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Blake's 7, Anime Style by stratosmacca Blake's 7, Anime Style by stratosmacca
This is a bit of a change of pace. It's actually something I was working on off and on at work in between waiting for Hasbro corrections/notes on the Transformers project.

This is sort of my take on one of those Dragon Ball Z style group shots. But to give it a bit of a twist, I inserted Blake's 7 characters instead. So this is kind of what a Blake's 7 anime might look like... or something. I don't draw anime much at all unless it's required of me for a freelance gig, but this was pretty fun :)

From left to right: Vila (with his shot of adrenaline and soma), Gan, Jenna, Blake, Cally and Avon.

It was greatly inspired by DBZ and Yu-Gi-Oh! (I'm still highly addicted to the Yu-Gi-Oh!: Nightmare Troubadour game for the Nintendo DS; my deck name is "Avon's Fury"-- go figure), so I decided to go with similar faces for these guys.

Strange, I know! :D
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:iconzoe-the-pink-ranger:
Zoe-the-Pink-Ranger Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Supremely cool. :clap:
I especially like your Gan :)
And of course, always loved Avon @)
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ThePhantomComics Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought for a moment no one knew of them.
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CaseyAzalea Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
This just made me realize how much of my favorite anime is like B7 was - ambiguous good vs evil characters, slow introduction of the cast over several episodes, sudden plunge into really dark episodes 3/4 of the way through... 

I love how you've depicted them all here. Especially Vila, who is totally my favorite after my most recent re-watch. Now I really want the B7 Anime Reboot series!
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OttokarVonLuftschiff Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Ohhh.  The expressions!  Especially Vila, Gan and Avon.  This is wonderful.
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pixiequeen28 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Very nice. You made Roj Blake skinny!!! Gareth Thomas was a bit of a chubbo as Blake, especially in the second season.

I heard it was because of his drinking, but I can't confirm that.

Naturally, Avon is a little apart from the group and scowling; but hey! That was part of his charm. 

Even if I did want to kick him on occasion.
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Dwarfman0 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Incidently I noticed you have a portrait featuring "Commissioner Sleer" and party. Would you also perhaps do an anime portrait of Avon's crew featuring Tarrant, Dana and Soolin?
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Dwarfman0 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Huzzah!!! We have found a medium in which we can portray Blake's 7 that is awesome. Quick! Someone call Paul Darrow Blake's 7 v2.0 is a go!
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Algus-Underdunk Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
A star commander with a naturally occurring perm?!?!

Heh, love Blake's 7.
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pixiequeen28 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
AHA! Someone with actual TASTE in British TV!!!

I used to LOVE Blake's 7, back in the 80's, and I thought that the ending of the series sucked eggs big time.

Out of entire bunch, Kerr Avon was my favorite.

I like anti-heroes because they get the job done.
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love this---set them in the Liberator's flight deck (bridge) so you can add Orac and Zen.
I'd watch this anime.
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PersephoneWatching Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how grumpy Avon looks
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Freyalyn Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Love how you've done this, and even managed to keep the original characterisation so clear!
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:iconpersephone1980:
Persephone1980 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
B7 would be an epic anime!! Great work btw!!
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boosterjones1999 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm something of a fan of 'Blakes 7' and an Anime based on this classic show would rock.

After all Avon is just made for Japanese veiwers!!!!!!!!!
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AdrenalineAndSoma Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Vila!!! And He's drinking A&S!!!! (God, I wish that drink was real...)
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gaelis Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
guauu. i love this series
nice work
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ARTRIAD Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great characterization.
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thewolfatyourdoor Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010   Photographer
That's -awesome.- ^_^ And Avon's expression is just fantastic.
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Clavis-Salomonis Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Student General Artist
wow, i have some serious love for this picture ^^
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Clavis-Salomonis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Student General Artist
you're welcome ^^
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fishcannotcarryguns Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
Bake's 7 + Anime = AWESOME!!!
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Ethelle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Aw, how cool! :clap: I didn't think it was possible to draw Blake's 7 in anime-style, but you pulled it off marvellously. A definite :+fav: !
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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InfiniteExistence Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008   Writer
Very cool. I'm re-watching the series on Stage 6.
Amazing how well it holds up. You can't beat a good story and compelling characters.
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
So true!

Thanks much for the favs, btw. I'm glad you like my work! :)
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Cathto Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of all the things I expected to see on this site, Blake's 7 was not among them. But I am happy to say that this was a welcome surprise. Well done.
Sad to think that most of them end up dead.
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RampantGryphon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
Awesome to see someone work on something I've watched and adored since childhood. Great job.
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Frau-Holle Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
Wow. I'm still reeling from the fact that people have made Blake's 7 fanart.
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:iconstratosmacca:
stratosmacca Featured By Owner May 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
I have plenty of 'em! :)
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kot86 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
Holy crap that is so awesome!!!
I've never seen anything that cool in ages!!
Absolutly fantastic work as always love! <D
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:iconstratosmacca:
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006  Professional General Artist
Aww, thank you! :D

I've actually been getting a lot of positive comments on this one (kind of surprising to me!) both here and over at the Horizon site.

So... there will definitely be more in this style. I have too much fun working on this stuff as it is!
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kot86 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
lol XD It's an awesome style. You captured there essence in the style perfectly luv! <D
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Coelurus Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
:XD: Sorry I couldn't favourite this when I first saw it! My DeviantART went all, "you're not allowed to full-view or favourite", it must have been my server, but all is well now!
I love them all so much! :D
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Professional General Artist
Aww, thanks! Glad you like! :D
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Coelurus Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
No problemo! :XD: :giggle:
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slycherrychunks Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
The costumes look fanstastic. I remember watching Ultraworld when I was about two. The giant brain really scared me.
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Dark0Goddess Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
This is awesome, totally amazing. What a well done piece. This is the first anime I have ever seen that really looked like the people! Great job!
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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Dark0Goddess Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
Welcome!
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HabitualFlippancy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Terrific!
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Marker-Mistress Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
OMGOMG I'm so glad work passed by quick so I can fight my way to see this! I LOVE IT! and you know it lee! lol ;) :love: I love how Avon kinda looks like Kaiba in yu-gi-oh lol oh so friggin awesome:dance: now I can't wait to see my Avon, you tease me so lol
D
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it! I hoped you would ;)

As for Avon, he'll be heading your way shortly if I have anything to say about it! I shall keep you posted! :D
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Marker-Mistress Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
you shall!
the lee has spoken;)

you know I would love it! :evillaugh: lol I love your stlye sooooooo much! you are too awesome:D
D
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:iconstratosmacca:
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Professional General Artist
You're trying to make me blush, aren't you? ;)
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:iconmarker-mistress:
Marker-Mistress Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
did it work? lol
you know you do it to me all the time!! lol lol lol
D
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Serrifth Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
and if i get associated with you know who... i'll kill you! :D
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:iconmarker-mistress:
Marker-Mistress Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
you mean Servalan? yeah you are her in some ways lol federation scum! :evillaugh:
D
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Serrifth Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
shut yer mouth woman!!! :D
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PsycopathicHellsing Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006
Not familar with these charas,but I really like how they look in your style.Love the eyes `<3
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