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Gradius revisited by fevereon Gradius revisited by fevereon
Have to give a bit o' shooter love :heart:

Thought it would be fun to do a lil twist on here stylistically, with the big loud vibrant colors that you'd find on the old school boxart of those old NES carts you need to blow to get them to work..

Had to put a little luv for the big G in my pile, with my favorite enemies in the game *hugs moai*

.. just flown the gauntlet, blew shit up, survived, WHO'S NEXT???!? BRINGIT

This is Vic's Gradius 3 incarnation (i believe), as the ships gone through so many incarnations and ship design shifts from game to game, but this is one of my faves :3

This piece has been on my backburner for a long time, and thought it be time to get off my duff and do this..

the original concept is buried in my scraps section, should you wish to take a gander at the fuzzy airbrush tool slap out in an hour speedpaint that was the original..

but we rebuilt it, made it stronger..

*cue six million dollar man music*

Gradius © Konami

[edit] friend took it and flipnturned it suggested a shift.. "flipped and rotated, this angle looks more ohshi-get-out-of-the-way".. and i agree, it also makes vic central focus..

and while i was at it, i went and dropped some color on the cockpit and wingtips (which i missed ^^; )

rotate 90 degrees clockwise for spiffy 1024x768 wallpaper XD
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DemonGaLM1 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SuperSonicRaver Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
I love shmups and this was one of the first I ever played. Good work!
DanteFromHell Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Thanks,dude!your work inspired me on how to do a "flying shmup" fanart!!in my case it will be a Thunder Force IV,and i didnt know how to do it,but suddenly this gradius-art appears in front of me and now i think i can do the right thing!thanks one more time;)
and one more thing-this art is rocks!!
SherlockHolmes22nd Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
ah cha this is wonderful!
The heads that shoot are most fun and the ship is drawn nice

I am fan of the gradius games and the gaiden was the favorite though the Gradius V was also some fun as well
so much zany is in the games which I like
GabrielPenaChristian Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student General Artist
I hate those moai things in the first game they are hard to kill especially with no power ups

cool artwork though

I still don get what these heads are doing in space but if I remember my research the're suppose to protect gradius
Link-kid Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
o my god just played gradius 3 and thats where i died and lost all my power ups. tried to pick myself back up but there was just no way.
Grav-staR Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gradius is very cool ^^

this structures , this view
great artwort
xxx-wildcyclone-xxx Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
this is also a yugioh card. lol. amazing btw.
jahw Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
the planet structures always baffled me in Gradius.
Life Force will always be the best one, even if i still can't beat it without using the konami code. Thems Tiki head projectiles is hard to dodge :B
Raigoninc Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Great job on the background. It alone would've looked great. Vic-Viper tends to make things even more great, no matter what it is. lol
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