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Brigand Commission by BishopSteiner Brigand Commission :iconbishopsteiner:BishopSteiner 14 6 Be quick.... or be dead by BishopSteiner Be quick.... or be dead :iconbishopsteiner:BishopSteiner 19 13 Sanctuary Assault Mech commission by BishopSteiner Sanctuary Assault Mech commission :iconbishopsteiner:BishopSteiner 222 32 THG-11E THUG update by BishopSteiner THG-11E THUG update :iconbishopsteiner:BishopSteiner 51 13 Thrush II by BishopSteiner Thrush II :iconbishopsteiner:BishopSteiner 24 2 Lightray by BishopSteiner Lightray :iconbishopsteiner:BishopSteiner 31 1 Pesticide v1 Commission by BishopSteiner Pesticide v1 Commission :iconbishopsteiner:BishopSteiner 39 3 UnNuSeen Warhammer WIP by BishopSteiner UnNuSeen Warhammer WIP :iconbishopsteiner:BishopSteiner 106 14 Crucible commission piece by BishopSteiner Crucible commission piece :iconbishopsteiner:BishopSteiner 51 10 the Wrecking Crew Unit Insignia update by BishopSteiner the Wrecking Crew Unit Insignia update :iconbishopsteiner:BishopSteiner 23 5 Battle of Coventry Metal Works March 7 3148 by BishopSteiner Battle of Coventry Metal Works March 7 3148 :iconbishopsteiner:BishopSteiner 39 5 Watson - Battletech Custom Design by BishopSteiner Watson - Battletech Custom Design :iconbishopsteiner:BishopSteiner 32 1 Pesticide - Commission Custom Mech Design by BishopSteiner Pesticide - Commission Custom Mech Design :iconbishopsteiner:BishopSteiner 23 1 Orbital Insertion in ....3....2.....1...... by BishopSteiner Orbital Insertion in ....3....2.....1...... :iconbishopsteiner:BishopSteiner 54 15 FERRET SCOUT VTOL redesign by BishopSteiner FERRET SCOUT VTOL redesign :iconbishopsteiner:BishopSteiner 23 2 Shiro-Oni WIP by BishopSteiner Shiro-Oni WIP :iconbishopsteiner:BishopSteiner 17 4


Easily my favorite Marauder piece from you. Biggest thing, and it might simply be the pòse and perspective, it's the most agile and men...



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Ben Myers
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Well, won't bore you with a ton of history.

I am an amateur artist trying to move from being a hobbyist, to a professional. I practice in many disciplines, but am a hands on artist. I'll use digital for editing, etc, but simply prefer and find greater satisfaction to graphite and ink stains on my fingers.

My specialty, is line art. My desire is to work doing B&W illustrations for RPG source books, etc. But I also do color work, cartoons, have a children's book that I am looking for a writer to help me finish, and sports cartoons that I enjoy.

My favorite game and art subjects are RIFTs from Palladium, and Battletech/Mechwarrior.

When not drawing, I can be found either SCUBA or Freediving. I am a lifelong conservationist, sustainable eater, and sustenance spear fisherman.

I live in Mexico, because it allows me to live a simple life, and pursue my desire to become a SCUBA Instructor and work as an illustrator.

If you would like o help me out, with a cup of coffee, a cold beer, or simply help defray the costs of art supplies, no strings attached, now there is a way!


going to try something new, a less "strings attached" form of Patreon, I suppose.

If you enjoy the work I do, the fan art I share with the community (commissioned or otherwise), and want to help me out with the cost of art supplies, or just a cold beer, please consider helping to support my continued work on ko-fi!

Brigand Commission
Commission of the pirate mech, Brigand, for the Arisen over at MWO.
Be quick.... or be dead
Commission for the Arisen, over at the MWO Forums, as a follow up to the Lightray.  The GUN-1ERD Gunslinger.  And it's Smoking Jaguar victim.
Sanctuary Assault Mech commission
100 ton heavy energy monstrosity.

An Extended Range PPC hangs over each shoulder, with up to 90 degree of upward elevation.
Each arms ends in a triplet of ER Medium Lasers
In the each side torso, a triple Medium Pulse Laser cluster
And a Large Pulse Laser buried in the belly.
Each Hip has a double Small Pulse Laser for dealing with Infantry.

Commissionedby Nathan Pelchat and Robert Horncastle.
THG-11E THUG update
My favorite Assault Mech in all of Battletech.  Simple, brutal, ugly.

Never was happy with the official art though, or many of the "fan fixes" which just seemed to, universally, lose he "Thuggishness" of it. Same goes for the dozen or so attempt I've made (3-4 can of which can be found on this site, lol).  Had an epiphany this morning about changing he legs from Chicken Walker to Digitigrade and suddenly this just popped for me. 

Son't know if it'll be my "final iteration" or not, but it's the first one I've been happy with, anyhow. 
was notified today that my "PugLife" entry was chosen as one of the 10 winners for the Pimp My Mech contest.
Today was a good day.  Didn't even have to use my AK.


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ShamedWanderer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Sup, dude. 
BishopSteiner Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
in general terms, up is the direction AWAY from the center of gravity from a celestial body
ShamedWanderer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
lol Cheeky
BishopSteiner Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have been described in less generous terms
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Not sure if you are aware of this but it you are not, PGI stole your ideas Bishop


Very bottom is the Kaiju and Deputy Dawg
BishopSteiner Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
didn't steal.  Both items are actually base don PGIs creative property (well, CGL/Topps for the Urbanmech) which I modified, but still not my creative property, per se.  Also, not like I had a claim on the word Kaiju (and the armament is totally different), and the same is true with DD. Plus I have posted on the forums AND on Russ's titter that if they ever wanted to use the DD, I would be happy to indemnify them if possible.  I actually feel it's a pretty big honor... especially since MWO Heroes are now Battletech Canon.  I campaigned for over two years to get them to add the Urbanmech... and then another two, of largely tongue in cheek for the DD.  Never actually thought I'd get my wish though. I actualyl quite honored.  Plus the Hero Mauler will let me build my 2Z loadout when they add the tech this summer.
Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Well I wasn't entirely sure of the situation myself so thanks for correcting me there. I figured I'd get that to you though just in case. You never know these days, big companies steal ideas left and right. I agree though will be great to see them in game. I really enjoy that they stayed true to the hero's too yeah, like the Black Knight.

I'm not entirely sure which to buy honestly as if I did get one, I could only get one. While I have a very big love of the King Crab, I might get the Mauler or Black Knight myself. I still wish they would redo Yen-Lo-Wang though; I'm a fan of that one, and it's future pilot. Can't wait for the new tech though I am wondering how unbalanced it might get. Certain to see ALOT of UAC/20 King Crabs when it drops.

Also I noted you my Atlas IIC stuff, hope I did right by it Bishop.
BishopSteiner Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, I will get back to you on the notes, but been buried IRL with stuff, including getting nasty sick again, and looking for a job, need for paying work, posting stuff to sell, etc. So I'm just realyl behind on pretty much everything.
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hey Bishop, I got Kaiju to work on the Public Test Server with the new skill system, it's a beast mate. Now if only we could alter our mech hardpoints.....

ALSO, if you're ok with it, I'd like to type up the specs for your Atlas IIC, and maybe add a few variants. I've been doing a lot of custom designs or updates recently (no art of course, can't draw), I almost have enough to start my own TRO. :rofl: Let me know if you are up for and if you have any preferred ideas.
BishopSteiner Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, been without a computer for a while, sorry for the late reply.  That's cool to hear, love to see the Kaiju lives!  As it is, that Atlas IIC is actually done for another user, so it already has specs, but I mean, feel free to whip up what you want.  As for art, I won't say I am not interested, so much as desperately behind on a pretty large project atm.  So, can I give you a solid maybe?
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