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Three Strikes

After doing the previous few Mighty no. 9 paintings as kind of a spontanious thing while on break, I had initially planned to let it rest for a second. Then the next update came around and the new boss design was just too fun not to do something for.

There's two reasons why I made this painting. First, the design was fun, and it's been surprisingly relaxing taking a sketched concept and putting it in some kind of fun context. The second is really as a homage to the people developing these games. I grew up with the Megaman series, and it's probably one of the main reasons I started drawing in the first place. Not only have the various designs and gameplay elements served as an inspiration for my own work for years, but by pure coincidence, it turns out one of the character desiners worked on one of my favorite Zelda games as well. This is my way of showing some appretiation for what these guys have done for me, in the same way I would want to do the same for someone else.

I think I went through 4-5 different sketches before I ended up with this one. It was initially going to be pretty static and simplistic, but I decided that doing something with a bit of speed was more fun, and I while I love the simplicity of No.3's design, I wanted to show all her aspects if I could, and this felt like a good way to do it.

I have no idea if I'll do more Mighty paintings after this (there's a fine line between homage and obsessive,) but we'll see. For now, enjoy!
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Thecoolcryosphere637's avatar

God damn you do the face so well.

Did you already made a brandish one?

Btw love the lighting and yes legit EVERYTHING

Selkra's avatar
:icongreatscottplz:  The poses, the lighting, the whole thing! By golly this is great!
emotwo's avatar
Absolutely gorgeous. No.3's pose in particular is so full of character.
PBJArts's avatar
Once again, your Mighty fan art struck gold. ^_^
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naboolars's avatar
Man, I love this drawing!  The composition is awesome, and No. 3 just looks so menacing and creepy.  If you're up for it, you should totally do the others; your takes on the characters are really unique.
XHallow's avatar
well you could do the last two mighty no. bosses of yesterday and then next week should be the last one they reveal I think
Imson's avatar
I have work to do, so I doubt I'll have time to draw them all. We'll see how things pan out. If I'm going to do anything I've got my eyes set on No. 8 though...
XHallow's avatar
awesome keep up the work and the hard work
JewelMaiden's avatar
This is quite amazing! I love how you captured the "speed" and dynamics in this painting. I, also have great anticipation for Mighty No.9 and came from being a huge Megaman fan from waaaay back. Well done.
ZeroTerraForce's avatar
Daaaaaamn! You should do the cover art for the game! Your style fits amazingly well with it!
Imson's avatar
I'm up for it if they are, though I'm sure they're perfectly capable of supplying their own cover art.
ZeroTerraForce's avatar
Naaah... I see that Udon is now supporting them, but I don't like his/their style, I prefer yours!
DILAGO's avatar
amazing colors and action scene layout :love: 
with each art you make i get more and more excited for the game :la: 
ShannaMayfair's avatar
Great battle scene!!
The-Lucky-Rabbit's avatar
Really awesome piece. The lighting and shading is done very well.  :)
meleeart's avatar
:D :D :D !!! So cool !!
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Heilos's avatar
Oh god I want to marry your painting skills, you've easily made most of my favorite mighty no. 9 fanart so far. *-*

The lighting in this is so boss looking, and I love the expressions you chose for both Beck and No. 3, it fits the situation perfectly. 
Seriously damn good work, I eagerly await your future works as well as any other mighty fanart you might do. Fantastic job!
Imson's avatar
No idea if I'll have time for more pieces at the moment.

Then again, that's what I said after drawing no. 1... so... yeah.
Heilos's avatar
I totally don't want to pressure you into making more Mighty art though! 
I'm just happy for the ones you've done so far, they're very beautiful as 
is the rest of your work. :)
Sonic-the-Artist's avatar
Amazing man! I really love this! You leave me speechless!
DeliriousB's avatar
WHOA!!! Beautiful artwork!!!
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