Thursday, February 15, 2007

Childhood Artwork pt. 2: Teenage Anime Explosion

Okay, as promised, round two from the childhood vaults. Whereas my younger years were filled with STAR WARS and superheroes, with adolescence came anime... (I did these between the ages of 14-16 years)


ROBOTECH changed everything for alot of us kids at the time,
mainly the MACROSS portion of it.



By the time MEGAZONE 23 came out, my robot drawing skills improved a little bit.
(You be the judge.)



Ya can't draw Japanese robots without drawing GUNDAM. It's a law.


MEGAZONE 23 villain BD, 1st as a pen & ink drawing....


....and then on cel. Yeah, really.


For MZ 23 Part II, he got re-designed. SO metro. So '80s, too.


Again, hand-inked and hand-painted cel. This is how you did things before
Photoshop & Illustrator.


Okay... that's enough of that! Sheesh...
NEXT TIME: I finally get to post some EL TIGRE stuff.

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Kirsten Ulve New York show!!


Hey, all you New York bloggers: Be sure to head on over to Gallery Hanahou to check out my pal Kirsten Ulve's solo show PICTURES YOU WILL LIKE on Friday, February 23. You've seen Kirsten's coolness in tons of magazines and most recently Target, but this is a rare chance to see her gallery work. Head on over after work from 6-9 and show her some love!

24 comments:

Alexei Martins said...

YEAH!!!AWESOME Teenage works!!!!I love it!!!A lot of giant robots, my favorite is MACROSS!!!

Ps:Your childhood artworks inspired me, so I posted on my blog some of my old stuffs...http://alexei-myblog.blogspot.com/

Zorilita said...

Those are still some solid drawings anime or not. ;) It's fun to see people's older works.

potato farm girl said...

Ha ha ha ha!!! NERD!!!! I wish I had access to my old horrible Chrono Trigger art. That cel is pretty impressive. It better be top peg to keep with the anime theme.

Mindy Lee said...

I love your kiddy doodles :D. Oh the childhood years. All your doodles have great design. could tell what was what :D. Your teenage years were excellent. I love the cell with the guy with white hair and your mechs. If I find any I would like to post my old doodles too.

Scott Tolleson said...

HA! These are great Chris. How old do you think you were when you did these?

Heather said...

Great work!

Alan said...

Oh protoculture.. how I can't quit you!

Jay D Smith said...

macross rules!!!!

Rick said...

Chris, good to see a fellow Megazone 23 fan, did you get a chance to pick up the diecast Garland yet...?

Goobeetsablog said...

wow.
great drawings.
and archiving.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Hey pretty neat work Macross stuff is cool !

Miles said...

you are incredible dude - truly - i'd never want to fight you for food or anything for that matter

shit man - where the hell is your ducktails and inspector gadget installment?

you can't tell me there isn't going to be one...i'll wait!

thanks for sharing!

Miss Mindy said...

Rick Hunter is such a dream boat.
he he - - - He looks so manly, and thinking to himself "Why is Lisa always bitchin' at me... even though I know shes hot, and Minmays super, but she's going out with her cousin.. darn." ahhh... If all soap operas had veriteks they'd be much better.
:) mm

Paco Sordo said...

This is real fun,and very impressive for the age.I love the feeling when you find any of your old doodles,brings so much memories...

Alina Chau said...

Chris, you are super talented kid, and just get better and better!! THese drawings must bring back lots of fun memories!! :) Those are cool shows too!!

Grant Miller said...

whoa. Those robot drawings were bad ass.

Dee C.K. said...

Wow Chris! These are awesome! Love childhood work. Always fun to find these things. ;) I love you kid drawings! The superhero line up is SOO cute. Pointy hands and feet! hahhaaaa....
I remember painting on cells....bought a ton of cells and paints in H.S., aahh...memories. hehehee....
We should do lunch again!

Chris Battle said...

Hey, everyone: Thanks for all the dork love! Glad you liked it. How embarassing; Drawings done by a 6-yr. old are charming, while drawings done by a 14 yr. old are just.... dorky.

YOU MAY ALL CLAIM YOUR BONUS NERD PRIZE BY CLICKING HERE.

Alexi- Nice to see I've inspired others to bear all!

Brianne- I'll be real disappointed if you don't dig thru your folk's attic for that old art next time you visit for the holidays! POST 'EM!!

Scott- Most were done between the ages of 14-16.

Alan- Why even try????

Rick- While the die-cast Garland is pretty dope, I have bigger toys on my list... Papa needs a plasma screen!!

Miles- I won't fight you for food, but I will fight you for those sweet birthday Spicolis of yours.

Minja- Soap operas and veriteks..... you might be on to something.

Grant- Now this is embarrassing. A non-cartoon blogger drops by the blog when I'm posting all this geekery. Please tell me you scrolled down to look at all the "real" drawings.

Dee- Grab that Lambey character, too and let's all git some grub next week.. maybe to work off our Thursday night hangovers.

Alexei Martins said...

WOOW!!!Love this BONUS!!Hahaha!!
MACROSS RULES!!!!

Scott O. said...

Oh maaaaan... I CRIED at the last episode of Macross! I CRIED!! Rick finally realizes that he loves Lisa and... and... *sob*...

Miles said...

seriously man - "awesome totally awesome!" i had to watch the entire opening to get a glimpse of my fav armor unit on the whole series - i don't know what season it was from - maybe season 3??? it's the one behind the motorcycle...i remmeber seeing it and doing a pete rose slide for the VCR so i could see it over and over again. 80s POWER!

kid drawings rule! ava did one of the iron giant at breakfast for me this morning...just mind blowing

thanks for sharing!

Clio said...

Those are awesome. Why is it that teenagers are so prone to liking anime? I was a biiiig sucker for anime then too, but mine was CLAMP girly post-apocalyptic angst. And the artwork suuuuucked. Awesome cel!

Sandra Khoo said...

You did that at THAT age? You are sooo AWESOME! WOW! That is so incredible.

Octavio E. Rodriguez said...

Wow, I got new respect for you mang!! Awesome drawings!!