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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 354
« on: February 21, 2018, 08:23:54 PM »
I'm so full of emotions right now. I teared up at that last page!

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 347
« on: January 07, 2017, 11:58:23 PM »
Somebody posted this on twitter, it was just drawn yesterday!  :ubik:

Here is the original twitter post to it, which seems to have an interesting story behind it.

The tweet was deleted. Did anyone save the image?

Anime Asylum / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: September 24, 2016, 04:03:53 AM »
Wow that illustration is just gorgeous. Miura is such an inspiration.

Creation Station / Re: GummySkull's colors and fanart
« on: September 23, 2016, 01:59:01 PM »
I love them both! Adding a bit of color to that Eclipse page really makes it even gloomier. And smart use of primary colors for the Casca one.
Thanks so much!

What are your thoughts on Miura being able to convincingly tap into a child's drawing techniques? I know that's something that's difficult to do for a trained artist. Maybe he outsourced it to a niece?  :guts:

I think it looks great, it comes across as childish while still looking intelligible. It's very difficult to draw like that when you're trained, especially with how much he is. I admire that he was able to do it, funny as that sounds.

Creation Station / Re: Slan Teaser + I have color/character questions
« on: September 23, 2016, 01:51:11 PM »
I like the pink because it makes me think of cherry blossoms, although both are very beautiful! Great work.

Creation Station / Re: GummySkull's colors and fanart
« on: September 23, 2016, 01:48:14 PM »
Hello everyone! Here are two colors from episode 347 I did last night. I had fun doing ones that are very different in tone.

I've actually done a lot of colors and art since my last post in this thread, but I keep forgetting to post them...  :farnese:

Anime Asylum / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: September 16, 2016, 10:33:15 PM »
Does that mean we'll get to see :schnoz: in all his glory?

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 6
« on: August 05, 2016, 08:06:05 PM »
A completely unremarkable episode. Any new viewers would have no idea what was going on, and based on the Crunchyroll comments that is exactly what happened. The most irritating thing for me is that the demon child has yet to be explained, so the connection to Casca is a mystery. If this was my first Berserk experience this is where I'd have have dropped the series.

Nothing else to add nice it's already been said.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: July 15, 2016, 03:44:34 AM »
Man, I really wish they didn't have Casca up there like that on the cover.

Agreed. It's gross. Why not have her fighting since she is a playable character?

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« on: July 01, 2016, 08:21:09 PM »

You need to set your priorities straight... I mean it sucks that they don't portray her faithfully in the intro, but it's the lesser problem here. Her depiction (yet to come) in the actual series is what should be the real concern.

True. I'm dreading how she'll be portrayed later based on the art direction so far.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« on: July 01, 2016, 04:45:28 PM »
It was so good I skimmed through the entire episode.

If you look carefully, you can spot Caucasian Casca in several frames of the opening.
This was honestly the most disappointing part for me.

Anime Asylum / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: December 30, 2015, 11:48:06 PM »
I agree. I got a JoJo feeling watching the teaser...

What do you mean? Because the most recent jjba pv was significantly better than this.

Anime Asylum / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: December 30, 2015, 12:31:51 AM »
 I watched this last night when it was just released. I'm disappointed but not surprised about the quality.  I started cringing once the music started, it's so unfitting. It's amusing how the character design is so inconsistent between the 2d and 3d animation.

At least the first promo image is nice to look at.

Anyway, I'm gonna sit back and watch the progress of this train wreck.

Anime Asylum / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: December 29, 2015, 02:26:07 AM »

Wait...these graphics look familiar:troll:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 338
« on: July 08, 2015, 05:56:57 AM »
I literally started dancing around the room in joy.

EDIT: My boyfriend just made this image for me based on my reaction

Creation Station / Re: Berserk: Animated Bits
« on: January 04, 2015, 08:50:43 AM »
Unless I am getting paid, I am not going to do someone's homework . Sorry. This reads like something from @forexposure_txt. It's not a great idea to ask strangers to create art for free.

I would most prefer for this pieces to be of either recognisable and/or significant scenes in the Berserk storyline (so no naked water fights please!).

I thought this scene was very significant. You gotta problem with naked water fights?

Creation Station / Re: GummySkull's colors and fanart
« on: December 18, 2014, 10:47:59 PM »
Thanks so much for the kind replies so far! They are very encouraging.  :casca:

I'm no pro, but I think it looks great! I like your textures and I like the variation in Puck's hue. I could be omitting some memories, but I don't think he gets many blue-green versions, but I kind of like it.


I don't know if there's much you can do with that particular scene, perhaps, but I think there's just a lot of brown/tan going on. Puck is a strong contrast, but I'm wondering if there's something that could be done with the background? Once again, I'm not a colorer, so take my criticisms with a grain of salt.

Despite what you may think,your critiques are very helpful! An artist getting outside perspectives on their work is really important. When we spend hours looking at your work it can be easy to overlook some details.

I always thought of Puck and being somewhere along the blue green-spectrum because of his hair.

I agree that the colors are a bit to muddy for my taste. I'll definitely work on adding more contrast in the future.

My only suggestion for you would be to really make Puck's glow a bit more noticeable on Guts' face. If you're going to add a secondary highlight from such a small/bright source as Puck, then I would really emphasize the "brightness" in his glow, since you coloured him so brightly I'd expect his cast on Guts' face to be bright as well. (If that makes any sense at all?)
As for Puck, I actually like how he stands out. It might be good to add more reflective color around Guts's face and cape, but that's all I can think of at the moment. :casca:
Agreed w/ the others, very attractive shading, works nicely with the inks, maybe try find some more specular hotspots for Puck's light to reflect off.  Great work, thanks for sharing it here!
Reflective light is something that I still have trouble with, so these are all great suggestions.
I'm actually going to take a look at what I've already completed and check if I've added the appropriate amount of reflective light.

I only have a minor problem with Gutīs nails somehow index & middle finger seem a bit off , theyīre too dark compared to the others. FOR THIS YOU SHALL GET SLAPPED INTO THE VORTEX OF SOULS  :rickert:

heh, It looks like that because I got a little less precise with my shading towards the end.  :griffnotevil:

Thanks again everyone!

Creation Station / GummySkull's colors and fanart
« on: December 17, 2014, 05:35:29 AM »
I figure it's about time that I share my various creative efforts with this forum.

After admiring and being inspired the work of the many talented colorists on this board, I finally decided that I ought to start coloring comic pages myself. In addition, I thought that coloring would be fun, a great way to practice digital painting, and (eventually) provide work examples in a colorist portfolio.

As a starting point I read Lith's and CnCís fantastic coloring tutorials. Since then Iíve been spending a lot of time experimenting with what works best personally and developing my own process.

At the moment Iíve colored several pages and drawn some Berserk fan art. I'll be posting all that over time. I don't want to share everything I have done so far in one sitting.  :iva:

Here was my very first attempt finished back in May.

Click on the thumbnail to view the full-size image

In the middle of this kept asking myself why I just had to choose Berserk as the subject for my first coloring. Miuraís use of screen tones and crosshatching make coloring very challenging (not to mention the pages were never meant to be colored in the first place).
Anyway, itís not perfect by any means but Iím still learning!

Comments and constructive criticism are greatly appreciated! I'd love to know what works,what I can improve on, or just get general feedback.

Thanks so much for looking! More to come.

Anime Asylum / Re: Berserk Movie 1 Abridged
« on: October 15, 2014, 03:57:03 AM »
So many rape and gay jokes. There was even one at the end about how Casca was going to "Get it". Very disappointing.

Site & Forum News / Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
« on: October 15, 2014, 03:31:37 AM »
Pledged! It's not much, but I want to support in anyway I can. :serpico:

This is an awesome addition!

(Now I can feel like I am contributing without saying anything  :troll:)

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 336
« on: July 24, 2014, 09:46:56 PM »
Whoohoo!!! That's a few days before my birthday! What a nice early gift!  :ubik:

Podcast / Re: The FloraCast: Women's Berserk discussion
« on: June 25, 2014, 12:05:34 AM »
I have a lot to say and not enough time to do it so I only responded to a few posts...

For what it's worth, I don't agree with Grail's assessment that "if you believe in equal rights for men and women" that automatically makes you a feminist. That's like saying "If you believe in Jesus then you're a Christian", even though Christianity has many different denominations, each with their own traditions and creeds, some more radical than others. I also resent the term 'feminist' because it places emphasis on one sex over the other, thus undermining its own point. Surely, if we're looking for a better term, it would be germane to use something like 'equalist' instead?
You're question is a pretty common one so I'll refer you to a few links first.
Feminisist strive for the empowerment, equal treatment of women in an patriarchal society, and the dismantling of patriarchy as a whole. Because it is a movement concerned primarily about women the term is going to have a feminine slant.
Plus egalitarianism is it's own thing, and there is no reason you can't be both a feminist and an egalitarian.
There are a lot of problems with the feminism: it has a continued history of racism (Which is why womanism exists) and transphobia , it can be horribly Eurocentric, it has an awful habit of shaming women who are willingly involved in the sex industry, etc. But I don't think the term itself is one of them.

As I mention on the podcast, Tumblr isnít the scholarly center that strives to be. But you are starting to see people who are investing in the series and taking a serious look at character relationships and important events, which is something Iím excited about. While scans are unfortunately rampant, I think that encouraging analysis will help to curb that, which is what I and some other users are trying to do. That said, Iím not going to sit here and defend somebody elseís words, but Iíd also entreat you to understand that Tumblr is playing catch-up with right now. Baby steps, baby steps.

This is exactly how I feel. Tumblr isn't perfect, it certainly isn't a lost gem of deep Berserk analysis. But everyone keep in mind that not everyone there is as familiar with the series as we are and have not had as much time for their knowledge of the subject to evolve. I see the enthusiasm as very promising! Observing this slow change in the fanbase is also very refreshing, I love reading new perspectives even if I don't always agree with them.
But it still remains that for all the interesting posts I see, there are many more of this quality. A big issue with the tumblr fandom I really want to see die off is the rampant hatred towards Griffith. If you posted about him in a tone that reflected anything other than hatred you get attacked.  Some users who wanted to post about him his character had to start using an entire different tag for their posts to avoid drama. I don't even think Guts shares this contempt.

Talking about this makes me feel ridiculous. Tumblr fandoms are ridiculous.

Anyway. I'll reply more later. I am really enjoying what everyone is saying and appreciate the varied feedback.  :casca:

Podcast / Re: The FloraCast: Women's Berserk discussion
« on: June 22, 2014, 05:53:40 AM »
Hurray! Thanks so much Grail and Gobs for editing this! And thanks for the feedback so far everyone.
Even if you skip around I believe you'll find at least one of the points we bring up to be interesting.  We frequently derailed from our discussion topics (not a bad thing at all), so by no means did we cover everything. I could go on for hours about Berserk from a feminist perspective. :iva:

But they always had a hint of being limited in their appeal to anyone other than men and boys. Berserk however, is so layered that I was sure it must've had female fans, but I had never met any. (except two of my female friends who I turned into Berserk-fans) In short, looking forward to listening to this!

Thanks! Berserk is very different in comparison to a lot of the male targeted comics I've come across.  How it treats very difficult material sets it apart from other seinen series with similar content. Sun-Ken Rock was the example I mentioned that approached such topics in a very tasteless fashion. I recommend looking it up to really understand the contrast.
Also welcome to the forum!

Early on, you ask why there are so few females on the forum. Like Lith says afterward, I don't think there's anything special about SKnet in that regard. That's generally the trend on fan forums across the Internet--and really, the Internet in general unless you branch out into social media sites. And when you narrow that following down to a relatively manly manga series, it's no surprise that the ratio is 6:1 (those stats can be found here, btw).

Very true. I'm glad Lith brought it up.
Several years ago I used to post on a One Piece forum and the userbase was pretty clearly male dominated. Which seems odd in retrospect considering One Piece has a much larger fanbase, and attracts a lot more female fans from my experience.

I think much of the gender gap also has to do with not many women specifying their gender outside of social network websites, for obvious reasons. When your gender is used against you even in casual forum conversations it can be very discouraging.  Just by how tumblr works it's a lot easier to avoid that kind of drama because, as you mentioned, it basically is a free for all.

But it's unlikely those are the same people who would be found engaging in lengthy debates about the nature of the series for months on end, which is pretty much all we're about. That's not for everyone, men or women alike. Different fans like to celebrate their series in different ways.

Again, a very good point. A few users that frequent the tag actually do have pretty involved conversations. But it is both a rarity and a new trend. The movie series  brought about a slew of new and enthusiastic fans so the Berserk fandom on tumblr has been really active. It wasn't always that way. I briefly mentioned this in the podcast, but the fandom used to be pretty much nonexistent a few years ago and the tag was full of either complaining or pages of the manga that contained rape. It still is, but there is thankfully more variation. Unfortunately among that variation is tons of people reposting pages from illegal sources...
For many Tumblr people, it's done by sharing text-overlayed screencaps of stuff they like. Which makes me feel really old.

Confession blogs always seemed pointless. Why not just talk about that stuff in the open? Why does it need to be submitted anonymously to a blog? Seems like wasted opportunity for some interesting conversations to me.

I wish I knew this was being made beforehand, I would have liked to join the discussion

Well dang. :sad: I was actually wondering why you weren't joining us. You being a part of a discussion is one more reason another Floracast should happen!

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