This was a while back, when Emily and I lived in the same state for the second time in our lives. (It won’t be the last.) I hope she doesn’t get sad when/if she reads this.
Went on a little drive to Snoqualmie Falls with my boo and Emily and Dima (who is my roommate for about one more week), and Dima’s friend Mike who is supposedly related to Morrissey and works on a boat. The bottom part of the Falls have been fenced off for a while. Years, I guess. It’s gonna be that way for a while.
Walked around The Great Northern. (It’s not that great).
Ate french fries and hashbrowns and drank coffee at the Double R (and a vegan cherry pie my boo made for the trip), drove through that intersection from that one scene in Fire Walk with Me, walked down Ronette’s Bridge, down the path, then back.
Emily forgot her camera bag at the diner, it was still there.
Drove back and did something, I guess. Probably drank more coffee.
(I started coloring this last night and I got sick of it. And now I’m like whatever.)
P.S. Because purry asked, here’s my process for coloring linework:
Scan greyscale, fuck with levels, go to your Channels palette. Hit the first button on the bottom. It’s a dotted outline of a circle. If you hover it, it says "load channel as selection".
New Layer, Select -> Inverse (Shift+⌘+I)
and then Fill that selection. I usually opt+delete, which fills with the foreground color. You could also use the bucket, I guess.
Then, in this new layer, go to the Layers palette, and hit the little checkerboard box (“Lock transparent pixels”) near the top, where it says “Lock:”
So shit should be on lock. Switch into RGB/CMYK (don’t merge your layers, doy) and you can color the linework however you want. I usually pick a color and then opt+delete (fill) then ⌘+U to mess with the Saturation and Lightness.
Plus, my bottom layer is usually some off-white or yellow and my line layer is usually on multiply. (Layer -> Go to the dropdown menu that says “Normal” -> Multiply).
Those last few comics had colors I lifted from stuff I found on tumblr, because I was getting sick of my usual pink + blue combos. Rippin’ colors is whatever, rippin’ concepts is pretty poopy.
I think that’s everything. Sorry for the Mac shortcuts. It’s what I got. I’m on Photoshop CS5.5 cuz my trial for 6 ran out :(
OH! And The Thunder One and The Workspace One and this comic are all from iPhone photos, because my scanner is being mad dumb and mad slow and I’m mad mad. It sounds like a dumb trick, but it’s so much faster. Maddy told me about it and linked me to a KC Green post.
I don’t recommend it for pencils, really. My lighting wasn’t perfect and a lot my lighter linework got blown out, but maybe I just need a better setup.