Art: Mech Update 2 - 20/AUG/03 (colour process included)
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    Exclamation Mech Update 2 - 20/AUG/03 (colour process included)

    Hey all.....just thought I'd add something from my sketch pile. Wasn't really too happy with the result of the body casing.....any suggestions?.....I might just leave it and see how it looks coloured. I was mostly focused on the head and lost a lot of energy doing the body.
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    here's the original on trace...I had to scan it twice and paste them together


    this is the clean up in PS7


    overall body colour using hue/saturation


    highlights added


    more highlights/two tone shading...fairly simple


    a new layer of red paint and white lettering added...the funnest part


    detail of paint chipping off


    fooling around with the look



    Last edited by 3bleadpencil; August 21st, 2003 at 06:54 PM.
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    Hi,this is very nice looking concept!
    Congrats!

    Sjajno!
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    lookin solid, i think it needs some of those anime rotar blade fins on th eback and a tail! yeah...and boobies..kidding...but something to take the flat off the back would be good for it...can't wait to see it colored(coloured for the refined artisans)

    It's super happy wonderful fun time!
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    Once again you shall impress this forum with your artistric prowess...a good thing by all means
    It looks great! :thumbsup:

    btw...if it isn't much trouble, do you mind briefly explaining the process through which you drew it?

    -Dak

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    Awesome! I'd like to see you add some width/mass to the front shoulder girdle, to see him a bit more intimidating :evilbat:

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    whoa man thats very awesome.. i always love lookin at ur stuff .. its so cool :chug:

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    oh please add color to this so i can worship it. and what's up with that back leg, structurally? and the back toes look iffy... And yeah, totally spikes or something on the back...ooh. solar panels!

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    Nice details. The line weight needs working on. The rear end looks like it's right above the head and a little flat.

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    great work 3bleadpencil! you have your own style, can't wait 2 see some color

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    hey good job, i like it, nice design although id work with line weights more, u seem to have similar line thickness all around so the piece can get confuzing in some areas where it gets really dense.

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    I'd say all this needs is a good, old-fashioned, civil war style cannon resting nicely on his back...or maybe not.

    You could put some menacing looking, triceratops, dorsal things along the spine. I think it would look pretty good on a creature-esque mecha like this. Good stuff by the way.

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    :)

    Thanks for the crits all..thanks for the lineweight issue on this drawing.....pretty much apparent on all the drawings that I do......the reason I don't do lineweights (other than the fact that I'm superlazy) is that I usually rely on the colouring/shading in photoshop to create depth. 3 Years of doing lineweight drawings in architecture and I'm sick of it....Hope you all understand.....maybe one day I'll learn to love it again.....or maybe not.


    Dakardaur:.....man....I wish there was an easy way to draw mechs......I look at reference material for hours on end. Master artists still do that too so it ain't all bad. here's a few things that inspire me to draw mechs....apache helicoptors....aircraft carriers....looking at really great mecha art.....the lines and forms used on some cars really help me...especially volkswagon for some reason.....even though my drawings don't end up looking like one.
    I don't think this is helping...I'm just spitting out inspirational stuff........ummmmm try studying form and aesthetics....see what works and what doesn't.........I couldn't really tell you.

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    yeah i understnad with the line weight issue and all and ur right, u can make up for in usually with shading/coloring in most cases and with ur stuff colored it seems to work alright, but yeah, the only real way to get good at mechanics is to study real life machines and how things go together, once u know the rules, u can break em and make ur own machines, sound familiar?lol

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    3bleadpencil: actually, your "inspirational stuff" really helps!...i dunno really where to look at when tryin to draw sumthin other than me mind, tryin out wut ye use may help, it may not, but in all, it is a start.
    And i never presumed it to be easy either...gosh! this mechanical bastards get tedious at times!!!!

    -Dak

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    :)

    Hey all....sorry I took so long to colour this but I had other engagements at the moment...to recap I wasn't too pleased with the design of the mech but colouring this thing was pretty fun...took me about an hour to colour...suggestions on the paint stripes welcome...or anything else...hope you guys/gals enjoy.
    3B

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    your robots own dude. lots of hotness. keep it up

    peace

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    nothing to be sorry for, 3Bleadpencil, it was worth the wait.
    What better than to come home after a tediuos day to find such a good piece of art to inspire and cheer me up?

    red or blu...cant decide...lol

    Great colors...btw, judging by this dude's "anatomy" and positioning, i'd say you could (and should) see more of his front left leg...that's an opnion coming from an unexpirienced child, so i could be wrong

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    Ha ha awesome mach thingy !! :chug:

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    That really is amazing, I wish I could do stuff like that.

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    that looks friggin awesome.. i love the way u color this.. exactly how do u do it?

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    Process

    for those asking how I colour I've added a couple of process pictures at the top of this thread....hopefully they help.
    cheers
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    Excellent design, I really love it. Great job.



    Last edited by Hesus; August 20th, 2003 at 03:21 PM.
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    cool thanks man.. im gonna try that sometime... im workin on a mech now so when i finish it ill try ur steps..

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    heh , dude this is sweet.. one day, ill draw stuff with this much class too

    inspiring.

    -theo

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    love the style! great work!

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    i just love mech designs, keep up the good work!:cool:

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