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Shrapnel Pages Set I by Luches Shrapnel Pages Set I by Luches
Here are some pages I did for the 1st issue of the comic Shrapnel: Aristeia Rising from Radical Publishing. In fact these are the very first test pages I did the colors for, the previous pages are done by :iconukitakumuki:

The talented Bagus Hutomo AKA :iconp0p5: did the base while I did the colours over them. It had been a blast working with a talent like him. He shall be putting up the base for show (or even do some colours on them too :D ) so watch out for them too.

And special thanks to :iconukitakumuki: for teaching me all the really nice fanciful effects that appeared in the book :p

Shrapnel: Aristeia Rising is a property of Zombie Studios and Radical Publishing
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Given 2009-07-30
Where should I begin to describe why I featured this piece today? The superb details, amazing light effects combined with an accurate palette giving the right feeling to a dynamic action scene, which by the way are not easy to find these days. Shrapnel Pages Set I by =Luches ( Suggested by Hellobaby and Featured by Thiefoworld )
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MADFACE-COMICS-INC Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
This is just great,omg,I never seen such raw work
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: those helmets & power armors aren't doing them much good

Awesome colors and renders!
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caesar13 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh good God!!!
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hde2009 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Professional Artist
I've been looking for this for ages since it was featured in ImagineFX!

Any idea what the latest is on releases / publishing and all that good stuff? I'd kill to have this on my bookshelf!
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Luches Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
it was featured on ImagineFX??? may I know which issue is it???


The tradepaper back was released around a month ago under Radical Publishing
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:iconhde2009:
hde2009 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Professional Artist
Oh that is AWESOME! I'll be harrassing my local comic store owners for a copy!

IFX featured Shrapnel in the news section of their January 2009 issue. As soon as I saw it, I vowed to track it down and read it to death. That there is some of the finest comic book art I have ever seen.
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Luches Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
ah i see, i will keep my fingers crossed that to see if I can still find a back issue that far back :p
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hde2009 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Artist
Ooh, dicey.

I have a copy of said issue. The article takes up about three quarters of a page. You can't see any of the art in great detail, but the article alone makes it sound absolutely fantastic.
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Luches Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oh really, then i really have to find it then :D. Like to know what the people feel about the artworks :D
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hde2009 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Artist
Well, in that case (even though I've already said my piece on this):

I really think this shows a bold and progressive step forward for comics as a medium. I've seen plenty of books that looked amazing, but lacked the story and solid writing to back up the amazing artwork. Shrapnel looks to be a product that scores bang on the money.

When I first saw the artwork, I remember thinking 'Wow - this book looks amazing!' There's bucket-loads of atmosphere in the art, and it's very pretty to look at while remainng dynamic and clear.

It really put me in mind of a few books I read recently, like The Red Star, Slaine: Books Of Invasions and ABC Warriors: the Volgan War. All of them are fantastic books to look at, with satisfying stories.

Shrapnel has gone straight to the top of my 'must have' list!
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chew-i Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
my favorite comic here on da . wow i love it! shrapnel kicks ass!
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BlueWindz23 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
this is awesome !
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Lord-of-Purple Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
Gawd,the action in this picture is mindblowing.
I set this as my wallpaper. :D
AWESOME work.
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ClownDomain Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
really great coloring and effects.:oops:
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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:iconbtdead:
btdead Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
the machine looks alot like somthing i saw in the FEAR video game series.
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:iconsha-jo:
Sha-jo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
wow that's the best Mech violence I've seen in a while!
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:iconzaxzero:
ZaxZero Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Woah. Just... woah. I can't believe this. This is the perfection that all digital artists strive for. Needless to say, I'm hooked. +1 fan.
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:iconkhdd:
Khdd Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student General Artist
This is absolutely incredible!
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BlueFalkon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Lots of detail, definitely. Good work and congratulations.
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:iconrin-aron:
Rin-Aron Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Right, I want this.

:iconholycrapplz:
amazing, amazing detail and effects. so epic, so win. Nicely done, and congrats on the DD - you definitely deserved it.
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Caleb-Brown Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
amazing colors
i want to color like that !!!
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gaara12sm Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student
Loool! Good Word !
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Otacon144 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student Filmographer
Listen to the Omaha Beach sequence from Saving Private Ryan while you look at this picture.
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hahah was actually watching real world war II documentaries footage while doing this :p
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:iconotacon144:
Otacon144 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student Filmographer
Hooah, then. :D
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RANKLOAF Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student General Artist
Words cannot describe... well, they CAN, but I can't think of any.
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ageshero Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
I'm sure you get a shit load of comments asking this...

But can you link me a place to learn how to make effects and styles like that? It is Incredibly important that i know how, I'm needing to learn this for graphic novel making. I honestly cannot make it more urgent in say so, I may be a bit rude, and i apologise for that. It's just that making comics seems to be in my future just as well as any other artistic expression seems to be. music ect.
I need to know how on earth you can create explosions with those beautiful colors like splashing lava, ect. or the glow of a light on a persons face, and how to color in this same kind of style. which seems to be used in concept art usually.

Please if you could, thank you. please respond.
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Luches Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I can't really pinpoint a definate web source for you to learn, most of the techiques I acquired were through varios means, from books, webpages, videos, friends or just by lucky accidents while working.

You can try [link] for a start. Other then that you can read up on basic drawing theories, you will be surprise how the proper application of basic theories can make a huge differance :)
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ageshero Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Wow man, that's great, thank you for that. ^_^ god bless.
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SethSoraFett555 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how it shows sooo much detail. Hehe.
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LancerG Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't wait for this to be published! It looks excellent, with perfect cinematics and styled realism! The temperature is excellent for the piece as well. Incredibly good work!
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Luches Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
its already published, just wait for the upcoming trade paperback :)
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Blazbaros Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHOA!!! Actiony to the max! X3 Very nice job!
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SOULSSHINE Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hum hum ! EXACTLY how a "graphic novel" should be in every lil sense !

A CINEMATIC PRODUCTION !


HO god We have competition to our SOULSSHINE Official magazinesssss HURAYY !!

Thanks so much for outputing this dudes ...

Keep rocking ON!


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RPGSI STUDIO
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
haha thank you :D
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SOULSSHINE Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist

Actualy i got here the 5 issues i'm still reading and inch by inch analysing it it ...

As a whole is reaaly a great and grand achievement , in all 5 issues the concept artwork applied is perfect ...

The writers were magnificent ...
Especially The integration between talks and images , and the history by those talks is magnificent ... movie quality .

The concept art is also perfect and the overall feelings extreme cinematic, and magnificent dinamic ...

The overall scene concepts development are also extraordinary ...

We get a felling of seeying a movie after ending it ...

Its amazing.



Now as producer , there are just one thing i think it lacks - and maybe not your ( the artists ) fault - but of the production in the whole .

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As producer i can notice that - beside the conceptual art being perfect in all ways - its just a concept - a base start .
Most of the times ... And most of the times way too much rough .

But again the five issues would not be able to be done "on that among of time" that your team did ...

And for the time that you had you did just a marvellous job.

..

But on the production fact - for something such as epic as this amazing work you the artists - should had at least 4 times more time to do the whole 5 issues ...

In order to especially apply some matte painting techniques [link] [link] ...

( i think your studio in a overall of all artworkers lacks alot - time mainly - for that kind of more realistic smooth matte paint detailed - not so painterly final result - after you do what you do techniques ) Beside of on composition and on the overall of studio style are from there the finest in the world sure ... but ..

On this production especially ...

With 4 times or 5 more on time and payment to apply that degree of production . That the producers should had given - This work would be like one of the best things around is ...

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ANYWAY ...

Imaginary Friends ...

You guys on comics - Sory Graphic Noveling are like - WHOW !... The world bests ...

Is there anyway any how to output a list of All comics you guys have done and participated till now .

You people should have that .

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OK ...

Keep kicking that professional very world best sequential stuffs !!

have fun.



Ruben Ismael
RPGSI STUDIO
LIGHT OF LIVE Editions / Main Production Admin
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Luches Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks for the support :D

Great to know are still people out there who understand the type of hardship we went through during production. Yup, I agree that if given more time we will had polished it to a different level. :D
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hoangtran17 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
truly amazing :judge:
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DarkSamuraiX1999 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Fucking epic.
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skyline07 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
cool pic
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:iconkowachi:
Kowachi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. Been looking forward to this comic for a while now. Good to see it's going to be as good as I've been hoping.
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bladehandlerx Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Its a master piece.
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FantasyPaul Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Very nice, like the feel of this pic, really good job. Keep it up :)
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TrifectGuitarist Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
How'd you do the coloring? Was it on the computer or did you use colored pencil, oil? It looks really good!
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Luches Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
My trusty photoshop cs2 :)
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DavidSwieczko Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Holy crap you guys are talented, nothing to critique just keep pumping out this quality of work, thanks for sharing.
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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trinityforlife Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009   Photographer
DUDE this is SWEET
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Takiouttio Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy
crap.
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