Added 1 new A* page:Today as a final experiment after coloring, I again tried removing the line art just for fun, and...it worked. With just the colors. It worked really well.|
I think this is pretty keen because it means that the whole process--pencils, inking, and coloring--becomes a progressive boiling down to some sort of essence of the thing. The colors--drawn in this case with the polygonal Lasso Tool--couldn't come out that way without the zippy lines of the pen to work from, and the pen lines wouldn't come out that way without the florid, repeatedly erased and redrawn pencils that came first.
Plus it makes for really tiny file sizes so the pages load super-fast. : )
Here's the magic trick:
Lines, add colors, remove lines, hey presto!
By the way, to help keep the zip in my ink lines I'm finally making myself do the warm-up sketches I've been saying I should do but never doing for like a year now. And I'm taking suggestions for what to draw. Gimme some ideas by tweeting @smbhax. Today's was "Raccoon on a Bicycle," suggested by @gilbertandgrim: