Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
How not to draw Vic Viper. by slycherrychunks How not to draw Vic Viper. by slycherrychunks
I want to illustrate the evolution of the Vic Viper spacecraft over the years - the three main versions as seen on the cover to the new official guide, the anime version which is quite different and this new Victory Viper spaceship from the Yu-Gi-Oh card. I also have some doodles of the "crappy expendable yellow ship" from the anime.

Here is an attempt at the T301 that I was entirely dissatisfied with. Drawing is okay but the placement of the various bits and bobs is completly off. The wings should slant down and I think the missiles should be wider apart. I'm not sure about the cockpit placement either. Also there needs to be more of a colour contrast between the metal surfaces and the blackish banding around the forward "prongs" and on the wings.

Not a bad drawing, but one that illustrates the problems I will need to overcome if I am to master drawing this spaceship.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconmercenaryx:
MercenaryX Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
I like it. Looks like it could be a Macross ship.
Reply
:iconedawesome:
Edawesome Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Konami and Irem should work together to make R-TYPE Legends with Vic Viper as a bonus ship
Reply
:iconironespio:
ironespio Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
granted i have no idea what this thing originally look like but from where i stand its a good piece
Reply
:iconnzdelta4:
nzdelta4 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
This is a good Vic Viper drawing! No complaits here, bub! :-)
Reply
:iconmarsuwai:
Marsuwai Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
I do not know the original, but what you made from it looks great!
Reply
:iconinvadurrr-gay:
Invadurrr-Gay Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
"Destroy them all!"

"Shoot the core!"
Reply
:icongenredleader:
genredleader Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Awwww... I don't think it's bad at all. I wish -I- could draw it that well... ^^; In anycase, I'm favoriting this. ^^
Reply
:iconchipnyu:
Chipnyu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Vic. VICK. VICK VIPER.
Reply
:iconslycherrychunks:
slycherrychunks Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
fail. lean 2 spell
Reply
:iconinvadurrr-gay:
Invadurrr-Gay Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
LEAN? HOW CLOSE SHOULD I LEAN?

*THIS* CLOSE???
Reply
:iconslycherrychunks:
slycherrychunks Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
fail. lean 2 spell
Reply
:iconchipnyu:
Chipnyu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
How NOT to Spell Vic Viper.

Have you gotten Gradius Collection for the PSP yet? They are actually pretty faithful ports of the game. Seriously. Amazing. Gradius II GOPHER is the best though. I spell things incorrectly on purpose for cheap humor.
Reply
:iconslycherrychunks:
slycherrychunks Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
No, I dont have the PSP collection - I have the guide book though.

I have gradius III, IV and V PS2, Gaiden PSX and the rest on MAME. (no chance finding Gradius Deluxe Pack on ebay, cheapest price it goes for is about £80)
Reply
:iconicecoffin:
IceCoffin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Student General Artist
@Wilbury: The focus of the games is all on Vic, not its (his?) pilot. Thus, in my opinion, I'd reckon it's an AI- I mean, who on Earth would send a ship into battle without any actual shields? (I mean, it's not like Vic starts the game off with any Options automatically...) You'd kind of have to put Vic's craptastic natural shielding into perspective. Then it makes sense. At elast, to me that is. >_>;

Anyways. Fantastic Vic picture, there. I really can't see anything too wrong with it, actually. The only iffy thing I'd like to point out is the fact that one of the forked prongs looks noticeably shorter than the other. Aside from that, the picture is incredible.
Then again, I can't draw ships for crap, so, yeah... But it's glaringly obvious that your ship is Vic Viper.

How NOT to draw Vic Viper? Draw a circle-blob-thing. Draw two thick lines sticking out of it. Then, grab an orange highlighter, and add two or three Options. Label it "Vic Viper". Done.

What I just described is how NOT (under any circumstance) to draw Vic Viper. You have not done anything remotely related to what I just described. Thus, you have, at least, succeeded in drawing a Vic Viper. And it is awesome.
Reply
:iconicecoffin:
IceCoffin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Student General Artist
@Wilbury: I think Vic is the star, not its (his?) pilot... I'd actually expect to learn that it operated itself via AI computer. (Besides, who would be stupid enough to send a manned warship out into space without any Options in the first place?! Everyone knows about Vic's... er... "shields".)

In any case, that's an awesome Vic Viper, even though you say it's horrible.

The only thing I can clearly spot is that one of the twin prongs is a little iffy-looking; it looks kind of short. But, perhaps that's just the perspective. Meh.

I'd never be able to draw a ship that well in the first place, anyways.
Reply
:iconwilbury:
Wilbury Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
Say, does anyone know who Vic Viper's pilot is? They never tell you in any of the games.
Reply
:iconstrength:
Strength Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
Also, Leo Stenbuck. :)
Reply
:iconslycherrychunks:
slycherrychunks Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
James Burton from Gradius 2 MSX, Stephanie McBain, Eddy Evan and Dan from the anime. I dont know what Dan's surname name is.
Reply
:iconwilbury:
Wilbury Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
They made a Gradius anime too???????
Reply
:icontronmanz:
TronmanZ Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
yep, it's based on Salamander (aka Lifeforce in the U.S.) and Gradius II
Reply
:iconslycherrychunks:
slycherrychunks Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
The first two parts are on Youtube

[link]

[link]
Reply
:iconslycherrychunks:
slycherrychunks Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
Ah, nuts. They've been taken down.
Reply
:iconcelestial-seraphiman:
Celestial-SeraphiMan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007   Writer
Very good!
Reply
:icontronmanz:
TronmanZ Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
Crapastic? Bullshit, this is an awesome drawing of the Vic Viper
Reply
:iconzero-21xx:
zero-21xx Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006
actually,the way THAT Vic Viper looks is the way I saw it in Gradius IV at the option->Sound Test Screen...I like the Stream Lined Look...too bad YGO believes the VV to be expendable
Reply
:iconslycherrychunks:
slycherrychunks Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006
No, youre refering to model BP-827Z [link]

This is a drawing of the T301, as featured in all the associated artwork for Gradius V (and confusingly the Gradius III and IV boxart and intros).
Reply
:iconzero-21xx:
zero-21xx Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
my bad...you can probably tell I haven't played Gradius V in a while
Reply
:iconsephiroth59:
Sephiroth59 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2006
Awesome
Reply
:icondaimera:
Daimera Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
I don't know the subtleties of Vic Viper fanartdom, so this looks great to me. XD But if you say so, then it must be so, soo... uhh... ... well, yeah. But it's still a nice drawing, but you kinda said that already. Kinda. ... ...

*fav*
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 800 × 571




Details

Submitted on
April 18, 2006
Image Size
284 KB
Resolution
800×571
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
3,034
Favourites
69 (who?)
Comments
29
Downloads
129
×