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Gundam Dawn reference by Tekka-Croe Gundam Dawn reference by Tekka-Croe
Finally, finally, I've managed a design for the Dawn that I'm really happy with. If you've seen the original image of Gundam Dawn (you can see it here: [link]), then you'll notice that this new design is very different. Despite the differences, I think I've kept the Dawn's original character intact in this new iteration, with a lithe, almost feminine aesthetic.

I'm working on a story for the Dawn (and its counterpart, the Dusk) set in the Gundam 00 universe, so I may end up writing a short story. Characters are also in development.

Sketched with a .3mm mechanical pencil, inked with a .2mm Micron pen, colored with Copic Sketch markers. Touch-ups added in photoshop.
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edwilly Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
I think. That idea on the beam saber store in the elbow mount rails for the gnx-903vs and the vw brave types
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pugwash1 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I would defint read your 00 side story
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ironman861 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This AWSOME FAV
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Writer
This one looks amazing and eerily realistic. :)

Have you managed to write down the story by any chance? I would really love to read it somewhere. :)
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509freak Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you ever thought of redrawing this design of the dawn?
Don't get me wrong, the work you put in to getting this result is great. I was wondering how it would look now that your skills have improved greatly.
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UltimateGundamGeek Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh i forgot to add, its in the 00 gundam univer. thanks
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UltimateGundamGeek Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
could i ask for a request? could like, maybe help design my mobile suit?

name: infinity gundam

features: surprise me

it would be real cool if you would help me, thanks
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crazychris1995 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
can you give me a kind of a tutourial, because i want to design my own gundam but have no idea where to start. I want it to be gundam 00 related
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Anzac-A1 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
I have a request to make. I'm currently writing a Mobile Suit Gundam 00 story on Fanfiction.net (8,960 words long at the moment. It's a romance between Feldt and my own character, Falken. Would it be okay if I used your Gundam Dawn as Feldt's mobile suit? If so, I'll be sure to credit you in my notes at the beginning and end of the chapters it features in. Please let me know if you're okay with that.
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Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
While I do appreciate your enthusiasm, I'm afraid I can't let you do that. Dawn already has its own Meister, and a story in the works for it.
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Anzac-A1 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
No problem, I eagerly await your story.
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Tecmopery Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Great work here. I like the sleekness look of Dawn ^^d
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Y-R-I-Here Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very innovative design. Interesting how the blades are stored in the thigh region. Beam saber placement reminds me of the Nu Gundam.
Have you practiced doing this long? I wish I could do mechs! I get close but almost always convert it into armor or clothing (looks better that way).
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Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yes, it's taken practice. Not as much as you might think, though. If you saw any of my Gundam designs from three or four years back, I would not blame you for laughing. I only got back into serious mecha design about a year ago.

Really, the trick to improving your mechanical design skills is to first pick a style you like, and just spend some time familiarizing yourself with it. When you see a cool design, note what it is that makes you like it, and assimilate that element into your own style.

To be perfectly honest, my own style is really just an amalgamation of my favorite bits and pieces of other styles. It's a constantly evolving process.
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Y-R-I-Here Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the info. I guess I'm trying too hard to be extremely original. My usual thoughts are to be as original and self-created as possible. I'll try your advice and keep practicing. Thanks again.
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Alucus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is very very nice sort of like a mix of the exia the 1 gundam and the nadleeh, all amazingly designed mobile suits.
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Zeo-EX Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Looks very nice Im loving the overall design! I can't wait to see the other designs that you have in mind!
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LeoKingdomMaster Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Hmm, not bad. Clear influnces from the Astrea in the basic body. Not bad.
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Guncyder00 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very good indeed...well done in perfecting ur work :salute:
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acelanceloet Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like it! if I didn't sucked in gundam drawing I would instantly start with modelling it!
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Reshuma Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
seems a bit different from many gundams i have seen...just a little more....robotic than it should be.
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conquer001 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Excellent design. Do you by any chance been some form of training or tutorial that I might review as well?
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Garm-r Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats just beautiful mate.
I especially love the leg design ^^
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carbonunderground2 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Congrats on the Gundam concepy. Wish I could draw as good as yez... T_T


A little qualm though: The lower arms may have been a bit too bulky; does not go in proportion with the feminist upper arms and shoulders...

Just mah 2 cents...
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OpenGL Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u sir ish awesome.... FAV!
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ant1ph0n Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
that's pretty damn cool man.
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GlauG Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
I tend to dislike Gundam fan-designs, but this one's really nice. Not stupidly overpowered or overarmed, and fits nicely with the 00 aesthetic. :)
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Rekkou Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
that's very cool concept and details
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blitzgun Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Congrats at not sucking at mecha and pencil crayons... or whatever you used to color.

D: I envy your talent.
*wishes she could draw gundams*
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ant1ph0n Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
it clearly states what he used in the description...
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blitzgun Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Hey, so I didn't read the comments fully (hense the "whatever you used to color"), so shoot me. I'm just casually viewin' some nice art.
Please don't be a nit-picky douche. There are enough of those in the world.

I REALLY don't think artists CARE what the comment says if it's positive about their art. I know I sure as hell don't.
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ant1ph0n Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
right, the artist's perspective wasn't my concern to begin with but if you'd like to come across as being ignorant and not wanting to be bothered to read the little text there are, be my guest ;]

so, here's a retort back at ya, "don't be a an idiot douche and just read the information that the artist has placed so irrelevant comments aren't made"
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blitzgun Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Why do you have to make such a big deal out of nothing?
Chill dude, chill. You'll live longer.

Last time I checked living was nice...
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ant1ph0n Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
listen little girl, that's twice you've tried the misdirection trick in this conversation, 1st account was oh blah blah as long as it's a positive comment to the artist and now you're telling me i'm gonna die if i don't "chill"? clearly someone is defensive and retracting.

own up to being retarded and not reading the description and it will make your life easier as mine is completely fine and i will definitely not die any time soon, unless i get hit by a bus.

please don't bother replying as this will be the last, for the sake of both of us.
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blitzgun Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
Don't talk down to me because I'm younger. Age means very little.

Why do you bother flipping out?
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Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Come on, guys. Neither of you is proving anything by yelling back and forth.
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ant1ph0n Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
<shrug>yeah, i hate it when people bicker on my comments page. so i'll apologize for that and i knew full and well that my reply was gonna result in what is. i suppose i just can't stand stupidity coupled with carelessness and complacency/laziness [on here specifically] is all, especially when there's a damn "descriptions section". i mean, i understand that when something is awesome you don't really bother reading until after you're done being in awe but to totally not own up to what happened and instead name call to redirect the point is a whole other topic, which i will not discuss here of course.

but i digress, i'll refrain from commenting anything but the art you've posted.
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