Bootleggers Guide to Color with Jess Ruliffson
Starting Wednesday June 21, 2023
At A Glance
When: For 4 weeks starting Wednesday June 21, 2023 at 1pm to 3pm Eastern
Where: Online via Zoom
Level: Beginner to intermediate
Materials: Whatever color materials you have at hand
ALL MEDIUMS WELCOME!
Class demos will be done on Photoshop via screen share but I'll also post examples from other mediums I've used with color (gouache, watercolor, marker.)
In class I will present an idea and show examples of this color approach, then will give a demo and an exercise to practice a new approach to color each week.
By the end of the course you will feel confident in choosing color for your comics to enhance the meaning and drama of your storytelling.
Week 1 - June 21 - Monochromes - Biggest bang for your buck - One Might Not Really Be The Loneliest Number - Using one color, white and black, considering how inking technique/contrast/line weight influences color on the page or screen
Week 2 - June 28 - Duotones - Beginning Layering Two Transparent colors to reveal other tones, one dark tone and one lighter tone, for Psychological drama (I took this approach in my graphic novel) How to think about contrast within your color choices
Week 3 - July 5 - Triad/Full Color/CMYK/Color Families - Finding your anchor color to tell a story - What Does Color Look Like in Your Head?
Week 4 - July 12 - Open palette - Using More Than Three Colors - How to Strategize Ambitious Color Ideas
Calls will include live instruction, discussion and exercises.
Class videos, audios, chats and transcripts will be saved and archived. This course includes an exclusive community for sharing through the Mighty Network.