At 3/22/08 04:38 PM, P-51 wrote:
personally I don't like the backwards chicken leg mecha (mechwarrior, ATATs,etc.) albeit, they're more realistic, I just don't like how they're designed. I'm more inclined towards humanoid or spider mecha. I find myself drawing those better than humanoid or spiders though. kinda ironic, like double-d being ace at an instrument he hates to play (the pedal steel guitar thing).
Yeah realistic mechs aren't quite as exciting as say nearly unstoppable mechs(such as Gundams), but I like them simply for being grounded(mostly) in reality.
At 3/22/08 05:02 PM, SapphireLight wrote:
I forgot to mention I like robots/droids/wtfever in general, and I enjoy games based on them, I just haven't seen a show that's remotely capable of keeping my interest. But I always I enjoy a good steampunk.
Well then welcome to the club as well. I'd suggest starting with things such as Castle in the Sky or the work that inspired Castle in the Sky, The Boy Who Saw The Wind. Both feature steampunk imagery and deal with mecha(not much, but it's there).
If you would like to start getting into just mecha I'd suggest watching a shorter mecha series(such as Gasaraki if you enjoy realistic mechs or RahXephon if you enjoy fantasy based mechs) instead of watching the hundreds of Gundam or Macross episodes.