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Martian Sidewinder Tribute by ukitakumuki Martian Sidewinder Tribute by ukitakumuki
{edit: cleaned the drawing up more and added some details here and there... i suspect one of these days im either going to model it in sketchup... or paint it fully... damn lines are KILLING ME!!!!%$@ How do you people do it...}

Happy New Year everyone!

2010 has been one helluva year for me, and I just wanted to take the time to pay my due respects to certain individuals in particular that, through their art or kind advice, inspired my growth as an artist.

**In no order of importance ;)**

***I am shamefully admitting that due to a long list and a terrible memory I find myself constantly adding names that I left out the first time round! :no: ***

:iconleinilyu: for the wonderful lunch convo we had at STGCC (the lineart is for you dude! I'm sorry its so scratchy, you know the story! lol)


...this artwork here has been inspired by you in one way or another, and is dedicated to you! Hope you guys like it :)

PS: This was originally based off a design I found in one of my old sketchbooks from my army days, I guess I liked it enough to want to rework it using your works as inspiration.
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mech or Droid?
zinco-blanc Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Ah! My dead account. While art is kind of dropped by the wayside recently this is still a great piece and glad to have helped in whatever (I would guess limited!) way back at the time :)
wolfblue13 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
i love this mech
wolfgang-111 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i love the head on this thing!!!!!
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
What a masterpiece of design and rendering.
So imaginative. Ungh!!!
Prestd Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
I'm after going through all of your Space Vagabonds work (not sure if this is part of it) and I have loved every piece
Mr-autoCAT Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
It looks so strong and tough, nice!
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
inrepose Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
houka-hearts-kinzoku Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of the Anf from Gundam 00. I like it.
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ooh! that looks cool. thanks for sharing :D
hecatonchir314 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bon concept!
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
merci! :D
Ruthie420 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
love the gun claw!
Triumviratus Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Heavy f***ing metal!
boznic Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
>:( this is soooo good!
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:bow: thank you kindly sir :)
NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow.. very real conceptual with details.. like u'r style..
Axonn5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Looks awesome, wish they had those in thee military. The chassis kinda reminds me from Armor Core though, if u think about it in a way.
flyingdebris Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist

those vulcan cannon claw/flash hiders look like they are made for crushing skulls ;)
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That they are, sir! :) Hope you've been well! Last Feb, I came across BattleTech: 25 Years at a hobbystore. Flipping through the pages I saw one with a wicked painted Atlas and a few other combat scenes that made me pick the expensive book up. Turns out all the works were yours! haha

man i hope they make another game :( Tihs time with proper physics and geomod and destruction engine!!
flyingdebris Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
that picture was a surprise to me too, when i was working on it, i only got a brief description of what was supposed to be in it. I didn't realize until much later that it was an illustration for a short story by Michael Stackpole, one of the big guys in so far as BT novels go. I was all like, holy crap.

But dude the feeling is returned. I was in a comic store like 2 years ago and was like "hmm, shrapnel? this art looks...familiar...oooh my shit its utika guy from deviantart!" I will buy all of these!
EizoTogakure Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Nice Work! :]
L04D3D Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty cool
InmortalBloodV Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Very nice work. I like this kind of ilustrations.
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks- you should post some of your own! :)
MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work, i love the idea of the duel feed.
andylc Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011

I've followed your work for a long while, and looking at this I really feel "Man, he's LEVELED UP!!"
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Andy-- could you share your views as to why? It is a different style than what I usually put out so I'm interested to hear how the comparison came about! :)
andylc Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
I'd say that... like you've already got talent and interest, but it's "how much you get from a single stroke", that's what made it feel like a level up.

With this one the amount of shading, highlighting, lines and whatnot isn't that high compared to many of your works, but there's a lot more being expressed from each detail.

Say for example... there's a lot of flat, solid blocks of color in here but that doesn't mean it looks flat, instead the whole image has a very 'powerful dimensional presence'. The whole image just comes together very 'solidly'

In RPG terms it'd be like, instead of taking lots of hacking blows to cut down a monster, you strike it down in elegant slashes, each a vital blow. That's what I mean by 'level up', there's more power expressed through each stroke shown.

The process of leveling up though means there's even higher levels to attain. It seems like your stamina began to wear at certain parts of this piece, but the more you do this the more effortless it becomes.

I've enjoyed the stuff you've posted for years now but this was the first that really gave me a bit of the feeling as the legendary figures that we strive to be like.
LargeAdam Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely piece of equipment.
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Blackblitz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
verry nice on the gunpod claws
1q2w3e4r5t6y Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love it when you label the details
darkstalker00 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
that mech is just awesome! really its so original and i love the 35mm cannons reminds me of the ghost in the shell movie. i would hate to be in a tank when that thing comes hoping around and fills my hatch full of lead! love love love it!!!
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks Mike! Given how its a throwback to GITS.. more like a combination of 2 ideas into 1... I suppose its not very original :p
fishsama999 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
This is fantastic! Reminds me of the tank walkers from my Reaver Universe.
Jinnindo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So much win...
NWO311 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Awesome work. Best design I've seen in a while.
mayshing Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
When you put together an art book, I definitely want one. ;) Awesome design.
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
DarkProxy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
You should be the lead designer or something of a game with mechas... Seriously.
I would sooo buy that game. :D

(and I already bought Front Mission Evolved some time ago. And I did notice the art you've made for it. :))
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe when I'm happier with my capabilities eh :D But thanks so much for the kind words.
Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Hey, if you're confident enought to do conceptual artwork for a game (and I noticed that ALL the menu pictures and such were your work), why not take the next step?
I am 100% sure you could do a great job, and with the techical details on your more detailed work, I'm also 100% sure the game would be a huge success if those "details" were to be actual equipment, weaponry and gadgets in the game, wich you could then use even in multiplayer.
ConceptualMachina Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
oh man, that's an awesome design!
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
flattered :)
dmaland Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really have a thing for mech designs like this. Well done!
psstoff995 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Very cool! For a "desert scheme" it looks pretty OD but I guess I see some Israeli Sand gray in it, nice overall look and I like the pilot figure for scale. This thing looks fast and light, kind of a hit and run, light infantry feel.
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man.. and you're right it leans more towards OD.. I like light, multirole mech concepts the most :) Soft spot for them. Soft targets. haha.
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