An old yet not really old (did that make sense?), samurai warrior... immortal & war worn. Ancient yet still a bad a$s. The world now very burnt and post apocalyptic, he does as he always has, wandering the land, with honor, laying waste to the dishonorable.--- Hope I managed to get the ancient bad a$5 look just right... as well as the foreboding landscape he's in. Lemme know if ya likes!
Despite fulfilling the same role on the battlefield, the M19 Warrior "Bigfoot" was not a direct descendant of the M6 Curtis. Though some common technologies and components were adopted, the battleframe's design was largely reengineered from what researchers could salvage from the remains of downed heavy assaulters.
Major advances were made, such as the reverse development of the third-gen quickboosters found on heavy assaulters, giving these battleframes a more level playing field against the Revelation. Nevertheless, heavy assaulters still retained a significant advantage, having far faster and precise reflexes, whereas the Bigfoot was only as strong as its pilot. Furthermore, quickboosting at high speeds could induce blackouts in human pilots, whereas the Revelation were not physiologically susceptible to such issues.
However, the Bigfoot was a far more expensive and labor intensive unit to produce, compared to the Curtis, so production of the Curtis was not completely halted. Existing Curtis frames were retrofitted with quickboosters and improved engines/propuslion systems.
I doodled this on the back of one of my US government worksheets. My teacher, who is awesome btw, liked it so I cleaned it up and made a copy for him (since I had notes on the back of the original, haha). I had this image stuck in my head since we read a couple of the essays from the Federalist Papers, both Madison's, not Hamilton's, though.
Of course, since I did this in class, I didn't have any references! lol, so they probably look off in uniform/dress, appearance, and anatomy But I tried to give them 1776 appearances because I haven't practiced drawing adult-sized Hammy very much and I more or less --less, now that I look at it again, lol-- remembered him from The Dreamer: [link] . So in this, he's 19 (I say 19, but I'm aware that he could've been 21), and Tommy J is 33. I actually asked my teacher for Jefferson's age in class and he looked it up for me, w00t! lol
And yes, I have indeed formed a habit of calling them "Hammy" and "Tommy J" in my mind, and sometimes I call them that verbally, but when I need to be formal I still call them Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson
HOLY BRAINS LOOK AT ALL THE RICHTOFEN ON MY COMPUTER SCREEN!
So yeah, if you weren't already aware, I'm in the process of making a Dr. Edward Richtofen shimeji. (A little character that runs around on your computer screen clinging to windows, being adorable, and wreaking general awesome havoc. XD) This isn't ALL the frames I have so far, just some of the best ones.
His "transformation" is a surprise.
Anyway... he's a little more than halfway finished. I can't make an RAR, so he'll only be available in a ZIP file, I think. Sorry.
I couldn't resist making him turn a little green when you fling him around hard enough. Poor motion sick guy. XD Also, "halte" is stop in German.
And... I apologize for his armband. I'm aware that, without anything else on it, it sort of looks like a Chinese military uniform, but I'm just DEFINITELY not comfortable drawing the swastika that many times over. =///= Sorry for the inaccuracy, I'd rather focus on his character/personality when I'm drawing him.
EDIT: In an act of best-friendly kindness, I've decided to appease ~InvaderNeek and give her credit for the idea. XD She was the one who told me to make a Richtofen shimeji. In other words, this shimeji was brought to you by ~InvaderNeek. And viewers like you. ...Jk. XD
Dr. Edward Richtofen (C) Treyarch Those demented little chibis running around on my screen (C) me
Colonel Banastre Tarleton rests in a Carolina meadow between rides.
If you couldn't tell, I've been making a series of historical pin-ups. I work on these between working on jewelry and my more serious paintings right now. They make people smile and it's fun for me and good practice.
I'm almost done with my painting... Will post that when it's done.
EDIT: I fixed this up quite a bit. The first version is here, if anyone is interested in seeing its progress: