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.