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Macross 25th Anniversary by vforvengeance Macross 25th Anniversary by vforvengeance
First of all, I wish to thank all of you for the 10,000 pageviews mark:rose: It is truly a moment for my DA:rose:

How time flies, Macross is celebrating its 25th anniversary and very soon, they will air its latest Macross tv series-'Macross Frontier' somewhere in April. Rejoice:rose: Yer' Macross Airheads!

I remember my first Macross experience which I saw this robot (VF-1J) capable of transforming into a jet fighter and it was on a kiddy swimming tube back in 1986-87. Later, they started to air Macross series on TV, which dubbed in Malay and soon followed by Harmony Gold's bootlegged 'Robotech' series which dubbed in english.

Here we have 3 generations of Macross Variable Fighters: VF-1J Valkyrie (1982), YF-19 Alpha 1 (1996) and the latest VF-25 from 'Macross Frontier' (2008) Last but not least, the venerable SDF-1 Macross in the rear.

This is for one of the best mecha animes which also inspires other shows like Transformers, Zeta Gundam and other transformable mechs. Do you remember LOVE?
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Alucard234564 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What about Macross Zero?
adventuremaker16 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Writer
and thus, the valkyrie became Skyfire/ Jetfire
vforvengeance Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
For your information, Skyfire/ Jetfire was a plagiarized work 
ironman150 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
DarthSanchez Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome sause
Guyverman Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
30th anniversary just around the corner!
Roberdigiorge Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Great Work!!!
ApeCape92 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice job with this pic. Before I simitted any art on DA i saw many different sites with this pic in them like it was theres and I hope you made this ( NOT POINTING ANY FINGERS HERE also no offense) I think it's so well drawn infact that people steal it and dont creid you.
CharTeam Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thats awesome
javierlovera Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maverick-21 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Very nice artwork!!!!!Macross is the best classic serie that I had ever saw!!!!have a nice day men!!!!!
gouf753 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
WOW very good !!!!
keep it up !!!!
Cyborg-ninja2007 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome drawing! I've seen two episodes of Macross Frontier and I think it is very cool. :D
Marx-Paragon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
damn, you have some serious skill dude.
Azureseilue Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Oh geez, I miss out the chance to attend,oh well ~
Do you have msn ? Wanna chat with you at there=)
kungforlith Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
fantastic picture

*long time macross fan here from australia
Chichaman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work!, absolutely faved!!!
LtMangaka Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
damn watercolors. perfecto.
Chrispynutt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Really great! I love this, I remember watching some old VHS's of Macross back in the day. I have Macross Plus on DVD too.

I really like your confident treatment and layout really gives me that Macross feel!
PomBadguy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
outstanding! :salute:
Skydreamer360 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
Sweetness!!! Out of all the VF-1 models, the VF-1J is my favorite.
LORD-BIG-DOGGIE Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Student General Artist
wow, awesome.
I still love the oldies though.. XP
Ryand-Smith Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
All Valkyries, Lets Change Form, and Rock Out, yeah! Nice job, this would make a great print out. I like how you composed the actions of the fighters, as well as the expressions of each generation of VF.
pinakaguwaping Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
Great work, that's a beautiful compilation of Macross' hero mecha you've done there.

I've watched the new series, it's the best anime I've seen all year.
Marchly Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Very nice! Always good to see fan art of the true Macross shows on the internet. I also really like the three generations you chose; very appropriate given they are the beginning, middle and (currently) the end of the 25 year Macross franchise.

I'm also very impressed with your rendition of the VF-25, especially given the lack of reference currently available. Well done indeed!
vforvengeance Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
The beginning, middle and the END? You mean "the beginning, intermediate and present".
TheHiddenPhoenix Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Student Filmographer
Robotech/Macross RULZ
realgundam Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Is this a scan or something? I'm wandering how can you get the quality so good if youscaned it
vforvengeance Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Is that a compliment or an insult?
realgundam Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
why would it be an insult? I'm asking if you draw this by hand then scaned it to your computer, or if you just did it in the PC.
realgundam Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
The think is I had tried to scan some drawing I had to the PC but the effects doesn't look so good. especailly when the painting is larger then the scaner :/
vforvengeance Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
I'm just kidding... :rose: Yeah, I paint it first with watercolour and I scanned it into the PC and do a little adjustment via photoshop.
In that case, you should go look for a bizhub-photocopier b/w, color copier, printer and scanner in one.
Amuscaria Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
good ole old + new. I really need to watch the new Macross animes. Havent seen any since the really old ones that was part of "Robotech".
CrashLegacy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
You continue to amaze me. seriously good dude, nothing I see needs work.
Johncleric Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
nice I love the VF-25 there ^^
Rekkou Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
wow, the valkyrie looks cooler than the original one, but why you keep using water colour? isn't it a difficult media?
vforvengeance Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
I used to think watercolor is hard to control, until a professional told me that watercolor should be persuaded, not to be forced, be bold at washes and be careful with the details.
What more, I think going traditional is the best way to prevent online lineart plagiarisings and the safest way to keep the masterpiece without worrying the PC crashed.
Rekkou Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
wow, you're really are a pro
Jontowry Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I love the watercolor! keep it up! Saw Macross Frontier premier episode (came out in DEC) loved it! Then I got really mad when I found out that the series doesn't officially start until April. :(
itako-hikaru Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Amazing fanart, I liked especially the New Vf-25 from Macross Frontier. :XD:
SealSlammer Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Damn, I still have the Yamato 1/60 YF-19. Too bad the QC of the toy's left arm cracked. But that can be fixed if I could find the glue.

But this is awesome, even when you put the Macross itself in the background. It's still refreshing to see traditionally paint work here. Would've expected Focker's plane in the limelight instead of Hikaru's 1J, but I guess Hikaru deserves it. :)
vforvengeance Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Goodness, well hopefully it still can be fixed:rose: You can try elephant's SupaGlue.
Being in a middle of tug-o-war between 2 womens, Hikaru is the limelight in the Macross series:rose:
SealSlammer Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
I need some sort of special glue, as I've heard the material of the toy, ABS, is very, very hard to glue. Something called Plastruct or M.E.K. or something, which I have no luck in finding.
Jun01 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
CarbonCopyBen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
V.Nice.. Instant love.
Crossbone-Gundam Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Damn nice! The Macross work well in watercolour.
emilynguyenart Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Awesome mechas as always :D

Macross rocks!
Zveirn Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Student General Artist
No Macross 7?
vforvengeance Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Sorry, what I want are soldiers, not hippity rockstars. Besides, the fire-bomba red mech is afterall a 19...
nahumreigh Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
wow nice :D
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