here is a link to the 2nd poster
here is a link to the 2nd poster
Gods, Volume 27 still looks so good...Ken said:finally, here is almost all the volume covers in the new style with a decent resolution, only 2-3 are missing http://imgur.com/a/TEVlI
I don't really see using the default round brush as the mark of a beginner. There are plenty of very famous digital painters that use the simple round brush most of the time. I do think the overlaying of several low opacity brush strokes on the pumpkin makes it look a little confusing, but I don't think the effect it produces is entirely unsuccessful.Lithrael said:I think the digital work looks a little off-putting too but I also think that we can chalk that directly up to the nuts and bolts of a media change. I'm frankly surprised to see the digital brushwork on, for example, the pumpkins; it's what you get when you use default round brushes. The exact same strokes would produce a much more visually appealing look if he used a more sophisticated brush.
I may be wrong here, but while some of his strokes appear to have an unusually sudden leap in size, related to pen sensitivity, the stroke quality itself looks normal to me. Doesn't look like it has smoothing turned off at all; at least it doesn't give that impression where they're the most apparent, which is the armor in the cover. I'd say 10% of the lines look wobbly.Lithrael said:And the line quality itself is what you get when you have line/brush smoothing/stabilization turned completely off.
I can't really say I'm happy he moved to digital, since traditional paint work has its charm and is all too rare these days. But I can't argue against all the benefits digital tools offer, even only in terms of time saved. Beyond the technical details though I just like those two artworks, and I don't think the blur will even be too noticeable in mini-poster form. Looking forward to see what he does in the future, too.Eluvei said:I'm not a huge fan of how the cover painting turned out, but I like the two posters. There's definitely a lot of room for improvement, the blurring effect in the distance in the elves poster looks a little jarring, and some elements show too much that they're in separate layers from other elements. I'm personally happy he's started working digitally, it's unexpected.
oh wow very nice! quick question, those color pages, are they on the same type of paper as the rest of the pages in the volume or did they use higher quality glossy papers for them?Aazealh said:
Sorry you're mistaken, like I said in the post I bought the digital editions, not the physical ones. I've looked around a bit online but can't seem to find the new version of volume 1. I'm not sure it's available yet and I don't know if it will have those pages in color.Ken said:oh wow very nice! quick question, those color pages, are they on the same type of paper as the rest of the pages in the volume or did they use higher quality glossy papers for them?
oh my apology, misread your post, anyway hopefully the physical re-release does have the opening pages in color, they charge the same amount for it as the rest of the volumes so hopefully this time around its included.Aazealh said:Sorry you're mistaken, like I said in the post I bought the digital editions, not the physical ones. I've looked around a bit online but can't seem to find the new version of volume 1. I'm not sure it's available yet and I don't know if it will have those pages in color.
It's exactly what was in my mind when I said I didn't liked the new cover. Just like I have a hard time when I see Guts face drawing style in the recent panels... I don't know... sometimes he looks much younger than in the previous volumes; I'll need some time to get used to it, I guess.Aazealh said:I can't really say I'm happy he moved to digital, since traditional paint work has its charm and is all too rare these days.
I must say, the colors on the physical volume look subdued and darker (or duller) compared to that ^ high quality image.Patrick said:Higher quality image of the new volume cover.
Yep it's still there. This time it's an image of a cherry blossom tree inside a new border which we can probably expect to see for all future images (I guess?). I'll PM a picture of it when I get home. Another change I noticed is you no longer open the volume to a page of Jets Comics, instead there's a page at the back of the volume of ... I can't remember the name.Walter said:Thanks for the images. Too bad about that spine... Is there still a tiny, original image when you first open the volume (inside of the dust jacket)? I always looked forward to what Miura would do for those, and I'd be sad to see them go.
I guess you have to send the three Beherit coupons to Young Animal and you'll get a chance to win a phone card (Those aren't signed covers, they are phone cards) for the three upcoming (well, the first is already out obviously) Young Animal magazine.IncantatioN said:The volume also came with a promo-sleeve like the last 3 volumes. I don't know what it says! It looks like there are signed copies of the volume cover (?) and Beherits with dates for a promotional thing (maybe those are YA release dates and there's something Berserk related in those YA releases?)
Nice. Yeah, ever since Aazealh found that enigmatic extra page in Vol 28, the first thing I do when a new volume arrives is a page-by-page comparison.Rupert Sinclair said:One thing I noticed is that in the original YA release when Griffith puts up his hand to stop Locus after Rickert slaps him he has a gauntlet on while he had been gloveless throughout the scene, this has been changed in the volume.
Oh wow, that's a great catch! Here's hoping they can keep that promise.There is an add for volume 39 at the end that says it will be released in 2017, I imagine we will be staying monthly for some time.