Wow this is incredible. I ordered this book a long time ago when it came out but got screwed on ebay and didn't end up getting my copy (got a refund finally from ebay at least). Now I feel like ordering it again!
Thats a major shame, not seeing the book you helped make. I know it has to happen often since you are involved in a lot. I'll have you over for a quick BT card game and we'll check it out (when I get it!). You're free to come to Japan most anytime, right?
I think it's funny that I knew they were Clanners and that this was a Circle of Equals before I even read the comments. It was probably the presence of nothing but Clan tech in the hangar that gave it away.
(On another note, I no longer have access to a scanner, so the bit you were helping me out with a while ago is on hold.)
Oh, I hear that one!!! I too must do the reference dance - Poser makes it a lot easier on me. Not to mention a metric buttload of reference photos! >__<
Don't sweat having to use photoreference, btw. All the badass artists - Brom, Dell Harris, Charles Vess - use photo ref. As David Cherry told me, "If you want photorealism, you gotta use a photograph!" Amazing how the obvious can escape us... ^__^
Good point. I concur with powered armor being attractive. That said, now that I've gotten into human (and animal) anatomy, I'm learning that it's a real experience learning that even the most complex machine is merely a poor imitation of the coolest "mecha" of all...^__^
I find it amusing, that your Mech art is really great, while your people are a bit on the sub-par side. I don't say that to be insulting, I say it because every artist I know is great on human form but cannot into mechs.
Overall, I think this is a great piece! I love attention to detail onall of the mechs!