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Underslinger - Color by PlasmaFire3000 Underslinger - Color by PlasmaFire3000
From the 21st Mecha Sketchbook, this is a shot at cel-coloring in the GIMP. A lot of highs and lows as time went on; I could sympathize with the machine's attitude right now...

Most fun: the LOL SHOOP-DA-WHOOP LAZERS!!11 and the elbow power plants' exhaust flames. Indirectly referenced the SR-71 Blackbird's engines on afterburner for color ideas (here).

Least fun: touching up the original lineart. Blocking out highlights and small shadows with the Bezier tool. Perspective transforms on the main shadow. Watching the laptop constantly crash from running out of RAM. Complaining about things like these... -_-'

GIMP 2.6 with Wacom tablet.
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GTDees Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow! Great piece!
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PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Ah wow, thanks! Though it's quite dated, I'm glad you still enjoyed it. :)
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:icongtdees:
GTDees Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! :-)
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the idea of the exhaust ports!
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PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Just gotta set stuff on fire while under load, so why not? ^_^
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Jager375 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Bezier Tool? That's the first time I heard anyone use it.
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PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
It's great for making very smooth curves as well as defining exactly where edges should be, but it all takes a long time since I have to do it for every shadow.
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Jager375 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think I have the patience for that. ^_^

But, you could always use the brush tool. ;-)
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DeviantRye Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Jeez, Kevin, the dazzling colours! You've got shading, reflection, good perspective *and* laser beams. Nice work!

Laser beams + Mecha = win.
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Anvildude Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
cool man, cool.
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psionicninja2000 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Excellent mechanical concept
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OdinicWanderer Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Awesome.
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PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Awesome Face needed for proof.
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