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The Tawmis Coloring Book (formerly "Coloring Ka-Zar")

Post by Tawmis » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:27 pm

I doubt anyone will care, but I am gonna share anyway! :lol:

Needed to relax my mind, so I began coloring one of the covers of KA-ZAR (my first issue I had picked up - and it was solely for Belasco - who, if you know comics, you can see I colored first)... :-) Will continue to color it (I hope) and post progress.
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This is the image I cleaned up to color... (a bit of a mess with all that yellow)...
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This is the actual cover, that I am using for a guide:
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Re: Coloring Ka-Zar #29.

Post by Qbix » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:26 pm

Nice work!

but how did you clean the yellow to white ? The woman on the left (with the golden shoulders) has some weird white dots, that aren't visible in the yellow version.

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Re: Coloring Ka-Zar #29.

Post by Tawmis » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:35 pm

Qbix wrote:
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Nice work!

but how did you clean the yellow to white ? The woman on the left (with the golden shoulders) has some weird white dots, that aren't visible in the yellow version.
Thank you! For getting the yellow to white - it's using the "Color Dipper" (where you click on a color with the eye drop icon thing) - and tell it to replace it with white, then color replace where ever you need to with the brush. And rinse and repeat until you get most of the shades of yellow out of the photo. And the result is (because I am taking out so many yellows) - it causes those "dots" where the yellow (in the yellow image) is a part of the shading. I typically try to go in later and touch those up after I finish with some smudging.

Here's some of my older ones:
Phoenix/Dark Phoenix (I don't like how these came out, but whatever) - http://comicreliefpodcast.com/archives/478
Rom vs Dire Wraith (the image is clickable for a larger size), pretty simple but fun - http://comicreliefpodcast.com/archives/475
Cutter & Skywise of ElfQuest: http://comicreliefpodcast.com/archives/459
Manslaughter vs the Defenders (one of my favorites I did) - http://comicreliefpodcast.com/archives/456
The Defenders (loved how Gargoyle turned out in this one) - http://comicreliefpodcast.com/archives/453
Uncanny X-Men vs Alpha Flight (this one was fun, one of my favorite comic panels, but a nightmare because of all the colors!) - http://comicreliefpodcast.com/archives/450
X-Men vs Dark Phoenix (love how this one came out!) - http://comicreliefpodcast.com/archives/447
X-Men vs Juggernaut (this was mostly about how to learn to color Colossus and make him look metallic still) - http://comicreliefpodcast.com/archives/444
Another one of the Defnders that I loved - http://comicreliefpodcast.com/archives/441

I've done more that I've never posted.

It helps me relax my brain.

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Re: Coloring Ka-Zar #29.

Post by Collector » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:33 pm

The dots are just part of the halftone coloring used in the original printing. Think of it like dithering.
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Re: Coloring Ka-Zar #29.

Post by Tawmis » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:47 pm

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The dots are just part of the halftone coloring used in the original printing. Think of it like dithering.
Oh, I see - you had meant in the actual (real colored) cover. Yeah. Back then comics were colored by "dots" to give the illusion of specific colors. Red and white dots would give a pink appearance, for example, rather than using pink ink. As Collector said, like dithering. It's also the quality of the scan (I grabbed that from google). If I scanned my copy it'd probably have a much smoother appearance.

For example if you look at this scan of the cover (again, from google) - Belasco (the main bad guy cutting the cake) looks smoother:
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Re: Coloring Ka-Zar #29.

Post by MusicallyInspired » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:19 am

Neat hobby. Recolouring comic book covers. Nice work.
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Re: Coloring Ka-Zar #29.

Post by Tawmis » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:34 am

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Neat hobby. Recolouring comic book covers. Nice work.
Thank you. It's like LEGOS. It puts my mind to ease, makes me focus. It's tedious to be sure (it's all layers), but rewarding usually.

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Re: Coloring Ka-Zar #29.

Post by Rath Darkblade » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:13 am

Nice work. :) I am always envious of people who can draw, or even colour. I tried it once, when I was young and stupid - never had the patience. (I told you I was young and stupid). ;)

Er, now I'm curious. Why is someone (the villain, I presume) cutting a wedding cake with a sword, and why is the person at the bottom right - for lack of a better word - headbutting the cake?

(Decades before facepalm, or facedesk, there was "facecake"...) ;)

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Re: Coloring Ka-Zar #29.

Post by Tawmis » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:10 pm

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Nice work. :) I am always envious of people who can draw, or even colour. I tried it once, when I was young and stupid - never had the patience. (I told you I was young and stupid). ;)
I am very envious of people who can draw. My friend Lindsay Archer has that talent. When she was visiting San Diego, we went to one of those restaurants that have the table covered in paper - and in 2 seconds she drew this amazing horse photo that was beautifully shaded. I was barely drawing an eye ball, with no skill.
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Er, now I'm curious. Why is someone (the villain, I presume) cutting a wedding cake with a sword, and why is the person at the bottom right - for lack of a better word - headbutting the cake?
So, Belasco (the villain cutting the cake) - is doing so because it's... what's the right word? A reference? A nod?... to when you cut the cake. Ka-Zar (the guy in the tux with the knife) and Shanna (the woman in the bridal gown) are supposed to be references to being a wedding decoration toppers (that sites on the top of the cake - sort of like this). So she's not head butting the cake (if you mean Shanna), she's jumping off the cake.

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Re: Coloring Ka-Zar #29.

Post by Rath Darkblade » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:32 am

Tawmis wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:10 pm
Rath Darkblade wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:13 am
Er, now I'm curious. Why is someone (the villain, I presume) cutting a wedding cake with a sword, and why is the person at the bottom right - for lack of a better word - headbutting the cake?
So, Belasco (the villain cutting the cake) - is doing so because it's... what's the right word? A reference? A nod?... to when you cut the cake. Ka-Zar (the guy in the tux with the knife) and Shanna (the woman in the bridal gown) are supposed to be references to being a wedding decoration toppers (that sites on the top of the cake - sort of like this). So she's not head butting the cake (if you mean Shanna), she's jumping off the cake.
Er, I think there was some misunderstanding here. For a start, I can see that the villain (Belasco) is cutting a wedding cake; I was wondering why the sword (other than being a fairly obvious way to show how savage/heartless/etc. he is). ;)

OK, so I can see that Ka-Zar and Shanna are (or were) presumably getting married, and Belasco is interrupting the wedding in traditional comic book style. So far, so good. :) What I am puzzled about is the person in the bottom right, just below Shanna. He has blond hair, and is wearing a kind of bronze armlets and a bright blue cape, and it looks like he is "headbutting" the cake. :?

Or perhaps I'm completely mistaken and "he" is part of Shanna? In that case, his cape is part of Shanna's dress, his arm is Shanna's leg, and his blond hair is ... not something I'd like to speculate about! :lol: (Unless Shanna has a horse's tail?) :?

Also, upon reviewing the picture, I'm surprised to see that Shanna's wedding dress has armoured sleeves. Was she expecting trouble, maybe? ;)

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Re: Coloring Ka-Zar #29.

Post by MusicallyInspired » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:16 am

The sleeves don't really look armoured to me. More like just tight fabric.
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Re: Coloring Ka-Zar #29.

Post by Tawmis » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:56 am

Rath Darkblade wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:32 am
OK, so I can see that Ka-Zar and Shanna are (or were) presumably getting married, and Belasco is interrupting the wedding in traditional comic book style. So far, so good. :) What I am puzzled about is the person in the bottom right, just below Shanna. He has blond hair, and is wearing a kind of bronze armlets and a bright blue cape, and it looks like he is "headbutting" the cake. :?
Or perhaps I'm completely mistaken and "he" is part of Shanna? In that case, his cape is part of Shanna's dress, his arm is Shanna's leg, and his blond hair is ... not something I'd like to speculate about! :lol: (Unless Shanna has a horse's tail?) :?
Also, upon reviewing the picture, I'm surprised to see that Shanna's wedding dress has armoured sleeves. Was she expecting trouble, maybe? ;)
There is no one to the right of Shanna. It's the front of her dress and her leg (with a knife being held near her ankle). I think what you're seeing that's "behind" her is the inside of the cake (the yellow stuff) being torn apart by Belasco cutting the cake. Other yellow pieces of the cake can be seen in the other pieces that are flying off.

And they're not armored sleeves; they're just normal sleeves (just colored drawn to have "layers"). But if you look closely, she is wearing her normal fur bikini beneath her wedding dress.

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Re: Coloring Ka-Zar #29.

Post by Tawmis » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:49 am

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Re: Coloring Ka-Zar #29.

Post by Tawmis » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:33 am

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Re: Coloring Ka-Zar #29.

Post by Tawmis » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:21 pm

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