video timelapse «Coloring a comic page»

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During the production of the latest episode ( ep13. "The Pyjama Party" ) I managed to screen-record a sample of the coloring process done with Krita 2.9.9 . Today, I decided to edit and accelerate this 10h of videos material into a short ( 5min ) Youtube time-lapse. I hope you'll like to see how this page evolved from the black and white line-art to the final version. I also attach a link here to the final page in the highest-resolution.

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link Phil   - Reply

Great job !
Perfect mastery shade and lighting.
Thank you so much for sharing your work, it's great creative inspiration.

link CD   - Reply

So cool. I love how many times you went back to Shichimi, changing her hair, expression or top portion of clothing.
Keep up the good work!

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

@Phil : Thank you !

@CD : Oh yes, I remember it was a difficult decision to erase the previous head ( I wasn't happy with it) and repaint her from scratch. Thank you for noticing.

link Will   - Reply

This was Awesome to watch! Way Cool....
The Gray at the start always messes me up. I see you can and do change the color, but do you use it as a guide too, to balance the painting?
I would like to try some fan art if that would be okay? Maybe that way I can slowly go through and see how some of it works.
Thanks for the info Mr. Revoy

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

@Will : Hey, yes the black and white pass is here to fill the canvas with grey values. It help me to decide about the light source position and anticipate the type of shadows I'll obtain. It's also a good step to decide where I'm managing the focal point ( often the face of characters, and higher value ). In the this back and white grisaille pass ; I rarely use pure black and pure white ; they are hard to colorize. I'm travelling between 10% grey to 90% grey. It's a good step for planning an artwork.

link Nicolas Guilbert   - Reply

Superbe travail, très bon site. Quel chemin depuis Chagall...

link Adam Abrahamsson   - Reply

Hi! Could you please explain what different profiles do? (Color Profiles?) Eg. sRGB Built-in. What should I use and when? Which do you prefer to use?
Thank you!

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

@Adam Abrahamsson : Hey, Wolthera ( Krita team developer ) made a brilliant article about color management, with example and easy to digest:
About my preferences, it's more about a technical constrain on Pepper&Carrot: I chain my renders with batch script to Inkscape, Imagemagick and more library, so I need to stick with a 'universal' , almost basic, RGB profile with a profiled monitor ( I use a Huey Pro colorimeter ).

link Adam Abrahamsson   - Reply

Thank you for answering! I'll maybe give that a read soon.

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link Obsydienn   - Reply


Comment fais tu pour que rien ne dépasse le cadre de ton dessin sous Krita ? L’option était automatique sous Manga studio mais je préfère de très loin travailler en open source.

Merci !

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

:-) j'utilise simplement un calque tout en haut de la pile de calque avec les cadres de cases dessiné en blanc dessus. Quand je souhaite limiter à une seule case ; je fait une selection rectangulaire dessus.

link Obsydienn   - Reply

Bah oui, c tout bête mais je n’y ai même pas pensé ^^ J’ai honte hahaha :D

En tout cas, encore merci pour tous les tutos, beaucoup m’ont été fort utiles. A présent je réfléchis à passer sous licence Creative Commons mais je ne suis pas encore totalement décidée... ^^

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

:-) Merci !
Oui, pour les licences Creative Commons, ça se réfléchis bien car elle sont irrévocable ( on peu pas revenir en arrière une fois 'libéré' ).
Mais il y en a plusieurs; une bien pour commencer est la CC-BY-NC-ND ; ( By=Attribution, on cite les auteurs )+(Nc=Non Commerciale, ont fait pas de ventes avec)+(Nd=Non-derivative, on change pas le dessin, pas de modification artistique ). Voilà, elle est restrictive, mais permets déjà à pas mal de reprendre l'illustration dans leurs article de blog, de republier gratuitement, etc... Bonne chance!

link artimox   - Reply

vu sur le forum :

link MrE   - Reply

hay salut je suis beaucoup t'es dessin mais c'est quoi l'image que tu à prise pour faire l'éclair en 0:55 celle que pepper lance, et aussi comment tu donne cette forme d'éclair au trait blanc au 0:44

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

Bonjour, Merci.
L'image est un filtre LensFare ou Nova fait sous Gimp sur un fond noir , facile à refaire ; et le filtre pour deformer le trait blanc est le filtre Water de Gmic.

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