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Mech Combat by Usagisama Mech Combat by Usagisama
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD: FULL VIEW PLEASE (really, there is no point trying to view it as a thumb)

A concept picture for my Manga Mech Pilot Laika... heh, well, hopefully a manga I'll get around to sooner or later ^^; It started as a concept pic, but decided it would make a sweet wallpaper...

There are some things I really like about this pic, I like a lot of the little details in the backdrop, and I think the mech design itself looks really cool, and will work great for the comic. But the picture as a whole was very much constructed in parts (mech and city were drawn separately, and it shows). I think this picture really lacks an over all composition, it feels a little cluttered too. Whatever, the mech is sweet and it's killing stuff so I should be happy! :D

Comments always apreciated! :hug:

Done in Photoshop CS with a WACOM 12x12 tablet over 6+ hours (too long :XD: )
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Aerzaal Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Didn't read the other comments, so maybe it's been said already, but I think the left arm should be a little more animated... if that makes sense.

For a Mechwarrior style machine, it'd be ok, but this is very much anime-style, and those mecha are generally more animated. If it was like, I dunno, thrown out to the side or something, maybe.... I don't know, I'm not an artist, but it just looks so static.
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Stilted or general lack of dynamic feel is a trait that haunts many of my images. Its definitely one of the areas I need to work on. Must... improve!! Thanks for the comment! :)
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Aerzaal Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You know what might help? Go out and buy yourself a couple Gundam or Armored core models, or something similar, something that will hold a pose and has good articulation, and if it comes with a stand, even better. Having a model usually helps to get poses right, and it gives you something you can play around with before you start drawing.
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
I actually have a few (an eva and a gasaraki suit), I just haven't utilized them ^^; Well, for my next drawing I will! :D
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Kapalsky Featured By Owner May 25, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeeeaaah! Apocalypse! These mechas are pretty amazing! You have a great thing for doing such machines!!!
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SniperJedi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
It's cool. My ONLY issue, is the pose of the left arm...seems akward.
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Reajo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006
mmm... let me know when you start building those mechs... then i'll buy one from you ^_^
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
Certainly! :D
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool...looks a bit like a villain tho, as it's very dark in colour AND has no face to speak of. Of course I know nothing about the character, but it doesn;t look to me like a "hero" design.
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
Yeah, it definitely looks pretty cold/evil ish. That's sort of what I'm going for though. Both sides in the comic are kind of evil... they both have selfish/bad motivations for war. The comic is gonna focus on the positive relationships the pilots have with each other while being entangled in doing things they later question/feel guilty about.
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