Re: [gundam] Turn A Gundam Art
Wed, 17 Feb 1999 16:18:06 EST

My feelings excatly. I too, kinda get bad vibes from Turn A Gundam. It's like
Syd thinks Gundams a big joke or something. Sound of Musicdam :) anyone?!?!


nandy@U.Arizona.EDU writes:
> Excellent, that works!
> Hrm! There's something about the character designs here that seems to
> scream out "Sound of Music" or something like that, a little too
> retro-1800's or something!
> But what IS gratifying is to see that the gundam art is a simply
> line-drawing colored up by Syd the Sqyd, and not the fnished model CGI
> work that I was worrying about... i.e., there's still hope that
> Super-Katoki man will fly in on his glorious white Tallgeese and save the
> day at the end!
> As for the Gundam designs themselves, I mean, there are _elements_ of
> the designs that are kinda neat, but there are elements of the designs
> that are just completely stupid looking as well. The Gundam's gun looks
> more like the front of the new Yamato then a real weapon. The Gundam's
> legs look like legs off of a valkyrie or one of those old '80s robots,
> its chest looks simply dumb and blocky, utterly ungundamy...
> The background robots are equally dumb, disproportionate and distorted,
> as if the artist has no conception of depth-of-field, proper perspective,
> or how to do realistic proportions! Now we all know that Syd the Sqyd gets
> paid the big bucks, so the only option we have is to believe that he
> simply isn't taking this whole Gundam thing very seriously. I dunno. I
> just get a real sinking feeling whenever I see anything associated with
> this new series, worse than I got even from Gundam-X!
> -Probe

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