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Coloring Webcomics: From Line Art to Digital Color

Sarah Andersen, Webcomics Artist & Illustrator

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8 Videos (21m)
    • Introduction & Assignment

      1:20
    • Color Theory

      2:21
    • Picking a Palette

      3:37
    • Setting Up Swatches

      2:11
    • Creating Flats

      3:14
    • Shading

      3:34
    • Editing Color

      3:37
    • Final Thoughts

      1:05

About This Class

Add a pop of color to your webcomic! Join Sarah Andersen (of Tumblr webcomic Sarah's Scribbles) for an entertaining, 20-minute class about bringing a lined comic to life with a 4-color palette.

Why color? Well, color is great for conveying the mood of your comic and helping you establish your own signature style. In this class, you'll learn how to master this skill, from selecting your palette to the "ins and outs" of digital coloring. Lessons focus on swatches, flats, shading, and more.

By the end, you'll color your own line art or use the downloadbale templte to practice your skills. All you need is curiosity and Photoshop. This short class is geared for beginners, but intermediate and advanced artists will also enjoy watching a fun, quirky comic come to life!

Want more webcomics? Check out Sarah's first class, Creating Webcomics: From Sketches to Final Comic, as well as more webcomics classes on Skillshare!

243 of 243 students recommendSee All

Great, short class that goes right to the point. Explains some color theory and then talks about Photoshop. I found it useful beyond comics.
Easy to follow instructions and a thorough overview of creating palettes.
Evelyn Dunbar Webb

Author & Illustrator

Highly recommended!
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Sarah Andersen

Webcomics Artist & Illustrator

Sarah Andersen is a 22 year old cartoonist and illustrator. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 and currently lives in Brooklyn. Her comics are semi-autobiographical and follow the adventures of herself, her friends, and her beloved pets.

Both Sarah's comics and illustrations have been acknowledged by the Society of Illustrators. The ongoing webcomic "Sarah's Scribbles" is currently syndicated on GoComics. She updates Saturdays and Wednesdays.

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