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Tutorial: Transparency on Traditional scanned art.

Okay, so we’ve all had it once that we scanned something in and wanted to make it transparent. LIke, removing the white from a lineart on white paper. For this you can set the layer on multiply or even use masking techniques.
In my case, I’m doing a water-coloured webcomic, and I wanted to remove the white, without damaging the colours. So that I could overlap the picture onto another and the colours would blend.

I was before messing around with masking techniques, but I had problem with keeping the colours right. I’ve now found a technique that’s a bit more easy, and which allows me to draw this:

What you need:
*A picture(scanned in or otherwise)
*A computer with the gimp installed.

My version of the gimp is Dutch, so I’ll be putting the english name of the steps in bold.

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Characters Illustrations Streets of Ganjet

Some Streets of Ganjet test page and brush inking tests.

 

I’ve been practicing brush inking, and I have the feeling I’m getting somewhere. I got some nice winsor and newton brushes and I’m still happily experimenting with them. I also made a test page for Streets of Ganjet, to see if brush inked characters on a penned background, coloured in, would look good.

Unforetunatly the page ended up a bit skewed and I think I’ll have to become good friends with my mirror once I start doing future pages.

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Artwork Characters Streets of Ganjet

Streets of Ganjet

 

A colouring test. Lines done with brush and ink and the colouring done in painttool Sai

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Artwork

A tryout with watercolour and masking techniques.

Sunny days always make me want to water-colour, so that’s what I did.

I borrowed a scanner from downstairs and scanned some water-colouring in, and edited it with masking techniques to get transparantcy in there.
Worked out pretty well.

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Artwork Illustrations

Listen with the Heart

Ludology existensialistic lectures+KH obsession+Old comic book quote= This.

Basically, one of the old comicbooks I used to read, introduced me to the concept of listening with the heart.

Character 1: “You’re speaking a different language, yet I can understand you.”
Character 2: “That’s because I speak the language of the heart, a language that can be understood universally by all compassionate creatures.”

So yeah, the idea of understanding each other without using an in-between medium.

I got a new pen nib, and I had to get markers for school. And I figured I might as well try them out.

Tools: Copic Markers(Warm grey 1, 3, 5, and blender), Pen nib+oriental ink.

Canvas: Canson Bristol Board, A4-size.

Original posting date: 20th of january.

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Texture study

This is my VD1 texture assignment, I’m kinda proud of it.

We had to make a HUD(Game interface), take an element from it, and then apply different textures to it.