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March 10, 2008
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Kagerou: Panel by AtomicFireball Kagerou: Panel by AtomicFireball
A quick panel grab from Kagerou. It took way too long to finish, even using the more convenient bare-bones CG that enables me to churn these suckers out every week.
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MoenokoriNova Mar 13, 2008
I see this and think, "BAMF!" like Nightcrawler just teleported away.
you can tell it took a while though, it looks really complex and ... good
Linake Mar 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! ^^ Love the contrast of the soft white smoke (smoke? wind?) against the raw, jagged, charred trees...
Keep it up! :#1:
yeah this is really cool. Reminds me of the fire scene from Bambi. I also like your style of drawing the charred trees.
great job with the fire reflections in the water :)
Kageno-Tenshi Mar 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it's a really good panel, so I can see why it took so long. Quite the complicated picture, with the reflections off the water and all that fire. I love all the different textures you used in this, it really makes the fire stand out, gives it a kind of 3-d effect.

Question, that's probably already been answered - What type of tablet and program do you use? I'm doing research into buying one of each, and I just wanted your opinion, since you are by far the nicest cg-er I stalk, I mean, emulate... ^_^
AtomicFireball Mar 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Currently I'm using a wacom intuos tablet and corel photo-paint 12, but not to their full extent. I'm a slapdash digital artist at best and used to get equivalent results with a graphire (which is cheaper than intuos by far). Although I think if you plan to do really complex things the tablet might matter more.
How is Corel Painter? I had an old version of it and I really hated it compared to my old version of Photoshop. (Corel Painter 5 and Photoshop 5.0, actually) I found it to be more complicated than it was worth and it kind of turned me off of any thought of trying a newer version. So... just out of curiosity...?
(I couldn't use any kind of layers or pen tools on it.)
AtomicFireball Mar 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Versions 8 and above are fantastically simple for my coloring style, and you can program the tools to keyboard shortcuts and save a bunch of time. I dunno how it compares to Photoshop, since I couldn't figure Photoshop out at all (low tolerance for things not being where I'm used to them being, hehe).

Corel is still a little weak when it comes to smooth brushes, so I may want to switch someday when I want to brush up on my technical skillz.
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