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Project Waldo - Page 4 color by hughferriss Project Waldo - Page 4 color by hughferriss


My new username is NateSonOfSimp: [link]

I chose my original username poorly, and now the internet thinks my name is "Hugh." Though I hate to have to rebuild my watcher list from scratch, I've decided that this switch will only get more difficult the longer I wait.

Thanks in advance for coming along with me to my new home on DeviantArt!


Next page: [link]

Previous page: [link]

Original line art: [link]


First-pass color for page 4 of Project Waldo.

All of the pages for Project Waldo are drawn directly in Photoshop CS3 using a Cintiq tablet monitor. For line work I use default brush settings at 100% hardness (4-pixel width for thin lines, 7-pixel width for outlines).

For coloring, I use the popular Multifill and Flatten plugins ([link]) to build selectable areas of color, and then I add new layers of color at different blend modes and opacities (this is a pretty random, haphazard, and slow process).

It usually takes me about a week to get a single page finished. Part of my reason for attempting this project is to learn ways to speed up my workflow.

Project Waldo will be released in 24-page installments beginning in 2010. For more information, and to sign up on a mailing list to be notified when the first issue comes out, visit the Project Waldo development blog:
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MRB34N5 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011   Filmographer
hookah lol. Amazing work
AllHellDanielle Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist
your drawing is fucking literally took my breath away
matimata Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Very good work. I like it a lot! Especially the characters faces and the colors. (it's so rare to see well drawned faces in comics, and it's even rarer to see good colors) Well done.
dishpan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Student General Artist
At what resolution do you draw? This is unbelievable! :)
hughferriss Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
Thanks for the compliment, Haiko!

This page was drawn at 3300x5100. When I got a faster computer, I doubled the resolution for newer pages, in the hope that I might be able to sell them as posters. We'll see how that works out.

Thanks for dropping by, and I hope your tour of the Northern Cape wasn't as crappy as you thought it would be!
dishpan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student General Artist
Awesome! Thanks for the info, I'm considering going into the comic / graphic novel industry myself, so I found Project Waldo to be a massive inspiration! :)
Good luck with the poster thing! I'm sure people will be streaming to buy them.

Pleasure! Haha nah it was alright, I guess. :iconpikalaplz:
y-me Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Take this with a grain of salt, because your whole project is ridiculously good, but the text bubble in the first panel that says, "He saved my skin..." makes it look like the girls breasts are talking instead of the guy. Clearly, I figured it out, but it was the one thing that jumped out at me as not being perfect in this one.
hughferriss Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
A-ha! Perhaps you've just picked up on the central twist of the plot: her boobs are betraying her!

No, I just didn't aim the word bubble correctly. It's one of those moves where I chose the location for the sake of composition rather than for ease of legibility. But looking at it now, you have a good point. I'll put it on the list.

Thanks for the help, y-me. If you see anything else that doesn't quite read, please let me know!
y-me Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, boobs have a tendency to do that...

Keep up the great work, can't wait to see where this goes.
BerolEagle Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Your coloring is truly amazing, it isn't dark yet it still has an excellent contrast and reading.
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