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Berserk Merchandise / Re: AOW release: Guts & Farnese on Horse
« on: April 05, 2007, 01:18:17 PM »

For those that ordered this statue, make sure you open it immediately!

 Thanks for the heads up! A similar situation with mine and the "wetness". Nip that problem in the bud. Statue is as advertised, dont expect anything other than what you see in the aow photos.

 :serpico: I think it's Farnese's stunt double Olga on the horse. For sure it's not Farnese. :troll:

Berserk Merchandise / Re: The Lost Episode on YJ!
« on: April 04, 2007, 06:03:55 PM »
Yeah, I've seen it several times before. I find it a tad expensive as it is right now in this auction.

Ditto that. Actually with a little more looking you can find another currently listed. This one features the DVD box set and Episode 083. Link provided for anyone who might be interested. Both auctions are pricey though.

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Wonder Festival 07 Kits
« on: April 04, 2007, 05:54:11 PM »
 :guts: -Sankyu for clarification!

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Wonder Festival 07 Kits
« on: February 27, 2007, 03:39:52 PM »
Red cape?? ewww

 Im all for variant colors but yeah.. an Ernest P. Worrell "ewww".
                         "Wuz that Vern? Red cape ya say..ewww"

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Wonder Festival 07 Kits
« on: February 27, 2007, 03:23:21 PM »
PS. I'm sorry whoever I outbid for the Guts kit. I know it was another Masato customer, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was a SK member. To be honest, though, I'm pretty sure it'll pop up again on YJ considering the kit was JUST released a few days ago. However, one thing to note, is that Heavy Gauge kits are pretty rare, and sometimes only release kits one time at a single convention. So if you see it again, don't hold back!

 Nice pick up DK! Right on cue here be another one matey-->
Its a nice sculpture and a fine addition to any Berserk collection. I agree with you Derek that this kit'll probably be a seasonal (hobby season  :troll: ) find on YJ. LoL at your consoling the auction loser. Its like a lion apologizing to the hyenas for taking down a gazelle and not sharing. Lions don't have to feel sorry. :chomp:
 Btw I've seen it listed in item descriptions as either 1/8 to 1/9 scale. Hook us up with a clarification when you get yours Derek. Thanks in advance Jungle King. =D

News & Not News / Re: RIP Saddam...
« on: December 30, 2006, 02:15:00 PM »
Oddly enough he was calm when asked if he would like to give any last words. "My Treasures? If you want it Ill let you have it. I left it all in that place so search for it."  I'm left wondering if he meant one piece or W.M.D.'s.    :troll:

Creation Station / Re: NTSC-J's fan art
« on: October 07, 2006, 07:00:35 PM »
:guts: The Hawks sketch is splendid dude. The one of Pippin especially. You captured him perfectly. Hope you don't mind im going to save that one.

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Your own Dragonslayer
« on: October 07, 2006, 06:50:02 PM »
 :judo: sniff, I told myself I wasn't going to cry. It's a beautiful union. You two make a great couple! Enjoy your honeymoon! =D

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Beherit Colors
« on: September 13, 2006, 06:50:48 PM »
Well no matter how it looks, they were going for red with it. They even state it on their site. I guess they tried to give it a cool look by adding a dark glossy (blood-like?) effect to it. :SK:

  :troll: ahhh its red, rrreedddd!   :chomp:   :SK:  Clarify thine inaccuracies      

 :badbone: SK Net Admins, stopping thread trolling dead the first time.

Berserk Merchandise / Re: AOW release: Guts & Farnese on Horse
« on: September 13, 2006, 02:32:37 PM »
Buddy of mine send me a pic of this Guts statue they found in Japan. Does any one know info on it. Thanks

 :guts:  I think you'd be the first with info on it (or your buddy actually  =P ). Might want to change your Subject Header , maybe something like Guts-Farnese Statue 9/23/06. I suppose until AOW sends out one of its legendary emails (referring to the recent Zippo notification) this is what we have to go on. Judging by the price I'm guessing its 1/15 scale.

 AOW finally releases a Farnese statue but she's bound and nekid... um.. huh? Looks very dynamic from the early images though. Looking forward to the site update for some better shots.
 Thx for the update dynastyreptiles (thx to your informative amigo as well)!

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Beherit Colors
« on: September 13, 2006, 02:03:38 PM »
Well, in terms of AOW products (and I believe that AOW products are made under the supervision of Kentarou Miura???), there are 3 Beherit colors released so far:

-RED (pendants, YA 1:1 exclusive, puck xmas set)
-GREEN (YA 1:1 exclusive, puck xmas set)
-BLUE (casca: episode of birth feast pendant)

That probably doesn't say much, but I just thought I'd put my 2 cents in.

I see your two cents and I raise you another penny.  :casca:

-Maroon(?) (casca: episode of birth feast pendant LE)

Berserk Merchandise / Re: AOW Release - ZIPPO
« on: September 08, 2006, 03:22:47 PM »
Ah well, it's still better than the cheap unofficial ones... Or is it? :SK:

 :judo: I prefer the term inexpensive Hong Kong knockoff. I actually like the tacky gold paint beherit ones, but I'm a bit biased on this ( and probably in the minority).

Price is set at 9,000円 without tax (~$77). It'll be covered in leather (with red and black colors) and from the pictures I've seen it's pretty ugly IMHO

Ugly & Pricey, another super combo deal from the marketing masters at AOW. =/

Speculation Nation / Re: Apostle Form
« on: September 08, 2006, 02:57:18 PM »
Our member JIN could talk about it for hours and in great details.

What the..huh? Dude I told you I sit in the back of the class to not be called on. Besides I had my head down so I was napping.

So long as we are still on Dore, here is a reason to Love the Internet: . . .
 Hmm, Some common themes that I'm picking up on off the top of my head: Masterful use of cross-hatching, line-shading and other artistic techniques in order to depict depth and to high-light dramatic scenes. An excellent knowledge and talent for portraying human emotions juxtaposed against horrific, otherworldly and or epic circumstances on an often-times grand scale in a remarkably humane, simplistic and realistic context . . . All of these factors bring archetypical experiences that would otherwise have no frame of reference for the layman into an intimate and immediate sense of reality and comprehension in all their glory.

 Yea.. like he said. That is a cool site. I can't say "support the artist" unless he's a zombie but going out and getting some of Doré's illustrations in book form would just be doing a favor to oneself. Gustave Doré was a machine trapped in a human's body. Having illustrated many of the most popular literary works of all time to the point where its often used as "the" visual reference for said stories gets Doré to the top of my Favorite Artist list elevator style.

Yes, JIN, please do! :casca:

 I don't know if I can be of much help on this topic. It was about apostles and what determines their it's what influenced Miura in creating apostles(?). I don't think it's any one thing or person that inspires him to do what he does design wise. I really believe that he has an absolutely priceless imagination and shows it constantly. Also I can't see Bosch being cited as an example of possible influences either for technical comparisons or for actual character look development. Miura neither paints nor draws like Bosch. I'm open to debate on this but words won't do. I'd have to ask for side by side art comparisons.

 About Doré and Miura... as stated above I don't believe anyone is directly responsible for influencing Miura's character designs, but for inspiration one really doesn't need to go any further than Doré. In stating the obvious Miura's art has blossomed over the years to become what it is today (gorgeous details supplied but a variety of different pen techniques and inserted screentone patterns). Why? Is it possible that he looks up to someone possibly. When looking for inspiration (a pep talk but with pictures is what I mean by inspiration) I like to look through Berserk. Before Berserk I would open one of my Doré artbooks (in fact I would fall asleep with the book still open on my chest) for such pep talks. His attention to detail and absolute control of his hand is reflected in most of his work (including quick observational sketches, paintings with many different medium, carvings, and sculptures) for results that are just short of spell binding.  I'll find myself compelled to draw after seeing's unavoidable, or more like pleasantly contagious :carcus:. Since I started to follow Berserk Miura's evolution has been one of the major reasons why he is to be admired. I noticed a pattern though (I don't really know how to be more specific.. I just see patterns). I really had nothing more than this to base my idea at the time. Though as I progressed through the manga and later confirmed from the interview Aaz had referred to, Miura's growth style wise is no doubt due to Doré as an aspiration mark. There's only one Doré. Though through Miura's hard work and refining of his craft we can also say the same of Mr. Kentarou Miura. I was thinking of using picture comparisons from the two but I don't think it'll add anything to this "apostle" thread. Also I'm trying to avoid the ole "oh so he got that from there" remarks which wouldn't be completely dismissible but just unnecessary. Also note worthy are Miura's works in sculpture. Doré often worked with the 3 colors Miura chose for his busts ( :???: :griff: :guts: :puck:).

Don't you be putting down my Air Master! :puck:

Haha.. I'm reminded of a scene from the Airmaster anime.

What about Spider Sniper? :badbone:

Don't you be putting down my Spider Sniper!  :troll:

Air Master -- Ok art wise.. problem is most of the fighting happens in the same run down building for a year at a time (real time! =P)

Spider Sniper -- Nice art. The kind that could lend itself to eventually becoming animated (like 'Mouse" ). But theres the whole "cant read this one on the bus or at lunch due to explicit sexual representations and such thingee" going on there.

Cestus -- Great art. Done well enough to follow the story without knowing Japanese (very important for the Japanese impaired). Morikawa's Hajime no Ippo, with the slavery twist.  My moneys on Makunouchi in a fight.

Ha Gun -- (least I think its the name..actually its the only part of the title in English... note to self: do better research) This series is new. Began issue 10 of this year and is enjoyable*. Good art, well paced story visually. Now far as example of content.. um super strong guy battles copters, tanks, missiles, satellite weapons then has a YA** moment, gets swept up in bright light that takes him to feudal Japan where he continues to kick the daisies out of  samurai, ninja, horses and anything else that picks a fight.

* (7) - On the YA scale of enjoyability  :puck:
{(10) being Berserk---- (1) being the comic about the dolphin}

** YA moment is when random explicit sex breaks out.

Berserk Merchandise / Re: WonderFestival 8/20/2006 - Summer - NEW KITS
« on: August 22, 2006, 11:20:07 PM »
So I've been scanning JP pages for Berserk stuff and look what I found!!!!

OMG I want one!!!!!

 :badbone: Thats $mokin' Hot! On the site you found the image does it mention the price for it at WF?

Pretty awesome, but isn't it a little bigger than it should be?

Yup. Tuned Blade has made some of their replicas a bit bigger. I believe Aaz remarked  the Throwing Dagger made by them resembles a spearpoint more than a dagger. Link w/ more TB products:

  Besides scouring auction sites in search of the super rare item is half the fun of collecting.

Its sooo true, sniff sniff  :judo:

 :troll: ..and with nothing to more to add to the thread I'll sneak off while increasing my post count.
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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Happy Birthday, Kentarou Miura
« on: July 10, 2006, 03:34:39 PM »
 :guts: Well its about that time of year again ( Japan at least). Happy Birthday to Mr Miura! wOOT 40. Im not sure about the mega part but Miura is well into his break as Aaz expected.  =)

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Berserk Wrist Watch - White Model
« on: June 22, 2006, 10:37:39 PM »
 :troll: White Hot Model!


 :griff: ...

That's all we're doing for the night... Give Griff a fucking HAND for all the insane counting he did tonight. He tackled the entirety of Lost Children by himself; a feat I certainly didn't think was possible. I think we'll both need a break after this. What a loooooong night it's been.

Applause and Cheers :chomp:

This is a great thread. Thanks guys! If another artbook is released a list like this should be included.

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Miura Art on YJ $$$
« on: April 18, 2006, 02:37:41 PM »
Thanks for the link to the older thread Aaz. Having read it Im gonna follow in Mrs. Puella-chan's respectful example and remove the image I had up earlier. It really is a treat to at least catch a glimpse of some of Miura's rough draft work.

Berserk Merchandise / Miura Art on YJ $$$
« on: April 17, 2006, 04:26:13 PM »
:miura: Using the ( :void: ) "Walter Scale" for proportional calculating that would be roughly 300-600 home cooked steaks.

 :judo: Alas, this is to pricey.

 :troll: (psst, since I cant buy it myself) Let me be the first to say what a shame it is to see this up for sale (bandwagon).

 :chomp: Bad seller..Bad!

Creation Station / Re: Original art?
« on: April 09, 2006, 06:54:57 PM »
None taken (although I'm not quite sure about what you're getting at. Poor choice of litterature advice?)!  :serpico:

 Haha, nah Loomis is great. I sent a PM to clarify my obscure comment.  :troll:

Creation Station / Re: Original art?
« on: April 09, 2006, 06:10:50 PM »
Hi everybody, here's a picture i drew using the respective page of the manga from volume 27 as a reference.

That's basically the way all my Fanart is done: there's some picture that I find very appealing and I'll just try to copy it, mostly by using pen and ink or pencils.
I've never been happy with creating things totally on my own because most of it either doesn't look good or it looks too much like the stuff I've aped. :judo:
So I've decided to stick with copying pictures to improve my technique at least.
Yet I've seen some artists who have a lot of their own stuff, so my question would be: how did you get there ? Did you start by doing original art, or was it more fanart? Or was it a whole different story? Tell me your opinions.

Oh yeah, comments are welcome and I'm not a native english speaker so please be gentle with me if there's any broken english. :casca:

Unless you're tracing (booo, hisss, booo) I don't see why your post has a grey, rainy day tone to it. Your rendition is very very well done. Turn that frown upside down  :guts: . Emulating an artist you like is not harmful. For those of us who weren't born with super talent it's how we get better. I might be going out on a limb here but I'm guessing others aren't as harsh on your original work as you might be. I'm also going to go as far as saying that someone who can produce fanart like yours doesn't need to wait around for replies to question like "how did you get there ? Did you start by doing original art, or was it more fanart? Or was it a whole different story?". Very good observation skills and great pensmanship in the image presented.
 OK here is an evalute yourself art quiz (no need to reply): Can you draw this image again without referencing the original manga page (not in the same detail of course, but the pose for example, or the shading on the helmet or cross hatching on the sword, or the same character in another stance, etc)? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you're a Winner and Congrats! I'm guessing we gotta Winner. In my round about way of making a point I'm only saying that if you can recall something that you have drawn before (regardless of whether it was emulated or not) and reproduce it again then you've grown.
 :troll: Though for best results when drawing an apple (for ex.) don't look to how such and such drew the apple. Draw the apple.
  :guts:  neeway, Welcome to SK!! Please post more art (fanart or otherwise)!

Andrew Loomis's books are always a very good read when it comes to refining your basic skills (and although you can read them on the site that I linked to, you should probably buy them if you intend to use them).

Not to be taken in offense.. you're funny.

Un, Deux, Trois.  :troll:  Cool. Thanks for the heads up you inside info gettin' administrator you!  :void:
Un, Deux, Trois. 

Creation Station / Re: Berserk Fanart!
« on: March 22, 2006, 06:40:00 PM »
 :SK: For sure you have to post more! Your picture is very easy on the eyes. When used well B&W can look better and be used more effectively than color to tell a tale. This is the case IMHO with this piece. Great use of all the space on the paper and Great use of solid blacks. Zodd is impressive!  :zodd:
Thanks for sharing!   :guts:

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