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Berserker barrage - sketch by Inkthinker Berserker barrage - sketch by Inkthinker
One of the things I love about Berserk (Kentaro Miura) is the way he draws these insanely brutal, violent splash scenes in which limbs and torsos and heads go flying all over the place... he does almost all of it with curves and hatch patterns and "speed lines". He's a madman with a brush, Miura is. I didn't quite take it to his level, but that's one of the things I was thinking about when I sketched this out.

Total time, 'bout an hour. Red pencil first, then graphite, red stripped out in Photoshop... so I did rough out the curves and arcs and positions n'shit before I came in with the semi-clean pencil action.

Just messin' about, trying to stay loose. Hit me with yer thoughts.


Flipped it.
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mrknifey Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
subdual damage not the way to go it seems. try a big cannon from a distance guys;)
mr-crowley666 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D, DF, F + PPP
chorns Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
I love the sense of speed you show with intense speed lines! Nice!!
roronora Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
delicouslavethe8 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
ink man your beast i didnt even know you had all this stuff in your scraps man would it be alright if i learn your style of action PLEASE SAY YES SENSEI
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I'm not going to teach it to you... but if you want to pick up tips, by all means be my guest. I'd say that if you want to learn the method, rather than ask me it's better to look to the artists that I learn from. Top of the list for action in my book are Oh! Great (Air Gear, Tenjho Tenge), Yukito Kishiro (Battle Angel Alita) and Hiroaki Samura (Blade of the Immortal). Study what they've done, rather than what I've done, and you'll be closer to the source.
delicouslavethe8 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
lol you know whats funny is im reading them as i read this statment lol im a big fan of them and vagabond but thanks man for actually responding
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Takehiko Inoue is also awesome. So is Kentaro Miura. Also Kenichi Sonoda, who is the only guy I've ever seen who can actually make a car chase in comics as thrilling as it would be in a movie.

A lot of 'em are coming from the same basic place, though... study 'em all, and look for what they have in common.
butterfly-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Just wondering: why did you flip it?

Where you trying to give a greater impact because most people look at pictures from left to right?
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
That was part of it. Mostly it's because I often flip drawings in order to check for errors, which often "pop out" more effectively when you look at a drawing in reverse, or upside-down. And sometimes, when I flip it to check for mistakes, I just find out I like it better that way. Dig around in the Scraps and Gallery and you'll probably find several drawing that I've done that with.
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