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Reborn Fanart Quilts!


Reborn Fanart Quilts!



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Edited 2007-11-22 5:57PM PST
- Added range charts and values taken from Photoshop.

After much head-scratching, hair-pulling, and numerous program crashes due to insufficient memory, I've come up with these colors for the quilt!

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The Pattern
★ Positive space will be light silver for all pictures.

RGB (red, green, blue): 228, 228, 228; OR,
HSL (hue, saturation, light): 0, 0, 228 (same thing)
So back in the Tsukihime example, that would be like black if you don't consider the borders around the 4 panels.

★ Each square may have at most one accent color, any color of your choice.

In this case, it would be white for the knife in the green panel. Like the blue & silver example I posted above, you don't have to use an accent color if you don't want to. Please remember that as an accent color, it should not dominate the picture. If there's more accent showing than the background color, you're using too much of it. Everyone can pick their own color, any color.

★ Each square has a range of background colors to use for negative space.

Choose a hue and a range of lightness for the square. For all space that is not in light silver or your one accent color, fill all of it using any color or colors found within that range. For example, if you pick the light blue in the top left corner, that means you can work with any color or colors within the red rectangle below:

Note that the hue is always the same and that saturation is up to you.

As per the sample quilt, there are nine ranges to choose from. This table lists the hue and light values (from HSL) for all nine in the same position as the example (e.g. values for dark green is on the bottom right cell of this table). I've also included the hue in degrees from the HSB system but the math is beyond me so please refer to the pictures below for light and saturation ranges for those using the HSB system.

Blue (Light)
H 169 / 239°
L 185-225
Sky Blue (Light)
H 143 / 202°
L 185-225
Green (Light)
H 117 / 165°
L 165-205
Blue (Medium)
H 169 / 239°
L 115-155
Sky Blue (Medium)
H 143 / 202°
L 115-155
Green (Medium)
H 117 / 165°
L 95-135
Blue (Dark)
H 169 / 239°
L 45-85
Sky Blue (Dark)
H 143 / 202°
L 45-85
Green (Dark)
H 117 / 165°
L 25-65

In (brackets) is the number of people who have chosen the color so far. I suggest you to pick a color that's the least popular but you're free to choose any one of them regardless of how many people have chosen it already. I think having at least one square in each of the nine colors on the quilt would look better. If you know which color you want to use, please comment on this entry!

HSB/HSV Range Charts
Light | Medium | Dark

You're not losing out if you pick a lighter range! There's more than one way to graph colors, as you can see from the blue chart with the red rectangle.

Assembly of the Quilt
This is entirely up to the seamstresses, including arrangement and borders. Those in my example were just a silly idea. I trust their artistic abilities :) We have no idea how many squares we'll get and in which colors until the due date.

I tried to kill as many birds with the same stone as I could, so I hope you like the idea! Fire away any questions.
Remember to comment if you have a color (range) chosen!
  • Hmm so if say, we chose an accent colour, can we blend using those colours? E.g. say to bring out the curve of a face?

    <.< I'm in need of inspiration, so until I've got an idea of what to draw I won't pick a colour XD
  • Oh, another question, if you don't mind. So I understand the background/shading/what have you will be in those hues you've chosen, but is the lineart in black or silver?
  • That's fine! I don't like being strict even though I may sound that way. XD
    As long as it fits the color theme for the most part.

    Hey I had this idea for my own square(s):
    Have you heard of the red string? I was thinking of doing multiple panels of the boys and strings. Each square has one boy interacting with at least one red string (not necessarily the end). You don't know who's got whose string because the squares aren't arranged together! >:D

    The only thing is, I'm not sure if I'm capable of drawing that. XD;

    Lineart will be silver, RGB 228, 228, 228.
    • No, it's fine :) When speaking in a mod's voice you sound really strict, even though you don't mean to... otherwise you end up being really long-winded throwing in disclaimers and what not *laugh*

      Yes, red string is rather popular in manga... especially BL, when the string turns into ribbons bondage ;;;. Sounds interesting =9 ... but that would be rather small 7 in one box?! unless some of us collab to do the boys (and girls? XD) together. Probably 2-3 panels a box... <.<

      Trying to think of something Christmas themed, but to my knowledge, Japan doesn't really celebrate Christmas? And the colour theme hints towards snow and frost rather than red and green >.>
      • Oh I meant one boy one box, not all of them in the same square otherwise it'd be too crowded. I'd like to see some girls too. I know that Tsuna would be tangled in a web of strings/ribbons for sure!

        It's probably because of the flowers I put in the sample. XD I took the colors from the blue and silver Christmas tree pictures. Had thought about using red and green but it's very hard to make that combination look nice without imposing a lot of restrictions, so I dropped that idea.
        • H'okay, a bit late to decide, but I'll try to pull together something in the next one or two days. Just curious... is blue (medium) taken? I rather use sky blue (light), but I suppose I could come up with something else if no one's taken up blue (medium).
          • jenken said she'll draw a second pic in medium blue if she has time. Don't worry about evening out the colors. I vectored mine (as always) so I could change it to whichever color is in need. >D

            I'll put you down for light sky blue since you like that one!
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