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Corey Morgan
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Posted: 04 May 2011 at 7:53am | IP Logged | 1  

JB:

Like everyone else here, I've been floored by the commission pieces that you've been sharing with us. I remember from when there was a thread here for coloring your artwork, that you indicated numerous times that many of those pieces were not done with the intention of them being colored, and were only intended to be inked in b/w.

My question, is what do you do differently for those images that are intended for color, as opposed to those that you only intend to be inked?

Thanks again.
-Corey

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Posted: 04 May 2011 at 8:22am | IP Logged | 2  

The principle difference between a color piece, and one in black and white, is that I don't have to give any thought at all to which characters overlap in the black & white pieces. The Scarlet Witch's cape could be blowing out behind Daredevil, for instance, without that being a problem.

What I DO have to pay attention to more in B&W is the DEPTH in the piece. I have to use line exclusively to create this illusion, as I cannot depend on the color to create layers.

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Corey Morgan
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Posted: 04 May 2011 at 9:25am | IP Logged | 3  

Ah, I definitely see what you're saying, as I was looking at the Avengers piece with the Quinjet in the forefront and Avengers Mansion and the cars and buildings in the background with the lines being lighter to indicate the illusion you mentioned.

Thanks for the answer.

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