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Battletech: 'mech bay fight by Mecha-Zone Battletech: 'mech bay fight by Mecha-Zone
My first ever official Battletech illustration. Made back in 2009. It was used in "BattleTech Era Report 3052" [link]

sorry I am not very good at drawing people :(
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks good. :clap:
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d715 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
which must happen a lot for a clan's
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Not good at drawing people? You set the bars too high, mine tend to looks like something someone vomited, a little like the guy in the "The Scream"-Painting
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the kind words, but I can assure you that I don't set the bar high enough. I really should practice more. Keep in mind that I am a pro artist and make a living doing illustration.
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Im still impressed, honestly. And you call yourself here Mecha-Master, not human-master. I wont expect a portait from you, but a bigass combat robot. And you live up to your nick!
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I can actually draw people very well if I use reference, but not if I try to draw them from my imagination :(
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Aisxos Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Battletech!

I loved that game so much
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:iconmontysauce:
Montysauce Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Love it! I'm a Blakist in the game, but the clans do have some great stuff. :)
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supremeoverload Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
lets see madcat puma and...some sort of massacari
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StridersStrikersTeam Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
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!
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
I've never seen the book myself. I have some PDFs of the other books in the series but never got this one for some reason.
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StridersStrikersTeam Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
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? :D
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sounds good! I've been wanting to return to the Ghibli museum again too!
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:iconpoptart117:
POPTART117 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Are you involved in Mechwarrior Online at all Mecha Master?
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
no :(
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:iconpoptart117:
POPTART117 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Doooooh :(
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Kr0zBoNE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Your people drawing skills are a lot better than me!
You need to draw more scene stuff bro.

Love the Masakari! :D
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Karyudo-DS Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
That kid on the left looks like he got lost and belongs in a movie somewhere...

Like the open panels here though, people aren't so bad. Good or not they work for this. I think that might make the good. :blackice:
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"sorry I am not very good at drawing people"

Could have fooled me! Damn good!
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:iconbattlehamsterreturns:
You do a better job then you know .
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The-Colonel-382 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
This looks AWESOME MM!!!
Great interpretation of a Circle of Equals!!! :)
An instant fave and now is my desktop wallpaper.
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
wow!
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EvilSqurl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Awesome work man. Now I really want to get my hands on the book when it comes out in dead tree.
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Zxi-Lesk Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Gotta love the Masakari in the background.
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Red-Tomcat Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
The hell you aren't!
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Steel-Raven Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Great pic, it tells a story in it self.
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Protozerg Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. :D
You draw people better than i can. I bet if you focused on them they'd look better.
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El-Bronco Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it :XD:
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Gusindor Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Student General Artist
I wish I could draw people as well as you can.
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Excalibur-T005 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
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.)
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TNGM Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the people look great, but perhaps the scaling is off? or that guy is just really scrawny, overall quite awesome!
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Steel-Raven Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Clan warriors genetically engineered to be physical superior to a normal person so it's not off by far. If I remember correctly, Elementals (armor infantry) average around 7ft tall.
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deadborderbob Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Better at people then me!

Awesome work, as allways
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supremeoverload Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
seems serious they must have a grude to deal with.
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Don't worry 'bout it, Slick. Most folks don't ever learn how to draw mecha properly, instead focusing on figures. You're working hard on the total package, and it shows.
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks, man. I can draw people a lot better than show in this piece, but I have to use reference (and I usually don't)
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
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... ^__^
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PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
This. Well-roundedness and adaptability are clear traits of many great artists, and here is a good example of them.
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Glad you concur, brother-man!

I found out that once I started treating figures as "special mecha", my hooman-drawing skills went up like crazy! It's an ongoing process, but we do what we have to to get better... ^__^
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PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Very true, and yet I suppose powered armor could be the excuse to avoid drawing humans as they are. Reality sometimes isn't as fanciful as we'd like it to be. :p
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
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...^__^
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scuzzy5005 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Thousands of years of human existence and we still want to settle something in a one on one fist fight.
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Steel-Raven Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Some fights are better settled with fist than mechs, no need to level half a city over who took the last hot pocket :lol:
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PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Definitely like the irony here with those 'Mechs not doing a thing! Humans being humans, whether it's in a pilot's seat or just fisticuffs. :p

I think I could be the guy in the glasses on the left...probably gonna get my face replaced for standing that close.
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MrTBSC Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
what are you sry for ??? I WOULD KILL to draw like that ... the only thing you should be sry for is ... IT HAZ NO COLOOUUAAR XP

nice pic anyway keep up the good work :iconthumbupplz:
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gizburg Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks awesome, man. No need for apologies.
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Fieryone Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
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!
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JazzLizard Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautifully drawn! I love your shading, and the people are pretty well drawn too.
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timberfox15 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
lol this looks just great man.
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CodyFurlong Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Awesome! It looks like ther're having a trial for postion.
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