This is a commissioned piece for Tiro1000 [link]
It features his original character and Mobile Suit: the Strike Gundam Mark II. This image is posted with his permission, because as the commissioner he has full ownership of the piece.
Tiro asked for a hybrid design of the Strike Gundam and the Gundam MKII from Zeta Gundam. I think the designs married well, and I'm especially proud of how the colony in the background came out. (Asteroids are surprisingly hard to draw due to the rocky texture).
Here's the character and MS profiles:
Tiro Reiem: A 16 year old coordinator caught up in the conflicts of C.E. 82. Though typically clumsy, he demonstrates surprising skill in controlling Mobile Suits. He is drafted into a civil war when he assists the Democratic Rebellion of the Earth Alliance and it's Military (DREAM) in stealing a prototype Strike Gundam MK II. His piloting style emulates his friend and mentor, Alex Dino (aka Athrun Zala).
Strike Gundam MK II: A prototype Mobile Suit based upon the flexible design of the Strike Gundam. It enjoys several upgrades including Variable Phase Shift Armor, a pair of beam sabers, and a beam shield attachment. Three MK II suits were created by the Atlantic Federation to bolster the strength of the Earth Alliance Guard. During the attempted theft by DREAM, one MK II unit was destroyed while another unit remained with the EAG. DREAM must rely on Tiro's Gundam to turn the tide against the EA's downward spiral.
While the EAG MK II utilizes newly designed weapon packs, the DREAM unit must rely upon older packs such as the Aile Striker and Blast Silhouette.