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!

148 of 148 students recommendSee All

Very informative and gives good tips on how to utilize colors in photoshop :D
David Godlewski

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Perfect introduction to Color Theory and how to use it to make your comics more vibrant.
Shane Ivey

Is this a mid-life crisis or a career change? Yes.

really helpful class really simplifying everything down. really liked it! thanks!
Laura Fisk

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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.

Due to a need to distinguish between her illustration and cartooning work, Sarah posts illustrative work separately. You can find that work here.

Contact: sarahseeandersen@gmail.com

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