Here is another homage to one of my favorite films Akira. This time its the character Kaneda. This piece was a total pain in the ass the whole time I worked on it. I find it incredibly difficult to hold that line between fan art and creating my own vision. I am such a big fan of Otomo’s work that I don’t want to just replicate his style but bring my own sense of things but not push to far away from the world it was created. Sound fussy? It really is. Another challenge I had was creating the likeness and attitude that he brings to the comic. He has a certain demeanor that is very strong but can be hard to capture unless you find those subtle cues and accent them.
Anyways. It was a total challenge with this one but I am happy I stuck with it and figured it out. To me my work is never finished but I just decided that its time is up and move along to the next challenge.
I think I’ll make a lot of friends with this blog post.
Nah, you’re pretty much right on the mark with everything.
And really the annoying thing about the franchise is that there’s the potential for more works like Gundam 0080, but it’ll never happen because a series like that isn’t formulaic or mobile suit centric enough.
There it is… The first copy of Gundam THE ORIGIN vol 1. Wow, it has been a long time coming, but in a few weeks the wait will finally be over. Expect to see these in stores soon with some nice store placement in key markets.
Now let the world know, Gundam fandom is as strong as ever! Like! Reblog!! Sieg Zeon!! It’s an F-ing Gundam manga!! And you readers helped make it happen!