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I have been a fan of the mecha genre for awhile and always had a few notes epic mecha tale. Of course, I'm not much of a writer or I would already have started a Zombie web comic years ago but hey, that doesn't stop me from thinking about it still.

Why do I like Mecha? Why does anybody!? They fit a particular niche in the Sci-Fi genre, Luther and Matt of www.mylifeatwar.com best described it "Mecha is an interesting genre, because it’s generally a war story, but it pulls heavily from both the superhero stories and soap-operas. A mecha isn’t just a war machine, it’s representative of both its pilot and its nation of origin, an avatar of sorts. It’s a conflict write large fought by people and machines write even larger." It's not always a war story of course (why many mecha seem so super-hero-ish) but a giant robot often the ultimate vehicle to pilot into battle, towering over bystanders in a clash of titian. And of course the Mech is always seen as a avatar or extension of the one piloting it.

In Gundam: the Mobile Suits move like giant soldiers, the Gundam resembles a Samurai as the Zakus and such often resemble Storm Troopers.

Neon Genesis Evangelion dives even further: Not only does the pilot have a almost psychic connection with their biomechanical Evas but the Eva's themselves reflect the thin line between the pilots humanity and the monsters they could become as they are pushed to the breaking point

Megas XLR: the man gives the ultimate a hot rod flame paint job as he pulls off pro-wrestling moves, nuff said.

Mecha stories can bleed personality, though it often comes up short. Many Gundams simply repeat the first Gundam (some better than others) while Neon Genesis tried to do for the Mecha genre what Watchmen did for the Super Hero genre but only seem to give us the new trope; hot girls in plug suits. Case in point: Total Eclipse wataridori.megamistudios.com/w…  errantprincess.files.wordpress… vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/m…
Yeah, I guess someone thought High School of the Dead didn't have enough fan service...

Mechwarrior of course has been my one reliable source for mech story with depth and inspiration.

So I'm digging up some old notes from high school and college and see if I can put together a decent mecha story while avoiding the more repetitive tropes of the genre (my apologies to plug suit fans)

My writing still sucks and I haven't made one original design I thought was up to snuff so no promises but worst case, something to share with fellow fans.    
  • Listening to: Underfiend Radio
  • Reading: The Guilded Age
  • Watching: Cowboy Bebop
  • Playing: MechWarrior Online
  • Eating: Dead Animal
  • Drinking: Cola
Judge Dredd Sketch by Steel-Raven
Judge Dredd Sketch
Just a quick sketch, haven't been drawing much and I just realized that I have a few friends who are a fan of Dread yet I drew the character.
I used a still from the first movie so I wouldn't be influenced too much by artistic style, I'll try for the newer look next considering those shoulder pads and chain tend to be a pain to draw.
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Apparently this happen...

Then this happened...


So yeah, the US and Japan are actually going to have a giant robot fight...

let me repeat that A GIANT ROBOT BATTLE! BLAHAHAHAHA!

Stupid gimmick, yes but in the best possible way considering this means fighting in giant robots is now a actual thing.

Now for some fight music: FIGHT!

  • Listening to: Underfiend Radio
  • Reading: The Guilded Age
  • Watching: Cowboy Bebop
  • Playing: MechWarrior Online
  • Eating: Dead Animal
  • Drinking: Cola


Thanks for the good words last post, guys. Been a tough week but I've have tougher. Work has been keeping me busy with co-workers out of sick leave and with no one to cover their shifts due to too much overtime last month. My apartment is getting fixed up but it's more or less in-spite my land lord being a ignorant asshole. Not sure how much more crap I'll need to deal with in the upcoming weak but I had to put up with allot more #### at my old job with people I hated for allot less pay and now that I pay my rent on time, my Landlord can learn to eat it.

I can think of a few artist I follow here that that may been dealing with allot more harsh crap in the last few weeks, some stuff I can relate to (being out of work and being evicted some years ago) and some shit I can only try to relate (I never had sexism cost me a job but I have worked with a couple of assholes that I could swear wanted me to stab them with a kitchen knife... ah, the restaurant business) All can say to you guys is that pushing through all this crap does proves your the tougher than all the bastards trying to make it hard for you. So hear is to kicking down obstacles and fighting the fight blow for blow.

  • Listening to: Underfiend Radio
  • Reading: The Guilded Age
  • Watching: Cowboy Bebop
  • Playing: MechWarrior Online
  • Eating: Dead Animal
  • Drinking: Cola

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Chris Kotthoff
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I have been a fan of the mecha genre for awhile and always had a few notes epic mecha tale. Of course, I'm not much of a writer or I would already have started a Zombie web comic years ago but hey, that doesn't stop me from thinking about it still.

Why do I like Mecha? Why does anybody!? They fit a particular niche in the Sci-Fi genre, Luther and Matt of www.mylifeatwar.com best described it "Mecha is an interesting genre, because it’s generally a war story, but it pulls heavily from both the superhero stories and soap-operas. A mecha isn’t just a war machine, it’s representative of both its pilot and its nation of origin, an avatar of sorts. It’s a conflict write large fought by people and machines write even larger." It's not always a war story of course (why many mecha seem so super-hero-ish) but a giant robot often the ultimate vehicle to pilot into battle, towering over bystanders in a clash of titian. And of course the Mech is always seen as a avatar or extension of the one piloting it.

In Gundam: the Mobile Suits move like giant soldiers, the Gundam resembles a Samurai as the Zakus and such often resemble Storm Troopers.

Neon Genesis Evangelion dives even further: Not only does the pilot have a almost psychic connection with their biomechanical Evas but the Eva's themselves reflect the thin line between the pilots humanity and the monsters they could become as they are pushed to the breaking point

Megas XLR: the man gives the ultimate a hot rod flame paint job as he pulls off pro-wrestling moves, nuff said.

Mecha stories can bleed personality, though it often comes up short. Many Gundams simply repeat the first Gundam (some better than others) while Neon Genesis tried to do for the Mecha genre what Watchmen did for the Super Hero genre but only seem to give us the new trope; hot girls in plug suits. Case in point: Total Eclipse wataridori.megamistudios.com/w…  errantprincess.files.wordpress… vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/m…
Yeah, I guess someone thought High School of the Dead didn't have enough fan service...

Mechwarrior of course has been my one reliable source for mech story with depth and inspiration.

So I'm digging up some old notes from high school and college and see if I can put together a decent mecha story while avoiding the more repetitive tropes of the genre (my apologies to plug suit fans)

My writing still sucks and I haven't made one original design I thought was up to snuff so no promises but worst case, something to share with fellow fans.    
  • Listening to: Underfiend Radio
  • Reading: The Guilded Age
  • Watching: Cowboy Bebop
  • Playing: MechWarrior Online
  • Eating: Dead Animal
  • Drinking: Cola

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KODO-KUN Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav
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Steel-Raven Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
Sure thing, you do great work :)
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KoniPerdomo Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Thanks for the fave!!
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Steel-Raven Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Sure thing, it's great work.
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shadowlord19 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday.
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Steel-Raven Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Thank you :)
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KaijuKim Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! :)
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Steel-Raven Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Thanks! :)
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Edited Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

 

Hey!

 

If you dont have anything against it I would like to affiliate our groups.

 

arsmilitaria.deviantart.com/

 

My newborn group is specialised on high detailed military illustrations including mech warriors (traditional or digital drawings and paintings) and it will host only the finest deviations while gathering some of the most talented artists.

 

I sent the request. You have to confirm it. In fact it would be better to send an affiliation request from your side if you have some voting procedure and some administrators are absent or if the request expires in the meanwhile.

 


You should also consider to join us 

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Sokkhue Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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