(Jeebus, nearly 50 friends on here?) I am no artist. I can't draw anything to save my life. But I do write and I am working on a series within a small group of friends to try and develop a paired comic/manga and animated series.
The primary artist I have is a fantastic sketch and line artist, but when she gets to colors, she does the shadows way too soft and blend-y. She transitions the shadow into light, instead of it cutting off. I understand there are times where it can be used, but it is starting to make her artwork look a little off and not what we need for the project.
So my question to the strangers on here, how do I tell her without sounding like a complete ass? I've asked her once to do more hard shadows, but I don't think that is the correct terminology (on my part), nor do I think she understood me.
I've been in charge of the project for some time, but this is still a very volunteer type of project at this point. I don't want her to bow out because she thinks I'm being mean.