Manga Coloring of the Week #43: Amateur Category

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Manga Coloring of the Week #43: Amateur Colorings:
October 9 - 16​

Hello and welcome to the Amateur Coloring Category!
This category is specially made for our new colorist out there who are just discovering their new talent of coloring manga.

Entries:
  • Any manga colorings of your choice are allowed. It can be a whole page, double-page, or even just a panel, whatever you wish.
  • Any fan art should be submitted to Fan Art of the Month contest.
  • Any media of your choice. Watercolor, Digitally-colored, or even a crayon coloring. Who knows..as long as it looks good, why not.
  • Entries for the amateur category must be posted in this thread. Please go here for the Advanced Coloring Category
  • If you have multiple colorings, kindly choose one for the week's competition.
  • Kindly credit the cleaned page if it is cleaned by someone else.
  • Kindly submit your final work. No editing your post for newer versions of colorings please.
  • No plagiarizing please. Ripping someone's hard work is just wrong.
  • If a perceived entry qualified enough for the advanced category colorings, that entry will then be moved for the Bi-weekly Advanced Category Coloring Contest.
  • NEW! Use the Photoplog Image Gallery or be disqualifed.

How to submit contest entries: Must use PHOTOPLOG
  1. Go HERE.
  2. Choose "Art Contest" as the Category and click continue.
  3. Fill out the "Upload File" page to completion and click upload.
  4. After upload is complete you'll be redirected to your uploaded image, copy the thumbnail code listed and post that code in this thread useing the proper posting format.
Post Format
Code:
"Manga Series name" - "Chapter/Volume number" - "Page/Panel" - "optional custom title" by "artist"

(medium size thumbnail)

"credits, other comments"
Prince of Tennis - Chapter 169 - Page 02-03 - PoT Coloring by Uozumi



This color page rocks....

Duration:
  • From the current week's Tuesday to the Tuesday next week: Submissions of all the entries will be held in these seven days. The thread will be locked by the next Tuesday 9 pm EST*.
  • Wednesday to Saturday: Voting will be held on these days.
  • Sunday of the following week: Announcement of the winners!!!
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ATTENTION:
Reavie wishes to state that if you believe your work is of a higher quality, post it in the Advanced contest! We've had several incidences in the past where people have posted obviously advanced entries in the amateur contests and won with no competition at all.
Post it in the Advanced contest where it belongs.

From now on, please don't comment here on anybody's entries.
Please move all discussions OVER HERE TO THIS THREAD. Thanks! - GK​
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xxxHOLiC - Chapter 131 - Page 3



It probably won't win, but at least I have something this week.
 

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666 Satan, chapter 73, page 42-43 cleaned by TMI-scan :p

 

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"Bleach" - "Chapter 295" - "Page 17 Panel 5" - colour by ssjzeek, page from Mangashare


I put it in the wrong upload folder :s But i'll remember that for next time. This is my first entry so please be kind!!! :p
 

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Submissions are closed for this week, for the voting please go Here...


Congratulations to our this weeks winner [user]kyubisharingan[/user]! The thread has been re-opened for discussion ^^

and the votes were as follow:

Uozumi - 0
Jio Freed - 6
Liqiud - 6
saf_pa - 2
kyubisharingan - 12
riice - 1
Spartan-Sensei - 3
ssjzeek - 2
VASSiLi - 4
DouVerdugo - 1
 
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I wan to improve. I know that not having tablet access holds me back, but I want to understand why I get 0 to 1 votes. Is it color choice? Cleaning level? Is it overall technique? Or maybe manga picked?

I'm not looking for a tear me apart critique but (an) area(s) that's consistently unappealing that I can sort out. Maybe it is the fact I use a mouse, or maybe it's something else? If anyone could point out areas to work on, that would be nice.

I don't need to win, I just want to see a validation of the time I put into my colorings, even if it's just 1 - 2 votes every time.
 

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I wan to improve. I know that not having tablet access holds me back, but I want to understand why I get 0 to 1 votes. Is it color choice? Cleaning level? Is it overall technique? Or maybe manga picked?

I'm not looking for a tear me apart critique but (an) area(s) that's consistently unappealing that I can sort out. Maybe it is the fact I use a mouse, or maybe it's something else? If anyone could point out areas to work on, that would be nice.

I don't need to win, I just want to see a validation of the time I put into my colorings, even if it's just 1 - 2 votes every time.
Having a tablet or not doesn't make a world of difference, it's just a matter of preference and style. Anyway, first off. Your color choices seems to be very saturated or non-harmonic (i.e not fitting as a whole). Try using more desaturated colors and pick some shading colors that are a little more saturated and darker than your base color for stuff like skin. All about the setting. Try eyedropping colors from an anime and see how they make their color choices for base colors and shading colors.

Your cleaning doesn't really seem to make a difference, though the lineart in http://mangahelpers.com/photoplog/images/24356/1_00042k7c.png is bad. (Also an example of way too saturated colors).

Anyway, the most important thing is your shading. Judging from some of your earlier works, it seems you have an idea about cell-shading, while now you seem to make some rough cell-shading and blurring it out. Here's the important BBB thing that I can't stress enough:

Blending by Blur is Bad

I can see that you have the idea about a lightsource, so that should be OK. The problem with your colorings are the blending. Either first try to improve your cell-shading (Zarosaki has a simple cell-shading tutorial here. I also know that Dynamic Drag has posted a nice cell-shading tutorial somewhere on the forum, try looking for that. If you drop the saturated colors and combine with cellie I can imagine a better result. If you wanna go for soft-shading, there are several tutorials for that, I'm too lazy to individually link to them, but they can be found at our forum here.

Also, white line on http://mangahelpers.com/photoplog/images/24356/1_holicc131p3_copy.png is a a no-go. Clean stuff like that.
Also, from my own experience, more popular series tends to get more votes due to familiarity.

So, to sum up. Don't use blur to blend, see the tutorials for how to do it. Improve your lightsource and shading placement, though it seems to be OK, it's just that it's hard to tell due to the heavy blurring. Also, I can imagine some more contrast in your pictures (more difference between the light and dark shadings) combined with less saturation (saturation being strong colors). And practice makes almost-perfect.

Hope this helps! Good luck with further coloring <3
 
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