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Beast at Rest (Israeli Merkava MK 4 Tank) by shank117 Beast at Rest (Israeli Merkava MK 4 Tank) by shank117
this is one i did on vacation so there are some limitations i had but over all it turned out right so i hope you enjoy had some askin about doing one so please comment!!
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I saw that you are usually drawing tanks and helicopters and so on, which is why I think the drawing is a bit like drowning in the mass... But still, I loved the artwork at first sight. The main object is not in the exact center of the picture, what makes the composition far more interesting. You said that your instruments were limited. Maybe you are thinking that to be bad, but using just grayscales and not drawing everything perfectly out can be really effective! In this case it's supporting the picture and the meaning behind it. Because not only the artwork of this picture is done nicley but also the statement is amazing! Combining a tank, so an instrument of war, with a fishing rod (I think...) is like combining war and peace in one picture! And especially therefore this drawing is amazing! Together with the resting soldiers the title 'Beast at Rest' is really fitting.
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Flofifteen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Funded by American tax payments from the people.
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MK46ASROC Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
NO IT ISN'T. This is an Israeli tank! not american.
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Flofifteen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did not indicate it was American. I indicated it was funded by American funding.
Peace.
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MK46ASROC Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
sorry mate, i was a bit angry then, reacted a bit over the top... more than a bit. The merkava is an indigenously made tank, so is not affected by america at all. at least to my understanding.
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Arjay-the-Lionheart Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
what he is talking about is the 3 billion dollars of FINANCIAL military aid the us gives to israel every year, no need to angry over that, the US gives money to Egypt, South korea and pakistan too. As for the merkava itself this thing is a damn fine tank, only thing that impresses me more is South Korea's K2 black panther 
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MK46ASROC Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
The K2 is a fine bit of engineering, and it's one of my favorites. Personally, I prefer to judge the vehicles themselves first, and think about the political backstories later. In that mindset, the Merkava is an Israeli creation, as much as the K2 is a South Korean creation.
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Arjay-the-Lionheart Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly, you can say its american tax dollars at work and be absolutely correct. But the merkava IV is the result of a 40 year project  run by Israeli engineers. I'm not saying I like the US giving money to foreign governments, but at the end of the day it isnt like the US is ever going to fight a major war like WW2 ever again. 
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mgunbey Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
nice
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PanzerBob Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
BRAVO ZULU WORK WELL DONE...I LIKE THAT YOU SHOW THE REAR HATCH OPEN WITH THE TURRET SLEW....
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oldspaceguy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Liking your use of markers and pen strokes. I have a high regard for the Israeli Merkava family of tanks.
Tim
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TheMACchine Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
this is awesome
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y0dy0d Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014

incredible

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DAREKSIG Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Great style man! looks pretty awesome!

 

Did you use markers on it, didn't you?

 

 

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shank117 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
faber castel india ink markers
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DAREKSIG Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thx for the answer :)
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xeno1974 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
As an israeli soldeir who saw these tanks in action, I got to tell ya: your work is fantastic!!!
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shank117 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much it means alot i will continue on in the future im planning a super sherman and shot kal drawing
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xeno1974 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'll hold you up for your word dude. 
i myself still serve in the IDF in te "reserve". I get to see alot of these "behemoth" you sould see them firing at night. pretty awsome!!!!
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Zanslev Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
A beautiful tank.. Your sketches are a breath of fresh air for this tank lover!
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shank117 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tanks very much lol
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Cool style.
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shank117 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you means a lot comming from you
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
You bet! Nice work.:)
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:iconcreeppingdeath:
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
absolutely beautiful drwaing! Go go IDF
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NikitaTarsov Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The three main reasons for losing a Merkava in field: cheap russian ATGM-systems for international market, selfmade explosives and not to forgett - driver mistakes:laughing:
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Kylellefson Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Great line work!
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DevilDJMachine Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist
I love that the Israelis used to fight with old outdated tanks and vehicles such as Shermans and M16 Half-tracks up until the 60's, and then they kicked ass during the Yom Kippur war and still won. Im glad they now have one of the worlds best tank to call their own. Then again, most great weapons today come from isreal.
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FeralLion Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed. The cooperation between the US and Israel has lead to the development of some of the most lethal weapon systems in the world.

the IDF is one of the foremost experts in armored warfare. With their recent natural gas drilling they'll soon have a growing economy. I'm curious to see them develop the Mk V they've been talking about. =^^=
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TomoFromFire Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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so beautifullll ehehehehhhh
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SamannaGene-ocide Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
wut tank is that?
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shank117 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
merkava mark 4 tank its israeli
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SamannaGene-ocide Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
looks almost indestructible!
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shank117 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats the way they build it it would take thors mighty hammer to even put a hairline crack in this beast
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AWB2012 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
"Desperate Times Call 4 Desperate Messures."
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12jack12 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always think more of someone's art if they are doing it in ink! There is no un-do or back button, like the guys doing it on a PC. :thumbsup:

Stop over and take a look at my tanks [link] and [link] :nod:

And if you would like to use any one of them as a drawing model and you don't see it posed the way you want let me know. I love taking photos of my stuff. :nod:
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shorishel Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
the way you drawn it you could've made like the Merkava was firing. Thats my opinion.
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shank117 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i used a picture to draw from and it wasnt firing i would have had to make the gun recoil and it just wouldnt have looked good enough
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tomcio199214 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
the Merkava is in top tanks of world like Abrams, Leopard 2 and T-90? and the first versions of Mk.IV had 105mm gun or 120mm gun?
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really dig this gritty and awesome style of yours.. would it be okay if I try to emulate it?
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shank117 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sure go get the micron manga pen kit and the faber castel manga ink marker kit you can probably tell at my frustration that i couldnt draw my own manga characters that i then decided to go back to drawing military things and then voila these badass drawings came out
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems like you had a rough time. at least your vehicle drawings look great!
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shank117 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well i was just trying manga to impress a girl but it didnt work out so is said %$^& it im an individual and i want to draw badass military art like i had been before she told me not to draw military so much well check it out now
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