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Nova Mariner

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I haven’t really felt the desire to do any personal art in 2 years. I’ve have been at work and its drained most of my energy for art, but when I saw this contest I was inspired again to do something fun. I love Pacific Rim, and my home is pretty unique (in my opinion) so I’m excited to show it off.

My Jaeger is, “The Nova Mariner”. I wanted him to be a lot smaller than most Jaeger’s sense my hometown, Lunenburg NS Canada, is pretty small.  I really wanted to keep the nautical theme in the design; Lunenburg was once mainly a fishing town; I also keep the design simple and boxy sense Lunenburg harbor is sheltered form the Atlantic Ocean and would not likely have the tech of higher end Jaeger’s. I doubt he’d get much action, he’s mostly a tourist attraction. This is likely his first real battle however he’s armed with a modified harpoon gun, and has his net in hand, so he can get the Kaiju remains out of the harbor as soon to avoid toxic contamination. I also wanted to capture a coming storm on the horizon and frame it with the Kaiju to get a sense of foreboding. Its not uncommon for the town to be bright and sunny while dark clouds loom in the distance.

I’m pretty pleased with how this turns out. I used PS, Maya and Zbrush to do this image. I hope you like it.
*Higher res image matches the size guidelines, if needed.

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Bracey100's avatar
Bracey100Professional Digital Artist
I like that this is a very niche jaeger. 
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trilliondollermanHobbyist Photographer
For a moment, I thought that was Bar Harbor - Maine... But no, The land that is Canada is what that is.
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christian-rau-writerProfessional Writer
It's has a harpoon, a bull's eye and turbines... You really kept true to the nautic theme. Amazing work! :)
DigiAvalon's avatar
Thanks very much, Im glad it comes though
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SaiyanstrongHobbyist General Artist
I’m getting a “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” feel from this one.
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Drawer450Student Traditional Artist
It’s a juager
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Drawer450Student Traditional Artist
Pacific rim? Juager? Kaiju?
Saiyanstrong's avatar
SaiyanstrongHobbyist General Artist
Jager.  You spelled it wrong.
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Drawer450Student Traditional Artist
Really? I thought it was spelled right.
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SaiyanstrongHobbyist General Artist
Nope. German is an interesting language.
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Drawer450Student Traditional Artist
So that’s what I meant. Your welcome.
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DESTROYERsansPapyrusHobbyist General Artist
Hmm is it me or this Jaeger is like looks kinda children friendly... But hey atleast ya can fish some KAIJU if needed
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Ya I wanted him to look sort of simple, Lunenburg is a big tourist town now, so he was likely more of an attraction when created.
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DESTROYERsansPapyrusHobbyist General Artist
Ah
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FlinkbagHobbyist Digital Artist
This so so cool! Not only an awesome concept, but the painting itself is gorgeous! Nice work!
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Thanks very much <3
ZeroRayn's avatar
(Kaiju walks towards town, then Marina pops up from the water right in front of it) "SURPRISE MOTHERFUCKER! "
DigiAvalon's avatar
LOL stealthy giant robots.
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