This is a quick sketch I did over the weekend. I plan to draw all of them individually on seperate paper later.
I haven't drawn guys all that much so I used a lot of references. Man it's kinda embarassing to not know how to draw my own gender.
Faces and Hair styles--How to Draw Manga: Male Characters
For those of you who you don't know these guys, they are the aces from Ace Combat 4, 5, and Zero. They never showed what they looked like in the games except for the guy from Ace Combat 5. They still censored his face though. So, I just designed them depending on what people in the game say about them.
Let's introduce them shall we:
Codename: Cipher-Galm 1, nicknamed "The Demon Lord"
Ace Style: Depends on Player---Most likely mercenary
Pose: Taken from a picture of Brad Pitt on the cover of a GQ magazine.
Service: The Belkan War (1995)
He's a mercenary pilot who works for the nation of Ustio and the leader of the 6th Air Division 66th Air Force Unit during the Belkan War of 1995. I make him have the longest hair because since he's a mercenary, nobody would care about his hair cut. He also looks tough and the most muscular of the three because he's a mercenary after all. He isn't wearing an officer uniform because of that reason as well. Rough tough and rugged, he has a serious look in his eyes because of what happened to him in the war. One of his most trusted wingman/best friend tries to kill him and his second wingman who was due to get married after his last mission was murdered in cold blood by his first wingman. This guy has been through a lot in a war that was completely grey.
Codename: Mobius 1, nicknamed "The Ribbon"
Ace Style: Soldier
Pose: Taken from some dude in a suit inside a GQ magazine
Service: The Continental War/Operation Katina (2004-2005)
He's an ISAF pilot but not leader of the 112th Tactical Fighter Squadron. The 112th Tactical Fighter Squadron was made up of the best pilots from different fighter squadrons during the Continental War. Unfortunately, he was the only one who joined as a rookie. Originally a pilot from the ISAF navy but was transferred to the Air Force. That's why I made him wear a naval officer uniform. I'm making him blonde because I feel like it. He has a suave face because I felt like making it so. Nothing further is told about this guy except he has the ability to turn the tide of an entire war by himself without the help of a close wingman. A few months after the war, seeing that he alone can rival an entire ISAF squadron, was recalled to active duty to destroy the remnants of the Erusian Air Force who rebelled and wouldn't surrender. Unfortunately, with his skills, he can never bring peace to his home continent of Usea. Civil war and border disputes ravaged the continent for several years after the Continental War.
Codename: Blaze-Wardog/Razgriz 1, nicknamed "The Ghost of Razgriz"
Ace Style: Soldier
Pose: Taken from some dude in a GQ magazine
Service: The Circum Pacific War (2010)
The squadron leader of the 108th Tactical Squadron or "Wardog Squadron" in the Osean Air Force. He commands three planes in his squadron. The squadron members are him, Kei Nagase, Hans Grimm, Alvin H. Davenport, and Marcus Snow, who replaces Davinport after he dies. I didn't need to infer to what he looks like from what people say about him because they actually show him in the game. Except for his face which was blocked by some dude's elbow. That I had to figure out what to make him look like. The way his squadron talks to him shows that he's a young and a very sociable person to be around. Therefore I made him have a happy go lucky kid type look. His haircut was shown in the game so I'm sticking with it. At first, him and his squadron was called the Demons of Razgriz by the enemy after a character from a made up fairy tale in the game. Later, after reportedly being KIA becuase of being called a traitor, he repaints his plane black and his squadron was renamed "The Ghosts of Razgriz" by the President of Osea. Him and his squadron saved the continent from the war and brought peace to the land. Even though he pilots an F-14, he still wears an Air Force officer uniform. He is still in the air force but after being shot down while running away to escape charges of treason, he was rescued by a crew from an air craft carrier. He was later forced to use carrier based jets.
I'm planing to add every operation in all Ace combat games that i can get information about. The complete map will be uploaded when it's done. Until then!
Yellow line = Mission Line (AC02, AC06) Orange line = Mission Line (AC04)
Note: The prefered aircraft listed are my own prefered aircraft for that mission and may or may not be the best plane for the mission. (I.ex. I like to fly a F-14 or F-18 aircraft when there's a carrier i have to protect to simulate being connected to that aircraft carrier)
Ace Combat 2 Factions: Unified Command (Player) NA-P2700 (Enemy) Flagship Aircraft: Su-35 Super Flanker Fictional Aircraft: ADF-01 "Falken" Superweapons: Dragonet Dragonet II Player Ace Squadron: Scarface Squadron (Su-35 Super Flanker) Enemy Ace Squadron: Z.O.E. Squadron (ADF-01 Falken)
01 - Gambit - Twinkle Island Mission: Intercept enemy bomber wing. Prefered Aircraft: F-4E Phantom II
15 - Emancipation - July 10, 2005 - San Salvacion Operation: Firefly Mission: Emancipate San Salvacion Prefer Aircraft: Su-35 Super Flanker
16 - Whiskey Corridor - August 15, 2005 - Whiskey Corridor Operation: Sandstorm Mission: Destroy Erusean last line of defense. Prefer Aircraft: F-22A Raptor
17 - Siege of Farbanti - September 19, 2005 - Ferbanti Operation: Autumn Thunder Mission: Support the siege of Farbanti and destroy the Ace Squadron known as the "Yellow Squadron". Prefer Aircraft: F-22A Raptor
18 - Megalith - September 26, 2005 - Twinkle Island Operation: Judgement Day Mission: Destroy the Erusean superweapon "Megalith" Prefer Aircraft: F-22A Raptor
Ace Combat 6: Shattered Skies Factions: The Republic of Emmeria (Player) The Federal Republic of Estovakia (Enemy) The Kingdom of Nordennavic (Neutral) Flagship Aircraft: F-15E Strike Eagle Fictional Aircraft: CFA-44 "Nosferatu" Superweapons: P-1112 "Aigaion" Aerial Aircraft Carrier P-1113 "Kottos" ESM aircraft P-1114 "Gyges" aerial fire support aircraft Player Ace Squadron: Garuda Squadron (F-16C Fighting Falcon) Enemy Ace Squadron: Strigon Team (Su-33 Flanker-D)
Erusea was taking the last fight in its capital, the city of Ferbanti. Having no chance to defeat and withdraw the ISAF ground forces, Free Erusea deployed the best airforce pilots they had in ranks, the Aquila Squadron led by Yellow 13. Their primary goal was to intercept and shoot down the ISAF ace, Mobius 1.
Two Aces, One Skies. It is the final battle.
3dsMax + Photoshop. Redone an old draft.
Watch in original size or download for the best quality. PLEASE, do click it, the image is resized. In-game comparision [link]
My take on Cipher (Galm 1) vs. Larry "Pixy" Foulke (Galm 2) in their climactic final battle. This piece is inspired by ~Skunk-Works' artworks.
Cipher uses a black ADFX-01 here since it's very much fitting in so many ways:
- Pixy mentions him and Cipher being the "opposite sides of the same coin"; black & white are two universal opposites - the music during the battle, "Zero", has samples of Razgriz (black is the trademark color of Razgriz, by the way) in it - the battle is pretty much a foreshadowing of future events (as seen in Ace Combat 5)
I did the ADFX-01/ADFX-02 lineart first on paper, then scanned it in and traced the lines on Photoshop. The rest of the art (smoke, snow, background, etc.) was drawn on Photoshop.
"Black bodies, that emblem, it's them. The Ghosts of Razgriz." ― Adler
Newly created Razgriz squadron is heading to support Osean President Harling's rescue from belkan aggresion forces deep in South Belka's Waldreich Mountains. 15 years ago, Belkan Forces had deployed 7 nuclear warheads around the southern region on own populated civilian cities, making the enemy joint Osean and Ustian forces to retreat. Years later, the conflict is taking place on the devastated lands, from Belka, which is eager to take revenge...
Razgriz 3 is absent in memory of Alvin H. Davenport, also known as Chopper.
After a period of slumber... they will return. Razgriz, launch!
3dsMax + Photoshop. Lots of megatextures and heigh maps for the terrain. PS post work.
Watch in original size or download for the best quality. PLEASE, do click it, the image could be resized! A comparision to the in-game mission [link]