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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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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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:iconbluewindz23:
BlueWindz23 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
this is awesome !
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:iconlord-of-purple:
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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:iconclowndomain:
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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:iconbluefalkon:
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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:iconcaleb-brown:
Caleb-Brown Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
amazing colors
i want to color like that !!!
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:icongaara12sm:
gaara12sm Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student
Loool! Good Word !
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:iconotacon144:
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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:iconrankloaf:
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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:iconageshero:
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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:iconluches:
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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:iconageshero:
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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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
its already published, just wait for the upcoming trade paperback :)
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHOA!!! Actiony to the max! X3 Very nice job!
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:iconsoulsshine:
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!


:strip:


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 ...

::::::::::

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 .

:::

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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:iconluches:
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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:iconskyline07:
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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:iconbladehandlerx:
bladehandlerx Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Its a master piece.
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:iconfantasypaul:
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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:icontrifectguitarist:
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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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
My trusty photoshop cs2 :)
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:icondavidswieczko:
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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:icontrinityforlife:
trinityforlife Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009   Photographer
DUDE this is SWEET
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:icontakiouttio:
Takiouttio Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy
crap.
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:icondragonsamurai7:
dragonsamurai7 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok just by seeing this has me interested! when is this coming out?
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
the comic is already out for a while, the trade paperback shall be out in the coming September I think
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:icondragonsamurai7:
dragonsamurai7 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah alrighty thanks for the info!
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:iconavskyggene:
AvSkyggene Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
This is looking great. Excellent use of light and shading.
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:iconamnael-x:
Amnael-X Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Looks mighty cool! I love your style!
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:icongensanity:
gensanity Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
crazy stuff

lot goin on here
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:iconsouthernart:
SouthernArt Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
this is epic!!!! the light and colors.... just amazing u can look everywhere and u can find details

congrats on the DD!
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :D
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:iconjessisaurus:
Jessisaurus Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
this is awesome!
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
It's got mecha, lots of violence and beautiful artwork. Has this book been published yet?
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