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The Origin by Catnip-Thief The Origin by Catnip-Thief
Found an old drawing in one of my sketchbooks and thought I would have a go at creating it in illustrator and photoshop. Still needs a bit of work to finish off.

The image is based on the video game Radiant Silvergun by Treasure
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Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2018
I recently noticed how much that game is like Neon Genesis Evangelion. They are fighting against near-divine beings in a distant apocalyptic future, with the Last Boss being more or less, God, and he's pissed (not to mention looks almost exactly like the Angel Ramiel, except yellow). And the pilots are young but still have the fate of the world in their hands, and go through quite a lot. Then the ending, it had similar bittersweet apocalypse with renewal, "Book of Relevations Armageddon" ending, in that at the end the said being succeeds and kills the last of humanity, but then after the dust settles, things are put in place for mankind and history to begin anew from the beginning, with a single man and single woman as their start.

Though I actually hated Evangelion, I did like Silvergun. At least Silvergun's version wasn't so horrifyingly bloody and had such disturbing monsters and nudity. Though I think the Silvergun Pilots had it worse than the NERV Pilots, for the NERV pilots still got to go to school and stuff between Angel Attacks, the Silvergun Pilots not so much because 99% of humanity was dead!

Though this isn't the first time I've seen a Ship Fighter game with a heavy and serious storyline, but it still makes this name notable.
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done!
Jason-Jamey Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Awesome. I hear that the game is aout cycles and its spiritual sequel, Ikaruga, is about breaking cycles.

Radiant Silvergun is one of my favorite shooters. Even doing a shooter influenced by it.
Artman40 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
This is actually one of the more interesting fanart of this game.
CollateralBraindamag Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Wonderful drawing. It has a bit of an oriental feel to it. Helps that the Hyper Swords look like those certain kinds of fans.
Catnip-Thief Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I tried to give it a look similar to japanese wood block prints such as The Great Wave off Kanagawa .
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