How do mangaka color their work?

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How do mangaka color their work?

Postby Hiyoshimaru » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:50 pm

I need ideas, since I'm a mangaka in training. I'm learning color techniques right now. I want my color work to be something around a Hinako Takanaga/Ashika Sakura/Typical shojo sparkly/3D-ish look.

The things I've learned so far:

Ayano Yamane

She does most (or, if not all) her illustrations in watercolor/colored ink. (Aw-man, its looks so darn gorgeous!) And she inks them first as well.

Also...
Hinako Takanaga-sensei has a sweet, gentle josei/shoujo blend look to it. I looks like mainly watercolor. I want to somehow add that LOOK in my color work (without fully imitating her of course! THAT WOULD BE DISRESPECTFUL!).

And I want some girly-ness like Nase Yamato... and Arina Tanemura.

Help?
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Re: How do mangaka color their work?

Postby Senyoru-Chan » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:16 am

I'm interested in learning this as well. I can draw but I can't colour...bleh. But what I wanna know most is actually what kind of colours they use and where to get them.
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Re: How do mangaka color their work?

Postby Hiyoshimaru » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:27 am

Well, Ayano Yamane posted a "Drawing Akihito from Viewfinder" YouTube.

Its HAWT when you see her finished [colored] illustration. Its so damn sexy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHG0kRgxB8E
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Re: How do mangaka color their work?

Postby Hiyoshimaru » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:28 am

P.S. this is why I want to become an assistant to a mangaka. :lol: (<--- hopeless girl)
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Re: How do mangaka color their work?

Postby Senyoru-Chan » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:55 pm

I've seen it. She's obviously very killed and has coloured a lot of times before. She knows exactly what to do and where to put shadows ect. It's gonna take a while to get that good. I've never really bothered trying. Nobody thought me such things were even possible. Useless school.
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Re: How do mangaka color their work?

Postby Hiyoshimaru » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:15 pm

How about Nase Yamato's stuff? What do you think she uses?
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Re: How do mangaka color their work?

Postby Senyoru-Chan » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:07 am

It looks like most manga-ka besides the newest generation uses some sort of water colours or wet colour pencils. I could be wrong though. Many can colour in the computer and make it look very water colour-ish. I guess the artist's different styles and skills makes it hard to see.
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Re: How do mangaka color their work?

Postby Senyoru-Chan » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:08 am

( And I wonder why we can't edit posts anymore...I wrote "killed" instead of "skilled" lol )
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Re: How do mangaka color their work?

Postby Hiyoshimaru » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:58 pm

LOL. What do you think of Copic markers and airbrush?
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Re: How do mangaka color their work?

Postby Senyoru-Chan » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:03 am

Not sure what you're talking about. I don't know any names for anything. Yes I'm a noob.
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