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October 15, 2011
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Oct 15, 2011, 4:08:30 AM
Lynn Minmay by SassyAlex Lynn Minmay by SassyAlex


Here's what I've been working on for the past few days: the lovely Lynn Minmay from the show Macross.

Rather than the show, I much prefer the movie, Macross: Do You Remember Love? However, I'm not a huge huge fan of either, although I do appreciate them as they are classics that inspired a bunch of other things, including Macross Frontier, which also has characters I like.

No, more than anything, I like Minmay. I love her overall character design, her personality, and the songs she sings. I especially love how they showed many sides of her and her fame, as well as how her songs were able to save us all. I also felt her sadness for her loss of Hikaru. That was especially true for me when hearing this song, "Tenshi No Enogu," who's lyrics are what inspired me to do this piece in the first place. I also did a cover of that song, since I love it so much. You can view my version, here.

Moving on to the actual picture, I tried really hard to maintain the classic eighties style while still throwing in bits of my own flair. I can't decide if I did a good job on that or not.

In any case, it explains the watercolour-painted hair. And, though you can't really tell now that it's scanned, her skin is painted, too. The colours in her hair ended up much more pink than I had intended, which was especially so after being uploaded. I apologize for the ship, as I realize it is a pathetic excuse for a VF-1J.

I also had some interesting experiences with my liquid white-out working on this. Lesson learned for next time! xDD

But, yeah. As my wonderful watchers know, I've been in a bit of an artistic slump as of late, so I hope this picture I worked so hard on is a sign that that time is over.

Wish me luck!

On this piece I used watercolours, sharpie markers of two sizes, a white gel-pen, Prismacolor coloured pencils, and liquid white-out.

Comments, favourites, features, and especially deviWATCHes are greatly appreciated.

Thank you!!
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flynn1978 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Kinda looks like Robotech, Sailor Moon, and Jem-all in one!! I LOVE IT!! :]
SassyAlex Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

I can see Jem, but not so much Sailor Moon. Care to elaborate?

Either way, thank you! I'm glad you like it!
flynn1978 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I dunno 'bout Sailor Moon... Maybe the blue in the hair or something... :]
ReichFantastic Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
I definitely think you got the 80's vibe across, that was what made me check this pic out from seeing it on the search page.
Great job! *thumbs up*
SassyAlex Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
; w ; Thank you very much! It's a difficult style, and I still feel as though I got it a bit too modern. Perhaps because of the bold outlines? Anyways, thank you again~

It's cool to know I'm not the only person who looks up such things on here. < 3
Charlote10 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Woow.. sppr like! (:
SassyAlex Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! ; w ;
ToushirouAika Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
this is so pretty.
SassyAlex Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!!

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SpotlessDestiny Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
well the hair color is fun :)
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