LINE books shipping update

Thank you to everyone who has purchased one of my LINE convention booklets. As of today, I have shipped every book that has been ordered so far. I am having trouble marking the books as shipped through Paypal, but rest assured the books are on the way. Thanks again, and my next post will have some art in it!


P.H.Valadares said...

Hey Joshua! I bought your line book on november 28th and I wanted to know if it has been already shipped. I can't wait to see it. Thanks for selling it online. It was the only way I could get one.

Oh, I need your help. I'm doing my first pages to get a job in comics. When I was coloring, I had a trouble. Do you remove the background (white part) and paint under the lines or you paint above them with a multiply layer? I know you're busy but I'd appreciate any tips with this problem.
Thanks for you attention.

Joshua Middleton said...

P.H. Valadares- Yes, your book shipped along with all other orders placed over the past week. I am basically shipping orders on Mondays for the prior week. I don't know exactly how long it will take to reach you in Brazil, but it is on its way.

Now, about your coloring question, there are many ways to color line art, but a good basic starting point is to keep your lines on top and color underneath them. You can then add layers of color over the line art, too, if there is a particular effect you are looking for, such as a glow, fog, etc.

Usually, the white is removed from the line art layer in any case, because it makes working with the lines themselves easier later, such as when you wish to colorize the lines. There are several ways to do this, and the best approach depends on type of art you are coloring.

I would highly recommend purchasing "The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering". It is a book written by Mark Chiarello, DC's Executive Art Director and a great artist himself, and is an excellent guide for setting up your pages to color properly. Check it out, learn the process Mark outlines, and then build from there with practice. I hope that helps.

Thanks very much for purchasing my Line book, and best of luck to you.


P.H.Valadares said...

I'm so excited for your book to arrive. I guess I'll be sleeping at the post office this week. Haha... Thanks again for making it available for Brazil.
I understand your advices. I'll keep them in mind while coloring. I'm going to buy the book you recommended as soon as I can. Thank you so much for your kindness. You keep making me more impressed about the artist and the person that you are. You're the best.

ps:Sorry for my bad english. I'm still learning so I might say something stupid or non-sense sometimes.

Joshua Middleton said...

Thank you, P.H. Valadares, and please don't worry about your English, you are doing great! I know how challenging learning a second language is, and I admire your ability.

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