Coloring over a grayscale values and contrast study or just going straight?

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    Josep Febrer Salord
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    I’ve seen that many artists that paint digitally first they create values and contrast in grayscale and then they start coloring and others just prefer going staight on coloring. I think that Matt did this, maybe on an tutorial on the old site, I just couldn’t find it.
    I would appreciate if anyone would like to share his opinons or experiences on this matter.

    An example would be in this video:

    https://www.davidrevoy.com/article310/video-timelapse-coloring-a-comic-page

    Josep

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    Matthew
    Keymaster

    Hi Josep,

    I gave my thoughts on your question in this week’s podcast.

    Working on top of a black and white underpainting is an option. The only issue I have with it is that you loose the ability to use layers of translucent color. Translucent color from the base layer.

    This is where you use the white of your broad to glow through to the final layer.

    Of course the old masters glazed over a monochromatic underpainting with color. However that technique can create dark grey paintings.

    It can get confusing. Definitely listen to the podcast.

    Matt

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