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Laika's Mech by Usagisama Laika's Mech by Usagisama
EDIT: SUPER HIGH RES version here ---> [link]

For the love of god, FULL VIEW! :P

Here is a concept image for my short comic I am planning. I finally came up with a mech suit for the lead character to pilot. In fact, this is the latest incarnation of an old character "Robo Chick"... the female figure featured in one of my first wallpapers called "Mech Pilot". [link]

I am really happy with the mech, I think the shoulder gun looks really cool... I just like the overall look of it. Kind of like the machines in the game Oni. The background took me the longest... like many many hours over two days. But it was well worth it... I think it turned out really well. I gridded out the roads, and drew in every light, from windows to street lights, to car tail lights. I had lost my patience by the time I got to the foreground... which is why there are no busted up enemy tanks. In fact, the foreground is IMO the weakest part of the image.

Still... I think this is my best image I put on DA yet.

Done in Photoshop CS over several days in MANY hours with a 12x12 WACOM graphics tablet.
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stupuff Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Reminds me of a Hollander
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Oh yeah, it really does :D Good call mi amigo :)
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Massulle Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Its a very impressive design, im trying to get started on drawing mechs and such and this has all the right details not too bulky but not to slender sleek but battle ready type. very good
heres a llama
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supercrackpot Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Do you mind if I write some specs for this? Or have you already done that?
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Usagisama Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Go right ahead friend! :D
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supercrackpot Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Here's the specs I came up with:

A-12 God’s Hammer Heavy Mech

Dimensions: 97 tonnes, 30m tall, 14m wide, 9m thick.
Armor: 1m of Drychtnath Alloy, 2m around the legs, cockpit, and critical systems, Titan Shield Generator
Skeleton: R-12 Goliath Alloy
Engine: 400 Lightspeed Engine
Sensors: M-9 Flux Sensor Suite, ASS (Achilles Sniper System), HCCS (Hellstorm Combat Computer Suite)
Weapons: 1x God’s Hammer 18-inch Kinetic Artillery Cannon/Lascannon, 1x Hammertime Mech SMG with 4,000 slugs
Other Systems: Cockpit Ejection System, Environmental Sealing, Deep-Space Environmental System, Multi-Purpose Extra Cockpit, 2x Retractable Mechanic Arms, Portable Mech Repair System

General History
The Artillery Model 12 God’s Hammer Heavy Mech is a walking cannon. It was designed for one purpose; to infallibly smash the everlasting crap out of any target in one shot. It also serves as a decent commander’s Mech, with its extra-strength sensors and computer suite. There is no real history as yet, since this Mech is the first of its kind.

Notable Features
Obviously, the God’s Hammer cannon is the dominating feature of the Mech. It was designed for extended engagements and flexible firing choices, so the cannon has two firing modes, both with multiple sub-modes.
In its kinetic firing mode, the cannon has 200 slugs in an integral magazine. These slugs are specially designed and manufactured specifically for the cannon, and are made out of an alloy that has the ability to possess far more kinetic energy than one might think. When these slugs are fired, they pass through an experimental Mass Effect generator. This generator has the ability to charge the slugs with potential energy that will be released on impact as kinetic energy. The kinetic function has three modes, AP, mixed, and HE.
AP charges the slugs with tightly confined energy, resulting in a slug that has no blast radius, but sends shockwaves through whatever it hits. Against Mechs and other hard targets, this is devastating, resulting in tremors that literally shake the target apart. As an added bonus, the AP slug can be fired directly into the ground (or water) creating a miniature earth(or water)quake of several dozen meters in diameter.
Mixed mode creates energies that are less tightly confined than the AP mode, resulting in a slug that creates a blast radius of about 40m.
HE creates energies that are barely confined at all, resulting in a shell with a blast radius of 80m.
In all cases, the kinetic cannon has a range of about 300km, and is fully capable of indirect fire.
As an extra bonus, because the explosions are pure kinetic energy, the blast itself is completely silent, save for the rush of displaced air and the sounds of twisting and crumpling targets.
The lascannon function is a secondary firing mode with a range of about 20 km, intended for use after all the slugs have run out. It is just as powerful as the kinetic function, but is more dangerous; you can’t fire it too much or it will overheat and shut down for 2 minutes as it cools off. It can be used in cannon, assault rifle, or shotgun mode, and all of these functions are exactly what they sound like.
The main fault of the cannon is its fragility. Though the outer casing and the barrel itself are resistant to damage, the stress of packing in so much power and flexibility has left the inner workings complex and comparatively fragile. Too many hits on the gun itself will eventually cause a dangerous breach of both the Mass Effect and laser capacitors, resulting in a huge explosion. A built-in automatic repair system has been added to address this fault, but just in case, extremely robust explosive bolts have been added to hurl the gun away from the Mech if this happens.
The cannon can be folded and locked onto the back to keep it out of the way.
The SMG is quite simple; a laser/kinetic slug compound similar to the main cannon, but much more robust and without the mass effect generator. It can fire in 1 or 4-shot bursts, or full auto.
Though the Titan Shield Generator covers the whole Mech, its main purpose is to provide additional protection to the main gun; thus, the emitters closest to the gun are the strongest and toughest.
The Lightspeed series of engines are normally reserved for much lighter Mechs. However, tests showed that the God’s Hammer was slower than an arthritic turtle, so a much more powerful engine was installed than originally planned to counter this tendency. Although the Mech is still slower than average, it now has decent reflexes, allowing it to be very effective in hand-to-hand combat.
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FP-Monabo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
this is AWESOME X3 :+fav:
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Thank you!! :D I'm glad you liked it :)
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FP-Monabo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
np >w<
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Chickeny-Evil Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Er...Evangalion Test 01 much?
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Hahaha, yes! I love Evangelion! The Evas are hands down my favorite mecha designs ever (if if they aren't REALLY mecha...) and they certainly influenced my design here, however, my design is far more bulky and not nearly as slick or as mobile looking... damn, now I want to go watch the series again for more ideas...
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Black7Sky7Dawn Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007   Writer
Wow.
Awesome.
Love the design.
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
Thank yas!! :D
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Black7Sky7Dawn Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007   Writer
It's cool.
It looks like it would work well for medium range combat and advanced scouting missions.
Probably would be a nasty melee combatent.
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oooitskev0n Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
awesome deviation!
you mind if i borrow your gun concept and twist it around a bit?
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
Thank you! :D And have at the gun design... I only have (c) to Laika, not oversized shoulder mount cannons in general :P
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mechwarrior26 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
It definatly reminds me of the 'Hollander' mech from the Battletech/Mechwarrior series of games. But defiantly a sweet peice. I love it.
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
Thank you! Hmm, I'm unfamiliar with that particular mech... I'll have to google image search it for inspiration! :)
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Callous666 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007   Writer
Whooo...Awesome!
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
Heh, thanks! :D
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Callous666 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007   Writer
My pleasure, Love your work.
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mono-borracho Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
my only gripe is as you noted that the herculean effort on the background left you without the energy to get the foreground to really gel... with a little more punch in the fgd it would kick even more aaaaaasssssssz
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007
Very true, the foreground is kinda a let down from the mech and cityscape :XD: But such is lazy-ness :D
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JohnKillinger Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Student General Artist
REALLY.....BIG.....GUN!!! i dont have words to describe how big that thing is or how powerful, just that its there and that its awwwsome!! >.<
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
Ha ha, thanks! Giant guns sure do rock huh :D
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javierlovera Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super!!!

Great Mech!!!!
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
Thanks! I'm glad ya liked it! :D
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Jalicat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally awesome, my kinda mecha! (Gun-for-arm-ftw) I love your style, and the mech pilot image compliments this picture very well. Great designing!
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
Thank you muchly! :D
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Key-Knight Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
freaking love the body style especially the head, and i ador that nce gun :)
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
Thanks!! :D This is definitely still my favorite mecha I have ever drawn... I just gotta come up with more ideas I like as much now to make a full comic :XD:
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crow213 Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
Woah.... That thing is huuuuuge! O.O Me want one of those...
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Usagisama Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
Ha ha, don't we all? Thanks for the comment! :)
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rumiko-skiler Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005
Faaaaaancy :heart: I like the night colors you used on it, also the design of the mech =)
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2005
Thank you much! Heh, I am a HUGE fan of sunset/night colors! :)
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Murata Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2005
whoa, that's amazing! I bow down to your background and building drawing skillz. they are so ... wow. :O heh, you've gotten me inspired to make some nifty detailed backgrounds for my own art! this whole drawing looks straight out of a professional anime. great design on the mech, too. :D wow! I could use that to blast some of my enemies ... hehehehehe. :D :D
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2005
Heh heh, thank you! :D This is definitely one of my personal favs... I really spent an insane amount of time on it! :XD:

The only thing that annoys me about it is that I have never been able to draw that mech again... it's too complex or something :faint: so my plans for doing a comic featuring it are at a standstill! Oh well... maybe if I can dumb it down or something.

Thank you for such compliments! It’s extra appreciated because I think of you as a true master... so to receive praise from a master, well, it feels real good! :D Thank you very much!
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Daemoria Featured By Owner May 23, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
*damn, Deviantart hates me postin'*

The only error I see in this (if you can call it that...) is the slight line deteriation in the massive arm cannon. It is only made noticable by the fact that everything else is smooth and liniar (spelling?).

I like this style of mecha, the more realistic it is, the better. Most of my mechs are derivatives of current tech....and like yours, they look as if they are functional.

Oh, one thing. Where does this mech keep it's ammo? It's not all that apparent.
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Usagisama Featured By Owner May 24, 2005
Yeah, that was just a really hard angle to draw free hand (I do everything free hand with a tablet) so it turned out kinda crummy... I was hoping the background would distract people so they wouldn't notice :XD:

Functional looking mechs have always been my favorite... things that feel more like tanks with arms and legs rather than future robo samurai or such silliness. Oh, I just figured the main gun has very few shots, maybe only 3 or 4, they would be stored in a small (relatively) magazine behind the canon blocked mostly by the torso from this angle.

Thanks for your comments, and the favs too! :) Always appreciated!!
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HeraG Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2005
Hey that city looks very cel made!!!
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2005
Heh, thanks! I was trying to get an anime feel to the background! :)
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HeraG Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2005
You got to tell me how you did it...Hey I downloaded a paint program here in deviantart, Is called Art rage*
I think it can work just for bgs...is a shit for painting subjects, because works like real paint, thats its con, works like virtual paint, Is a mess for those who canīt control a real brush etc.
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nanhuei Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004   Photographer
Hey, well-done!! I really liked the city landscape in the background!!

I've the impression that your drawing and painting skills have improved a LOT since the first pic of yours I saw!!
I must admit that I've got pretty envious of yours drawings...hehe >_<
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
Why thank you!! :D I'm glad I have made some progress ^^; I am always in a state of trying to better my previous picture!!

And hey, you do some darn good drawings yourself! Just keep drawing, and you will always improve!
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Shadowdevil Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG thats a really big gun! Seriously nice work. This one's a +fav
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
LOL :lol: Yeah, you know a gun means business when it is bigger than your torso!!! :D

Oh yeah, and thanks for the fav!! :)
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Shadowdevil Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!
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flameinnight Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2004   Writer
its a gundam run
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Tsukiyono-Miyu Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2004  Professional General Artist
I think this is some of the best work I've seen out of you yet. It looks pro, quite frankly, and my brother approves highly. ;) Excellent work!
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2004
Thank you!!! I really put a ton more effort into this image than I usually do... I'm glad it showed! :)
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