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Uncanny Avengers 1 J.Scott Campbell Variant by JoshJ81 Uncanny Avengers 1 J.Scott Campbell Variant by JoshJ81
Here is my entry for :iconbattle-artist: Color Battle 16

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Flats by: :icontrinitymathews: www.deviantart.com/art/Uncanny…

Colors by me :iconjoshj81: ~JoshJ81 Joshua Jensen
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Brilliant!
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ChargedGraphite Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
So much improvement, bro...you are nailing this stuff these days!

Way to go, man!
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JoshJ81 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was worried that I had colored the characters to lightly but then I printed a photocopy and they all looked just right.  The only thing was the background came out a bit to dark but I had a feeling that was going to happen.  But yeah, its starting to make sense now (not just the printing stuff).  I was wondering if you had a chance to see this one (joshj81.deviantart.com/art/WSF… and maybe take the time to critique it for me? 

In any case, thanks for your help!
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ChargedGraphite Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Link doesn't work but I'd be glad to if you re-link me to it.
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JoshJ81 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fav.me/d6ybs8r sorry. If that doesn't work, it will be the newest sequential piece in my gallery.  Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays :)
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ChargedGraphite Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Merry Christmas back at ya, bud. 

Wrote that review for you...it is a little long but it will give you the answers you need. 

Keep at it, man!
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Sahadia Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
I like the colors in this one, it makes it look different
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JoshJ81 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank Sahadia :)
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Steamland Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
JOSHTACULAR :d) 
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JoshJ81 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha!  Love it!
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Steamland Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student General Artist
^^ thats good :D
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Mike-Montalvo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work! Wish you guys all the best on winning that battle :D
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Dracowhip Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Another cool piece:D (Big Grin) Nod 
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TrinityMathews Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YESSSSSSssss. PUT IT IN MY EYES!!  
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xEDG3x Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Keep cranking out these color battles and getting better and better 4 years is definitely a realistic goal, just take me with you! "Hey need an inker i know a guy." HA!
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JoshJ81 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'll get there before me, I would say I'd need the first from you :P  Thanks mang!
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xEDG3x Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Deal, if anyone ever says "hey you know any colorists?" I'll point them at you.
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jadecks Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great job i like it 
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JoshJ81 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks bud! 
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Staminaboy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent job Josh! When are you going pro?  You can certainly hack it against the majority of colorists out there.  Light sources here, and there are many, are solid.  Only critique I might give would be to push adjustment layers to give a some more definition between back, mid, and foreground characters.

I still might give this one a shot this weekend if I get snowed in.  It's been so long since I've colored something, but Campbell's lines here might be too tasty to pass up.
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JoshJ81 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Firstly, thanks!  Second, my goal is in 4 more years to give a great shot at going professional.  I will have retired from the military at that time and hopefully I will have learned enough to hack it.  I have a ton of stuff to learn and one of them is what you just stated, working on showing proper contrast from fore, mid to background.  The biggest thing is I'm lacking in speed (I heard Marte Garcia can push out 16  pages a day...!) and many other minimum understands about comics to make simple but pop and to not over render.  I could go on and on what I need to work on but I think I'll just keep pushing each image out to try and get better with each one.  Thanks again!
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Staminaboy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gracia is a beast, I wish he would put out more vids of his process because I'd love to study it.  His hard light work makes my jaw drop on a consistent basis.  But he only got to that point through years of practice and trying new things.  You're poised to take it there in the next 4, just keep pushing the envelope.

Speed is tough, probably the thing I struggle with the most as well, but again that comes with practice.  Sean E basically stated in one of his recent journals that when you're coloring professionally you're often under a time crunch that you wouldn't be under if you were just coloring for fun, which actually helps you focus on what you /need/ to render in a piece vs. what you /can/ render.  Maybe try some pieces where you set a time limit for yourself and watch the clock.

Your quality is pretty on point, you just need to smooth out those rough edges.  Frankly I hadn't picked up a comic book, not a graphic novel mind you, in a good many years until recently and I was surprised at the varying degrees of quality from issue to issue in a particular title.  Your stuff is as good if not better than some of the colors I've seen make it to the printers, and if those guys can get paid you, and a lot of the talent that shows up consistently to the BA battles, certainly could as well.
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JoshJ81 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Stamina :)

I've been able to figure out what his is doing with the hard light mode for the most part.  It's the skin tones I don't understand.  Not sure what color his is using to get a nature tone with.  Mine turn orange....can't seem to control so I just use normal mode on most skins.  The biggest thing that I would love to be able to do is his cuts.  Just simply smooth and on point, def many years of practice.
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