Monday, September 26, 2005

Black n White

Just playing around with some b&w styles. Which one do you prefer?

Original sketch

Original painting

Converted to b&w

inked line with value added in Photoshop

14 comments:

Smook said...

I have a preference for the original painting, Guy. I really dig the sepia feel. Did you paint that traditionally? Nice illo.

Mike

Chris G said...

Agreed, the photoshop (however sharp) can't match the look nor the glow of the sepia and b&w - I'm leaning toward the sepia, although the black & white has it's charm.

Alina Chau said...

Great illustration!! Love your work in progress presentation!!

Alina Chau said...

I have to agree ... I like the original painting better too.

The Daily Rant said...

I like the Sepia the best. It seems like it has more depth. I love your illustrations. Coming to your site is such a fun time.

Peter Emmerich said...

Hi Guy,

I agree with everyone else that the sepia illustration has the most warmth and it makes it so appealing. I have a question though....What did you ink your lines with? Traditonally or with Adobe Streamline?

Peter

Kactiguy said...

I agree with you. I like the sepia one too. However, I guess I didn't explain myself very well. The idea was to find a style that would work well for b&w printing. So, even though the sepia one looks best, it wouldn't print that way.

Smook- I painted it with acrylic on paper.

chrisg- Thanks. The one with line could have it's place. They are both quick styles which is what I'm really looking for. I think with more time I could make the PS one look more traditional but it wouldn't really save more time.

Alina, Ranter- Thanks.

Peter- I just used a pen and a lightbox.

idobcool said...

It has to be the converted b&w painting for 1c printing. If you were printing in cmyk it would have to be the original sepia version. I am a big fan of inking but your rendering is too good. If it's going to be printed in a newspaper type publication...that's the only way I'd choose the inked version.

Steve Daye said...

The sepia one is my favorite. Great illustration, so much fun to look at!

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Dennis West said...

I really like the sepia version too. It give it kind of an Iron Giant kind of feel, like it's from an evil genius kid movie from the 50s. It's a shame that it won't be printed that way -- no way you could do a 2 color duotone?

The converted to b&w one is the best alternative, I think.

Drazen said...

great image Guy!
I think I like the black and white [converted from the sepia best tho maybe
with a little darker line in parts of the outline [ about the best I can offer] . great robot
too, he's got personality.

Kactiguy said...

Thanks Drazen. I agree with you on the b&w. I'm working on a job that calls for a bunch of b&w illos. and I think I'm going to try out this technique. Funny thing about this robot is that I was just drawing whatever came to my mind. Now he's really growing on me.

constanthing said...

I like the sepia one best, but they're all great!