valorous-tales:

Here’s another one I did today! Look at how much they enjoy each other’s company!

Hey, you should follow my other blog

valorous-tales:

Here’s another one I did today! Look at how much they enjoy each other’s company!

Hey, you should follow my other blog

Me

Me

valorous-tales:

Sorry the blog went silent for a week. Went out of town!
Anyway, here’s something I did. 

fart

valorous-tales:

Sorry the blog went silent for a week. Went out of town!

Anyway, here’s something I did. 

fart

Hey brother love your work! I was curious if you had any tips on coloring characters and the influence of light source on shading. You have a great handle on all of these concepts. By the way I've preordered your sketchbook so thank you in advance.

robscorner:

Thanks, man! :D

I’m sure many have written about this in-depth and can be found around on the net but I can ring off a couple straight tips from the top of my head:

  • Learning the form is the key to creating believable lighting, and that will give you a huge jump in understanding it without much need for referencing. The planes that are affected when light hits it from different angles, the shadows that are casted, etc. You have to basically think 3-dimensional. In addition, you have a human body right on you to assist you further. Grab a mirror and some lights and study up! You should also understand how contrast works as well.
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Click image to view explanation of this.

  • When it comes to coloring and painting, I don’t pick colors. Like shown above, I use a base palette and then I let the knowledge of lighting control things from there. My shadows are typically all the same color, same as my highlights, and I use them with specific layer blending modes. It’s the closest to working in real life, because lighting always affects color. It’s accurate and really simple to understand once you get used to coloring in this way.
  • Learn about temperature! Shadows should not be pure greyscale/black as that will make the image’s colors dry and dull. I tend to go for cooler shadows (purples/blues) and warm highlights (yellows/oranges) in my work. 
  • With proper environmental lighting, a character will never be their base color. I made an example above. Only purest white light surroundings (“Balanced”) is when tones would appear at its most unadulterated. So when I color an image, I color the character in their base palette, and then I use Gradient Maps (a Photoshop tool) to influence the mood and temperature of the illustration. (I will write a more in-depth explanation on using Gradient Maps when I find the time to). It’s all depending on the illustration I’m working on. If I’m coloring a character in the middle of a blizzard, I wouldn’t use any kind of warm lighting. I’d use blues and teals in my Gradient Maps. On the other hand, if I’m coloring characters in a desert-like setting, I’d use a lot of yellows, oranges, and browns in them.

So these are the basics that I apply all the time with my work! I hope it helps. ^^

I have additional tips and resources on my dA here!

gobi-baptiste-gaubert:

The very first sketches for Goligo

fabien-mense:

Agito Cosmos / -273°C

So good

brotoro:

reverseracism:

cyberrghetto:

omg

Dear White People Official Trailer 1 (2014) - Comedy HD

all I see is black people talking about this. white people. go see this movie. you need to see this movie.

Ahahahahaha

I don't know if you've answered this question before, but how long did it take you to develop the characters and world before you started the comic. Weeks? Months? Years? I would like to start my own comic comic soon and any advice would be much appreciated. Just started reading VT and it is really funny :)

Sorry for the really late reply! I was away for the week! ^_^;

To answer your question, I waited some time before starting the comic. This was due to my desire to make something "perfect." It’ll never happen, so don’t spend your time trying to make sure EVERYTHING is planned. Shoot, Valorous Tales actually used to be called something else when I first started writing it, and had an entirely different plot. The characters were the same, but the personalities in the end changed quite a bit. Once I stopped trying to make it my shining masterpiece, I finally STARTED the comic and started ENJOYING making it. Some advice I can give you is to come up with an idea that you think is really nice, then hold it to the side and come up with more. Keep doing that and then mesh the ideas together and you may surprise yourself!

And as far as developing the world, I’m making that up as I go mostly. Usually whenever I need some explanation for how something works, I’ll start brainstorming right there to figure it out. I don’t think too far ahead because I’ve realized the final outcome will just change when I get to it, though I do have SOME stuff that’s set in stone. The plot, for example, has a timeline that I follow (so that the story doesn’t go forever. There will be an ending) but the dialogue and concepts are worked on at the beginning of a chapter.

I hope that helps! I’m really glad you like the comic, and I hope you can start yours too! The best advice that anyone can give you for comics is Just do them, so hop to it and good luck!

valorous-tales:

THE FIRST POST! WOO!
This is the Valorous Tales blog, dedicated to all things related to, well, Valorous Tales. Concepts, information about the world/characters, even finished drawings will go here! You can use the Ask option to ask a specific character a question if you like. It’s encouraged! The blog is (currently) new, so forgive me. In the meantime, follow it maybe and look forward to VTales-related stuff.

I made a blog specifically for my web comic. If you want to follow a blog by me that ONLY posts art (related to the comic, that is) then you should follow it!

valorous-tales:

THE FIRST POST! WOO!

This is the Valorous Tales blog, dedicated to all things related to, well, Valorous Tales. Concepts, information about the world/characters, even finished drawings will go here! You can use the Ask option to ask a specific character a question if you like. It’s encouraged! The blog is (currently) new, so forgive me. In the meantime, follow it maybe and look forward to VTales-related stuff.

I made a blog specifically for my web comic. If you want to follow a blog by me that ONLY posts art (related to the comic, that is) then you should follow it!

gobi-baptiste-gaubert:

Some pages, sketches and illustration of Goligo.
Still working on the second issue.