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23 June 2011 @ 10:56 pm
Hullo. I come bearing a colour page of the manga series Vampire Knight.
I am by far not satisfied with the outcome of this, but whatever. Took me long enough.
There are so many people out there that do amazing work with colour pages, so I wanted to give it a try as well. I'm not an expert when it comes to lighting and shadows and folds. I also do not own a graphic tablet which could have made work much easier (yes, I did all that just with the mouse).

Anyway, enjoy!

Programmes: Photoshop CS3, my mouse
Time: I seriously lost the count of time. But all over it's probably ~7 hours. I had to re-draw and re-draw all over again at some places.
Credits: Scans found via the VK community here on LJ. Textures by vikyvampirs90.

I'd love more people to colourize the latest chapter. Like, seriously.
Tumblr link is up.

+ please credit to timepanic or diapadme if you want to use them for icons and such
+ comments are welcome (not a must)
+ textless icons are NO bases
+ do not hotlink
+ enjoy!

mood: groggy
music: Jollity Farm - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
Isilenisilen on June 23rd, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
Do you know how hard today to be at the top at work??? (I saw CH during breakfast) Now is even better!! Thankyou very much. Is very Cool in spite of no equipament or vectoring from 0 or all that stuff usual in experts...

Jules: VK: Kaito; Cool story bro he saiddiapadme on June 23rd, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Haha, sorry for distraction you from work, though.
I suppose Photoshop is not even the right programme for things like these. But meh, I felt like it XD
Isilenisilen on June 23rd, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
Actually it had been a pleasure to be at half on work, you know?
i'm from that bizarre group who is happy living on VK.land the whole day!!!! *trying to invent a new darker category of fangirl* (one of the reasons i dont comment as usual, so i would never end)

Not really. you couloring is very cool!
Jules: VK: Zero; Fighting the beast that'sdiapadme on June 23rd, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
D'aw thank you. That's very kind. Still, maybe I'll pick it up again one day to improve it here and there.
Ahh, I feel like babbling about the latest chapter all day. I'm totally pro Zeki, as one might suspect, so those last few scenes were a killer for me. More of that please, unf.
pkdesignerpkdesigner on June 23rd, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
i am colouring it too nicer colouring
Jules: VK: Yuuki & Zero; Dreaming of the deaddiapadme on June 24th, 2011 06:17 am (UTC)
Yaay! Can't wait to see yours :)
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Jules: VK: Yuuki & Zero; Wipe off these stainsdiapadme on June 24th, 2011 06:18 am (UTC)
Whoop! More people to take up the challenge :D
And thank you, by the way. I know it's far from perfect (I know that since I've seen other people doing colour pages and damn those were fantastic) but I think it turned out okay for a first try :P
☢ Hellraiser: 【vk】 »Zero/Yuuki« o3stygian_dream on June 23rd, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
LOVE IT! 030 You did wonderfully. ;3 I hope we get more epic scenes like this. -crosses fingers-
Jules: VK: Yuuki & Zero; Dreaming of the deaddiapadme on June 24th, 2011 06:20 am (UTC)
Yep, I am hoping for more scenes like this. Fingers crossed that Hino picks it right up AFTER that scene so that we actually get a bit of biting :3
☢ Hellraiser: 【vk】 »Zero/Yuuki«stygian_dream on June 24th, 2011 11:55 am (UTC)
Totally! -flails like an idiot- I am so stoked!!!! I want Yuuki to taste Zero's feelings for her; I want her to actually experience just how he feels for her. >:)

You know, I think this has been one of Kaname's plans all along, honestly. Sometimes, I wonder why he's pushing the two of them so close to one another. Kaname isn't the sort for coincidence. Zero will already protect Yuuki no matter what... so... what's the reason this time?
Jules: VK: Zero; show your red stained teethdiapadme on June 24th, 2011 01:08 pm (UTC)
Yep, and she will if she's really going to drink his blood. Ooh the possibilities...

Uh, good point. Although he must know what a risk it is to let Yuuki end up cornered like this. She openly admitted that she still loves Zero and Kaname knows only too well that Zero is still in love with Yuuki.
Seriously, if that's his new way of protecting her then that's... odd.
☢ Hellraiser: 【vk】 »Zero/Yuuki« o2stygian_dream on June 24th, 2011 02:14 pm (UTC)
Yessss... possibilities. X3

Yeah. Ya know, I always felt that Kaname was going die. I mean--from the very get-go. The more his story is unfolding, the more tragic he is becoming... and destructive... especially to Yuuki. Kaname is very much aware of this. And, I also think he is still very much in love with the hooded woman. Even with all the things he's said to Yuuki, I still don't believe that he's in love with her. I feel that he loves her very, very dearly, but it is a love unlike Zero's. Kaname says what he has to to get the pieces on his board moving in the right direction. This includes Yuuki, and especially Zero. -shrugs- It could just be my twisted way of thinking, but I believe that Kaname is wanting Yuuki's feelings for Zero to fully bloom, and vice versa for Zero. Kaname wants to make sure the queen's knight is right by her side for the hell that is ahead.

Your icon is the sex, by the way. 030
Jules: VK: Zero; Can I ruffle your hair please?diapadme on June 24th, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
I honestly have never looked at Kaname this way XD I do believe that he really cares for Yuuki and that he really loves her. I mean, you're probably right that he also loves that hooded woman. But she has been long gone and she's probably the reason why he always felt so terribly lonely. Yuuki sort of led him out of his loneliness and protected him that way. So, from his point of view I'd say he's properly in love with her.
But for Yuuki. Hmmn, I always felt that she was more admiring him for being the big awesome vampire who saved her when she was a child. Maybe she's even lusting for him, but it's always quite off. At least I think so. By the end of the second arc (just after she became a vampire) I got the strong intention that she only went with Kaname because she was sorry for him. He would have been lonely all over again.
I can probably understand all the Yume fans out there (if there only wasn't the incestuous part of their relationship - they are still related) but I still don't feel it. Kaname is waaaay too creepy and manipulative. That's probably why I never really liked the idea of him ending up with Yuuki.
Now, with Zero on the other hand... that's a different story <3

I'm rambling sorry XD I just feel like it after the new chapter came out.
Also, your icons just as sexy :D
☢ Hellraiser: 【k】»Grell Sutcliff«stygian_dream on June 24th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
You know, you're probably right. X3 I just can't get over this feeling that he's pushing Yuuki and Zero both together for some reason, a reason he'll keep hidden until the very last. And, as you've pointed out, Kaname is quite manipulative. That's why it's easy for me to believe that all the things he's said to her could just be him guiding her in a certain direction, and the words themselves aren't exactly real. They probably are, but I'm very suspicious given his track record.

I agree about Yuuki. I feel that she thinks it's her responsibility to be in love with Kaname and she can't leave him to be lonely, as you said. Yuuki always seems to just go to Zero without thought, but with Kaname, she thinks, "Ooh, I can't let him get lonely. He seems so sad. I can't leave him to himself like that." aside from lusting over him. I will be honest, I can't blame her. Buuut, yeah.. when I found out about Kaname being Yuuki's brother, I was put off by the idea. Then, you find out that he's just her ancestor. Along with that, the vampire generations aren't that far apart, so he could just be her great-great grandfather. Still too close for my liking. I like Kaname's character, but if I saw him paired with anyone at all, it would have to be Sara... strangely enough! Both characters would challenge the other; both are cunning strategists. It would give some kind of growth to them as individuals. I know it's a stretch, but I don't really see any other character being that much of a challenge for him. With Kaname and Yuuki, there is no real growth, in my opinion. Kaname just shelters Yuuki and she remains naive and ignorant of things that could possibly harm/kill her.

When it comes to Zero and Yuuki, Zero challenges Yuuki. Because of his love for her, he wants her to be stronger. The last part of 73 proves this. <33333 In the beginning, he felt it necessary to keep things from Yuuki to protect her, but now he realizes that Yuuki is in a situation she still doesn't completely understand and he must act. Hino once said that Zero represents her hesitant side. Well, he's not hesitating anymore. X3 And, along with that, Yuuki challenges Zero. I find it fascinating how the situation of one character accentuates the other. Zero's and Yuuki's relationship isn't easy, and I think that's what I like so much about it.

You rambling? Pssh! XD I think I'm rambling. ROFL
Thankies!!!! ^///^
Jules: VK: Zero; Felt it in my fist in my feet diapadme on June 24th, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
True, true. With Zero every conversation always seemed pretty natural (when they were still at school together). Every time she met up with Kaname it somehow always felt... forced?
Even now, Yuuki admitted to Zero that she wants to go back to the times when they were talking naturally with each other. She misses those times which, for me, is a clear indicator that she's always loved him. The only problem is that Zero was always there, he was sort of taken for granted. Now that she sees that he's gotten so far away from her she starts panicking.

Zero on the other hand. Sigh. Seriously, I have a thing for broken, angsty characters. Zero is probably on top of my list when it comes to that aspect of characterisation.
Maybe Aidou's comment about how he'd go and get what he wants did stir something up. The fact that he's so active at the moment only shows that, I think. What's amazing is that he acts selflessly. He knows that Yuuki needs help right now and he is offering it to her.
Kaname can also be protective (even though possessive can be the right word) but the way Zero does this is more subtle and more natural to me. Damn, he even once said that he'd give his life for her only just to make sure that she's okay.

Hmm, could be possible that Kaname is still playing some imaginary chess on an enormous imaginary chessboard. But still, it would be incredibly reckless of him if he underestimated the tension that has been built up between Yuuki and Zero.
I once read this (still crazy) theory that Kaname is probably going to wipe out every last Pureblood there is. His final move would be to kill himself and Yuuki off so that there is no one left. And then Zero appears as the knight in shining armour who saves the day XD
It's a crack theory but I like the drama.

Edited at 2011-06-24 03:23 pm (UTC)
☢ Hellraiser: 【vk】 »Zero/Yuuki«stygian_dream on June 26th, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
Took the words right from my mouth. :3 Some are arguing that she misses those times with Zero because she misses their friendship, but it's clearly obvious that she has fallen in love with him. I like how her love for him was by complete accident. It just happened. With Kaname, it's more like her admiration was consciously morphed into something more.

Ooh, me too! I love the broken, damaged, and misunderstood characters. I was instantly attracted to Zero's character from the very first chapter/episode. Yeah, I kinda think that Aidou feels a bit sorry for Zero to some degree lol. Zero's situation is so heart-breaking. <3333

Yes, possessive is far more appropriate. The way Kaname protects her is so loud. I do find Zero's more subtle acts very endearing. He just steps in when needed and steps back. He's not over-bearing or excessive.

HAHAHA! You know, my friend and I have discussed that theory. XDDD
Lorenaamdeloag on June 23rd, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
Aww lovely! The background is beautiful as well. Very nice job!
Jules: VK: Zero; show your red stained teethdiapadme on June 24th, 2011 06:20 am (UTC)
Thank you! Haha, to be quite honest, I like the background best XD
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Jules: DB: Son Goku; Your Argument Is Invaliddiapadme on June 24th, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you XD But I'm seriously considering getting a graphic tablet now. I should borrow the one my brother owns once I see him again. Just to find out whether I can work with these things.
Also best page in a long time. Yes. This is probably one of my top three pages XD
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Jules: VK: Yuuki & Zero; I can hear the thunderdiapadme on June 25th, 2011 08:09 am (UTC)
Epic almost-bite XD there's still a little part of me that believes that Hino is just pulling our legs there.
Although the other 90% of me say they'll go with the bite. And then some more, hurr.

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Jules: Other: Quote: Sag mal ficken die da?diapadme on June 25th, 2011 09:58 am (UTC)
Waah. Next month. I can't wait.
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Jules: Actors: Simon & Jessicadiapadme on June 25th, 2011 08:10 am (UTC)
Thank you! It's from the very recent one, the 73rd.
― an accidental memory in the case of death.serafira on June 26th, 2011 09:24 am (UTC)
oh, nice ♥
i'd like to try my hand at this page too, but think i'll wait until a clean version comes out.
Jules: FMA: Roy & Hawkeye; Yes make it homediapadme on June 26th, 2011 12:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Oh yes, give it a try! I'd love to see other people's results :D
mary_jc on June 26th, 2011 01:18 pm (UTC)
great work *O* I love it!
Jules: VK: Yuuki; Trees seek each otherdiapadme on June 26th, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! <3 Glad you enjoyed it!
Katherine: unbreakablekathy20121 on June 27th, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
I'm speechless! Great job! =)
Jules: VK: Zero; Why hi thar we read books nowdiapadme on June 28th, 2011 07:54 am (UTC)
Haha, I doubt that it's that great, but thank you! :D Glad you liked it!