Sunday, February 27, 2011

Some color

25 comments:

Steven M. said...

Excellent color.

Noel said...

niiice lines

Gordeaux said...

I love your colour work what do you use? Inks or computer?
I'm new to your blog but have loved Ren and Stimpy since discovering them way back in the early 90s. I have a diploma in cartooning and illustration but can tell you straight up that I have learnt more in your blog in 4 short months than I ever did in my diploma!!!!
I am also going to follow your advice on the ASIFA website!! Even though I am pushing 40! I more want to learn for a comic story I am writing, but any advice helps espescially from you.
I mentioned to my wife that you are now my cartoon mentor but she doesn't believe me!
DUDE! This is like talking to your hero man! Some love sports stars! Me I love JOHN K and assosciates.
Cheers to you sir from a mad aussie admirererererer!

Arturo said...

Hi John,

I've just read your post "Storyboard Slug Stimpys Invention" (sunday, october 11, 2009), where you say Bill Hanna told you about his way of timing Tom and Jerry cartoons... Could you PLEASE share that?

Thank you and all best,

Arturo

Arturo said...

PS.: Just in case you wouldn't want to write about that here for not being this post's subject, would you mind writing to me?

arturohcor@hotmail.com

Thanks again. I really look forward to your reply, either here or there.

Arturo

Chris_Garrison said...

I love these!

Carmine said...

Love it.

Trey Brown said...

i've been taking art classes for three semesters now and i can honestly say beyond a shadow of doubt that i've learned more about color and how to recognize it done right on this blog than in any classroom.

Josh K said...

They're really nice, how do you colour the outline? Do you do it as you're going along or change the individual lines afterward?

yawn said...

I like the second one the most. I don't know why, but the first one looks like she's related to Olive Oil.

Peter Bernard said...

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JohnK said...

I ink them in illustrator and ink parts of the drawing on different layers-for example face on 1 layer, eyes on a layer above etc.

I ink using color lines; they aren't always the final colors, I just guess at this point.

Then when it's all inked, I export it as a psd, saving the layers, turning off anti-aliasing.



I use the paint bucket in photoshop to fill the colors and change some of the colors of the lines as I go, also using the paint bucket.


That's generally how I have been doing it.

****ALWAYS TURN OFF ANTI-ALIASING!

...I hope that's helpful to somebody.

marcushelbling said...

oooh. tripppppy eyes.

Archie said...

Cool John! Good advice. I've never been great at inking like. I usually go a bit nuts and try and add shading and shadow to everything and making all one big smudge.

Morgue Anne said...

Can't beat the smooth line quality of illustrator...once I went vector it's hard to be satisfied with anything else.

I heard a circulating rumor that Nickelodeon is trying to bring back some success by relaunching some of it's 90's cartoon line-up. Did they get their heads out of their butts enough to give you a call??? Hm...

zmerrill said...

Excellent drawings along with the excellent colors!

What influences your color decisions for your cartoons.

K-T said...

Hey John I'd love it if you could comment on that new Looney Tunes crap.

They have a couple previews on Cartoon Brew.

I'm dying for another John K rant.

SandraRivas said...

These pictures are amazing! I love the colors, the new shapes, and the girls themselves.

I imagine the process must have been difficult, but the results were great in the end!

Such eye candy!

John said...

Needs more hot-pink and lime-green. What's with all this organic, muted-tones crap? It'll barely register on modern-day scarred retinas.

Carmine said...

"...I hope that's helpful to somebody."

Definitely. BTW, if you don't mind, what brush settings do you like? Like fidelity? What about the pressure setting? As far as the tablet pen, do you like a firm or soft tip feel? Thanks for the tips :).

Josh said...

Thanks for the inking info, John! Very helpful.

Salomon Fenix said...

nice work johnk.

SGP said...

killer

Kristen McCabe said...

That purple haired lass is especially cute. I got a kick out of her thinning eyebrows and ghetto nails. She needs to rethink her boot choice me thinks.

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