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Colony DropVulneBot by VulnePro Colony DropVulneBot by VulnePro
>>> Transmission start: Something different, something familiar... aye, still a bot.

Here's a little something I did for the cats from the infamous Colony Drop blog. I was invited by them to do a piece for their second anime zine and here's what I came up with. I like that they have been actually talking about, and supporting, a lot of older classic anime most of the current fandom seems to have forgotten or ignore. Frankly, the creatively bolder visual bravura that those classic works had are what inspired older guys like me to produce this kind of work as well. While there're still certainly good shows or films, here and there, much of the more modern anime utterly lacks the fearless creativity and boldness the classic films and show from the 80s and 90s had. I found Colony Drop producing an actual printed zine, in this time of web and digital, appealing to me so the piece is very much my homage to those old 80s underground dojin (hell I did contribute to some in the 90s for Studio Revolution). I'm old... so I suppose it follows.

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You can get the zine here: [link]

Colony Drop blog: [link]

I've been very busy on a lot of damn cool stuff. Stay tuned... >>>
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"You mad, bro ?"
This made my day xD
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pink is a great colour u-u
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AllanPaz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
amazing! really nice  design 
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Excellent! I do feel that in recent years mecha anime has been returning to its roots in grand style. Gundam UC, Majestic Prince, Suisei no Gargantia, and (just starting) Buddy Complex are kicking it old school. B-) (Cool) Still need a new transforming motorcycle/car anime that's not aimed at grade schoolers though. =P (Razz)  The old pic is awesome, ansd even has something of the Japanese color palette/pattern to it.
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LeSeanThomas Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
AWESOME!
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metalformer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work you did there. I feel sorry for the doll the mech is crushing (Miku?). And I agree with you: modern anime is tamer compared to the classic works. Seems it has became too mainstream and don't dare to be as gutsy as it used to be. Many moons ago, like around the late 90s I saw the trailer of an anime (which name escaped me) which made me feel the genre didn't have anything good to offer. Thankfully I was wrong and there has been some shows worth watching nowadays but I still miss the late 80s/early 90s shows, specially the OVAs! Those were the best!
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Seraphiczero Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Huh. Your robot's a lot smaller than I thought it'd be. Is that the actual size, compared to a PC tower, or is it just like that for this particular illustration?

Pink monochrome. =D
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
That's definitely this illustration. If you mean a FOIL, those would be around 40 to 45 feet or higher in size. There are many smaller guys I do though, called sendai, and they are about 5 feet high or so. It depends on the design.
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
:happycry: Gorgeous work, Mike!

Have to agree w/ :iconshinsengumi77: about the state of contemporary anime. Granted I'm not consuming it as feverishly as I used to, but nothing's biting me on the ass, really. On my list are the recent Berserk flicks and the Evangelion remake/s. But, my God, can anything compete w/ the era that produced the likes of Vampire Hunter D, Patlabor, Macross, etc... for sheer volume of brilliance?

I've tried getting into a few modern series but they usually leave me a bit cold and even more nostalgic for the old school stuff.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Sorry for the late reply Rob, it's actually been a pretty busy year behind the scenes. 

Yeah, I have to totally agree here, there's just so much that seems lacking in most (not all) modern anime. The modern works you cited I quite dug as well but it's getting harder, and harder to find stuff that wows me anymore, and I want to see inspiring works. Entertainment, in general, is in this weird stunted and creatively empty place right now. When something really cool comes along it REALLY stands out. I imagine the ass economy has continued to have a lot to do with this... and Hollywood continuing to spiral into madness. None the less, there are still cool films, shows, etc every now and then, kinda always is something.

Cheers!
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