I-I want to attempt to color this, but it'll be on the weekends a that is the only time frame I get free from school.. I hope I do justice to it too v.v; This is really amazing, and so are the others. I just wanna do it great good Sorry for rambling, just a little awkward and over criticize all I do.
Don't worry and have fun with it! I'm sure that you'll do a great job. The more coloring that you do, the better you'll be, so just DO. Let's see how it turns out. I'll look forward to seeing your colors.
In this case, it's just 80# Canson drawing paper. It's sturdy enough to take a wash, as long as I'm very careful handling it when it is wet. Normally I like to use vellum surface bristol board, since I usually finish my works with colored pencil. I find that regular watercolor paper, even hot-press, has too much texture and makes my colored penciling look too grainy. The bristol board is a little lighter in weight than most watercolor paper at 100#, but it takes watercolor abuse very well. I spray down both the front and back of the paper to help deal with the wrinkling.
Spraying down watercolor paper and then putting it on a stretcher board is standard practice for the really good, expensive paper, and it was something that I tried out in a college watercolor class. The stretching procedure makes the paper very flat and eliminates the wrinkling problems. Bristol board, with its lighter weight, will not tolerate stretching like cotton rag watercolor paper will. If only one side is sopping wet, it wrinkles and curls outward because the top surface expands, while the bottom, dry surface does not (or does so much more slowly as the water soaks through). By spraying down both sides at once, they're equally wet at the same time, and then they dry at similar rates (a wee bit slower for the bottom half since it's sitting on a surface). The wrinkling is minimized, and I can still do all kinds of wet-on-wet techniques while the paper is still sitting in a sopping puddle on my table.
There are several steps in the process. I draw and ink the picture on paper, then I scan it into Photoshop as a black and white/bitmap image. I do all the fixes and adjustments in bitmap mode, where it's only black and white pixels (making adjustments in grayscale mode tends to leave white/gray "halos" around things, I've found). Once I've finished the adjustments in bitmap, I change it to grayscale mode. I set the image as "layer 0" in the layer palette (instead of "background") in order to get the transparent background. Then I select the white bits with the wand tool (with "contiguous" unchecked so the tool picks ALL the white), then I hit the delete key. Baddabing, baddaboom, there's the slick linework on a transparent background. If I didn't go through the pixel-by-pixel clean-up process, I could have the image ready to post in about five minutes with this method. Clean-up typically takes me 30 - 60 minutes, which isn't all that bad.