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The Mecha Sketchbook - 25
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Published: December 18, 2009
Installment 25: September to December 18, 2009

Final exams are over. Time for recovery...

These are some of the sketches and component studies I've done in the past few months, within class and whenever I had a little free time.

I've become re-attached to Rapidograph technical pens despite their high maintenance requirements. The consistent lines they can produce and the "fast" feeling are simply astounding, especially with the smallest tips. It's been a lot of fun experimenting with loose and tight methods; perhaps there's a middle ground where I can finally settle upon... ;)

And oh yes, I really like the Five Star Stories manga series--particularly their Mortar Headd designs! Take a look at them; maybe you'll find some inspiration from Mamoru Nagano's chivalrous universe too.
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Loone-WolfProfessional General Artist
Hollllyyyy.....
PlasmaFire3000's avatar
...robots!

Holy robots, right? :p
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Loone-WolfProfessional General Artist
well... i was going to say mech but okay, that will do:P
ArtCrusade's avatar
ArtCrusadeHobbyist General Artist
Wow, awesome sketches! Love all of 'em ;)
PlasmaFire3000's avatar
Thanks, ArtCrusade! Just gotta keep on sketching...
ModalMechanica's avatar
Indeed haha. I got to say, your designs are really cool, but maybe just a little to detailed. I'd say try and focus a bit more on the form, cause its hard to make out sometimes lol
PlasmaFire3000's avatar
Yeah, this was a year ago, and people have continued to mention that to me. I'll have to work harder at understanding form more as time goes on...
ModalMechanica's avatar
Yeah, I'm sure it will come to you
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MsCyberBirdStudent Digital Artist
You have a great understanding of depth and perspective!!! The armor and the Mecha-cycles are awesome!!!!!
PlasmaFire3000's avatar
Thanks, Brittant! This collection of sketches is one that I still look back to nowadays.
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MsCyberBirdStudent Digital Artist
I can understand why too!!!! No problem!!!
Setzuo's avatar
SetzuoHobbyist Digital Artist
this looks a lot like my sketchbook, but you've got quite a bit more than me, it seems.
Excellent work!
PlasmaFire3000's avatar
It's a large accumulation of scattered thoughts, and that's what I like most about this compilation. Thanks.
greensandsguy's avatar
this is a damn impressive collection! really nice details, too...
PlasmaFire3000's avatar
Pardon for the late reply, but thanks Jan! I guess the results of drawing in class still has its benefits, eh? Just gotta practice when and where it's possible. :)
greensandsguy's avatar
hey, np... i'm quite busy (and lazy ^^) too... take your time

yeah, practice makes perfect as they say... can't wait to have my finals done and get into some serious painting, taking a bit more time than 1-2 hours... :)

keep up the great stuff!!! :thumbsup:
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El-BroncoHobbyist Digital Artist
Your sketch book better than mine. It's like you ink it without pencil it first.
PlasmaFire3000's avatar
I looked through your gallery, and you have some cool stuff too, including your sketches! The important thing is to have fun doing it; you'll improve with time, and you'll look back and see it.
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El-BroncoHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. That so motivate me :).
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shinypantsProfessional Digital Artist
ahhh... nothing like a good page of mecha :D
Robot-drawing-club's avatar
Amazing work! I love the designs! :D
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