Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Stampede

The show that got me into anime as a young teenager was Trigun. Nothing really ever matched it for me either. I fell in love with the characters. This show probably had a big influence over my style, especially when I was younger. So I thought I'd do some quick drawings of them!

Vash the Stampede!

Nicholas D. Woldwood, the priest.

Black cat!

20 comments:

RooniMan said...

Not a huge fan of anime, but these are fine drawings.

Whitney Pollett said...

Dang Kali! This style is killer!! I love how it's not full anime but definitely inspired by. And yeah, that show was bad ass!! His gun battles were so epic!

Kristina said...

Vash looks great in your style!

Did you get a chance to see Yasuhiro Nightow at Comic Con last year? He signed my sketch book ^^

Roberto Severino said...

Very nicely drawn, topped with a very slick, appealing style. This makes all of my work look like poo, no matter how many drawing studies I do either from the Preston Blair book (I think I've done about most of drawings in my copy at this point with loads of self-criticism and persistence) or hundreds of old cartoon framegrabs and comics. Yet again, I'm still in high school, only 15 years old still, so I shouldn't worry about being able to draw as well as you yet

I had no idea you were into anime because I never noticed the influence it had on your drawings, but now that you brought it up, I can now see it in some of your work.

Like RooniMan, I'm not really into Anime either, at least nowadays, but back when Cartoon Network was actually worth watching a long time ago, I would watch some of the stuff on Toonami, which is how I got exposed to some of that stuff. Not everything that they aired was good, but I admit, there was some interesting programs on it.

Sorry for the long, pointless diatribe. I just had a lot to say.

Jorge said...

COOL drawings!

I've been thinking into getting into more anime, and I was considering this one, Kali.

Specifically, I'd like to watch anime with Western (as in western movies, cowboys and horses and the American West in the 1870s) influence, especially since I know westerns influenced Samurai movies, which influence spaghetti westerns and anime.

Any other anime recommendations you'd make, Kali? Maybe something with awesome gun fights?

Kali Fontecchio said...

Thanks Whitney and Rooni!

Kristina: OMG seriously??! Ack!!!

Roberto: don't get so down on yourself! I was horrible when I was 15! It takes years of practice! be positive! :D

Jorge: Maybe try his other one Gungrave!

Guillermo Biasini said...

The Final battle with his brother was truly AWESOME! I still remember that the kick ass scene.

Tara Billinger said...

I never drew anime when I was younger but being around a ton of friends that did in high school got me to like a few shows. My favs will always be FLCL, Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo.

I never really seen Trigun, I knew it was very popular though.

Monica Grue said...

Wooow so interesting, I haven't seen you draw anything anime since we were sophomores in school! Nice to see your take on it now ^^

DarkShadow8181 said...

I heard recently there's meant to be a Trigun movie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3N8Lrz8F_w

David Gale said...

Very cool! Especially the cigarette dood.

Kali Fontecchio said...

Tara: I think you'd really like it then!

Monica: That's true! This show still had an effect on me even then! Memories...

DarkShadow: looks fake!

David: Thanks!

Ollie said...

Hi Kali, great drawings! I'm a big Trigun fan too.

They really are making a Trigun movie. It's called Badlands Rumble. It's coming out soon!

M. R Darbyshire said...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-11-20/trigun/badlands-rumble-film-teaser-trailer-posted

M. R Darbyshire said...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-11-20/trigun/badlands-rumble-film-teaser-trailer-posted

Kali Fontecchio said...

OMG IT IS REAL T____________T

Zach Bellissimo said...

I used to watch Trigun with my friend, but I was never so much into it. I do really dig your drawings, especially wolfwood, he was awesome :]

yawn said...

The conflict between Knives and Vash was always a interesting and sad part of the series.The back story about both of them is what attracted me to the show.

Kt Shy said...

Holymoly, I love those guys in your style! Trigunn was a big'un for me as well :)

Austin Papageorge said...

To be honest, I had never heard of this before. I guess it looks cool.