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Dark Chronicles - Prologue
Created by Bernd Höllen

A shattered man who had lost almost everything will sacrifice himself to save the world from a corrupt and violent regime. Black and white, good or evil? Nobody knows his true destiny. Like a pawn in an endless chess game, heading towards a battle, unaware of the outcome.

Justice or revenge? He has to decide

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Written and illustrated by: Bernd Höllen
Translation by: Bernd Höllen and SlappingMachine
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:iconbrittanynelson89:
brittanynelson89 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing.
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DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much :)
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Reign4th Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist
Wow! breathtaking and eerily amazing! Really dig into the atmosphere and above all the ambiance, artwork, storyline  and the music matched splendidly! awesome job!
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DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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Namiiru Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely incredible work! :love: I love the art, the layouts, the music, and the moving images! You really are very talented!! :D
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DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh my, thank you so much! I'm glad to hear that.
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Namiiru Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It really is a pleasure! :hug:
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, that is quite a suspenseful prologue :o Sure makes it clear what is to come.
Nice addition with the moving illustrations :la: The music matches well, too.
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DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. Hope you'll check out the remastered first issue after the easter weekend.
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll try to remember :o
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Smoppet Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
This was really cool! I've never seen something quite like this! The graphics moving with the mouse was an awesome addition! 
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DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. There will be another issue on da after the easter weekend. You can watch it on dark-chronicles.com for free.
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Zarashi99 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, this is a fantastic re-design! Your choice of soundtrack is tasteful and the ones you've used fit the pages perfectly~! The artwork is pro as usual! O.o And how did you make the "Move you mouse" come out and make some other pictures move without turning away from the main background? Is that panorama effect? :o I am a motion book maker myself but I've never done that...
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DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Edited Mar 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. No it's called a parrallax layer. Every parallax contains different layers. These layers start moving by mouse over.
If you want some graphics to be fix, like a text layer or a different illustration you just have to add a new layer outside the parallax.
I've made some screenshots of the cover down below.

Fix Image:

Screenshot fix image by DarkChroniclesCom

Parallax Effect:

Screeshot parallax by DarkChroniclesCom


The panorama effect is made in a different way.
I got an example for this in "Dark Chronicles: Redemption - Episode I" on page 9.

Dark Chronicles - Redemption: Episode 1 - The B... by DarkChroniclesCom

I hope I could help you ;)
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Zarashi99 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, my~! How could I ever repay you! Thank you soooo much for the tips! It really helped me.
I just followed your instructions and voila~! I successfully inserted a parallax layer.. :love: It's not that pro like yours 
but I'm really glad I now know the difference between Parallax and Panorama effect.. [Geez, I'm not that updated with the effects of Madefire..]

Thanks soooo much! You are not just a great artist but a kind person too! :glomp:
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DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
No prob. The motion book tool is no magic xD just simple layers and effects at the right time in the right place.
I'm glad to help :) Panoramas are a bit more different. You have to imagine a room like a cube.
You got a front and a back image, two side images (left and right), one image above and one on the floor;
like this:

Features by DarkChroniclesCom   
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Zarashi99 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, once again thanks for the insight and for the pictures.. Yes, I've tried to use Panorama effect but it didn't suit my piece because I lacked the assets. My, what you did for a panorama though was spectacular! It was absolutely well done~! 

It might take me some time to master it but I'll try to add panorama some time in the future too. ^_^
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DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yeah panos do not fit in every storyline but it's fun to use them.
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Zarashi99 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Splendid work! I'm totally digging the soundtrack and every page. You are a pro of motion books! Hats off to you :nod:
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DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you but I'm really far away from being a pro I guess. I'm glad that you like my work ;)
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Zarashi99 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw... You're welcome. :tighthug: Even so I am all hats off to you. 
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DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
that's very nice. thank you I really appreciate that
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Zarashi99 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem~! Keep up the good work and more power to ya! :wave:
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DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i will. promise!
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:iconzarashi99:
Zarashi99 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw.. You don't need to promise~! I, along with other big readers out there, know that you're going to do a great job.
Have a good day :nod:
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DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you I think I'll frame that post xD
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DesignsByKittn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this and shared it to my Twitter fans!
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DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. That's nice!
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DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much. I really appreciate that.
Perhaps you will like this as well. I have changed it a bit and added some new layers.

Dark Chronicles - #1: The Journey Begins by DarkChroniclesCom
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Sorry for the slow reply here - great to see you putting out episodes :) 
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DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Don't worry. I'm working hard to get the prequel done ;)
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