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FaLLEN Volume 1 Graphic Novel Cover Art by OgawaBurukku FaLLEN Volume 1 Graphic Novel Cover Art by OgawaBurukku
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The cover artwork for my first graphic novel, FaLLEN Vol. 1, which collects the first seven chapters of my webcomic FaLLEN, as well as some bonus content, an extra comic, etc.

The cover features Arma, Lamia, Vox (he's there, but hard to make out...), the "Munchkin" as Arma calls her, and the mysterious scythe dude from Ch. 7. I used a really great texture (below) for the background. This will be available as a textless color insert in the graphic novel and there are posters and postcards available on my Storenvy site, which is linked below. 



Related Artwork

FaLLEN Volume 1 Dust Jacket Cover Artwork by OgawaBurukku  FaLLEN - Whimsical Waitress Pretty Showdown by OgawaBurukku 

Mature Content

FaLLEN Chapter 1 -Front Cover- by OgawaBurukku
   Process GIF - FaLLEN Volume 1 Cover Art by OgawaBurukku  FaLLEN Vol. 1 Bonus Story Previews on Patreon by OgawaBurukku  FaLLEN Volume 2 Cover Artwork by OgawaBurukku

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:iconthoughttrainderailed:
thoughttrainderailed Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great designs!  The poses are fantastic too!
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I worked hard on it :)
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blazi76 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Great work . Very dynamic and busy in a good way
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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blazi76 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure
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7LoS7 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I dream of getting to this level of skill. It's delightful and an exciting piece of work!
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Oh wow, thank you so much for the lovely comment! 
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SamDelaTorre Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014   Digital Artist
Awesome cover art! :la: 
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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miminakamura Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
I seriously love how Arma's wings are fallen leav--HHHWWWOOOAHMYGOD I get the meaning of the title now!!!
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
YAAAAY!! Cookie for you :cookie:

There are actually quite a few references to "fall" in the story. The story starts at the beginning of fall, their wings are dead leaves, they live in a town with "Falls" in the title, and so on. 
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Jason-Jamey Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Looks like a cool manga. I'm actually writing a series myself.
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Good luck with your own series :D
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Jason-Jamey Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Welcome! If you want, here's the link to the group for my series. uljaya.deviantart.com
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ah even better with the back ground. I love it!!
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yay, thank you! Glad to hear it! :3
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VanessaFardoe Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Really digging the lighting. Sorry to hear that things are a little behind schedule, but I'm glad you found time to get this group picture done.  Came out great ^^
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
This year has been the worst for my comic schedule >___<;;; But I'm glad you like this!
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow:
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D
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Veil-dr Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
superb!!! on your cintiq has the same problem as mine TwT. its so painful lol.
i love the background too the colors fit so well together!

awesome job ^^
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
I think my cintiq is the 2011 model and that was the only reason I bought it, because the 2009 model, though cheaper, is only like 70% accurate with colors or something. But even then, mine is definitely only around 90% accurate... they cost so much money, but this is a serious problem for me. I just need to fix my comp so it can display on both the cintiq and my laptop monitor at the same time again. I wish I could have bought last year's mini model... 

And thank you!!
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Veil-dr Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh i see when i went online to check out what was wrong i just read that it was the fact that the cintiq has a higher quality so it looks different on monitor but i really dont know lol.

no problem :)
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nah, it's actually a lower quality >_< Well, it's definitely lower quality from what my Mac has, so it gives everything a kind of "dull" look compared to what my Mac shows me. But back when I worked at an office the PCs there were older and everything looked a bit duller on those comps, too. But now that everything is HD or Retina display, I really need to make sure I get the colors right before I post/print something >_<
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Veil-dr Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooh lol i see. dang. i hope it doesn't give you too much trouble TwT.
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galacticpink Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am going to donate so much to this Kickstarter when you get it up I WANT ALL THE GOODIES.

I hope you don't mind me saying, but I'm a bit iffy on the texture simply because it looks like you had to size it up, thus making the quality less than the rest of the image. It might look better printed, though! (and one could argue that it makes the part you drew pop)

Also I've decided I love how you highlight. You cel-shade and I find it's pretty hard to find people that do the highlights as well as you do on that style!
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
YAAY! I'm going to work all day tomorrow on it so I can try to get the Kickstarter up before the end of the month.

I did that so the characters would pop a little more, yeah. I adjusted the settings a lot so it would look a little duller, and I have a few other textures on top of it which is why it looks broken up like that. Choosing a background was tough since Arma's main colors are not colors that go well with the four other characters in the pic. 

Thank you! I enjoy highlighting, since it's not too time-consuming and I love fiddling with the filters. I think I used the "overlay" filter for all these (and I have been doing that on recent chapter covers) and I just love how it pulls up colors buried underneath and gives the effect of a colored light source/second light source. It doesn't always work but I have liked how it's looked in a lot of my recent stuff.
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galacticpink Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, thanks for the process breakdown on the highlighting! I'll have to mess around with some of that!
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dark-tarou Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This turned out really cool! *w* Love the strong mysterious shadows and colors you used! However, I would recommend avoid putting such strong highlights on stuff that is not very reflective, such as skin or 'mysterious scythe dude's' coat (unless it's made of glossy leather as the guardian uniforms or latex. The gloss on Arma's boots and belt seems too much as well, but since it's leather you can still keep it but tone it down a bit), it makes stuff look really oily (unless stuff is oily or wet). I think I good example of a job well done is in this drawing of yours ogawaburukku.deviantart.com/ar… where highlights are put mostly on hair or metal objects and very little on skin or textile clothing.  If glossiness is your special artistic touch then go ahead and keep it (everyone has their own preferences and stuff c: ).
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I wasn't sure what to do with some of the highlights. Arma's shoes and braces are a smooth leather, so I left the highlights strong on those areas, but with mister man there I have never really thought about the fabric for his outfit before, but I guess it would be a leathery/vinyl material kinda like what the girls wear. But I did think the highlights looked blah on his uniform (I super dulled down the central highlight on his hat... not sure if it is noticeable or not) but wasn't sure how much I should do that on the rest of his outfit, like his jacket and whatever. He was my least favorite to color because he looked bad without the highlights and I used them more to make him pop. But I might go in and turn down the opacity to make them a pop out less.

Yeah, on that pic of their school uniforms I didn't use many highlights because I know blazers don't reflect much light since I am more familiar with that kind of material. I do like the shiny look for their uniforms, though for Mystery Man's it was a challenge. I haven't colored a pic of him in so looooong @_@;;; I actually didn't put any highlights on the Munchkin's light blue dress, but I realized nobody could see her dress anyway under all the other character layers :p
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dark-tarou Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Mister man xD haha I think I'll just call him that from now on even after his name is revealed to the public. Yeah I do agree that highlights on his suit will add a nice touch but yeah, toning them down is the best way to go.

And I do like how you highlight their uniforms, i always imagined them to be shiny and they look cool this way c': the hair as well, especially Arma's, cause it has nice pinksih highlights on it (Arma in general looks the best in this pic, maybe it's cause I like her as a character the most xD).

The shiny skin is my biggest concern really, the rest is very debatable.

Also I forgot to add how frustrated I find the fact the artwork looks different on every monitor and when printed 8( I hope after doing some test printing things will get clearer for you!
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
I looked at them again and I think another problem is that they weren't THAT bright on my cintiq. Do you work on a cintiq? It is so hard to get the colors right on those things. I'm definitely going to soften the highlights on his jacket to look more like his hat, so thanks for bringing that up.

Arma is the only one who doesn't have a texture over her so I think she looks the shiniest, hee hee XD I think in the past I gave her whitish highlights but I like using the overlay filter for highlights these days, since it really adds a bunch of color to the pic and makes the highlights seem more vibrant. I guess it's my thing now XD Though the skin highlights came out a touch bright... Cintiq, I blame you. The display desaturates everything, ugh. I did intend for the skin to have some shimmer, but maybe not quite that much. But I do like shiny skin in cartoon characters, heh.

Yeah, I'm going to go in and fix some stuff on laptop. My laptop I think keeps colors reasonably close to what my printer uses (yay Retina display) but my Cintiq... ugh. It just destroys colors if I am not careful DX
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dark-tarou Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ugh...no I do not own I cintiq so I won't be much help with that... Haha, for me my laptop was the messing up with the colours. When I drew on my monitor screen it made everything much lighter and less saturated than it should be, so I had a little shock when I saw my art printed for the first time... Now I got myself an external monitor so life got easier, cause setting up colors on a laptop screen is a pain in the ass... Maybe I should try playing with the screen settings again sometime..

But it's cool that you have a device that shows you proper colors so I think fixing them won't be a major issue and you can finally concentrate on putting the kick-starter campain together! *w*
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HeartandVoice Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Holy crap!!
I was excited to see how the finished version would look, but this just blew me away!
I can't wait to have this as a poster! *runs away to make room on wall*
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm going to send this out in a couple of days for a trial run for the posters. Need to decide on a good paper to use.

Glad you like! Though ugh, the reds came out too red. I need to fix that. Using a Cintiq is great but the color match-up isn't 100% accurate.
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HeartandVoice Featured By Owner Edited Oct 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Sweet, happy paper hunting!

I like the colors, but looking back at other illustrations you've made, I can see what you mean.
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
For some crazy reason, whenever I moved my system got all screwy and I can no longer work on my cintiq and have my laptop monitor also show the same display. So I can't really check my work without unplugging the cintiq. It's annoying >_< I'd fix it now but I'm waiting for my NyQuill to kick in and knock me out for the night :p
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dhmanga186 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Interesting color of choice for wings.
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well, her wings are made up of fallen leaves (like the title... WEE!) so I wanted them to look more like leaves you'd see in autumn instead of green leaves. 
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dhmanga186 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Makes sense seeing her hair is red.
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Bealmeister Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work here! :D
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Bealmeister Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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sadaharugin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Looks great and stuff but isnt this supost to include the title as well? Or is this the textless version ?
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is the textless version :D I probably won't post the text version here unless I use it for ads for the book release or something.
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sadaharugin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Ok cool ! Good job overall x3
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