page 09

21st Oct 2018, 7:57 PM

page 09
  • first
  • last
Rate this comic: X X X X X
average rating: 0
post a comment

>author

Dr-Destruction on 21st Oct 2018, 7:57 PM

[edit] [delete]

view Dr-Destruction's profile
Page 9 and you can see that the bad decisions just keep piling on.


>permalinks


>user comments

...(RockB) on 28th Oct 2018, 5:26 AM

[edit] [delete] [reply]

view ...(RockB)'s profile
OK, here's a point of critique: I think that the screening / screen toning (?) is "drowning" the line art in the last 2 panels and (to a lower extend) in panel 3.
I don't really know how to fix that, maybe making the dots much smaller or replace them with a grey color, or a mix of both.

Edit: I noticed this in panel 3 on the previous page, too. I'd say it still works when there is no background but less so on top of a drawn background. I'd say it looks OK in the first 3 panels of the next page but not in the last panel.

Dr-Destruction on 28th Oct 2018, 7:48 PM

[edit] [delete] [reply]

view Dr-Destruction's profile
True. Which is mostly the reason why I tried out a new screentone in the latest page (14). I don't know how to vary the size of the dots in the screentone brush tool so I make a screentone then use it as a transparency mask.

...(RockB) on 29th Oct 2018, 9:15 AM

[edit] [delete] [reply]

view ...(RockB)'s profile
Hmm, I think that the dots are still much too big on page 14. I have not the smallest clue about Photoshop and never had the problem of using screen tones in Gimp... so... can't give proper advices :)

Ideas, out of the blue:

- Resize the image to 4x its original size or more, apply the screen tones, resize it back. Should help a bit...

- Can the program you use do a conversion that reduces the number of colors in the palette to be used with dithering? Then you could paint these areas in flat grey (maybe several greys, idk), then tell the program to convert this to 2 colors, black and white, with dithering. This would give an irregular pattern of 1-pixel dots with varying distances from each other and would probably give the best overall result, but it would look very different from screen toning.

- Or you could use flat colors (= different greys in this case) for darkening and use the big-dot screen toning only as a kind of "special effect" in areas where it doesn't cover anything other at all, like in the first two panels (works super good there, IMHO) and panel 4 and maybe for the sky (and maybe the street) in panel 3 but nowhere else in this panel.

(I'm not an artist, I don't know the theories and very, very little of the tools. You may have tried some of these ideas already and maybe found the results unsatisfying, idk.)
Rate this comic: X X X X X
average rating: 0
post a comment
Follow @williamoadams