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New Artwork – Ex-S Gundam space version

August 18, 2013 at 7:48 pm

I decided to do 1 last Ex-S artwork before I move on. This time, I tried to make it as complete as possible by adding some meaning and to put it into context. So therefore I went for an anime style look with a full background painting! I had set the gundam up with a dynamic attacking pose as it is soaring through space preparing for battle. What would make this artwork even better is if there was a full battle going on in the background, but unfortunately I don’t have the resources (yet) to get to such level of detail!

I used a new rendering technique called Toon Render this time and was quite happy with the results. It means I won’t have to do everything by hand like I had done in the past! However there is still room for improvement and I kinda fudged my way through.

This will perhaps be my last Ex-S artwork and I will surely miss working on it. So I hope to make this one my best piece to date and I think I am satisfied =). However, I have many more gundams lined up and will be looking forward to creating new and higher quality ones.

Ex-S gundam space version 3D illustration

Evangelion 3.33 is stuck in my head (contains spoilers)

May 1, 2013 at 8:49 pm

So I have just finished watching the highly anticipated 3rd film of the Rebuild of Evangelion Tetralogy. I am always fascinated by how Hideaki Anno’s works somehow manages to completely absorb your mind and taking it to another place, it’s like it sucks your mind into the work itself. I have experienced this feeling many years ago when I first watched the original NGE series, but 3.33 has brought it all back and I can honestly say it is the best Evangelion yet. Even though this film is clearly¬†fictional and whatever event takes place in it should be no concern to me whatsoever, that doesn’t stop me pondering all day long asking myself “why did this happen? what the heck is that thing? what is the purpose of this etc” and I think that is the beauty of Anno’s works. Although it can be extremely frustrating, I think however, that is what makes people going back for more.

So that is how I feel after watching the film. I was excited when I started watching it as I thought that finally alot of my questions will be answered from 2.22, except I was left with even more questions by the end of it! I’m sure everyones concern for the final film 4.0 will be the same as mine, that is, hoping that everything to the every last detail will be explained. Somehow, I think that’s not going to happen, but if Gainax wants to avoid death threats for the 2nd time, they better at least give us a good ending!

Now to the actual film, It is absolutely incredible from the start to finish. The graphics are arguably the best that we’ve ever seen from any anime, but instead of writing a review, I’ve decided I’m just gona write down a list of questions just because that’s about the only thing that’s stuck in my mind right now. Please don’t mind the language, I think there isn’t a more appropriate way to begin an Eva question than by using WTF, so here goes:

1. W(hy)TF is Shinji trapped inside a tessaract and only to be found and rescued 14 years later from outer space?

Shinji tessaract

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Infinite Stratos – A pleasant surprise =D

February 25, 2013 at 9:40 pm

I just finished watching Infinite Stratos and am in a post series depression state just like the Fate Stay Night days =(. Beforew I started watching the series, I had no expectations of it whatsoever, heck, I didn’t even know what the series was about. I thought ‘hey, girls and mecha, can’t go wrong with that!’ and boy was I right!¬† However, the series turned out to be NOTHING like I had imagined!

infinite-stratos-cover

The series turned out to be more a comedy than mecha action in my opinion and that happens to be fine with me!

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