"But open the gates of my hell - I'll strike from the grave..." - Iron Maiden
The top panel had too many subjects to stick to my usual "pick three colours" rule, so I used, uh... all of them. >.> Whatever.
Yes, I do keep drawing Dean bound and beaten. No, I'm not done with that particular subject yet. I don't love this, but it's alright. The colour choices didn't come naturally. I struggled, and now it's awkward to look at (for me, anyway). It wasn't as fun as it should have been. I'm relieved it's finished so I can work on something else.
prismacolor pencils (see colours used: [link] ) A4 cartridge paper reference: Supernatural screencaps - Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester WIPs:
Thank you. I think I usually use the most zoomed out image first to set the scene, then close in on the subject in the next panel. If there are two subjects, I probably put them either side of the scene panel, for symmetry. But as you say, this format works fine here.
I used the exact same pencils for the bottom panel as the other two, so I think the only reason the saturation doesn't work as well for that panel is because a) there's less detail and more block colour, and b) there's no cold blue to balance it out.
If I could do it again I'd add more texture and detail to the skin so there'd be something else to focus on than the colour... and also probably not use red and yellow for the skin in any of the three panels. I thought it'd work, since the theme is burning, but I don't like it. Oh well.
God, I keep feeling like I fucked up the colours. A couple people told me I shouldn't have used bright orange... but he's about to be burned. I wanted it to be fiery. Maybe that didn't translate well to paper. Oh well. Anyway. I'm glad you disagree. Thank you kindly.
Well, I mean, all of SPN (and maybe horror/gory/violent cinema in general) seems to have filters muting the colors (or tinting them blue or brown).
I like the bright orange because it's different from the show. I don't, personally, think the lack of stark contrast between Dean and the hot poker takes away from the dynamic nature of the picture. But maybe that's what ppl had a problem with? That or the fact that it's so different from the shadowed original show.
You're very welcome!
(also, is there any way I could ask [note?] you for tips on using colored pencil? I don't want to be an annoying "OH EM GEE, explain EVERYTHING to me" fan, but I really admire your work...and colored pencil is, like, the one traditional medium out of those I've tried that I REALLY have trouble figuring out on my own.)
I love the use of colour, and especially the detail in the folds of fabric. My favourite is the last one! Dean/Jensen's eye (and ear and skin tone, on second thought) is done exceedingly well, and I think the reflection of light works perfectly.
Fffffffffffffffffff- the Benders. Freaking creepy. Everytime someone walks in to the convenience store in my town looking the slightest bit like one of them, I have the worst urge to run out of the room in a panic....
Anyway, that particular scene... I always look away and wait till it's over because I just can't handle eye-related stuff. Sticking a hot metal thingy in someone's eye... just the thought almost makes me throw up But this is really good, methinks. The colours are a bit psychedelic but I think it kinda fits the moment. I mean, those hillbillies weren't exactly calm and sane, now were they?
Love this scene! I was gonna draw it, but you beat me to it, haha. Man, I adore this. I get the stick-to-a-limited-palette thing but for so many colours, this turned out really really good. Your colouring never fails to amaze me. I like the contrast of the cool blues/greens and the warm skins, clothing, and poker (!!!). All the panels seem very much connected through colour. Can I ask what kind of scanner you have? I bet it looks divine in real life, but this is just as great of quality in my opinion. I don't know how to explain it, but- you have a unique style with these. There's always little characteristics in your drawings that scream crimefish. (: Again, this is amazing, and you have tons of patience to work on something you're not ecstatic about for so long. XD I would have given up. So whether or not you love it to pieces, you did a fantastic job sticking with it.
Though you're not as satisfied as you wish to be, you did an excellent job I love your choices of the scenes. Always so interesting, powerful screencaps. Connected with your amazing skills, give masterpieces BTW, I find the colours great, I know they might be a biiiit too orange, but I think it makes it more powerful drawing.
Great use of colour, because of the contrasts and the colours the drawing has so much depth in it! I also love how you have composed your drawing, especially with the close up one can see so much expression, or almost feel the fear. Excellent
beautiful work. I like the colours a lot, it works well cause you have this long detailed shot and zoom in closer (and your colours do the same thing, they go from more to less). By the time I hit the last panel, I could feel the fear - love the impact - so long story short, brilliant work. Sorry to hear you struggled with it though and I hope you enjoy the next one more.
I like this a lot! You have a real talent in making things look lifelike, and I think you always choose the perfect frame to draw from. I also love the fact that youve chosen what most people would think as happy and warm colors, and still make the picture and scene look so intense and scary. Once again, very lovely work! I really admire your skills