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    @howyadoin.

    Cheers, I'll certainly look into it. Yeah I need the poster to last but I have a clip frame for it and it won't be in any sunlight or anything. Thanks.
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      CommentAuthorjeffkevlar
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2009
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    @Audley Strange

    Hey. I've been working with what I can get my hands on for a while now, and I've tried several times to paint Bristol Board with watercolours. I'm never entirely happy with the results. The watery paint seeps into the paper and causes dark splotches. (This has actually worked to my benefit a couple of times, but not usually). Pencil Crayons work, as well as oil pastels. I've never tried guache but I'm plan to as I believe that a couple of artists I like use this.
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    @jeffkevlar

    Thanks. I actually had a feeling watercolours would be a bit problematic but I wasn't sure. I just don't want to pencil and ink the entire pace then fuck it up by my lack of knowlesdge about colours. I never considered pencil colours, that's actually not too bad an idea.
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      CommentAuthoryorko
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2009
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    @Ginja

    Thanks!, I hope you dig our little weird comic!
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      CommentAuthorjeffkevlar
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2009
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    @Audley Strange

    Actually, I just remembered. Markers work great on Bristol. Like those Prismacolour design ones. Anyway, good luck.
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      CommentAuthorkrista
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2009
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    @Audley; depending on the size of the piece you're wanting, you could always do a bit of a cheat using a photocopier. With some of my illustrations if I want the inks to be really tight and fine but the colours to be watercolour, I'll ink onto bleedproof paper and then use a laser photocopier to transfer the inks onto watercolour paper. Generally you have to go over some of the work again, but it means that you won't lose everything if you completely arse the watercolours up (which is, let me tell you, reaaally easy to do).
    Really, watercolours will only work on heavy gauge paper that has the ability to absorb the water and retain its structure. Any other paper will degrade really quickly and you'll lose the inks as well as the colours.
    If you're going to colour on the bristol board, you'd want anything that doesn't need heaps of water to flow, like Jeff and Howyadoin have already suggested.
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2009
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    Audley, do you know Photoshop at all? Other than the cost of a large output, it could easily solve most of those issues at once.
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    @Krista. Well it's an A1 poster and I have very little experience with watercolours outside childrens painting books 35 years ago. Thanks for the tips but I'm going to avoid watercolours because I'm shit scared I'll end up screwing it up, so yeah I think I'll harrass my local art store for inks or coloured pencils.

    @ Howyadoin'

    Yeah I know Pshop inside out, and I suggested to The Good lady that I'd colour it that way and then get it pro-printed (there's a place right across my road who'd charge about £10 for an A1 poster), but no, she wants the whole thing done by hand, it's a pain but it saves me having to actually think about buying her a Xmas present, plus I need all the practice I can get.

    Thanks both of you.
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2009
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    No worries. If you've got further questions...
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      CommentAuthorGreasemonkey
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2009 edited
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    A bunch of miniatures that I'll be flogging off to people who can't afford one of my large paintings. These are 3"x3" mini gallery canvases (except for the one at the bottom right, which is 3"x4"), rendered in my favourite medium of 50/50 oil paint/liquid wax, and the images are all enlarged single details taken from the full sized pieces I'll be exhibiting.

    miniatures.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2009
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    Posted from this week's REMAKE/REMODEL thread:


    Because it came up over there; Here's a 600 dpi RGB TIFF version of my inks for this piece. I'm cool with people from these forums downloading this art to color on their own, but to preserve the sanctity of this thread, it might be a better idea to post any results here in the ARTISTS THREAD, just to keep the REMAKE thread clear for new entries.
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      CommentAuthorAdam Lucas
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2009
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    Here's a promo piece for my comic Goldilock at www.zuda.com. Read the 1st 8 pages now...the rest is coming 2010.

    Goldilock Promo
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    I swear, I have a thing for horns, haha.

    It's my tenth piece for my future b&w sketchbook. Took a longer break from drawing (couple of weeks) so it was a good "get back to shape" piece.

    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2009
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    Okay, Paul, I took up your offer and had a go at some color variations for your great pic:

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    • CommentAuthorhank
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2009 edited
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    I appear to have an artcrush on Jaborwhalky, and my first piece in corel painter X (Cross posted from the Draw Each other thread...)



    Man this looks awful compared to the art that precedes it.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2009
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    Ken: Hey, looking good. I think I'm drawn most to the first and last ones; they seem to have the most complete rendering to them (although I do dig the electric blue blood in #2 and #3). Interesting to see a more painterly coloring inside my lines, rather than my usual cel shading. Thanks for lending your art-fu to them; much appreciated!
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2009
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    Why have I just now found this thread?

    Could a Nurse with some spare time that's near Minneapolis please make a small detour to stop by and kick in my fucking head, please??
    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2009
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    Paul, it was a real enjoyment to color that pic.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2009
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    Because it just looks like one, here's a motivational poster using this week's REMAKE art in color:
    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2009
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    Cool. What did you color it in, Paul?