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In the mean time: title page Ch. 128 colored

...While waiting patiently for the behind-the-scenes fairies to bring us translation goodness I thought I'd try something.

I particularly liked front page image on this chapter so I grabbed my coloring book (Photoshop) and got to work. I think I should stop before I hurt myself. I hope you like it.

(there's also a PNG version (792k) -just change the extension from .jpg to .png)

here's the original scan if you are curious:


- kage musouka
Tuesday, May 3, 2005

ooo~ very nice. Now if only someone could do that quality work for CG'ing the entire series ^_^ Good jorb (I especially like how crisp the "ashinano" furigana came out!)


- baltakatei
Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Oh, this is very nice. Well done!

Any more?

- Rob
Tuesday, May 3, 2005

I love the colors you chose..I think they're perfect! =)

Super job!

- Carn
Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Oh wow. I like how you made it all nice and soft and not all cell-like. The soft colors really show off the mood of the series a lot. Incidentally, the colored version looks better than the scan you did. I think that scan came out kind of light so coloring it in made it better. Keep up the amazing work.

- Christine K.
Tuesday, May 3, 2005

I decided to try to colour one too,just for fun:)
Mine is from the chapter "Sunrise"

- Madis
Tuesday, May 3, 2005

By the way,does anyone know what colour Makki`s eyes are?
I have actually never seen a coloured drawing of her so I just had to guess.

- Madis
Tuesday, May 3, 2005


Dark brown.




- dDave
Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Back to the topic at hand:

Seriously wonderful.

- KurlyQue
Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Both are Great! Thanks from me and from Lance.

- Kerry
Wednesday, May 4, 2005


The 128 cover is absolutely beautiful. It captures an ephemeral feeling and really highlights Alpha's growing maturity.

I'd love to see more covers in the same style!

- Glen Hwang
Friday, May 6, 2005

I really Like it. Great colouring job. Thanks

- Andreas Nebel - Hamburg, Germany
Friday, May 6, 2005

I liked it (both). Specifically because my colours lack some subtleness that I noticed in your work.

From an older thread:


I will try the title page some day too.

Thanks... it was inspiring.


- (NGA)
Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Quite well. Additonally one can add some noise on large monocolor surfaces, like clothing, and using a sharper light, as Ashinano does. But nevertheless, enjoyable.

- Drake
Wednesday, May 25, 2005

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