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    Legato's Sketchbook of mechs, concepts and frivolity

    I guess saying I am a long time observer first time poster would be lying, but it certainly has been awhile since my last visit here to CA. looks like its the same beast I left it as!

    I’ve never really been too excited when it comes to starting a sketchbook thread. The thought of hosting all this stuff and than never moving it isn't too appealing, however, I can't just sit on DA and just HOPE I get good suggestions and critique now can I?

    While virtually everything I’ve done over the past 2-3 years is on my deviantart page (half in scraps, half on main) ill just pick a few out that I still have on file and put them here. My main goal in this is to refine my actual concept work, my ideas and my execution, but of course any other tips, ideas or thoughts would be VERY appreciated!

    These are in no order as of now, if I keep updating this, than of course... they will be

    *note, unless noted, absolutely no reference was used at all period*

    [Archangel]
    Done with mechanical pencil. Anatomy is rather ape-like I know, don’t worry… it’s a common theme ;_;
    Legato's Sketchbook of mechs, concepts and frivolity

    [Generic Robot]
    Done first in pencil, colored over with a brush micron and than markered with prisma markers. Highlights were done via white colored pencil.
    Legato's Sketchbook of mechs, concepts and frivolity

    [Outlook]
    This piece was done to commemorate my high school’s mascot and 50th university. Done using mechanical pencil.
    Legato's Sketchbook of mechs, concepts and frivolity

    [Hellfire]
    I guess i was on a roll. this was done right after outlook for a friend (subject matter was his request)
    Legato's Sketchbook of mechs, concepts and frivolity

    [Self Portrait]
    Done for a school assignment in my drawing 1010 class. Created using a grid, prisma markers and ink.
    Legato's Sketchbook of mechs, concepts and frivolity

    [AVP]
    Done for a good friend’s kid.
    Legato's Sketchbook of mechs, concepts and frivolity

    [Unreal Tourniment 2k7 inspired Soldier]
    Saw a few drawings of armored figures for 2k7 and kinda spurred me onto doing a lose anatomy piece. The armor is supposed to be a bit over the top. Done with brush ink, prisma marker, and white and blue colored pencil.
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    [Flame Bot]
    First of an ongoing personal project I have been commissioned to do. This is the first and last I did traditionally… and yes, between scanning and stitching I moved to 3 different monitors
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    [Artillery Bot]
    done in sketchbook pro.
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    [Grunt Bot]
    your typical “fodder mech” done in sketchbook pro.
    Legato's Sketchbook of mechs, concepts and frivolity

    [Terror Bot]
    Designed to burrow through the ground and explode into the middle of enemy encampments. Done in sketchbook pro.
    Legato's Sketchbook of mechs, concepts and frivolity

    [Fast Assault Vehicle (RHINO)]
    designed to be a all terrain weapons platform designed for multiple rolls, it still isn’t done, but its getting there. Created in cinema 4d (
    pictures appear in order of completion)
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    Legato's Sketchbook of mechs, concepts and frivolity

    [Assorted Daily Sketch Group drawings]
    just a bunch of this and that

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    Legato's Sketchbook of mechs, concepts and frivolity

    Legato's Sketchbook of mechs, concepts and frivolity

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    Legato's Sketchbook of mechs, concepts and frivolity

    anyway, ill add them as i make them i guess. i look forward to hearing what you have to say

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    Oh man...the first 3 are just insane,...i really like the the self portrait. It just reminds me of Chuck Close.

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    [Warp Bot]
    yes, i now realize his legs are crazy short my bad... done in sketchbook pro.
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    another in the 'bot' series.

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    designed to look like a mix between a samurai and an animal, it mainly moves on its four legs like a mix between a dog and a gorilla using its blades on its back and arms as its primary weapons.

    sketchbook pro.. and yes, he has a gimp left foot ;_;

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    good job!

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    Great, work! Clean lines and wonderful mech designs. Your stuff is top notch and those pencil renders are well done as well. I can't imagine how we'll you might be if you worked on some life studies and such! If you started really crackin' out some work form life you're other stuff would heavily see the benifits. You're on a borderline, man. Just cross on over! Great start to your thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZebzFree
    Great, work! Clean lines and wonderful mech designs. Your stuff is top notch and those pencil renders are well done as well. I can't imagine how we'll you might be if you worked on some life studies and such! If you started really crackin' out some work form life you're other stuff would heavily see the benifits. You're on a borderline, man. Just cross on over! Great start to your thread!
    i know what your saying. i enjoy and feel comfortable doing everything BUT real life, and i know i need to start cracking on it as is evident from my weak anatomy on certain pieces. thank you very much for the vote of confidence

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    Gunship done in sketchbook pro... 20 minutes ish

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    what zeb said + you might wanna consider changing your sig

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyver
    what zeb said + you might wanna consider changing your sig
    is this better?

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    Wow! Your works are great! I especially love the 3rd one thats my favorite

    Really incredible stuff

    Trying to work from the bottom up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legato
    is this better?
    totally
    4star reward! ch-ching!

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    looks like you've got some good stuff going for you.

    I like your bots, but my favorite piece is the predator vs. aliens piece. It just looks cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TGping
    looks like you've got some good stuff going for you.

    I like your bots, but my favorite piece is the predator vs. aliens piece. It just looks cool!
    thanks allot! i tend to only focus on the mechanical type of things, so i need to force myself into more organics. also, while i tend to draw conceptual pieces of just a person or thing, when i do get into full compositional stuff its either hit or miss... and the avp one was imho a hit

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    Legato, these are looking pretty cool. I really like the knight with the downward angle. Your 3d stuff looks nice too. All I can comment on is working on your anatomy some more, like in the predator piece, I feel the hands could use more work.

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    Sketchbook Pro

    started out with a destroyed truck and was going to have a mech stepping on it, but it turned into this somehow.

    just messing around a bit. also, as an update, i am doing more and more people with the intent on forcing myself to get better at the form and face

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    excellent stuff, you got some great pictures here. awesome 3d stuff, man

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    [Gunships]

    kinda done on a volunteer basis... whatever happens to them, i had fun messing around!

    Loved this idea, but they didn't so much... oh well!

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    Their favorite of the batch i produced... its growing on me as well

    Legato's Sketchbook of mechs, concepts and frivolity

    For this one they wanted me to mimic the x-wing as close as possible... beats me!

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    [Suppression Soldier]

    Really just got a bug to do this guy... not sure why, but i am glad i finished... i don't do enough rendered pieces imho...

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    [Riot Bot]

    a bot designed for crowd control and the like

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    [Rail Gun]

    just a rifle

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    [Matter Bot]


    this is a armor tanking bot designed to absorb matter into his left arm and extrudes it into different ways via his right arm shield thing...

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    [Zombie]


    a genetically engineered beast, sent through time as a exploding hit man.. or something - wasn't my idea

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    IDoTW: Oversized Weaponry
    (kinda was on a killzone mood - no reference)
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    Redesign for a ship in EVE Online - just for fun
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    Very Impressive ID stuff in here...

    Do you find that you use sketchbook pro for most of your work? I just got it and was wondering how versatile it actually is... I really like the linework that you can achieve with this program....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looped_Warrior View Post
    Very Impressive ID stuff in here...

    Do you find that you use sketchbook pro for most of your work? I just got it and was wondering how versatile it actually is... I really like the linework that you can achieve with this program....
    i stumbled upon this a few years ago, due to needing a super super light weight sketch program to use on my school's laptops. this fit the bill and it just grew on me! im pretty pissed alias/discreet/whoever prolly won't ever touch the program again, but it has all the features i need in it. its just really liberating throwing lines down and not worrying about anything!

    recently though i've fired up more and more painter, and its infinitely harder than sbp to master but can take you a lot farther. sbp has a great style about it however, but i need to move away from the cartoon ness and in that regards, rendering in sbp really sucks in that you can't do too much.

    but for putting lines down, nothing is better

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    IDotW 040 - Gunship
    painter X

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    Really nice industrial designs, they look very professional in some cases. However, I strongly reccomend as you said getting into organic drawing more and you will reap the benefits in your personal work.

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    yeah! nice mechs and mashines. i like your ideas from those ... mechanical details. But watch your perspective! a lot of your ellipsies do not stand the right way and some of the feet look a bit strange to me. i could not do better for sure (according to the feet). Keep on rocking and you'll manage



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    Hey i just want to tell you i realy like your Works (specialy the technical drawings)
    keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBeast View Post
    Hey i just want to tell you i realy like your Works (specialy the technical drawings)
    keep it up!
    glad you like the tech drawings because quite frankly thats my main focus

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    Your design skills are really great! Technically i think that your pencil shading look a lot better than your paintings wich tend to be too blocky and the volumes aren't that well defined, and i guess the only cure to that is, as everybody told you, life study.
    I'll be waiting for more things from you since i'm really trying to develop my designs and your stuff seem to be good to study .

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