Friday, July 10, 2009

Yuri Mania 14: Gift from Yaku - Coloured

Art by Yakuri Moe
Colour by Lightning Sabre

After a Thursday evening filled with undoing, changing colour, making layers and changing brush sizes, I finally finished colouring this art work drawn by Yaku! I could have done it the way I did the last artwork I coloured, but this one is special since it was especially done for me and these are two of my favourite anime characters! I really think I could do more, but I'm not that good enough in colouring yet... I can always call it a work-in-progress and of course am appreciative of any constructive criticism and advice. ^^

Previously seen as a rough sketch before in this blog. I'm really glad when Yaku inked the lines to make it sharp for me so it was easier to colour... but umm... did she have to use that nickname? -3-

Anyhoot... colour schemes... I knew Rei has to have a pale skin, but I know Saber is quite pale as well. Saber has some warmer colour in her than Rei. The trademark hair colour has to fit as well, but I opted not to even look at samples of their hair colour since I know them by heart. Plus Rei so many shades of blue in other fanarts anyway. So I went with my own choosing. The red eyes for Rei was easy, but I wasn't sure what shade of green Saber's eyes should be. I know this ain't perfect, but I can always go back and change it later, especially if I improve.

Hmm looking at this again, I think I should've made Saber's ribbons darker... I also wanted to use a little bit of trademark colours in the schemes. Saber's swimsuit has been white for many other art, so I kept it that way. I can always add stripes to it once I get used to colouring curves ^^; Rei's swimsuit colours are based on the Eva unit 00, thus it's a yellow suit with gray trim. I would've prefered the blue Unit 00, but I don't want to conflict with Saber's too much. So as for Saber, I made the float tube behind her to be the trademark silver and blue armor scheme. That float was one of the last things I coloured since I have no idea how to do it... Thankfully I came across Yamada's posts on DC.com that had a float in it. ^^

One of the things I wanted to improve was also shading. I didn't do any shading on the bunnygirl Mikuru... so I wanted to try it out. I saw a little bit of samples from Gelbooru.com and also looked at RadiantDreamer's colouring tutorial. I think he uses a tablet though, so he has better results. The above art is done without shading. Not too much difference since I've only begun doing it this way. Hopefully I'll improve again. Good thing this is all in the computer so it can always be revised. I really wish I can draw too because I want to add a swimming pool in the background... I can always Photoshop one in, but that's cheating >_< I made multiple layers and also learned how to make layer set in Photoshop. So convenient with that layer set now. I made sure that every colour has different layers this time around, so now I can always change the colour of the float and Saber's & Rei's swimsuit. Anyone got a better colour scheme? I'd love to add a logo on the float, but I was too tired to think of one and how to do it... Probably the design on Saber's armor.

And finally I was messing around with the colour scheme again today before I posted this and did an ecchi omake. Since Yaku called me "Ecchi-Man" then I might as well make it ecchi, lol. A thousand pardons for messing with your lines, Yaku ^^;;;





NSFW NOSEBLEED ALERT!!







Ehehe. Anyway... I started this around 4 PM on Thursday, but with many distractions, I didn't really finish til 3 AM... So adding with the stuff I did today, I'd say about 9 hours? Yikes! Did I really do it that long?? 0.o

EDIT: I loved it so much that it's on my phone now :P

32 comments:

  1. any chance pf an ecchi version of both ladies? much as I love teh Rei, Saber has more personality.

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  2. Wonderful work! love the fan art too, the coloring is already way better than I can manage with photoshop myself.

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  3. @necrophadian: That would involve me drawing Saber's bits ^^;;; Which I don't really have the skill for... yet XD

    @GunStray: LoL that just came to mind out of the blue when I was looking at the pic XD

    @Wolfheinrich: Zankyu ^_^ And honestly this is my second time colouring, so it's pretty much trial and error at this point in time. I'm pretty sure there are so much more I can do with it.

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  4. Saber needs to be naked too >.> . Do you happen to have Saber naked version ?

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  5. Ooh! "Ecchiman', haha. Good one:)

    As for "That would involve me drawing Saber's bits ^^;;; Which I don't really have the skill for... yet XD", just draw a pastie instead *winks*

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  6. I agree... if you're going to make a yuri ecchi... it's only fair to make both Saber and Rei naked... one can't have ALL the fun now! =P

    Subtle naughty isn't hard... I'm thinking... Rei's arms are positioned perfectly... think it's fairly easy to slip in a pink tongue across Saber's nipple area... easily enough just make her nipple taunt. Thus connecting it with Rei's tongue to connect seamlessly. =P

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  7. @Saku: LoL no, I didn't draw this and I didn't plan on that version of Saber since it wasn't as easy to change in Photoshop compared to Rei ^^;

    @aprilius20: LoL I can always photoshop the bits in from another art XD

    @Double H: Consider it done when you read this comment :)

    @Ace: TMI! LoL kidding. I didn't draw this picture, so I can only do little bits of modifications, and Rei was the easiest to do ^^;

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  8. lol, but that would be stealing!
    Instead, try this(NSFW link, I suppose):
    http://chan.sankakucomplex.com/post/show/265556/nipple-tagme-translated-vipper

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  9. @Yuri Downloads: Whoah sexy site! I'm gonna have to add a link to your site! Thank you and thank Yaku for the great work too ^_^

    @Aprilius20: Haha I know that site. I think I have that as a bookmark somewhere ^^; It's only a trial doing a nude filter XD

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  10. Whoa, how'd you colour so well? I've tried cell shading with photoshop before, but ended up horribly butchering the line art -_-

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  11. @Snark: The first time I started colouring I kinda messed up the line art too. After the first one I learned to use a LOT of layers. Keep the lineart as a base and make sure you don't touch it and make another copy of that layer and make it transparent so when you start colouring you can see the lines. I try to keep every colours as a different layer, same with shading. And then colour within the lines, lol. Hope that helps and thanks ^^

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  12. Great coloring on an amazing fan art.
    I love the second version too.
    How do you use layer sets?

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  13. @Yi: Thanks! Heheh, I hope I didn't offend Yaku with the second version since I haven't heard anything from her ^^;;;

    The layer sets is pretty much just putting the layers for Rei and layers for Saber in a separate folder, so instead of a huge list of layers in the window I can close and open the folders I need. It can be quite a handful when there are too many layers in the window and you're looking for the one you need... I should really do this for my 4koma comics...

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  14. Oh hai =D I really like how it came out! it looks very pretty, and I love the highlights!

    mmm.... what do you think, sabre, should we post a NSFW version? the world is practically demanding it =D

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  15. Ooooh cool colors! I think the shading could use bolder colors, it'll make it stand out more. :]

    Come to think of it, I've never seen Yaku draw a guy. I want to see how her men look!

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  16. @Yaku: Ohdearlord please don't kill me for messing with your lines and making a nude Rei! ...... Oh wait, you're ok with it. ^^; LoL you serious about making it NSFW? XD We can try and make it since the world is drooling over it, hahaha.

    @Coco: Ah thanks for the advice. I kinda cheated a little on the shading, so I can make it bolder real easy, heheh :P But I'll be working on it a little more.

    As for the last part... you'll have to ask Yaku herself ^^;

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  17. Of course I'm ok with it! XD and yes I'm deadly serious >=D in fact, instead of just doing a carbon copy of these drawing maybe I could do something else... mwahahahaha!

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  18. @Yaku: I hope that evil laugh doesn't signify a rickroll/RankaRolly... Or I might just get an eyeful of yaoi action in my inbox, eh? LoL... oh no wait, that happened already. >.>

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  19. Thank you for the nosebleed alert...I had enough time to get tissue instead of blood everywhere in the floor XDD MUAHAH =3

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  20. @coco: do sth nice for me, I'll draw you some men =D (I do have to warn you my men suck, unlike my delicious 2D women)

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  21. @Argyle: Haha blood on the dance floor? ^^

    @Yaku: "I do have to warn you my men suck"... What do they suck? :P

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  22. Why, each other of course =D

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  23. @Yaku: I had to ask, didn't I? XD
    Oh and check out what I added in at the bottom of this post ^^

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  24. OOHHH SHIIIIT~~! your phone--!!! I'm blushing all over the place!!! I never thought I would see that kind of thing with something I drew XD

    You're just an awesome person Sabre, I hope you got a lot of presents ^^

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  25. @Yaku: Ahaha, all red, eh? It's one of my favourite pieces, so I have to put it somewhere I can see it everyday ^_^ Thanks again for this fanart present, I really love it (as you can see) -^^-

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  26. Ohh Ecchi-Man Im sooo jealous!
    I wish someone would draw me an artwork like this!

    My Noob Colouring Knowledge tells me that you did a quite good job there!

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  27. @Blowfish: LoL you're gonna start calling me that too? XD Thank you for the compliment ^_^ Appreciate it muchly!

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  28. IMHO its an honour to be called Ecchi-Man ^^

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  29. @Blowfish: LoL I was like... how'd I get that nickname, but after a while and several usage it seems to have stuck on me whether I like it or not ^^; Might as well like it then XD

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