Guts Despair and Goodbyes V2

I drew this way back in May of this year as a tribute to Kentaro Miura. Looking at it again though, I wasn’t too happy with how thin Guts looked. So I fixed that digitally with Photoshop. I ten added some more hatching and some screentone.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Skull Knight Loss

This was originally drawn for Inktober 2020 day 31, but I wasn’t happy with the proportions.
It can be seen here:

I fixed those using PhotoShop and fixed a couple of areas. The hatching was done using Clip Studio.

Skulll Knight’s story was already sad after seeing the brief flash back from one of the latest chapters. But it just got even more sad because we won’t know any more about him due to the tragic loss of Kentaro Miura. We will always have to wonder what his ultimate goals and journey would entail.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Thank you Kentaro Miura

I was caught off guard when my brother told me the news of Kentaro Miura. I remember people joking that this could happen before the story ended, but I guess that’s just how life is. Ever fleeting and unpredictable. His art, story telling and characters were truly inspiring to me. They were a level that I hope to reach someday. Thank your for all these years, allowing us to see and learn from your work. Although you may be physically gone, your legacy will forever be remembered.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Berserk Unit 02

I have been planning painting the other Eva units when they go berserk. This time though, I went for a complete digital painting. Rewatching the scene when Asuka activates the berserk mode is quite heart wrenching in all aspects. Specially since even then, she was completely overpowered and wrecked. Even now it’s hard watching her suffering that much. The end of Evangelion version is quite different from the rebuilds which I could also paint at some point, Although I would probably opt for a complete body since it has very interesting angles and poses. In this portrayal of the berserk scene in the End of Evangelion, I did a what if Asuka could over power the lance and destroy the mass produced Evas.

This painting was also done using the Real Tapered Wet Flat Brush, just as was done with Airi’s painting. Except for the background which was done using the Tapered Oils brush.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Inktober 2020 31 Crawl Skull Knight

Today’s last drawing for inktober and for Halloween is Skull Knight. Although it makes perfect sense, it’s still sad to see that someone else also suffered because of the God Hand. It’s poetic that both the king and Guts donned the Berserker Armor, which also means that the armor is really old as well. I wonder what the coming chapters will bring us.

Inktober is finally over! Happy Halloween everyone. Stay safe.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Inktober 2020 28 Float Morda

Today’s prompt is float. Since we are nearing Halloween and the prompt is float, I decided to draw a witch. After a little bit of thought I decided to draw Morda from Berserk. I wonder is she will be joining the party once they leave the island? It would be strange is she didn’t. This time I decided to just go ahead and come up with a pose from my mind. When I was done, I noticed that it was similar to what was drawn in chapter 361. I guess that image stayed in mind.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Guts seeking the end of the darkness

I really like painting Guts. I had another idea of painting him traversing through a forest covered in snow. But that idea might get changed when I work on it once the snowy season starts this year. In it’s stead I decided to work on a piece where Guts is travelling through a forest at night, trying to reach the end and seek the warm safety of the light.

This time I’m working with blue as the background which I have yet to fully understand. All the colors work differently here so I had some setbacks at times. What I did in some cases was putting top layers of different shades of blue and used multiply on guts and some of the surroundings to darken areas around the background. After I felt the colors looked good together I then added some other layers to try and mesh Guts with the background. On top of all of that I then added more paint to add highlights and shadows so that I could try and integrate it more as a whole painting. For the end result I wanted to have it look like it is both painted but still has some aspects of the original manga art style. Hopefully I accomplished that.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

PC98 inspired EVA Unit 00

Will write a description next time I have some time. This one had a lot of steps.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Drunken Master Jackie Chan Berserk

Drunken Master II is definitely one of my favorite Jackie Chan films, I’m just really sad I haven’t been able to see the undedited version. I hope to get the Japanese release sometime soon since they always tend to get the better versions of his films.

The idea for this piece came from the berserk modes that come from animes and games like Evangelion (Eva Berserker Mode), G Gundam (Super Mode – anger fueled), King of Fighters (Riot of the Blood), and some ques from Metal Slug (zombie mode). Heck, even in the film there is a scene where Jackie exhales steam like Iori/Leona and Eva unit 01.

For some reason Pixiv stopped working with WordPress, hopefully it will be fixed soon. For now I will use Twitter as well just in case.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Guts One Eyed Berserker Armor

This is another piece piece from Inktober that I wanted to do more work on (it can be seen here). I originally was thinking of inking it all traditionally but when I finished the lineart and was erasing my pencil marks, I was a bit careless which led me to fold it and rip the paper. Having done that I thought it was a great chance to work with Krita again.

I had already inked the berserker armor before, but having done the full armor (minus the left leg) took quite a long time. I can’t even imagine how much it takes to do this for a whole chapter. Specially when drawing multiple characters or detailed backgrounds. After inking and hatching Guts and his armor I decided to use the texture brushes for the background which made the work go much faster. It looked good by the end but I decided to darken the whole piece which I think made it look better.

One thing I wasn’t planning on doing was the helmet. But when looking through the manga I came upon the section when Guts was being consumed by the armor and you could see the head of his inner beast taking form from the cape. I am surprised I don’t remember this scene since it is quite remarkable and stunningly drawn. I’m really glad I found out about it because I feel the overall piece I drew looks much better.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE