I’m finally working on colouring “Pokémon Catching”, my three page comic I mentioned in this post. I’ll keep updating this post whenever I complete a part, in addition to my Twitter. If you want more detailed information, check this post. If not, check my Twitter. If you don’t want to check out either, ignore me.
The songs I am listening to while colouring this are mainly from a CD set of songs from Velfarre (which was a club in Japan, so it’s basically a bunch of hits). Haven’t had a chance to listen to it, so I’m doing that now. I won’t be surprised if I listened to other stuff too.
Also, fun thing to my readers that I don’t have: I will be posting the finished comic here FIRST, then on Tumblr. I will eventually post the pages on deviantART. I’ll post them as the pages are completed on both here and Tumblr, but not on dA.
June 28, 2011 [12:19 AM] – I finished the line art for the first page, ending at 1 hour, 11 minutes, and 43 seconds. It went a lot faster than I expected. It helped too, zooming in as far in as I could. I won’t be surprised if the line art needs so cleaning up later, but I can do that after I do the main colours. NEO IS STILL ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE IN THE LAST PANEL. I wanna give him a huge hug. But yeah…I’m not really looking to colouring the image. Especially since I don’t actually know what colours they’re wearing yet. I’ll take this time to figure it out…I know Ash is wearing blue. I don’t care what anyone says, I like Ash in blue over red. And Neo…still not sure. But yeah…just thinking. And seriously, I love that “draw along the path” option in Corel. Made line arting the speech bubbles FAR easier.
June 28, 2011 [3:30 AM] – So, I put on the base colour. It took me 1 hour, 21 minutes, and 13 seconds. I was going include the shadows into this round of colouring, but I decided against it. I would kind of like a tiny break. Of course, I say that, but I’ll probably procrastinate for another hour or so like I did last time. I’m quite satisfied with the colours. Neo’s feels right and Ash’s feels good. I have this weird feeling Kelly probably picked out his clothes. =P Otherwise they wouldn’t be so coloured coordinated. Maybe. I don’t know. Either way, I’m still quite happy with the colours.
June 28, 2011 [6:21 AM] – I finally finished the shadows! Which make the comic look even better! I can’t lie that I’m scared my inability to do backgrounds (at least, Pokémon-esque ones) is going to kill it. =[ It took me 1 hour, 4 minutes, and 6 seconds to complete the shadows. I’m so happy that the main pieces are done! All that’s left is the background (…blarg…) and to slap on the text! =D I’m kind of excited~ The colours look so good. ;w; <3 AND I WANNA GIVE NEO A HUG SO BADLY. FFFF. Yeah. XD Oh…on the terms of the time, I’m currently assuming that if I had to do highlights, it would have taken me an extra 5 to 10 minutes. But I didn’t, so…yeah.
June 28, 2011 [4:33 PM] – Yeah. I went to bed earlier and woke up expecting to write my novel, but finished this instead since I knew it wouldn’t take too long. The background and placing on the text took me 1 hour, 9 minutes, and 59 seconds. Of course, after I finished, I did a bit of clean up and changing of font that I didn’t count. I really like the page! I went with a black background for behind the panels. I thought it looked the best. It makes the panels stand out more. And I’m sad that the background sucks. =[ I need someone to show me how to proper Pokémon-esque backgrounds. Yeah…
July 4th, 2011 [3:11 AM] – Wow. Did I REALLY procrastinate this many days to actually get this page done? Well, I actually wasn’t procrastinating, per se, but took my lovely little time to get the second page done. I finally finished the second page though and man, I still adore Neo and Clever’s designs. I love seeing them next to their parents – it makes me realize how much they look like both parents. Though, they still have something entirely their own (i.e. their hair, though, they suffer from my usual “framed around face” bangs). This page shows Clever for the first time. Oh, by the way, Neo is 7 in this comic and Clever is 5. Anyway, enjoy and remember – it’s read right to left!
July 5th, 2011 [11:14 AM] – After…oh, I don’t know, 6 hours of having Secret Diaries of a Call Girl playing in the background and switching back and forth between the video window and Illustrator/Photoshop, I finally finished the final page. Which looks like crap. Like all the other pages. I probably should just stick to my own background style that I know works for me. But I still want to learn how to do the Pokémon ones.
Someone, make me a tutorial. Or a video of doing the backgrounds. ANYWAY. Here is the final page!