Hello! Recently, I've been working on my anime mascot character portrait patterns again, but in choosing the two new characters, made choices that are, at best, probably questionable. Because of that, I am starting with the more obscure one. Tonight's cross stitch pattern is a ridiculously big chart of one of the Pollinators from Southern Cross, the second season of Robotech. I know that they are obscure because I spent a ton of time on Google and Bing typing things like "robotech space bunny" or "robotech fuzzy space cat" and, finally, the coherent and grammatically correct, "robotech dana pet what called" before actually figuring out that they were called Pollinators.
Mostly, I made this chart for myself, because I wasn't sure who else was ever going to make this. I ended up not even making the one Dana keeps as a pet because the other ones are pink, like some deranged Sanrio character, and I am shallow. After some thought, however, I decided that if anyone got it in their head that they really wanted a big cross stitch pattern of an alien rabbit-creature that appeared in one scene of Robotech, this is the blog they'd be reading. Therefore, I am posting the pattern.
Tonight's cross stitch chart is really big, at about 75 by 90 stitches, but despite that, it is not very complicated. (Something tells me that Southern Cross was not a super-high budget show.) I actually added details when I was making this pattern that weren't in the original artwork so that it would be more fun to stitch. It's all just shading, but it takes away from the mind numbing monotony of stitching a gigantic block of light pink for weeks upon weeks. There's still only a few colors here, though, so it shouldn't be a challenge to find the colors for this, whether you want to use the real DMC floss colors or not, or to stitch it. Anyway, here is today's anime mascot character!