Oct 282011
 

Yesiree folks, yet ANOTHER sale for the month of October! This one starts today and will run until November 3rd. Be sure to visit the TWDC Studios merchandise store and pick up some new duds!

Just type in the following coupon codes before check out:

Coupon Code: NoExcuse
Discount: Save $10 off an order with a subtotal of $50+

Coupon Code: PFLuvsU
Discount: Save $30 off an order with a subtotal of $100+

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Oct 262011
 
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Hello everyone! Long time, no post, eh?

Anyhow, I have been making progress on the SIMON comic, but a couple of things like vacations, visiting friends and, most importantly, a roadblock on laying down a sequence has precluded me from moving forward as fast as I would like.

However, I wouldn’t want to leave you with nothing, so I though I would post one of my early studies for another character from the comic. This guy’s name is Walter Maeda. He is the captain of the UJS Amethyst. What is a UJS Amethyst, you may ask? I’m not going to give everything away!!!

Enjoy!

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Oct 132011
 

Its getting cold outside, so what better way to warm up with a new TWDC Studios sweatshirt or long-sleeve T-shirt! We’ve got a big sale going on right now at the TWDC Studios merchandise store, so why not swing by and pick something up. Just plug in one of the following coupon codes before check-out for massive savings!

Coupon Code: SuperDuperShip
Discount: Free Shipping on Super Saver, International, and Canadian Airmail orders. No minimums

Coupon Code: SuperSave$10
Discount: $10 off orders with a subtotal of $50+

Coupon Code: Scary35%
Discount: 35% off orders with a subtotal of $100+

This sale starts today and runs until October 22!

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Oct 112011
 

So through additional early Christmas donations, I was able to round out my collection of art markers. To celebrate, I threw together the image below.

As per usual, I’ll talk about the source material after the image.


click on the image above to see a larger version

Still with me? OK, to begin, this is from Macross. What is Macross? Click here to find out.

Are you back? Good. Now Macross has a lot of entries into the franchise, including video games that are original storylines. The game Macross M3 was for released in 2001 exclusively for the Sega Dreamcast system, and exclusively in Japan. While the game itself was widely considered to be terrible due to control and gameplay issues, the fact remains that the updated flight suit designs and brand new VFs (mass-produced human-controlled fighter jets that can transform into humanoid machines) was exciting for many people.

In this image we have ace pilot Millia Jenius in her distinctively-colored flight suit and, in the foreground, her VF-9 Cutlass (featuring her personal red and white paint scheme).

Of the many VF designs out there, the VF-9 has always been my favorite. However, drawing it can be extremely tricky due to it’s odd shape and forward-swept wings. That is why I have no problems admitting that I used this CGI version of the VF-9 as a reference for the image. Additional detailing was done using the Kawamori Design Works book for source material as well (Shoji Kawamori is the chief VF mechanical designer for the Macross series).

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