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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.
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! :)
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.
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
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!!!
SniperJedi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
It's cool. My ONLY issue, is the pose of the left arm...seems akward.
Reajo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006
mmm... let me know when you start building those mechs... then i'll buy one from you ^_^
Usagisama Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
Certainly! :D
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.
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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