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Yeah, something to get me into doing hand drawn work again, as it has been quite a few months since I've done hand drawn stuff. I need to take a break from my 3D work for awhile.

Alright, isn't the best, I know that for a fact... and in all actuality, I should have left it in pencil instead of going over it with a Gel Pen (would have used on of my Faber Castel's Ultra-fine points, but that disappeared on me, thanks to my fricken sister using it to trace tattoo lines for her husbands soon-to-come tattoo).

Buildings for the most part are half-assed, as I didn't want to get REALLY detailed on the picture outside of the Mech and where its standing, just to keep attention to it and nothing else - but that isn't to say that adding the extra detail to the rest wouldn't boost the quality of the picture. And, for the most part, it's unfinished and is most likely going to stay that way, it's basically just a practice piece to get me into the habit of drawing again.

Adding the watermark DA adds, couldn't care less if it detracts from the image.
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LeopoldGarrity Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, this is sexy.. :D Can I spec and fluff it out?
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MegaMechZX Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
wow!! really great! =D i have a hard time drawing mechs..
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KatWylder Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007   Digital Artist
Next time you ink something, I'd recommend something like Micron technical pens. That make some very, very fine-tipped pens and a variety of tips like a chisel point or round point. In inking it helps a lot to vary your line width and the tip shape, to make things easier to separate from one another--especially when it comes to something mechanical.
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AceDarkfire Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use Faber Castel varying points. Unfortunately, along with my Ultra-fine point that was lost thanks to my sister, the rest have mysteriously disappeared.

Look at the rest of my Inked pics, I never used a ball-point Gel pen on those. And this is really a practice pic, as stated, and doesn't really matter as such.
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KatWylder Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007   Digital Artist
Oh, I guess I hadn't seen some of your older traditional pics. Nice work.
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Guncannon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Nice!
lol this is too funny, as for the last few days I ahve been watching the old Battletech cartoon episodes :rofl:
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Artist
Actually its pretty Nostalgic........ old school mechwarrior art. Back then when digital coloring and art was in the early stages still.

Tho there are some part that could be better but overall a very memorable piece.
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Overheal1987 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
i could never understand building battlemechs with glass cockpits: one armor penetrating sniper round to the pilots head, and you have yourself a brand new mech for the price of a rifle a bullet and a new plate of glass :p
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AceDarkfire Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It isn't glass, it's transparent aluminum, which exists in real life. It's 2x stronger than steel of the same thickness.
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Guncannon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
transparent aluminum?
I always fought is was like plexi/fiber glass or something like that reinforced by lacing it with ferros fibrous fibers? :?
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AceDarkfire Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the books, that came out after Star Trek: Save the Whales...err... The Voyage Home, came out and described the cockpit "glass" as transparent aluminum, which until about 8 or so years ago was just science fiction.

Transparent Aluminum Source 1 of it being tested by the Airforce:
[link]

It takes a .50 without penetration, and shrugs off .30 cal. (Albeit, this link is more or less a persons opinion on it).

Source 2, more of an official news article:
[link]

And for a retarded plug, a Wiki entry leading to references to other places as well as the different types of Aluminum Compounds that can be made transparent:
[link]
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Guncannon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
what battletech book says it is transparent Aluminum? :?

and I don't doubt the possibilities or reality of transparent aluminum, just never heard of that for 'mech cockpit sheilds....
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Overheal1987 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah and I doubted the possibility of optic camoflauge - and laughed at the concept they showed on the Bond Car in the World is Not Enough (the one where the cloak was produced by cameras and projectors)

When in fact: that concept is quite genuine.

video 1 [link]
video 2 [link]

source 1 [link]
source 2 [link]

so transparent aluminum? Sure, I'll give that a whack.
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Suntro Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Student General Artist
I like it. It looks like the kind of thing you might see in a kids action cartoon show or in a coloring book.
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