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thank you :)
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This image has been missed...
So I reuploaded it with some small fixing
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umm... would it be more fit to blank comic topic? :?:

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oh, thanks!
it's fine to post it here, ^_^
updated the opening post with that link.

feel free to also post it in the blank comic topic if you want.



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Nice update. I was actually anxious back then to see this just because seeing Maxwell like that seemed unnatural without color XD
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Thanks cobra,
It's amazing how much character a color can give to a drawing.


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The tongue was missing, fixed :3
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Updated opening post
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I have only just started this and these are my first ones. I think this arc has already been done but I just wanted to know what people think of them, please reply to tell me what you think.

01. Imaginate!:
When Boredom Strikes
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Mission Cleanliness
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Carty1234 wrote:I have only just started this and these are my first ones. I think this arc has already been done but I just wanted to know what people think of them, please reply to tell me what you think.

01. Imaginate!:
When Boredom Strikes
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Mission Cleanliness
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The First Comic With Ninjas In It
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Negotiations Break Down
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It Gets Worse
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It Always Comes To An End
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It has been done, actually, but doing this stuff for practice is always good. As for your job, you inherently did very well. However, it's easy to tell that you just colored the original image on the same layer. In deeper programs, like photoshop or GIMP (gimp is free), you can make multiple layers, which you can color to make the image cleaner than using the fill bucket on the same layer.
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That is very good, It's about the same if not better then what I made when I started with this.

As for constructive feedback,
You forgotten to color some things, like grapes yellow eyes, and peanuts tongue.
I'd also like to say that i'm not very fond of the shading, I'd suggest making it in a very minor light tone, and not bright white.
as for the shadow shading, don't drop it in the background like that, it makes it look like cutouts :P.

don't worry tough, I am guilty of doing these things myself back in the day, practice makes perfect, keep at it!


PS.(Check the first posts to see witch one have and have not been made)
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Thanks for your replies, I will take it all on board.
What software do you use for colouring it in, I use Corel PaintShop Pro X3 is that any good? Also I don't understand how layers work, could you please explain?
This might be basic information to you but I am only 15!

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Carty1234 wrote:Thanks for your replies, I will take it all on board.
What software do you use for colouring it in, I use Corel PaintShop Pro X3 is that any good? Also I don't understand how layers work, could you please explain?
This might be basic information to you but I am only 15!
Well, I don't know if this information will help but I use Photoshop 7 / CS2 and up as my preference, any software can work just as fine as long as you know how to use it tough.
Kyderra wrote: first thing you need to find out is how to use layers, once you understand how layers and multiply works, it's pretty easy.

here is a tutorial i posted before on how to shade, and it also tells you how to add a color layer.
http://necrath.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2h0vvm

The only real diffrence is that you select the correct color, and leave the brush hardness on 100%
Also, a nice tip is to hold Alt and click a drawing, will select that color.

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If you notice'd, i have two colors for some, the smaller dot means I use that color, and set the layer on overall.
I normally do this when the background is NOT white, but a shade of gray.
(like Peanuts ear and tail, and grapes overall purple fur)


Not sure if you can open this, (I have Cs2), but:
download link to one of my Photoshop documents.
Perhaps some of you can use it for reference's
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Teh Brawler wrote: It has been done, actually, but doing this stuff for practice is always good. As for your job, you inherently did very well. However, it's easy to tell that you just colored the original image on the same layer. In deeper programs, like photoshop or GIMP (gimp is free), you can make multiple layers, which you can color to make the image cleaner than using the fill bucket on the same layer.
Thanks for the help. It has helped me out a lot. I will continue to do this in the future. Thanks.
Any ideas on how to make it so that the colours are better and so I don't have to use fill bucket, (see quote above, I made the key part bold)

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The shading tutorial I posted is also how I found it best to color it.
the only difference is that you stay in the lines and use a color.

As for a "fill bucket" option, when you use that, select the layer with the drawings on it, and take a magic wand to selected the outline.
then switch to the layer you are currently using to color, and past it on there.
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I never thought about that! Once again thanks for the help.

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As always, you're like a god of recoloring :shock: good work :)
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I might be able to increase the quality of the newly colored comics using GIMP!
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Hi guys!
There are still some B/W strips left from translation thread. Is there anyone who could volunteer to color up those remaining ones?
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You know that there's me, Valerio. :P

Here are the last ones of "The Zoo" story arc.

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All the remaining ones are coming. :D
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Ah, that's great Cesco! Thank you very much! :D
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GREAT cesco. Not many left now! :D
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Thanks, Cesco! I thought this project had died incomplete :) Well done coloring those panels!
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Hi there!

As maybe you know I'm helping Valerio for the technical problems he has with his translation thred, so I had a chance to test
my coloring skills too.

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... and here we go with other three:

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That's all. :D Great work there, Renato. ;)

Here are the next two, plus the last one of the story arc "The Zoo" with Earl's jeans re-colored.

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The remaining ones from the arc "The Grove" are coming. :)
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Back again!

Just for you, directly from an unusually rainy Italy, the last two strips from Housepets Christmas' arc:

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Coming soon, an evergreen Housepets' Thanksgiving classic, "Delicious, Delicious Food"

Stay tuned!
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Here we are with "Delicious, Delicious Food".
As you know I'm italian, and Thanksgiving dinner is something outside my personal experience, so please let me know
if I did something wrong with the palette, 'cause all I know for sure is that there's a turkey on the table... :)

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Cesco, you did an amazing work, I cant wait to see the last strips from the Grove's arc.
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I asked Rick for his best guess at remembering his artistic decisions from 6 years ago, and this was the reply:
rickgriffin wrote:Man, I don't remember. If I had to guess I'd say, left to right, green bean casserole OR sweet potatoes, salad, stuffing, fresh bread, turkey with more stuffing
So on the left is actually a casserole in a bowl rather than a baguette, probably green bean casserole (possibly without the french onions around the edge). The salad looks good to me. The stuffing in the middle is a bread dish like this. The fresh bread looks nice and fresh. Then the turkey I always imagined more bronze, and the stuff coming out is more stuffing (as in the picture).
Thanks for all the work you guys put into this, and thank you again Rick for your support :D
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Thanks Obbl, it's a pleasure to work on these beautiful strips.
Let me say, stuffing is a hard stuff, for people with the right stuff (probably not me :) )
It's quite difficult to reply a polichrome pattern with a single color.

Delicious, Delicious Food - take two

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I'm open to suggestions, feel free to submit a better color palette for the food.
Thanks for your precious help, Obbl, and thanks a lot to Rick for his wonderful work.
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Hi nice people,
last time I checked "Italian Translation R2" thread I found only three B&W strips, excluding the first three from 2007
and the strip "2009-04-08-housepets-gets-political.png"(B&W published when Rick was already coloring his strips).
So, yeah, there are seven B&W strips, but just three to be colored.

And then there were two
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Good to have colored the last one of "The Grove" arc story (it wasn't hard). I'm recoloring the other remaining two (which are harder), but I'm not having much time to do that at the moment, so I'm doing it slowly.

The lighted up parts of Grape should have their original color.
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Hi Cesco
sorry to confute your statement about the colors, but to be in original colors the lighted white parts of Grape's fur had to be
pure white in the B&W original, and they were not, they were gray, so I based on this difference the global lighting for panels 2, 3 and 4.
Very happy you are working on the last two, can't wait to see them.
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At the end, Renato is doing the last two remaining strips. He's doing a better work and with more time availability, unlike me. Let's wait for his posting of them. ;)
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These look good. Try removing the highlighting. Rick doesn't use that much.
Carty1234 wrote:I have only just started this and these are my first ones. I think this arc has already been done but I just wanted to know what people think of them, please reply to tell me what you think.

01. Imaginate!:
When Boredom Strikes
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Mission Cleanliness
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The First Comic With Ninjas In It
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Negotiations Break Down
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It Gets Worse
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It Always Comes To An End
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Cesco wrote:At the end, Renato is doing the last two remaining strips. He's doing a better work and with more time availability, unlike me. Let's wait for his posting of them. ;)
As you say time is the key, and your works are very often better then mine. I hope to post both strips later today. Those last two were a real nightmare... :shock:
Stan Collier wrote:These look good. Try removing the highlighting. Rick doesn't use that much.
Carty1234 wrote:I have only just started this and these are my first ones.(...)please reply to tell me what you think.
Well, Stan, this is a veeery long running thread, so even if it is in the same page , Carty1234's post was wrote almost 3 years ago :)
I'm quite sure he refined his style by now :D
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Hi there,
as I said few posts ago the count for uncolored strips in the "Italian Translation R.2" thread told us that there were only two
strips still in B&W (excluding four not to be colored for historical reasons)

... and then there were none! :D

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So, dear Kiderra, this would be a perfect moment to update the link's list at the start of this post. ;)

For whome is actually interested to find a chronologically ordered choice (Valerio's choice) of the best colored strips
I suggest a visit to the Italian Translation R.2 thread.
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Woah, can't believe it's all been recolored :shock:
Pretty sweet

Oh, Renato! Last panel! Peanut's scarf! :o
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Obbl wrote:Woah, can't believe it's all been recolored :shock:
Pretty sweet

Oh, Renato! Last panel! Peanut's scarf! :o
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