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Offline Squibby

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Mechs my way...
« on: January 28, 2012, 04:01:56 AM »
I thought I'd try my hand at sketching some mechs in the way I feel they should look.
I've taken quite a bit of inspiration from Flying Debris's work.

First up, my impression of a Thanatos, the C variant is shown here. Some bits of the sketch are a bit more detailed than the others I was just fooling around. My next ones will likely be a bit rougher.


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Re: Mechs my way...
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2012, 04:27:33 AM »
Nicely done Squibbs!
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Re: Mechs my way...
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2012, 04:32:12 AM »
a less complicated cockpit glass and some armored plates on the top of the shoulder joint would look perfect IMO

man, if I didn't have so much shit to do (not including this procrastination I'm pulling right now) I'd draw a few too :P

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Re: Mechs my way...
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2012, 04:51:31 AM »
I was thinking the thanny with it's hueg torsos would have quite an obscured the cockpit view, so I brought the cockpit out a bit and added some view panes to see below and to the sides so the pilot could get a bit of a better view around and under the mech. Yeah possibly a bit too much glass overall. Maybe a few panes could be removed from the front and the side panes could be resized. I did redo the cockpit glass quite a bit, it kept looking like the Grizzly :D, I ended up at this arrangement because it looked more Thanny like :D

I wanted to keep the arm joins similar to the CBT thanny with a no nonsense rotating joint. Armour plate shoulder pads wouldn't look very Thanny too me.

But thanks for the feedback mate,

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Re: Mechs my way...
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2012, 06:17:19 AM »
eh, just saying how I would draw it, not expecting you to actually listen ;D

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Re: Mechs my way...
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2012, 06:41:22 AM »
Wow Squib! Looks great!

What medium are you drawing in? traditional (pencil/paper ect.) or electronic?  If electronic, what software/hardware?

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Re: Mechs my way...
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2012, 06:54:19 AM »
Harts,

It's all electronic, I'm drawing in Photoshop with my brand spanking new Intous4 tablet :D (used to have a cruddy Graphire4 tablet)

Also Hollander reimagined...

I've removed the silly spindly arms (always hated those), changed the general look to be more angular and futuristic. Also emphasised the main gun against a relatively small chasis. Probably a host of proportion errors here, but it was more quickly sketched, and crouched mechs with double jointed legs are a nightmare to get looking right :). Probably need to get that knee touching the ground but I could say it's in the process of crouching :p

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Re: Mechs my way...
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2012, 09:26:47 AM »
that thanny looks alot more practical than the box on a box normal look of the thanny. i always felt that the sidetorsos were huge targets and massive view blockers. nice drawings.
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Re: Mechs my way...
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2012, 09:54:25 AM »
Love ´em! Please make more ; D

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Re: Mechs my way...
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2012, 11:34:28 AM »
Cool, I wish I could "just draw" like that.
Any chance to see that hollander with the main gun moved a bit to the back, so it sticks out on both ends? Making the whole chassis a bit moe balanced.

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Re: Mechs my way...
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2012, 01:06:47 PM »
That hollander looks like you cut the other half off a Novacat and speared a gun barrel through its shoulder. And I'm all for spearing and cutting up Clan mechs  ;)
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Re: Mechs my way...
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2012, 01:36:52 PM »
Lol Gibbon?

Sucker, The gun does stick out the back (at least it does in my mind :D) You wouldn't be able to see it from that angle, unless it stuck out a REALLY long way. The gun mount was meant to look as if it had could pivot up / down a bit, I might redo it to make it less of a hole.

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Re: Mechs my way...
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2012, 04:04:09 PM »
Alright,

last one for today (why the hell am I up at 4:00 in the morning?!?!)...
Have a guess what it is (should hopefully be quite obvious).

Legs were a bastard to get somewhat right, still need a bit of work, but I just can't figure it out...

Need a request for the next one,
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Re: Mechs my way...
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2012, 04:13:06 PM »
a mix between a raven and an osiris

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Re: Mechs my way...
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2012, 04:17:55 PM »
Great drawings.