This is a commissioned piece for Tiro1000 [link] It features his original character and Mobile Suit: the Strike Gundam Mark II. This image is posted with his permission, because as the commissioner he has full ownership of the piece.
Tiro asked for a hybrid design of the Strike Gundam and the Gundam MKII from Zeta Gundam. I think the designs married well, and I'm especially proud of how the colony in the background came out. (Asteroids are surprisingly hard to draw due to the rocky texture).
Here's the character and MS profiles:
Tiro Reiem: A 16 year old coordinator caught up in the conflicts of C.E. 82. Though typically clumsy, he demonstrates surprising skill in controlling Mobile Suits. He is drafted into a civil war when he assists the Democratic Rebellion of the Earth Alliance and it's Military (DREAM) in stealing a prototype Strike Gundam MK II. His piloting style emulates his friend and mentor, Alex Dino (aka Athrun Zala).
Strike Gundam MK II: A prototype Mobile Suit based upon the flexible design of the Strike Gundam. It enjoys several upgrades including Variable Phase Shift Armor, a pair of beam sabers, and a beam shield attachment. Three MK II suits were created by the Atlantic Federation to bolster the strength of the Earth Alliance Guard. During the attempted theft by DREAM, one MK II unit was destroyed while another unit remained with the EAG. DREAM must rely on Tiro's Gundam to turn the tide against the EA's downward spiral.
While the EAG MK II utilizes newly designed weapon packs, the DREAM unit must rely upon older packs such as the Aile Striker and Blast Silhouette.
Wanted to try painting something really chromey today, so i came up with this - a heavily chromed Patrick Star robot. With jetpack and some kind of blue hi-tech energy weaponry. Also could be an Iron Man suit for Patrick, or whatever it is your imagination fancies. I am a fan of Patrick Star, and this is my version
Wow, I drew this what seems like forever ago. I drew this up in probably thirty minutes (Hence the absolutely horrible looking face ) and put only a faint amount of actual effort to make it good. Surprisingly, it's one of my most favorite drawings, now. xD I absolutely love how the background turned out. I doubted I would be able to do it.
If you haven't read this book, I recommend it very strongly. This is a book that you actually can judge by it's cover. I read perhaps maybe two pages and I was hooked. For something I just randomly picked off of the shelves because it looked cool, this was one helluva book! It's not something I recommend to younger readers, though. Here's the link to the author's site if you're interested: [link]