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Color Sketch: Ekuryua by Imperius-Rex Color Sketch: Ekuryua by Imperius-Rex
Personal Sketch in Color of Ekuryua, a Character from Banner of the Stars.
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Ekuryua/Banner of the Stars Hiroyuki Morioka
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Wolfie-the-Wanderer Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i really like this!
i like that u used a more distinct and origional technique than just plain manga(like i do-__-):XD:
i like the color combinations too;is that the actual colors from the Ekuryua character?
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, these are the actual colors used in the novels/tv series.
I honestly found it very hard to adapt the design to my art style. See, though I may draw an anime or manga character from time to time, my artwork falls distinctively under comics. Actually, manga did have a profound influence on my earlier artwork and it did a lot to teach me some of techniques I apply today.

For a comparison, here is a screenshot from one of the animated adaptations.
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The character herself comes from the series Banner of the Stars, it's an animated adaptation of a group of science fiction novels by the same name. If you are interested in the series, it is definitely something I would recommend.

Thank you for the nice feedback! :)
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Wolfie-the-Wanderer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's cool.
And I think I might read or watch the series,but I don't have time to right now.
thanks for the info:D
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not that long of a series on it's own, but it's part of a larger continuity which corresponds to the novels. You have the prequel, Crest of the Stars and then you have Banner of the Stars parts I, II, and III, with part IV entering production.

Overall it's an excellent series to get into :D
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Wolfie-the-Wanderer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i might get into it later:D
from the picture u gave me the link too,it looks like as relatively old anime.Whrn did it come out?
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
90s-present, it's an ongoing series.
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Wolfie-the-Wanderer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh cool
it looked old-style in the pic
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it is an older style. Here is a comparison between the anime series, the character shown is Lafiel:
Crest of the Stars(1999),
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Banner of the Stars(2000),
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Banner of the Stars II(2001),
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Banner of the Stars III(2005),
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Banner of the stars IV is in production.
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LilypadLavendar Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I like your style, the nose is particularly cute. Her head is a little tall but I think the body proportions are good. The colors are really nice as well, soft, but still eye catching and vibrant. The clothing design is really nice too, the folds are well done. All in all this is a pretty sketch, keep up the nice work. <3
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks, I appreciate your feedback! :)
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Artistic-Amira Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
So nice :rose:
Is Banner of the Stars a good book? :)
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, however you are very unlikely to find a translation in stores. The novel series had a lot of trouble in the English market mostly due to issues with licensing. The series was very easy to find up until Tokyopop bought out the publishing rights, being previously published by another company. After acquiring the rights, Tokyopop pretty much dropped the science fiction branding in order to market the books to fans of anime and manga. This wasn't really a success and the company quickly discontinued publication of the series after release the prequel series' third book.

If you want to read them you can probably download a translation somewhere online.. but your better off watching the animated adaptations instead, which are much more available.
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Artistic-Amira Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
I am sorry to hear that.
I will look for them online then :)
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Artistic-Amira Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
:)
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Artistic-Amira Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
:rose:
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ShesABromide Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
I think the proportions of the face were done quite nicely :nod:
And I agree with the other commenter, the lips look great :aww:
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks! :)
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Juicebeverage Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
You have such a gift with colours, I cant use pens to save my life! :heart:
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, don't worry we all get better with time :)
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Thesunsetsblack Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Anatomy wise, the breasts do look a bit off, but eh, I'm not the best at drawing anatomy either. But anyway, her expression is great and I love the simple coloring!
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gypsy-tea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I reeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllyyyyyy love this.

I really like her lips for some reason. c:
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I remember it took a lot to perfect that technique.. I used to be unable to color lips without smudging, but now I do it all the time without any mishaps. :D
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gypsy-tea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's good! You really are improving. :heart:
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You know what bothers me though?
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gypsy-tea Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What.
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I already received insults and complaints over it not being "Anime Enough" and was called an "untalented novice" because my choice of technique did not adhere to somebody's standard of "art". Though I may draw an anime character from time to time, I make it very clear that I have no intention of drawing in an anime art style. Also, the simplistic use of color was a personal choice that I felt would improve the overall appearance of the particular piece itself.. not a lack of skill or ability.
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gypsy-tea Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw. At first glance, it may appear that way. But if one actually took the time to look at your artwork, they would discover that that is not the case.

Also, people are pricks.
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I did do some minimal shading, but overall I wanted the image to retain it's simplicity.
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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