Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My Gundam Fan Manga Creation - Update 2

To take my pet Gundam fan-manga project a little more seriously. I went to a local art store to grab two obitsu figures (Male & Female version). These posable figures will be great references for sketching out my orginal characters.

These figures are widely used by artists, and the Obitsu brand are aimed toward manga / anime artists. My next buy item would be posable right & left hand, another good tool for reference.

Here is an image to show that I am still working on this pet project, which is more for my own personal interest than anything else. I had always wanted to tell my own UC story.

This is a WIP of a bigger picture of a Zaku team moving across the forest from an over the top veiw.

A quick scribble to see how I should proceed with an action sequence.

More later...

Friday, February 19, 2010

Gundam Fan-Manga - Update 1

Last time I had posted about wanting to start a Gundam fan-manga. And here I wanted to continue to provide updates as I make further progress.

So I've decided to do my short manga based on the UC era of the Gundam series. The story will be set during UC 0083, at the time of Operation Stardust. It will be a side story about a Zeon remnant unit taking part in the operation on Earth during the later part of Operation Stardust.

I am still trying to figure out the art style I would use for this. My style is more akin to UC comic artist, but I am doing some practice to intergrate the style of Japan's manga artist. Of course my skill is a long way from being good, but I believe the more I practice, the better I would become.

Here I was watching the 0083 OVA, while drawing on my tablet.

One of my original character will be Lt. Aaron Zimmer of a Zeon remnant unit.

A general Zeon mobile suit that I will be using a lot is the F2 Zaku.

Here is a draft of my first finsihed page. Although I have not decided whether this would be the beginning or part of an introduction for starting my story. But I wanted to at least finish a page before I proceed with further drawing.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Gundam Manga Project - Scribbles

I am currently planning on a short fan-manga based on the Gundam series during the UC era. I am still in the process of conceptualizing the story and the art style for this project. When I said this is going to be a short manga.... I am looking at doing about 30 pages or so.

I will continue to update my progress on this page. If anyone is interested... I welcome your ideas, contributions, or even partnership in creating fan based / original contents.


Here is a draft of a piece that I am planning to use during the introduction of the Gundam fan-manga. Which I've yet to come up with a name...


Just a 5 mins imcomplete scribble of a battle between a Gundam & a Gouf. Just for fun... will not be in the manga.

Another scribble of a guy preparing to perform a round house kick... Just doing this one for fun to test using the speedlines.

Until next time...