Our newest drawing, the Milia and VF-9, is now on sale at our merch store on a variety of clothing and other items. Remember that all items with this design are on sale for the first 72 hours, so act quick!
It seems I like to keep coming back to this! Once again, we see the character Milia Jenius and her VF-9 Cutlass, as seen in the Sega Dreamcast game Macross: M3.
This is the fourth time I have drawn this character as she appeared in this game, and the third time I’ve drawn her with the VF-9 Cutlass.
the character and the jet were hand drawn individually, and then scanned in and colored digitally in Photoshop CS6. Afterward all elements were brought together, adjusted as needed, and finalized.
I hope you enjoy!
October of last year we collaborated with Live! from The Rock Room on a t-shirt design inspired by Hot Pink and 80s-style mecha anime. The design was printed in two colors- black and, you guess it, hot pink. Through an agreement with LFTRR, we are now bringing you the design in full color (retaining the hot pink) as an exclusive via the Asplenia Studios merch store.
For the first 72 hours, this design will be on sale on all types of merch, with t-shirts as low as $14! So be sure to pick one up today!
Our Horseclaw vs. Chocobo design is now available for purchase at our merch store on a range of products. As usual, all items are on sale for the first 72 hours, including tees for as low as $14, so act quickly!!!
You can click HERE to go directly to the design’s page.
The art department at the school I work at runs an annual art contest, and this is the second year that staff are invited to participate. Instead of a specific media, like last year’s Graphite requirement, this year’s competition had a simple three word theme- A Different View.
Some version of this drawing has been swirling around my head for a while, and I thought it would work well for this. It is drawn on A3 size paper (11.7″ x 16.5″) using .05mm size pens only.
In the foreground is the IJN Yamato, a World War II-era Japanese battleship. The Yamato class were the largest battleships ever built. All three, Yamato, Musashi, and the Shinano (which was switched to an aircraft carrier mid-construction), were all eventually sunk in action by Allied forces in the Pacific theater.
Flying up in the background is the Space Battleship Yamato from the long-running, often rebooted Japanese anime of the same name. Originally aired in 1974 in Japan (adapted and released in the West as Star Blazers starting in 1979), the story involves an alien race that decimates the surface of the Earth. Humanity retreats to underground cities and, using technology given to them by a peaceful alien race, rebuilds the wreck of the Yamato battleship into a formidable Space Battleship.
The specific details of both ships varies. The Space Battleship Yamato has undergone several different designs in its 30+ year history, but the general silhouette is immediately recognizable amongst fans of classic anime. As for the IJN Yamato, few photos of the ship still exist and, to compound matters, the Japanese destroyed all of the plans for the class as the Allied forces neared the home islands. This leaves me with a little bit of leeway when putting the ship to paper.
Below you can see four samples of the hatching and general ink work. Each of the four squares represents a box equal to 3mm (1.2″) to a side. It looks a bit sloppy close up, doesn’t it?
I am thinking of seeing if I can use a digital watercolor to paint this in, but… we’ll see.