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Taninim Colored by StarGamerWorld Taninim Colored by StarGamerWorld
Whew, this was long overdue...

This is a kaiju (different from the genre I usually do :lol:). His name is Taninim, created by :iconthe-great-mm: and is (in my opinion at least) the main protagonist of his kaiju universe. He's the Showa Godzilla of it, and his design of an angler fish stood out to me among the other protagonists I've seen. :)

I tried a new coloring style, by selecting two shades of colors aside from the flat color, add them in based on the lighting, and then use the blur tool to blend them all together. How do you think it worked out?

Pencils, Inks, and a different coloring done by :icon Scatha-the-Worm: [link] I am of course nowhere near his level in coloring ^^;
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:iconwhiteknight222:
whiteknight222 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Awesome coloring man nice job! I see you are improving.
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:iconstargamerworld:
StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Thanks, I still have a ways to go though but I'll keep practicing if I get time. :)

I don't have a tablet yet sadly. I'm planning on a Bamboo Pen tablet, do you have one you might want me to check out?
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:iconwhiteknight222:
whiteknight222 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
wacom table intuos 4 or 3
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:iconstargamerworld:
StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
I actually got my tablet now. I just need to figure out how to make GIMP operable with it. ^^;
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:iconwhiteknight222:
whiteknight222 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Download photoshop for free a trial.... trust me. What tablet it has to have pressure sensitivity....
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:iconstargamerworld:
StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
I'll take a look at the photoshop trial. I use Bamboo Pen, which allows easy pressure sensitivity (I already have mine down for GIMP).

So how are you atm? Been busy with commissions? :)
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:iconwhiteknight222:
whiteknight222 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
No busy with animation school.....no real time to talk. It's a ton of drawings. I'm glad u r all set tho...
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:iconstargamerworld:
StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Ah wow, animation school? How's that going and what have you been drawing there? :)

I'll see how my coloring goes ^^; I know you're really busy but I hope you might have time for The Allx logo whenever you can (of course keep that logo at low priority, school is more important after all and I do not mind ;))
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cybololz Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
that's awesome!!!
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Thanks :D
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cybololz Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
np!
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
I think it looks really good! :) The shading looks really nice, very smooth. That blur tool is nice for that isn't it, lol.

Just a bit more practice, and you'll be golden. :D

(and just for future reference, I'm a female XD )
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Thanks for the advice, I'll try other ways to color since this might not be my favorite.

I actually wanted to make my own kaiju. Have any advice when one designs the main protagonist kaiju?

And sorry for the gender mixup XD
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
the main thing is to make what you want, not what everyone else makes. If you like it, then it's a good start.

Make it look interesting. Don't be afraid to add stuff to it, but at the same time don't overdo it and make it too complicated.

That's about all the advice I've got, really. :) I hope to see what you come up with!

And no problem, lol. Everyone did it, including MM and RenDragonClaw. XD
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
I think I can do that. If I make one I'll show you it! ;)
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The shadows lack contrast, making the coloring job look flat and muddy. You need to make harder, darker shadows to make character's form stand out. It could also use some stronger highlights to accent the muscles.
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Ah, okay. Thanks for the advice. I haven't really gotten the understanding of coloring like I do with inks. I'll check out that coloring process that :iconhulkdaddyg: put up.
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The-Great-MM Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Awesome. Looks great. Colors look fantastic, thanks a bunch!
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Not a problem! He is my favorite after all! :D

I've been thinking of making a kaiju myself, though I'm not really ready to begin drawing him/her/it at the moment, that and I don't have all the ideas fully down yet. XD

Have any advice on some thing's I should be aware of when making/designing a kaiju?

And I'll see if I can get :icondeadpoolrus: to do a request/commission involving a kaiju or two of yours ;)
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The-Great-MM Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Don't go for the traditional stuff is what I do. I try and break the basic rules of kaiju-dom.
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Ah, gotcha... Though I'm a bit unsure on the rules at times ^^; I'm pretty sure my kaiju though won't be the typical kaiju hero/anti-hero... I think :lol:

So what's your opinion on mechs in kaiju settings? I personally am not a fan of them as they lack the interest and uniqueness of a kaiju, making them seem bland and boring in comparison (admittedly, I think NGE did have an interesting idea when it came to it's mechs that I could inspire from, but that show had it's own disaster of problems...)
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