Alita as Wall Art available on paper, stretched canvas, luxury metal or acrylic. Multiple sizes available with free shipping!
It’s the early 1990s. I’d just discovered the new and exciting world of anime and manga. One series in particular – Battle Angel Alita managed to blow my mind. An action-packed cyberpunk adventure with an art style so good it would nearly bring tears to my eyes! Alita, or Gally as she was known in the original Japanese series, was a cyborg fighting machine with an unconventionally cute, feminine appearance.
I was around 12 years old at the time. I remember how just the thought of watching the Alita anime would make my heart pound with excitement and the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. I wanted to show my appreciation for the series by creating my own original fan artwork.
There was a problem. I was young and my artistic ability, although decent for my age, wasn’t fantastic. I needed to create a piece worthy of such an awesome anime and manga series. I gave it a shot and managed to copy an image of Alita from a panel from the manga /comic. It was OK! For a 12 year old’s copied picture. But I wanted my fan art to be original and look professional.
My perfectionist attitude and a lot of stubbornness combined to help me constantly improve my artistic abilities. As decades passed, I finally got to a stage where I felt good enough to come back to the task of drawing an original Alita artwork. I gathered up some reference material and set about drawing out my own interpretation of the cybernetic heroine, Alita, conquering her only fear in the galaxy – butterflies! I’d make the butterflies in this piece stand out in bright blue to contrast with the dull grey inks I’d used on the rest of the image.
I was working as a tattoo artist at the time and half way through the creation of Alita, I needed to stop and devote time to my client’s requests. I’d be so tired at the end of the day from inking body parts with stars, tribal spikes or kids’ names that I wouldn’t have the energy to work on Alita, or anything else I was particularly passionate about.
Finally, I got a free weekend. I broke out my marker pens and continued with the artwork until it was finished. I was finally satisfied and managed to capture the original manga art style I fell in love with all those years ago. I went on to exhibit it at comic conventions and online. To my surprise, dozens of fellow Alita fans liked the piece enough to buy it and it’s sold close to 100 prints to date. It took some time, but when I compare it to my first copied Alita drawing produced 25 years prior, I felt grateful for not giving up my pursuit as a professional artist.
❇️ Production and Shipping Time:
Glossy Photo Paper: 5 days for printing, 5-10 days for shipping.
Ready-to-Hang Canvas: 5 days for printing, 5-10 days for shipping.
Artwork will be delivered anywhere in the world free of charge!
❇️ Styles of Print:
There are 5 ways to print this artwork.
1) Premium Glossy Paper is used for high quality, professional paper-prints.
♦ Sharp, Vivid and rich Color sets this apart from a casual, home photo print and makes use of artwork specifically created at super-high resolution for maximum detail.
♦ Premium Glossy Photo Paper will last a long time.
♦ This option is available in 8×10 inches, 11×14 inches or 16×20 inches.
♦ They are designed to be placed in a glass frame, which can be purchased separately (starting at a few dollars at your local Target or online).
♦ Signature watermark or numbers will not appear on actual artwork.
2) Ready to Hang Canvas is ready to put up on your wall right out of the box with. Zero assembly required for ultimate convenience.
♦ Gorgeous finished look. It comes out of the shipping box finished and ready to hang with a simple nail in the wall.
♦ Canvas Prints are a well-known, high-end way of displaying artwork.
♦ Premium 1.5 inch thick wooden stretcher-bars that give it depth and shape, in the same way an oil painting is traditionally assembled. There are no staples or ugly lines visible on the sides (very important).
♦ Add an optional modern, black frame if buying: 16×20, 12×36, 24×36 or 30×40 inch Canvases.
3) Ready to Hang Canvas (split into 3 panels). Includes the same features a single Canvas print. Also:
♦ This is for larger pieces- the artwork is split into 3 even panels. 3 separate canvas panels which put together make a single large image.
♦ This gives a modern look, and allows spectacularly large sizes on your wall!
4) Aluminium Metal Prints
♦ Elegant wall décor that shines. High-end, exclusive and unique aluminium metal print add a touch of luxury to your walls.
♦ Polished, vibrant reproduction for optimal colour saturation on a 3mm thick aluminium plate with gloss coating.
♦ UV resistant ink prevents fading. All metal sizes are ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box.
5) Acrylic Prints
♦ Eye-catching home décor with modern acrylic prints. Light refracts through the museum-quality acrylic, bringing vibrancy and depth to the artwork.
♦ The clear acrylic produces superb image quality from edge to edge and absolutely stunning, brilliant colour.
♦ UV resistant ink prevents fading. All acrylic sizes are ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box.