I am looking to hire a colorist for my new webcomic The Glass Scientists!
Coming from an animation background, my art style favors simple, clean cell-shading, limited color palates, and economy of visual storytelling- elaborate, finely rendered oil paintings will not mesh well with my lineart! The value/color work for the comic needs to emphasize character acting and help each image read quickly and clearly (good use of contrast to make the important elements of a shot “pop”).
I will, however, need a colorist with a good sense of lighting for tone and setting! I will be providing lighting thumbnails (and occasionally color keys) for each shot set up, but I need someone will be able to carry that intention through to finished pieces!
You will be paid on a per-page basis at one page per week, though I may bump that up to 2 pages per week for the beginning of chapter 1 or for special events.I’m looking to start in the beginning of October.
Here are some examples of styles similar to what I am looking for: 'Kill Switch Engage', Blindsprings, and Gravity Falls. Also, please see these sample pages from my short comic Bleeding Heart for an idea of the kind of linework I do:
(Note: Since I work on the show, it’s kind of inevitable that I would look to the gorgeous color work on Gravity Falls- I don’t expect something that crazy detailed, of course, but it is worth noting that the crazy amount of variety found in GF backgrounds are accomplished with three fairly simple layers: a cell-shaded flats layer, a shadow layer set to multiply, and a simple light glow layer.)
If you are interested, or if you know someone you would recommend, send me an Ask or email me at glitterygothic (at) gmail.com ! Please include samples of your work. For my first chapter, I am especially looking for examples of night-time scenes and use of limited color palate!
I have zero idea if I have the time for something like this yet, but I’ll reblog for the rest of you, if any of you are interested!
It’s a paid gig - and if you’re going to be working on and sticking around someone else’s art for a long time, you could do far, FAR worse than her fun style, amirite?
What I think is totally awesome is that Daniel Craig said that the Queen was supposed to look up straight away, but she improvised the letter writing and completely blanked him, so the awkward standing there was completely realisitic. The Queen ignored James Bond because she was ACTING.
She ain’t called the Queen for nothing, kids.
I remember watching this live and thinking, ‘that’s not the Queen, no way.’ Then she turned around and HOLY FUCK! THAT’S THE ACTUAL QUEEN!
And that’s why the 2012 Opening Ceremony will forever be my favourite.
Was this really necessary?
Yes. Yes it was.
This is always necessary. Dr. Malcom’s chest find-…finds a way.
I love this shot. He’s like a great long ice cream bar, there for the … .
I hate being a role model. I really do.
You know, I’m retroactively blaming Numair for this. :)
Before anyone gets too excited, the “lost gospel” also claims that Jesus isn’t real but Muhammed totally is but then goes on to get details about Islam incorrect and given the materials it was written in, it’s very likely to be a sham that was concocted by an author who was neither Christian nor Muslim.
The Vatican wasn’t in awe of this when it came out over a decade ago, and the church doesn’t take it remotely seriously now. In fact, the only museum that does take it seriously refuses to let independent parties examine it and also charges mega big bucks for photocopies of the pages, so there’s a bit of a vested interest in them not letting anyone ‘disprove’ it.
I’m super excited because my friend and housemate has published a book!
We were at Oxford University together and I know she was always chipping away at this really detailed story involving werewolves. Now she works in publishing and has finally released it to the world!
As an anthropologist, a feminist and someone incredibly intelligent and discerning about stories and how they work, you can read it and know her work redresses some of the problems in young adult fantasy literature. Put it like this.. this is no Twilight.
Best of all, you can get it for kindle right now! I’ve linked to the UK store, but if you live elsewhere you can look it up on your local store. If you could reblog this and spread the word, that would be fantastic.
Please check it out and reblog, everyone! It’s a super cheap, super interesting read and available now.
My favorite customer today was three-ish and really, really into our Pacific Rim demo. She stood there in her big coat about a foot away from one of our fifty-five-inch screens, totally transfixed.
"LOOK OUT, GIPSY DANGER, IT’S A KAIJU!!"
"I love Gipsy Danger a lot, this is my favorite movie, OH NO, LOOK, IT BROKE"
"This is my favorite movie a whole lot."
"Don’t worry, he’ll be okay," regarding Raleigh crashing down in the snow - our demo loops the pre-title sequence.
If only I could draw mech off the top of my head, she definitely would’ve gotten something.
*Starlord-dances down the work aisles*
“You always start from the same point: The Doctor is the Doctor. I’ve never actually written a script where I didn’t know who the Doctor was going to be. You just start thinking about the actor’s voice, speech patterns, mannerisms, and the whole attitude. The main thing with Peter is the obvious factor that he’s a lot older than Matt. I knew he wanted to be a lot more skeptical and less accessible while still being lots of fun. And immediately, you start to think of early Tom Baker in that way. One of the things I remember being thrilled about as a child watching the show — Jon Pertwee was my Doctor, and I was devastated when he left — but I remember the thrill of the newness of Tom. There’s a bit in “The Seeds of Doom” when they’re discussing amputating someone’s arm because it’s been infected by the Krynoid. Tom sits there with his hat on like Clint Eastwood and just says, “You must help yourselves.” And it sent goose-bumps down my spine because it’s like, “What? The Doctor’s not like that!” But suddenly he was. And suddenly, in this episode, you’ve got a Doctor who’s quite grumpy with Robin Hood. Matt would probably have gone out for a drink with him! Just the fact that you can suddenly have a change of attitude like that makes the whole thing new and fresh again.”— Mark Gatiss on Writing Doctor Who, Robin Hood — Vulture (via doctorwho)
"I finally understood that great works don’t begin as great works. They begin as rough ideas. I realized that creation is a process. I thought if I can understand the first step I can learn the next step. I was fully aware that I had much to learn, but I was confident that I could learn it.
Here’s a rough sketch of my own. This is the sketch that later became the cover for The Bad Beginning”