Asplenia Studios is currently running a social media contest to win a t-shirt featuring our newest design, SD Blassty!
The contest is based through Facebook participation, so click HERE to check out how easy it is to enter!
Cruise Chaser Blassty originated in an old video game developed by Square (the same people responsible for Final Fantasy) for Japan-based home computers in the late 80s. The original design from the game looks nothing like the one above but, its popularity led to the mecha being redesigned, and featured in a series of manga for popular magazine Hobby Japan in , complete with unique, one-of-a-kind model kits created for inclusion in the magazine.
The SPEX 07 Cruise Chaser Blassty is, without a doubt, my absolute favorite mecha design of all time. I have drawn it here in a Super-Deformed/Chibi version (cute and cartoony), and is an homage to one of the most iconic and well-recognized drawings of the design.
We’ve got a new design up for sale at our Teepublic page. The character No-Face from the classic animated film Spirited Away is reimagined in the style of the iconic The Misfits ‘Skull’ logo.
Follow THIS LINK to go directly to this design’s page to purchase it on a wide range of t-shirts and other products!
Featuring characters from the six-part anime series Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, this is an image of Al, Bernie, and Christina transposed over the NT-1 Gundam “Alex” as it is shrouded in smoke from the field of battle.
I tried two new things (for me) for this image: 1) I used a nib and ink pen to draw the linework instead of my usual technical pens. This was difficult but enjoyable, and you will likely see more in this style soon. 2) I colored the image using a new digital brush for Photoshop which almost accurately emulates a watercolor brush. Light strokes will wash out and ‘absorb’ into the canvas, and multiple stokes over ‘wet’ colors will cause them to blend, bleed, and spread. It is pretty cool!
I have also uploaded this design to my merch page, so be sure to pick up a t-shirt or art print if you like it!