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Coloring and Mic help?

Post by Memieko on Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:11 pm

So, I'm trying to color a webcomic in night time setting, but seem to have issues with what shades to use for dark scenes. I was figuring just shade it like normal and give it an overlay of that deep blue, but yeah it doesn't look right. Is there a tutorial anyone knows of that can help me? I've been experimenting but haven't gotten anywhere.

And for the mic, I just wanted to know what mic the voice team uses normally or any mic in general that's cheap but good. My webcam mic is just annoying and I want to do, yes, auditions, but also recordings for some other projects.

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Post by dirksies on Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:04 am

I can't help any with the webcomic, but I've been using a Blue Snowball mic and I've been really happy with it. It was about $80, so that might be a little expensive for what you're looking for. The problem with mics is that you often need to spend that much money in order to get a mic, because poor quality mics often have their own internal interference that just makes the recording quality terrible. Here's a thread from Voice Acting Alliance that reviews a bunch of different microphones, so hopefully you can find one thaty fits in your budget.

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Post by Memieko on Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:23 am

Alright, I'll wait for coloring assistance, and I don't mind that price, I'll just put 20 away for it each paycheck. I just need one that doesn't make a 'pah' often and yet is clear without making me sound like I'm not in a sound room and isn't oversensitive to yelling or loud noises.

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:37 am

For coloring:
We use a variation of this method for the series. The results are pretty good.
http://www.box.com/shared/9ab4sb46gl
I probably translated badly so here's the original:
http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=10120874
Could we have a link to your web comic? ^^

I think you might need a pop filter for your microphone to avoid that "pah".

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Post by dirksies on Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:50 am

Memieko wrote:Alright, I'll wait for coloring assistance, and I don't mind that price, I'll just put 20 away for it each paycheck. I just need one that doesn't make a 'pah' often and yet is clear without making me sound like I'm not in a sound room and isn't oversensitive to yelling or loud noises.

The "pah" actually comes from your own breath hitting the mic if you're too close to it. I would suggest buying a puff filter to prevent that.

On another note, I feel like this thread should be in the General section...

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Post by Memieko on Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:20 pm

Guest wrote:For coloring:
We use a variation of this method for the series. The results are pretty good.
http://www.box.com/shared/9ab4sb46gl
I probably translated badly so here's the original:
http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=10120874
Could we have a link to your web comic? ^^

I think you might need a pop filter for your microphone to avoid that "pah".

Thanks, and right now the comic will remain on deviant art. I've been advised to at least have about 10 strips before actually trying to go for a web-comic, but just so friends can see it:

http://memieko.deviantart.com/

Edit: I'm a little confused with the shift from the grey scale look to the night time look, how exactly do I do that o.x I'm using Paint tool SAI.

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Memieko wrote:Alright, I'll wait for coloring assistance, and I don't mind that price, I'll just put 20 away for it each paycheck. I just need one that doesn't make a 'pah' often and yet is clear without making me sound like I'm not in a sound room and isn't oversensitive to yelling or loud noises.

The "pah" actually comes from your own breath hitting the mic if you're too close to it. I would suggest buying a puff filter to prevent that.

On another note, I feel like this thread should be in the General section...

Feel free to move it, I wasn't sure where to put it either because I'm not sure what falls under "problems/issues" so I stuck it in here.

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Post by dirksies on Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:08 pm

I don't have the power to move stuff in this section >.<

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:39 pm

Memieko wrote:I'm a little confused with the shift from the grey scale look to the night time look, how exactly do I do that o.x I'm using Paint tool SAI.
Change the "lighting" layer (the add layer above the solid colors) to a dark blue color.


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Post by Memieko on Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:56 am

Still not understanding how to get it to look natural or right, I'll try some more tomorrow.

I'm just getting lost with the ambient colors, how to combine them and what to do with them.

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Post by Guest on Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:19 am

Hmmm since I'm not even sure what fits under problem and issues section, it's fine for this thread to remain here. >_>;

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Re: Coloring and Mic help?

Post by Memieko on Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:14 pm

It's alright and I think these issues are now solved. I also wanted ot learn this to help you out as well Razz Thanks everyone!

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