The Worst Speedpaint Ever…

…is still better than no planning at all.

So let’s talk about the colors of this page. I think you guys have figured out by now that I take my coloring very seriously in this comic. The atmosphere I wanted to establish in this particular scene was somewhere between inside a glacier and the freaky meetings with Seele in Evangelion. I did this speed paint color test to see if I can at least capture the mood of what I was aiming for…

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Yeah, I’m not the greatest speed painter, but it gets the point across. In the final coloring, I ended up toning down the blues as the high saturation conflicted with the characters onscreen. Also, I ended up futzing with the placement of the reds on screen to back the galaxy alliance logo behind the commander. Green was too…wussy? Red pops better.

And that’s just a little bit about the coloring process.

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