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What are your thoughts on art in the Noblesse? How does it compare to other series using same methodology?
Last edited by thornofcarrion; June 17, 2011 at 02:36 AM.
Noblesse, as it's own name already tells you is about noble people from a high class, if I may call them like that, but among humans Noblesse people are more commonly known as vampires.
Noblesse people have a lot of pride !!!
They care for their pride much more, as for their life, what is not shown in many other manga or manhwa at all.
But this is far from everything this manhwa has to offer, becouse this is a fabilous work with great colourful art, funny moments, sad moments, and a lot of other stuff wich you will figure out only if you read the whole series...
I am very new to the webcomic world, cuz beside Noblesse, i have only checked a webcomic with 5 chapters out.
But i have to say that the art and the fact that we always get the stuff coloured makes Noblesse indeed special and more appealing
At the beginning it might be a bit weird, for me it was, but nowadays the art is just something amazing and we fully understand everything that happens.
I don't think that Noblesse will ever need something like anime.
To all people that might seen this and still didn't give a chance to any webcomic, in this particularly case, i have to say that Noblesse's art might be weird at the beginning but that won't last for very long and with time it gets a lot better
I think the art is unbelievable good in terms of lighting and shadows.
In terms of combat scenes, i think it's quite similar to Bleach but where Bleach uses black and white to signify the enormous conflicting energies, Noblesse does the same thing but instead uses a wide variety of colors. And i don't mean this as any kind of put down because, whatever else people may say about Bleach, i think when it comes to energy based battle artistry it really is second to none.
In terms of the more casual scenes, i would say Noblesse's art style "puts detail where detail is needed". The art in Noblesse often uses the eyes and the way the character is holding themselves to tell you things that other comics would need a thought bubble to say(which is something more common in the western comic style). Where a lot of series use the art to practically yell every little thing the characters are doing at you, Noblesse whispers it(proverbially).
I think when a lot of people try and judge comic art they make the mistake of thinking "realism = quality" and i think that is a mistake. I think comics are a lot closer to animation than they are live action, in that they use drawn art to help tell a story. And the best of animation is not the most realistic it's the stuff that uses it's art as part of the story telling process.
And it's in this respect that Noblesse hits the ball out of the park artistically. It uses it's art to express overwhelming power in it's combat scenes and quite subtlety in it's more casual scenes. And the artist's ability do both those things is something i find very very impressive.
Last edited by Jammin; August 03, 2011 at 07:59 AM.
I don't really like the shadows, nor the lighting...I believe it is not consistent throughout the manhwa...there are spectacular scenes, like the battle scenes, but there are casual scenes where sometimes it slips...that's what I noticed anyway...
The battlescenes are really good, and so is the humor...I mean the technique that is used to portray comic situations...
I think however the colors are a bit lifeless, and sometimes the backgrounds are emptier then they should be...at least for my taste...I know the artist in charge is not screwing this up, and all these elements are deliberate, and each scene is dedicated to the mood it transmits, or the message that needs to be relayed through the story...but this is more related to taste...
What I will commend though is the paneling...even though the action scenes might be a mess sometimes, and sometimes I feel the flow is not there...besides battles it is just so easy to read this manhwa...
Re-reading the series, now I can really tell that the characters' hairs changed. XD Rai's hair got thinner, M-21's hair too. Frank's hair style changed somehow; it is not as curly as before. And the hairs on the latest chapters are less detailed compared to first chapters. The strokes in the hair is different. I wonder why the artist changed the hairs?
At any rate, Noblesse art style is definitely different from the other comics I have read. I like the idea of how they tried to draw the characters as much like a real person (without the big, sparkling eyes we usually find in manga especially), and that is something new to me. I like how sometimes they draw two pages very similar but only changing the expressions of the characters or the position. It feels like I'm watching it, not merely reading it, and personally it gives the feeling of fun for me. I also like how they sometimes switch the main point of view from one character to another character behind the previous character; again, I feel like I'm watching instead of merely reading.
All in all, I think Noblesse's art is .