How do these cape colors look?

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    How do these cape colors look?

    Hey folks, I'm needing some opinions from the experts. This past week, I took some brown and white canvas scraps that I had left over from previous projects and changed the colors to what seemed to match the ESB cape. I bleached the brown to a burnt orange color, then dyed both the brown (now orange) and white with tan Rit dye.



    Here's a picture of the canvas next to my recently received FP v.2 chest plates, thanks to Rouge Studios.



    Really, I'd just like to know if I've got the colors down, and if I don't, what should be changed.

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    Re: How do these cape colors look?

    I think your colors are pretty close bro. I wanna say that the main color of the cape should be a bit darker brownish grey, but its almost impossible to say for shure. The real cape changes colors in almost every pic, as i'm shure the color of your own cape looks a bit different in pics as well. (I've struggled with this problem for years) The real test is to see how it compares/contrasts once you have the rest of the suit completed. I would call it good for now, and when you get your suit done, then see how you like it.
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    Re: How do these cape colors look?

    I agree with Damian, that's probably the closest you're going to get.

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    Re: How do these cape colors look?

    Looks to be you are on the right track, the orange shade is a bit bright but with some weathering it can be toned down a bit. I'd have to agree with Jangos kid on the main color.
    Its really more if you are happy with it. I always remind people its also a personal preference.

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    Re: How do these cape colors look?

    Awesome. Thanks guys!

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    Re: How do these cape colors look?

    Yes it is difficult to tell because the white balance setting is off on your camera (orange cast). Check that it's on auto or set for indoor shots.
    I'm guessing that the brown is not quite as orange in daylight as it looks in the photo.

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    Re: How do these cape colors look?

    Just thought I'd consult you guys before I go a-sewing. This is a greenish-grey canvas that is a stocked material at Wal-Mart. It almost looks too green to me, but I was pouring over ESB screencaps and noticed that it actually matched fairly well. Any input?




    Dougie: Thanks for letting me know. I think I fixed the white-balance, but I'm kind of camera-illiterate so I can't say for sure.
    Last edited by Murphoid; May 24, 2008 at 6:30 PM.

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    Re: How do these cape colors look?

    i think ya got the brown spot on. the orange needs to be alittle more burnt, though that may just be weathering.

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    Re: How do these cape colors look?

    I think I would be happy with that. Sew it up & lets see how it looks!!!\
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