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Grade School Aliens by K-S-O Grade School Aliens by K-S-O
I am quite the fan of Alien Nine, so about a year ago I started drawing this. It took me a while to get all the colors and shading and other stuff done but I liked the way it turned out in the end.

Since the third volume of the manga is my most favorite part of A9, I decided that I wanted to the fanart based on that part. Yuri and the sunflower alien was the easiest part. Though I never saw the sunflower alien in color, I figured that its colors would be based on actual sunflowers. The petal-shaped legs would be yellow while the center part would be brown. Kumi and her drills was the hardest part to draw. Well, just the drills. At least coloring them was no trouble. Then there's Kasumi. She and her hair spirals were suprisingly easy to draw but difficult to color, at least in comparison to the rest of the picture.

Boy, I'd like to see volume three animated. The ending of the anime version wasn't too bad but still...

Alien Nine (C) Hitoshi Tomizawa
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Solomen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So Yuri lost her borg?
Ragdollxcopys Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the best Alien Nine fanarts I have eva seen! Glad to see lots of people have become more aware of the series, Its Teh Best!!
Omega23 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Alien Nine is an interesting manga. The only thing that bugs me is that the manga isn't numbered and I can't tell what order they go in.
soudou Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Wow amazing job on this. You captured each character really well from the later parts of the manga. Its a shame that these parts of the story never got animated but its nice to see a full colour rendition of them in their later forms here. I really like what you've done with each of them and the colour and linework is great. :)

Just to note for anyone interested... I run a fansite for Alien Nine at [link] if anyone wants to know more about this obscure show. :)
K-S-O Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually have that site in my favorites. I hardly look at it due to the lack of updates.
soudou Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Hi glad it has been useful to you in the past then. :D Everything will see an overhaul soon to freshen it up. I'll also be fixing the oekaki for user generated content and the forums will get a facelift. :)
Chalino1 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006
Wow that's cute!
hogosha Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
A9 fans unite! Loving it. They can't get any cooler.
kawazoe Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
Clean and awesome coloring :nod: Dunno the series, but the characters look cute. Tho the blonde has craaazy hair :o I don't think this pic needs a background, it looks good with a white background ^^
WingedDream Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006  Hobbyist
I love Alien 9!! :D What an awesome image! You did a great job!
Kayogi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2005
...No way. A fan...holy shit. You have no idea how happy I am.
And not only that, this picture is fantastic. They all look like they should...and so much detail <3

And yeah...I really wish they'd've continued the show. Argh.
K-S-O Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! It's not often that I see other A9 fans like you! :D
Kayogi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005
Hahah, yeah, it's kinda a bummer but then you find fans and your heart explodes. : D
BibianaX Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005   Photographer
wow beautiful!! very nice coloring!!well done!^___^
stanzataz Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005
cool pic. love the style and the shading. great job.
Celestial-SeraphiMan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005   Writer
Not bad! Not bad at all!
kurare-chan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005   Traditional Artist
neat colouring! love the eyes and the expression. never heard of the anime/manga, but sounds fun! :aww:
MizuGonJinn Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
I don't know the series, but seems fun! :) They're weird, but in a cute way, I must admit. :aww: Reminds me a bit of Blitz Royale's art. I dig the right girl's hair! :giggle:
cuteplushie04 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005
You have a nice style and used this effectively when you coloured the hair and detailed the clothing. The positioning is also good and I hope you can make an interesting bg for this someday ^^
Alyona-Eva Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005
The blond chick's got cool hair! Good work on the colouring ey -- simple, but has tonal variation. What's Alien Nine about?
K-S-O Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Alien Nine is about three sixth grade girls who are assigned to a committee called the Alien Pary and they have to hunt down aliens that attack their school. If your are interested check out the manga. You may be annoyed by the main character (the girl in the middle).
laxkor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2005
great colors. I like the cg style you used too. My only hopes is that a bg will be made. Fantastic work
K-S-O Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I, recently, started to use backgrounds in my drawings. That was a complaint that I have been getting lately. That does not mean I will go back and put backgrounds in my old stuff though. Sorry.
DxCubed Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2005   Interface Designer
This picture is neat. The fun coily hair, And the..weird mechanical..arm..thing, on the girl on the left, and the main girl is nicely detailed. (I've never seen the anime..)
millena Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
i think that this picture is awesome D: thos eblond hair are coll, and the main girl looks interesting so many details, just lovevly D:D
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