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Front Mission: Dockfight



Hi all! It's been so long since I've been able to post work that I've done!

These concept artworks were done in late 2008 for the game Front Mission Evolved. Front Mission is a cult-classic mecha franchise by Square Enix that inspired my love for robots when I was a youngster. It was an insane privilege for IFS and myself to have been able to contribute to it.


[EDITED: higher res file + sharpened image]

Image info:

Night fighting at the docks. A massive invasion by a terrorist group is underway as law enforcement (the brown Wanzers in the foreground) desperately attempt to pin down the assaulting force. This image is fully painted IIRC with the aid of a stock photo or 2 for the background lights. I always wanted to make a mech do a blind-fire maneuver. I thought it might help to convey a more realistic kind of fear and desperation given the odds-- and at the same time, show off whatever is happening in the background a bit better.


Credits/Additional info:

-This artwork is Copyright Square Enix and Double Helix Games.

-These images (and more) can be found on the Free-to-Download Digital Dossier here: [link]

-Skan Srisuwan for his wonderful Wanzer redesigns.

-Verawat Verasunthorn who translated Skan's designs into 3D models, over which a number were used as 'bases' for me to paint over in these artworks to maintain accuracy and as a time saver.

-With Skan's permission, I'd taken design liberties with some of his designs, throwing in my own ideas and flavour to the mix; hopefully providing an extra layer of 'grounded-ness' or grittiness that I felt resonated with the spirit of Front Mission. ;)
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Zeonista's avatar

That is a real full POV depiction of a wanzer battle. I'm glad to know you got to live the dream and make a mecha game. Did you contribute to the FM 1 & 2 remakes?