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Video Sketches

Video Sketch- 7- Making Everything Better With Color

By April 16, 2011 No Comments

I think it’s about time I color this little guy and call it a day, or night depending on what part of the world you’re viewing this from. If you’re familiar with Flash’s tools then you know what I’m doing. If you’re new to Flash then I hope you learn something about this process.
Basically, I fill everything in using the Paint Bucket Tool. Once I get a color scheme that I like, I then use Toon Titan to sample those base colors and create a shading system that works for the character. A cool trick that you see throughout  is when I use parts of the character’s line art as a means to create shadow effects by merely selecting the body part (or line) that I’m working with and using the arrow tool to nudge it over a bit and filling that part in. The benefit of this is that I get to use the line itself making the shadow work parallel to the contour. Note: It’s a good idea to change the color of the line to something that pops out like red. If you keep it the same color as the line art then it’s a bugger to remove from the actual line art itself when you’re done.

Feel free to ask any questions you may have about the process. I’d be happy to answer them for you. And if you like what you see don’t hesitate to hit that “LIKE” button.

Thanks so much for watching!

-C.S.

Here’s the placement

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