experience.

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what type of paper do i need to use to make a professional comic book.

i am making a comic book and would like to know what type of paper is recommendedBonus(you dont need to answer if you dont know): How can i digitally color a comic book?

Mainstream professional comic artists use the art boards that billionaire mentioned. Many indie comic artists use whatever paper is available to them or whatever size/format fits their idea.And while Marvel or DC artists may have seperate inkers and colorists at their disposal, there are many smaller press artists, indie artists and webcomic creatists who color their own work.Also, any Digital imaging suite like Adobe Photoshop can be used to make comics. Some free alternatives are Paint.NET and Gimp or Gimpshop.http://www.getpaint.net/http://www.gimpshop.com/While not as good as the downloadable programs, some good web-based online image editors are SumoPaint, Pheonix, Splashup and e Pixlr.http://www.sumopaint.com/web/http://aviary.com/tools/phoenixhttp://www.splashup.com/http://www.pixlr.com/If you don’t know anything about coloring digitally, you might want to google some general “coloring line art” tutorials.

Tips on how to make a comic book..

What are the supplies, steps needed to make a comic book?

I actually gave a long post on materials recently, so for to shorten this, I will post a link to it rather than explain too much.To start with, writing and drawing are highly personal things, but the truth is art is a highly organized activities. Most writing starts with outlines, most drawing with preparatory sketches. So you plot out, write,and lay out your comic book however you feel comfortable doing so. Now comes the page:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;…For most books, you draw a regular page about a third bigger. This would make a panel on a six panel page about a five inch square — ten by fifteen. For a double page spread, turn the page on its side, and rule it out to draw it the same size as the final two pages. This would make it about 6 2/3″ by 10 inches.Panel borders should be roughly 1/4″. Letters should be 1/8″ with the space between lines of letters 1/16″.If you have problems with scanning that size, most commercial xerox machines will reduce it to two thirds the size, which means it will fit on an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper. You can indeed scan it in and color it with photoshop. In the old days they used to do coloring on copies in watercolor, and take pieces of acetate and paint over the originals to create guides to tell the printers what the separate colored inks should look like. These days, as I said it’s done in photoshop or some similar program.Then it’s off to the printer and the distributor..

Colouring and inking comic books.

i want to know how the best way to ink and colour comic book panels, any tips are helpful.so far i have been hand drawing images, scanning them onto the computer and colouring them in photoshop. but i would like to know if there are better ways, and how do the pro’s do it?

Not from my own experience, but my boyfriend really finds that black indian ink and a no. 2 sable brush gives lovely traditional effects. Black ink is very black and should be waterproof too.http://paladin-rinon.deviantart.com/art/…He’s also inked using standard Bic biros (black) and it’s a really nice effect.http://paladin-rinon.deviantart.com/art/…http://paladin-rinon.deviantart.com/art/…Of course you will get different effects based on your own style.Some people use computers to ink too, which is for me rather boring and static. But it does make heavy black inking very easy to do.You can acheive this by using the Pen tool, and selecting the areas to colour in black. I’ve done lines this way before (excuse the awful drawing)http://ditto9.deviantart.com/art/Rosalina-Lines-S-M-Galaxy-79740239To ‘ink’ my drawings I use a program called OpenCanvas which makes drawing really smooth and nice to do, wheras I find Photoshop to go a bit ballistic when I’m lining a piece.The small brown furry thing in the left was inked using OC (if you can see)http://ditto9.deviantart.com/art/Eevee-and-Ditto-Mesprit-90744850But thats a bit more illustrative.As for colour, I’d use Photoshop without a doubt. But instead of using brushes to colour, you can do things like use the pen tool to cell-shade rather than tonal shade.I also found a very good tutorial on colouring once, where the lassoo tool was used and then a brush with the Screen setting was used to make circular shines (there was barely any shadow due to the thick lines). It was diificult to do, but the effect is very nice.Email me if you want, and I’ll look for the tutorial 🙂

How are comic books colored.

Ok, so if they draw it on a 11 x 17 comic board, then how and when is the color applied? Is it applied to that board? I know we live in the digital age, and now alot of coloring is done after its scanned to the computer, but what did they do before they used computers?Make copies of the comic board, or actually…

I believe they often colored on something that looks like a transparency. When you see the artwork of famous cartoons and how they make it, they are often paired with a clear sheet over it with color on it.

How are comic books colored.

Ok, so if they draw it on a 11 x 17 comic board, then how and when is the color applied? Is it applied to that board? I know we live in the digital age, and now alot of coloring is done after its scanned to the computer, but what did they do before they used computers?Make copies of the comic board, or actually…

they do it all digitally now, but they never colored on the original. the orginal art was copied and then colored from thereif you like comics join my yahoo group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/superheros…

Can anyone help me learn how to edit and color my comic book.

Drawing my own comic and trying to edit and color it

color it in a program like photoshop or paint tool sai

How to color in comic book characters/cartoons.

Hey all! So I enjoy drawing in my free time, and lately I’ve thought it would be really fun to get into drawing cartoons and comic books! Only problem is, I don’t know how the heck you color those guys in. I mean, take any animated show on TV. Spongebob, for example. How do they get his color so smooth??…

When doing comic books, a lot are scanned and coloured on a computer with software similar to adobe’s photoshop. You will find some comic book artists still ink their own comics though.In animation, the nearly always use a standard animation suite, and as the cartoon/anime gets older, the techniques and models are perfected so it looks better and is faster to finish.I think Disneys last hand animated movie was Anastasia, not too sure though

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35 thoughts on “How To Color Comic Books

  1. This was just one method, and quite a few years ago, so its probably different now

  2. -screen tone

  3. http://sonteen12.deviantart.com/favourites/?2258260#Great-Tutorials-G-penThere are other ways in coloring those… try using a program called “open canvas 3,4,or 4.5 ” or other later versions and for inking instructions try browsing this sitego here http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/How_to_Make_a_Comic

  4. -or if you want use computer may be you must try software adobe photoshop..

  5. good luck man!

  6. Iv seen this with the Beano Comics when i was little, theyre basically drawn in, (ink) scanned in. Then, there would be this interactive colour pallete, you touch the colours then the area you want to fill and it does it all for you.-topic of story

  7. Sorry,if my information can not help you… But never give up!they just get a big sheet of paper do what their mind tells them. they color it in before they scan it, and add the text on the computer.

  8. There’re also people who are really good at inking on photoshop.

  9. I believe that most major companies these days use companies who will digitally color the issues. Not sure how many still use actual inkers.

  10. Blue line pro art supplies carries the product.

  11. -Copicscan it, then color by the use of photoshop

  12. -Settingwell before the digital age, im pretty sure they were hand colored, but now im certain its done on the computer, i know a very simple version of the skill

  13. -comic paper

  14. I support you *u*

  15. [/DELDUP]

  16. Comic artist rarely color their own art. it’s usually 11×17 art board. The actual area printed is 10×15.

  17. Iv seen this with the Beano Comics when i was little, theyre basically drawn in, (ink) scanned in. Then, there would be this interactive colour pallete, you touch the colours then the area you want to fill and it does it all for you. This was just one method, and quite a few years ago, so its probably different now

  18. God Bless!!

  19. I don’t know that much about it, but people on youtube do!(There’re 5 parts to this video)

  20. Advanced 3D Animation Software – http://3dAnimationCartoons.com/?UNLY

  21. pencil

  22. -Character

  23. http://browse.deviantart.com/collections/depended on the company, many use pastels, some used (like Valiant) used watercolors

  24. -eraser,eraser tone

  25. There are more links but I figure that you’ll probably be able to explore them through the related videos if you follow these two links.

  26. I looked up some tutorials there and most people actually do it on the computer just like you do. But if you really want other ways or to learn to ink by hand, there’re lots of good tutorials on youtube.

  27. -line storyGood luck!

  28. Please tell me if your comic book finish…. I want to read*u*

  29. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY_MiJnvO…[DELDUP()]Many artists use high grade pencil (usually from companies like Prismacolor, etc.) which have a thicker and smoother appearance than normal school grade pencils.

  30. -Maru-pen

  31. just browse and you will get there

  32. -black china ink

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