Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I OM what I OM

Dashing Dean Trippe recently sent me a couple Photoshop filters that streamline the computerized coloring process quite nicely. I took 'em on a shakedown cruise with Bodhisattva Popeye, here. Fun stuff. This image took a fraction of the usual time to color. But I'm not 100% happy with my color scheme—maybe I need all that anxious grunt work in order to get my color ideas up to snuff.


chrishaley said...

Jeez, Joel, where can I buy the print?

Pulpatooner said...

In the alley behind my house. Come at midnight, with a bunch of cash in a brown paper sack. Hoot like an owl three times. Don't tell the King Features Syndicate.

chrishaley said...

I nearly spit water all over my monitor when I read that last line.
No fooling.

Anonymous said...

I delight in this picture. You, husband, are delighting and delightful. De-lite.

Pulpatooner said...


Jessie Lee Dziorney said...

I, ofcourse, love you play on buddhist art with your Bodhisattva Popeye. Its very awsome. The only humble bit of input I might have on your color scheme is this:

All the colors you are using in the back ground are very muted and for the most part balanced. but then in the cloud on the lop-left hand corner is this bright splash of purple. It kinda throws the balance off for me.

I'm not sureif more brightness around the page would be good, or if that should be muted some or what. I just thought it might be helpful to point out. =^.^=

Michael Cho said...

Great drawing, Joel!

And thanks for the link to the flatting filters -- man, that'll save me years of time. Often, the thought of doing flats makes me want to slit my wrists...or go back to doing it all in gouache.

Pulpatooner said...


Thanks for the input! Yeah, I knew I was taking a risk with the cloud. I started out with the cloud, thinking about some of the weird color combinations one sees in Tibetan painting. But, as I moved on to the rest of the image, I reverted back to my own sense of muted colors. The result is a little awkward.


I'm glad to be the one to point you to the filters, since the other technique I used in coloring this piece was your second-tone approach. Between you and Dean, I'm now set up to be a coloring machine!