Old Gradius Pic by Miguel Castaneda (@migucast)
An ancient piece of Gradius fan art that predates my modern drawing period found in an old school notebook. I'd date this... From somewhere in the late 80s or early 90s... Probably late 80s. I don't believe this was the first time I'd drawn the ol' Viper, but definately one of my first BIG pictures, and DEFINATELY one of my very first attempts at a good hard mecha picture. Granted, I drew this before I knew what mecha WAS (like I said, this is so old I didn't formally know "anime" yet. I was still in that 15 or so year period when I knew there were some cartoons that were different from normal cartoons, but I didn't know why yet.).
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