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Forged In The Blood of Angels by ukitakumuki Forged In The Blood of Angels :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 252 26 VAINGLORY: Fly Or Die Baron by ukitakumuki VAINGLORY: Fly Or Die Baron :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 486 18 STRAIN TACTICS: Now on Greenlight! by ukitakumuki STRAIN TACTICS: Now on Greenlight! :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 577 98 Bug Killer by ukitakumuki Bug Killer :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 282 18 Black Library: Master Of The Hunt by ukitakumuki Black Library: Master Of The Hunt :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 1,604 63 XCOM: DEEP RISING Laser Pistol by ukitakumuki XCOM: DEEP RISING Laser Pistol :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 322 10 XCOM: DEEP RISING Laser Rifle by ukitakumuki XCOM: DEEP RISING Laser Rifle :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 477 10 XCOM: DEEP RISING Psi Amp by ukitakumuki XCOM: DEEP RISING Psi Amp :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 165 8 XCOM: DEEP RISING Plasma Pistol by ukitakumuki XCOM: DEEP RISING Plasma Pistol :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 214 0 XCOM: DEEP RISING Heavy Plasma by ukitakumuki XCOM: DEEP RISING Heavy Plasma :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 251 3 XCOM: DEEP RISING Blaster Launcher by ukitakumuki XCOM: DEEP RISING Blaster Launcher :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 163 1 X-COMreboot Weapons SmallLauncher wip 110928 by ukitakumuki X-COMreboot Weapons SmallLauncher wip 110928 :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 138 1 XCOM: DEEP RISING Sectopod by ukitakumuki XCOM: DEEP RISING Sectopod :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 589 18 X-COM: DEEP RISING Avenger Craft by ukitakumuki X-COM: DEEP RISING Avenger Craft :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 793 24 Warhammer: The Gates Of Azyr by ukitakumuki Warhammer: The Gates Of Azyr :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 1,418 65 Eternal Crusade Promo Art: Abaddon The Despoiler by ukitakumuki Eternal Crusade Promo Art: Abaddon The Despoiler :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 878 39

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Executioner(Rogue Trader 40k) by earltheartist Executioner(Rogue Trader 40k) :iconearltheartist:earltheartist 23 4 BOBA FETT and the LORDS OF SPACECRIME by jeffszhang BOBA FETT and the LORDS OF SPACECRIME :iconjeffszhang:jeffszhang 131 15 WH40K: Furious Road by jeffszhang WH40K: Furious Road :iconjeffszhang:jeffszhang 122 11 WH40K: Fearless by jeffszhang WH40K: Fearless :iconjeffszhang:jeffszhang 518 23 Reaper by Bricknave Reaper :iconbricknave:Bricknave 53 11 Kill Me If You Can by hunterkiller Kill Me If You Can :iconhunterkiller:hunterkiller 1,549 97 C-SWAT by Bobot073 C-SWAT :iconbobot073:Bobot073 42 4 TIE Fighter poster by MightyOtaking TIE Fighter poster :iconmightyotaking:MightyOtaking 2,083 295 Salvaje by kirocomic Salvaje :iconkirocomic:kirocomic 15 2 EXO SKELETON - PROLOGUE by RAYN-TAFAS EXO SKELETON - PROLOGUE :iconrayn-tafas:RAYN-TAFAS 3 0 Yalniz Tehlike by Heidi Yalniz Tehlike :iconheidi:Heidi 59 36 20150422 by tommy830219 20150422 :icontommy830219:tommy830219 56 1 Doll by tommy830219 Doll :icontommy830219:tommy830219 2,708 96 Bear Detective Rain test by DanielAraya Bear Detective Rain test :icondanielaraya:DanielAraya 229 30 Mechanized Droptank concept by Grebo-Guru Mechanized Droptank concept :icongrebo-guru:Grebo-Guru 170 37

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Forged In The Blood of Angels
Found an abandoned doodle in the harddrive from late last year while clearing up space and was inspired to spruce it up a little, i miss painting them old specce muhreens. i guess i really adore the Aquila pattern helmet so much... :< 

Does anyone else find the new Primaris pattern a step backward? I get some of the timeline reference and so that it evokes the Maximus pattern almost to a T except for the inclusion of the awkward 'headphone armour covers' and the gorget that appears in some of the Errant pattern (my fav pattern btw) technical illustrations in the past. I just don't see why they need to remove the iconic Mk/7 'chapel'/voxcaster mouth as I like to refer to it as, and no, I wont have the whole "but the voxcaster is a weak spot" argument. The Mk6 Corvus pattern visually suggested "solving" that but at the same time didn't apparently, hence the succeeding patterns went back to 'mouths'. So the principal of ballistic shaping seems to hardly be a central issue or concept in helmet design in the Imperium of the 41st millennium anyway. Also Primaris marines were vat grown over 10000 years to replace the old guard? Wat. WAT *SOLDIER kurt russell/jason scott lee "YOUR MEN ARE OBSOLETE" movie trigger warning*
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VAINGLORY: Fly Or Die Baron
Around mid 2017, I finally got the honour of working with an ol' favourite DA artist of mine, :iconcarlo-arellano: who is currently the Art Director on SEMC's Vainglory! 

Just got cleared to post this up, so I'll preface this by saying this is obviously not the Cherry-red paint scheme that was eventually decided upon, but I am super happy that practically all the other ideas leading up to this point made it into the final product :) I won't get too much into the details of the brief but we had settled on him being a younger, hotshot pilot Baron, with a nod to what I thought was an established John Lennon reference. That inspired me to go for cheeky hybrid Vietnam-era colours, along with a familiar Ion Cannon ingame strike decal that I tweaked ever so slightly...and repurposed into the peace symbol you see plastered against his side.

I'm quite proud of his transformation sequence that I had submitted to the team as I went through sufficient pains to technically not have him -completely- shatter his spine and still 'fly' in relative comfort... while hopefully maintaining a utilitarian and robust construction style to the armour, with hints of brutal weight savings where needed (the swing-out feet/shins double as vert stabilisers). (He initially was proposed with more humanoid 'high heel feet' but Carlo wanted the skids) Also note the thigh-mounted Rocket Launcher that fold out into stub wings during flight and hanging Porcupine Mortars mounted under the engine/tail boom assembly.

Both flight and ground profiles were worked to hint at feline features -which I had inquired about after looking at Baron's armour and lore. The weapon was probably worked over more than the overall suit lol, had to stick to familiar proportions while trying to make sense of it in when presented in the context of an aerial weapon during Heli mode.

Happy bush-jumping! That's all I really wanted to do in his Heli mode. :) Hope the fans out there enjoy this Baron variant!
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About time for my annual journal update..! orz

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 14, 2014, 7:54 AM
Hope everyone's been keeping well!

I realise over the years I've gotten increasingly shite at managing my DA 'routine'. Quite frankly I find myself balacing my time with my client work, teaching endeavour(which is turning out to be a really fulfilling new chapter in life) and working on side projects that I actually find it increasingly difficult to sit down and respond to comments here like I used to. Its always been a thing of mine to respond as much as possible and I still aspire to do so when I can, but I guess I'm in a pretty frantic pace of life at the moment. And I hope that my lack of replies do not come off as apathy or worse. I enjoy reading all the comments and critique and am thankful for your time in letting me know how you feel about the work in general. Especially for my work on hardcore IP like 40K... the level of 'fangasm' as I call it never ceases to blow my mind time and again. You guys always light that fire under my ass and I hope in my own way I never let you down.

As such, I hope that its a bit more obvious that when it comes to posting work I've done, I've always put more emphasis into the description section-- elaborating on my thoughts and process to share as much of my personal experience in art as possible for those of you who are more keen to know. To my mind, its the best I can do to make up for not being able to respond personally to your often colourful commentary. :p

I'm very thankful for all the support over the past decade here on DA(wow has it been that long... u_u), so much wouldn't have happened without it, and I can't wait to share the stuff I've been working on the side in greater detail, soon enough. :)


Have a great weekend!
Kai



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SeanHarvey810 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Student
How much research on weapons and tanks did you do to practice drawing them?
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The-Combine-Engineer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is some of the best stuff I have ever seen!
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meisan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy birthday
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...a very happy birthday to you...=3
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For he's a jolly good fellow...  for he's a jolly good fellow...

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Happy Birthday! I'm on fire!
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