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Computertizing

I will admit that I am a computer-phobe. I grew up with computers since I was 5 or 6, and use them everyday, but when it comes to drawing and painting, I avoid it like the plague.

However, as I am trying to expand my range, particularly focusing on making my color illustrations pop, I have been learning as much as I can about the printing process, color separation, and what makes the translations from final art piece(ie. watercolors) to finished product work. When I look at a Sunday comic, what makes the colors work? How did it go from watercolor to print? I especially look at Patrick McDonnell's work, but I have also been looking at Dr. Seuss's work in it's very simplified color palette (DID he just use markers to indicate where color goes?)

Photoshop in it's amazingly versatile universe makes coloring something 10 times easier. I just finished an example of Larry Bear and Mary drawn by hand, but then colored in the computer. The color palette I started off with is something Mo Willems would use, but then made some brighter, pop colors. I am intrigued with what came out, but it still seems off for me. I wish that it was warmer. Something I hate about computer colors is that they lose the warmth of the color right away. If that makes sense.