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Space Battleship YAMATO 2199 rough sketch

By Nsio
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I've always wanted to draw Space Battleship Yamato, but I have had troubles understanding its shape. It wasn't until recently that I realized it was just an old rolling pin.

I first drew Yamato from my memory, this is my second attempt with references. I like how Yamato looks from behind, so that why I chose this viewing angle. I had to compile the details from multiple references.

I really enjoyed the process because it had a lot to do with observation and finding landmarks for the proportions. I thought leaving this here for the time being and consider doing fine lineart another time
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FluffyBush's avatar
I'd buy that picture.  It looks great! (I'm not sure how close it is.)  I have pictures of an original model from a comic show in Japan.
Admiral8Q's avatar
Awesome! What else can I say?
Dox482's avatar
Awesome drawing!
Avatar260's avatar
wow you call that a rough sketch thats deserving of making you one of their animators
alexwarlorn's avatar
"We're off to outer space, we're leaving Mother Earth,
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flamegod7Student General Artist
Admirable Admiral!
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Good old Star Blazers. If only they would dub the new series.
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FlashshadowHobbyist General Artist
That is so awesome! Drawing vehicles and vessels were never really my strong suit. Which troubles me as I have a lot of ideas for race cars and space ships that I'd love to make... ^^;

These were probably my best attempt at either of those things.

Flying in the Falcon Car by Flashshadow

Wacky's Races Revisited: Shonnie's Excel Cruiser by Flashshadow
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AuxliHobbyist General Artist
I miss that anime, gonna probably watch it again now >_>
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Cameron-OharaHobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, rolling pin...  I totally get how thinking about it like that makes it easier to draw
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This is amazing! :clap:
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Welp, that theme's going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the night...

Not complaining mind.
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Kawa-VProfessional Digital Artist
The coolest spacecraft are those shaped boat
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SnackcakeninjaHobbyist General Artist
nothing but smiles here.  Good stuff!  :)  
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Really nice so far! I'm also a fan of the series, and your "rough" sketch captures it quite nicely!
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Really really nice , I would love to see more like this hybrid-sea-space ship.Clap 

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This thing makes no sense. But it's a friggin' space battleship, so it is 'K.
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So awesome!
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SaltyP3ppersHobbyist General Artist
MMmmm, love that angle.
Experiment-626's avatar
Fantastic job. And YAMATO 2199 was epic in it's awesomeness.
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model88Hobbyist General Artist
You. Are. Awesome. Thank you for this!
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XsuprioProfessional Digital Artist
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar... but damn you make this look sexy.
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