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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #400 on: December 22, 2008, 01:04:02 AM »
Thats just too cool. Amazing job!

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #401 on: December 22, 2008, 01:28:18 AM »
Truly fantastic. If I had the talent, I would shed a bit more love on the ears.

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #402 on: January 31, 2009, 04:23:43 AM »
Aw thanks guys!  And yeah, Bears, I had trouble with the ears.   :sad:   I guess I need to find some reference or something.

Anyhows, here's the latest and by far greatest draft of page six from episode 278.



fullsize:  http://www.lithrael.com/ig/albums/userpics/10001/278_06_clr.jpg

Any feedback on this one is welcome.  I've looked at it way too long.   :puck:

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #403 on: January 31, 2009, 06:53:43 AM »
This is the best version so far, Lith.  Good work! :serpico:

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #404 on: January 31, 2009, 04:09:22 PM »
Nice work. Something I could not accomplished with the skills I have.

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #405 on: January 31, 2009, 04:20:32 PM »
Hey great stuff Lith. One thing I noticed is that the end of the dragon slayer looks almost like it doesn't match up with the hilt. Maybe I'm seeing things. Either way it's some great work.

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #406 on: January 31, 2009, 06:48:27 PM »
Wow thats great. Wicked awsome!

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #407 on: January 31, 2009, 07:51:32 PM »
Thanks for the kind words guys  :guts:

the end of the dragon slayer looks almost like it doesn't match up with the hilt.

Yeah, it looks to me like half the end of the DS is hidden behind the close up shot's shoulder, creating the illusion the the sword's perspective is warped.  I'll see if I can fix the color work to discourage that impression.  Also, I just found that badass painting Miura did of Guts riding Zodd a minute or 2 before this shot takes place, so next time I do a draft I'll see if I can't take a few hints from that.  I feel like the shadowed side of the hilt here is too bright but every time I try to fix it it looks like 'augh what did you do?'

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #408 on: March 30, 2009, 03:13:38 PM »
Augh, I fell off the planet again...  anyhows.  Color!



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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #409 on: March 30, 2009, 03:51:30 PM »
Looks good, Lith!

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #410 on: March 30, 2009, 03:57:50 PM »
So far so good Lith. I have "some" kind words about your colour choice, but I have to write a paper.  :troll:


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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #411 on: March 31, 2009, 04:24:35 AM »
rofl!  Well that's OK, this one's set up for very easy color changes.  Want the photoshop file so you can tweak it?   :idea:

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #412 on: May 01, 2009, 08:54:31 PM »
ok, 2 pages, yey.  This one's for you Rakshas  :slan:



Episode 302

Page 21:  http://www.lithrael.com/berserk/302_21_clr.jpg

Page 22:  http://www.lithrael.com/berserk/302_22_clr.jpg

In other news, my web host apparently turned down the php memory allocation thingy, and Coppermine can no longer handle integration of full res images into the gallery.  Coppermine says I can make them put it back or just deal with low res images.  What the fuck...

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #413 on: May 01, 2009, 09:00:12 PM »
Handled excellently as always. Everything's well done. Diggin' the light from the eyes on the tentacles.

Did you see the 303 2-page spread? It has YOU written all over it.

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #414 on: May 01, 2009, 09:08:20 PM »
Interesting choice of color for Ganishka, I wouldn't have imagined him blue like that (then again, I didn't think about his potential color at all). Very nice. :serpico:

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #415 on: May 01, 2009, 09:17:31 PM »
Interesting choice of color for Ganishka, I wouldn't have imagined him blue like that (then again, I didn't think about his potential color at all). Very nice. :serpico:

Well the colored poster in Vol. 33 suggests a blue if I recall correctly.

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #416 on: May 01, 2009, 09:19:10 PM »
Well the colored poster in Vol. 33 suggests a blue if I recall correctly.

More like dark grey, actually. The preview from YA had a bluish tint but that's because they messed up. In the magazine it was grey, and in the volume it's darker still.

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #417 on: May 01, 2009, 09:35:07 PM »


Good job Lith. I like it. Thanks for your time and effort.

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #418 on: May 01, 2009, 10:20:55 PM »
Ah, so refreshing. It feels like its been such a long time since we've seen a new fan coloring. Well done, Lithreal, I especially like Rakshas' eyes!

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #419 on: May 01, 2009, 11:03:09 PM »
Beautifully done! :guts: I wasn't expecting that color choice for Ganishka either, but throwing the orange in there creates an exciting contrast. It would have been pretty easy to over-saturate things in these pages, actually, but I love how you held back on the color just enough to help the little and not-so-little highlights (namely, Griffith) shine through.

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #420 on: May 02, 2009, 01:24:01 AM »
I love seein' this thread updated.  Good stuff, as always, Lith. :serpico:

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #421 on: May 03, 2009, 02:29:58 PM »
Thanks guys!   :serpico:  Ok, I overwrote these guys with a second draft.  Didn't do much, just turned down the blue (after seeing the greyer version of the nishka poster) and cleaned up the screen layer a little.  Looks a lot nicer IMO.  I think Zodd fit better with the blue though; I have to figure out how to adjust his colors.  I so so love how rakshas turned out.  And now I see why everybody loves to color Griffith, you barely do anything and he looks great.   :troll:


Same links:
http://www.lithrael.com/berserk/302_21_clr.jpg
http://www.lithrael.com/berserk/302_22_clr.jpg

And yes Proj holy shit.  303!!

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #422 on: May 12, 2009, 05:32:24 PM »
303 wip:



holy crap that's a lot brighter on a laptop screen...

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #423 on: May 12, 2009, 05:45:11 PM »
Noooo! Why's my Skull Knight all green? :judo:

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Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« Reply #424 on: May 12, 2009, 06:10:50 PM »
Noooo! Why's my Skull Knight all green? :judo:

My thoughts exactly, well, except for the my.