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Old 02-12-2013, 07:16 PM   #1
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Justice Society of America Sample Page

This was a test page I did from JSA Issue 50.




Let me know what you think.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:19 AM   #2
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Colors look pretty great!

But uh.. why a 256 color gif?
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:51 AM   #3
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Hes a time traveller from the 90's
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:46 PM   #4
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It was the format they wanted to see it in.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:59 AM   #5
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what? who did?
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The people who wanted to see the sample requested it be sent in .gif, so I just ran the script I had and it turned it into that.
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Just to be sure, they didn't say ".tif"?
I seriously can not think of any reason for a comic page to be .gif.

.gif is for animation or transparency.
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Could have been a typo on their part. I never heard back from them so I'm not sure.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:11 PM   #9
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Bummer. some times it takes time, though.

Meat of the coloring here is quite good. The .gif thing is a bit strange, but simply a technical issue.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:55 PM   #10
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Thanks. I work as a flatter for one of the big studios, and I have my own book that I wrote and colored, as well as a couple of books I colored for an indy publisher coming out soon. Trying every day to get better and learn new methods to develop my skill set.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:11 PM   #11
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Gotta call you on this. I colored this page for publication years back. You pretty much hawked it cut for cut, just in a different style.

http://firestormfan.com/images/jsa_50.jpg

That's fine if you're practicing, just don't claim it as your own work. And CERTAINLY don't use it for a test page, because what happens if you get the gig and have to color pages from scratch? Have me color them first, then you color based on my pages? There's a pretty gnarly logistical problem with that.
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Your page was the reference that they wanted matched to. To see if we could match a style for the continuity of a book, while providing us with the flats. That is why it is very similar. I changed some subtle things, first panel is darker with different cuts, tv is different, different cuts on the reflection on the tv tray. The main characters are nearly spot on, since that is what I felt they were going for based on the instructions.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:17 PM   #13
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Your page was the reference that they wanted matched to. To see if we could match a style for the continuity of a book, while providing us with the flats. That is why it is very similar. I changed some subtle things, first panel is darker with different cuts, tv is different, different cuts on the reflection on the tv tray. The main characters are nearly spot on, since that is what I felt they were going for based on the instructions.
Matching a style to be consistent on a book and copying the rendering are two very different things. I think you must have misunderstood the test instructions, because it'd be a useless test to see if you can copy rendering.

Regardless of what the instructions of the test were, you admittedly know you copied the rendering, so you shouldn't be posting it as your work. A cut here and there being different....I don't think I should have to explain to you why that doesn't make it okay to post it and say it is a sample of your work.

Be patient, develop your skills, and post samples of your own to be critiqued here. It'll come along.
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