Recovering from an evil cold that kicked the crap outta me last week so this guy was actually planned to go up some time ago.
The Kharma Actura is another 5th gen creation of the collaborative efforts of Oshen and Dies. The result of their efforts continued to yield sleek and aggressive beasts such as the Kharma Actura. Aggressive lines with a minimalist approach. The efforts of Oshen and Dies resulted in some of the most refined and effective FOILs ever to grace the battlefields of Polemos. Unfortunately these faedai were of the last of the era of the FOILs as their time was approaching it's close.
The name Kharma Actura is the result of the growing influence of the sendai Hindai movement. Obviously with some connection to Hinduism of humanities ancient past the Hindai movement is something that began entirely with the sendai and with them the first pangs of the return of some form of tangible spiritualism in SOL begin.
On the design of this guy I have to cite as influencing aspects of it's look as I decided to mash up some visual cues between the two of us on a few of the current FOILs I had been working on. Obviously it's the legs with this fella that has some aspect of GP's touch though I did my own thing, as I always do, and what resulted was this There is a pretty epic Vulne/GP FOIL pending posting so stay tuned.
Blown up light boxed pencil thumb with digital ink clean ups. Color in Photoshop CS3.
Many of you good folks who surf Deviant looking for fab mecha designs have likely, at some point, ran into works by this impressively talented guy Those of you who havenít go to his gallery now, trust me you wonít be disappointed. This machine is one of genocidalpenguinís designs I offered to CG color. Itís his illustration and the cool white lion on the left shoulder is his design as well I only did the colors here Itís a design for a short comic heís working on and I can only imagine itíll be quite a cool ride once itís done. He commented the look of the background has an 80s mecha model kit kind of vibe, I found that an appropriate observation because coloring this design felt like building a badass custom mecha kit and painting it all up with a cool paint scheme, it was just fun. I think the design is very cool and has a nice visual appeal to it, imaginative and stylish. I will surely do more colors for select GPís mechs in the future, no doubt. Itís quite often nice to do colors, every now and then, for other talented artists work rather than doing your own works.
These are some of the sketches and component studies I've done in the past few months, within class and whenever I had a little free time.
I've become re-attached to Rapidograph technical pens despite their high maintenance requirements. The consistent lines they can produce and the "fast" feeling are simply astounding, especially with the smallest tips. It's been a lot of fun experimenting with loose and tight methods; perhaps there's a middle ground where I can finally settle upon...
And oh yes, I really like the Five Star Stories manga series--particularly their Mortar Headd designs! Take a look at them; maybe you'll find some inspiration from Mamoru Nagano's chivalrous universe too.
Revisiting an unnamed universe that I haven't touched for years, meet the Judgement, aka. the Serpent Queen, and sometimes referred to as the Naga Princess. This machine is tentatively placed at about 70 metres in length, weighing close to 250 tonnes. Melee weapons consist of a polearm as its main weapon, along with a stinger on its tail, retractable blades in its forearms, and a pair of crab-like 'feet' hidden within its hip armor. For range, it is equipped with a pair of cannons within its forearms, as well as produce a large beam emitted above its head, and several missiles from its chest. This giant mech was designed with its pilot in mind, specifically for royalty. Fast, agile, yet very strong.
Previous mechas within this unnamed universe include one Solsaint and one Heldread. One day, I do eventually want to give that universe a name and shove some proper characters in there. Until then, however, the giant robot will do.
An original Orbital Frame design armed with a high-powered energy rifle and equipped with a blade/shield combo. Utilizes a mysterious duel floating fuselage thrusters for its quick movements in multi-directional combat.
Drawn on typing paper with pencil and micron pens. Enjoy!