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Robotech: Scratch one by LeElf Robotech: Scratch one by LeElf
Disclaimer: This piece is just a fun assumption that the Sentinels Storyline occurs. I am tired of seeing the same alphas and VF-1s overdone time and again. Just looking at alternative schemes.

The First of Many...CDR Max Sterling, in his trademark Blue VFA-6H catches the first Invid Scout flatfooted with his wing mounted GU-XX Gunpod during a Skull Squadron sweep of occupied Tirol.

Original work done in pen/ink scanned to photoshop and painted.

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ragingspacebull Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Awesome action shot!
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LeElf Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks RSB!
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JDunk1971 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I like your art style; clean and crisp linework with an effective use of color shading.
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist
awesome dynamic scene!
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Elthbert Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
These are really nice, not just this one, thank you for sharing them.
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:iconleelf:
LeElf Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Elthbert! My pleasure!
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JRGTS Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Nice sense of speed and great point of view. Great detail of the vortices shedding off the wingtips and the green goo spewing from the Invid.
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:iconleelf:
LeElf Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. That was the point of this exercise. If you look carefully you can see the smoke from the GU-XX Autocannon still seeping into the slipstream. Very subtle, but it's there...
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JRGTS Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I see it now. Thought it was air condensing.
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is some excellent coloring and painting here. I do love the composition as well
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LeElf Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Hand of Manos...that is one of my earlier works. Trying for a natural Copic look. I've thought about trying to improve on it...maybe go more towards a cell animated look? I've done this with some of my more recent pieces. Thanks for the support!
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do like natural look yet cell shaded could be fun as well :) will certainly look forward to when you decide to make something in that line
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LeElf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, though I like the Manga or Comic book feel of this piece, I really want to go back to it now that I have a better handle on CS4. I might do a Redux...and give it a MOSPEADA tweak vice Robotech THE SENTINELS...or my own reimagining...
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds interesting :D
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:iconleelf:
LeElf Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Shahada!
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shahada Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
always loved the vfa-6 legioss @ alpha fighter... and with a Skull insignia to boot!
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Deru-Meru Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Please, please, please PLEASE don't take this as a nitpick comment/trollin' - but I'm almost positive that the only one with the skull insigna was the Skull Leader/Roy (or Rick, when he pretty much inherits it). Did you add it in for funzies? Or, If you can recall, did Max ever really have the skull insigna on his veritech?? I'm actually quite curious, not trying to be a dweeb. ^^;
Man, I'm in love the original Macross saga! :heart::love::nod:
Awesome fan art. :)
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LeElf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi DM, this piece assumes the Sentinels story arc occurs. What with the Shadow Chronicles and such the classic Liberation of Tirol is up in the air, not sure what is canon there anymore. What I am doing here is presuming that Max Sterling is leading the Skull Squadron in the first Sweep of Invid-Occupied Tirol and we catch a glimpse of the first kill of an invid Scout. I chose to paint Max's Alpha in his traditional Blue, though I used a ligther hue, and I put semi Mospeada markings on it and added the Skull. Kinda my take on what it would look like. I will likley never paint any Mecha just like the TV show. I take it a step further...

Long answer, but there you go!
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Deru-Meru Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Don't worry 'bout it being long! Thank you for replying, and that's the answer I was kinda hoping for but I was just unsure. :)
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spark300c Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
nice.
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DarkProxy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
sweet
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Jepray Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Sweet Alpha fighter, if only they could finish the 4th Robotech storyline...
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LeElf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm almost glad they didn't. Hoping we don't see any more Shadow Chronicles either. Not a fan of that drivel...
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