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Sketch vs Colour?

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ItsAGhostStory Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wondering what your preference is? Fo you perfer black and white sketching/shadong or coloured pencils to shade and colour after the line work? I personally like sketching but I ocaisionally like colour. It depends on the picture for me
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The-Lovely-Insanity Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally love sketches, I love the sketchy look of art. I even use pencil-like brushes in Photoshop whenever I do digital art! :P
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ItsAGhostStory Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Same! The sketchyness just adds so much emotion
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The-Lovely-Insanity Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It really does c: I also like sketchy color....like it's not perfect coloring along the lines.
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ItsAGhostStory Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yesss haha i love that(: nothings perfect and i love how sketches capture that
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
I enjoy sketching, I do a lot of it, but I find it does not produce great finished images. And I don't count in depth graphite renders as sketching.

A sketch is an idea, something that has to be transformed into something final either by adding colour or tracing and reworking it with more detail and depth and yet keeping the life of the sketch.
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ItsAGhostStory Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree , though i Love the accomplished feeling when i produce a great sketch (:
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
I like to try to transfer the energy of the sketch to the final image. One thing I hate is losing that freedom and flow a sketch has by making the final too stuffy.
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ItsAGhostStory Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
l like that pointnof view , never thought about sketces that wayy(:
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have actually seen myself scanning my sketch and just cleaning that up, getting rid of all unwanted marks and just using that sketch instead of lining over the top. It depends, but yes, the energy is important, esp for comic work where you want the characters to seem alive like they're moving or talking etc.
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ItsAGhostStory Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont really do comic work, Im not that creative haha but yeah I just look the look of sketches; how theyre messy yet it works
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
For one off illustration I've been stuck sometimes with what to draw, but with a comic because comics are literal drawings of what's going on so you don't have to think too hard just draw what the script says. It's a lot of fun :)
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ItsAGhostStory Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just not creative enough to come up with a whole comic. :p
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LadyKuki Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student General Artist
It depends for me too.

Normally I use a dark blue or black.
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ItsAGhostStory Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh ive never tired dark blue, that sounds pretty!
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LadyKuki Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah. :XD: It is.
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schris91 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
I enjoy sketching, but for practicality and being able to convert to digital, the sketching is just too much of a clusterf*** of smudges and hashes and what not it's usually too much of a mess for me to do anything unless I take it to the lightbox and trace it onto a new sheet and make a clean version. So to sum up, I like sketching, but the sketches themselves aren't too useful so I just stick to lineart and flat colors for what I'm working on for the most part.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Most of the work I've done his year has been black & white ink drawing, so I'm currently enjoying pure monochrome. =p
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ItsAGhostStory Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I enjoy that as well(: I feel the purity of it adds emotion to the artwork
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Rizhnir Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Like you said, it depends on the piece itself. There are some sketch artists who are fantastic without color. But I've found that for the most part, people tend to like looking at colorful images. I know I do xD

Line art I don't find particularly attractive (which as someone before me just said, is not the same as a sketch). Line art is just a simple black and white outline of a character, and unless it is fantastically done, it's not as fun to look at. At least with a sketch you can get some shading in or something. That's just me though.
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ItsAGhostStory Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldnt agree more!
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weremole Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sketches aren't the same thing as line art. I have no preference beyond the completed piece being presentable in whatever manner I attempted to do it in.
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ItsAGhostStory Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i know they arent, i never said they were..
i feel the same way honestly. i just want the picture to look good (:
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weremole Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry, didn't mean to come off as stuffy.
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ItsAGhostStory Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, you didnt, dont worry Bout it (:
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