Wolfie-the-WandererFeatured By OwnerFeb 14, 2011Hobbyist General Artist
i really like this! i like that u used a more distinct and origional technique than just plain manga(like i do-__-) i like the color combinations too;is that the actual colors from the Ekuryua character?
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. [link]
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.
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.
Yeah, it is an older style. Here is a comparison between the anime series, the character shown is Lafiel: Crest of the Stars(1999), [link] Banner of the Stars(2000), [link] Banner of the Stars II(2001), [link] Banner of the Stars III(2005), [link] Banner of the stars IV is in production.
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
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.
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.