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How do people who color comics, get them so shiny?

  1. Loafycakes profile image66
    Loafycakesposted 7 years ago

    How do people who color comics, get them so shiny?

    I'm really curious because I don't know how they do it. I want to make my drawings shiny!


  2. Mr. Happy profile image83
    Mr. Happyposted 7 years ago

    I am not sure but I think the paper has something to do with it.

  3. rickzimmerman profile image80
    rickzimmermanposted 7 years ago

    You need to learn how to airbrush — using a paint nozzle that mixes pigment with air to make sprays of varying density and color intensity. Then you can lay down softly graded tonal values of a single color. Next, you need to study metallic highlights on metals, satins, glass, etc., until you understand how to place the lighter versus the darker colors to create shiny effects. Google 'airbrush' or get a library book on the technique to learn how.

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    It may depend on what medium you use, but a glossy art paper with a hard surface will give a shiny look. Bristol board has a hard surface.
    Water color papers generally have a matte surface.
    Of course you could always laminate your work with a shiny plastic.