With the depressing news from Sony, I feel a little silly bumping that post from the top of our TAG roll. But I do so in the service of art--I need help!
Does anyone have any advice for coloring my Cork tribute page? I am used to doing a primitive sort of coloring in Pho-Sho (Photoshop, 'natch): I push the levels to make my image more Manichean (grays migrate to either black or white--or "black or shite" as I just Freudian-ly typed!!); I make a layer that is just black line, and emptiness (transparency) for the white; under this I add a layer where I make my color shapes. Black lines on top of color blocks, just like inking a cel. Simple, right?
But the extensive "dry brush" in this Cork piece don't want to migrate. A LOT of the edges are mid-tone and don't easily migrate to either black or white (see example--if I push levels too much one way or other, edges become irregular--too much push toward black and I get blotchy inks like on the stove pipe; too much toward mid-tone/white and I get speckled remainder lie on the front of oven furnace [the white speckles in the ink]).
I'm getting funkiness like this (color is chunky right now):
Any ideas that can help a brother?