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Imperator mech marker sketch by Mecha-Zone Imperator mech marker sketch by Mecha-Zone
I made this for a robot themed gallery show. The mech is called the Imperator. I designed it a while ago for a game called GRUNTZ. There's a miniature for it an everything!
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shamedwolf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Sweet mech, hey you should do the Mantis mech from Halo 4 and give it more a Mechwarrior style. ^_^
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice! love that spinning gatling gun! :-)
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks! I wasn't sure the effect would come across
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UfanNitram Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What did you use for this again?
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
letraset markers
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UfanNitram Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! Thanks!
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Du-Da Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I really like renderings with traditional mediums,
and I have to say seeing your awesome work warms my heart that they still live!!!
great job and thanks for sharing...!
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Tannon34 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
PURGE THE UNCLEAN!!!
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Now that's some heavy metal action! :toocool:
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
NIIIIIIIIIICE!
Like it, both mech and itīs contrast paint!
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lookin' goooood!

I love the highlights from the gunfire - overall, another epic composition!
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks man!
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're welcome dude!
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I agree with your statement, gatling guns do every mech good!
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Roger that! *BrrrRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMPP!!!*

(* = my gatling gun noise) ^_^
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
:XD:
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cerebraleye Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That is some beautiful marker work! very cool!
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks. I do love working with markers
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cerebraleye Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Do you work in layers with the markers? I always seem to have over lapping layers that make my coloring with markers look like amature instead of a pro. What tips could you give me to getting my pieces on a professional level of concept marker drawings? Any help would be great.
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
I definitely apply my colors in layers. I use a base color and then shade them with warm or cool gray markers. I sometimes add details by using the time base color on top again. Markers behave differently depending on if the base layer is still wet or has dried so you need to experiment as you go. I keep a spare piece of paper on the side so I can test the color before I apply them to the final piece.
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cerebraleye Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Do you have any brand that you have found works better to hold color and be true on a page after it dries? When making a comp, do you use a specific type of paper that works better then regular multi purpose paper, like water color paper or anything like that? So, this is so long. Last question, When actually coloring with the marker, is there a specific way you like to layer? I have trouble with the overlap at time where color is darker or lighter and it doesn't look uniform. Should I just have more patience and work it so it is uniform in color so it has a professional feel to it?
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Markers never look the same when they dry. You need to test the marker on a spare piece of paper before you use it. That's the only way to really know what your image will look like when dry. I use the same piece of test paper to see how markers look when overlaid and blended.

I mostly use Letraset Tria marker but Copic markers are good too.

You need to experiment with paper to find what you like best. Regular copy paper is actually pretty good for markers. I like paper that bleeds just a bit but not too much. My paper of choice is Deleter brand coated paper from Japan.
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cerebraleye Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank yo very much for the information! I will see if I can put it to good use.
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SideLine Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
looks like an Archer that got repaired in the Periphery with what ever was at hand. great work.
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I think it is not a BattleTech work.
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SideLine Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
It's not a battletech mech, the description confirms that but as a battletech fan, that is generally my first thought.
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I know, me too =D
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ArtisticWarrior0 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very nice design :D How long did it take for you to make this one?
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
about the same as the other, I think. I did this one over a few days while working on other things so it's hard to to remember exactly.
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ArtisticWarrior0 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Time is key when it comes to art :)
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CycKath Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Always nice to see another angle of this guy, nice "grunt"y design.
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Gusindor Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
I like the big, open cockpit. It gives a nice sense of scale.
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
do not ever post garbage like this on my page again.
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PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Love this style, Dave! Even those little edge highlights are eye-catchingly slick, not to mention the mottled, worn appearance overall.
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks Kevin. Those little highlights are really fun to add but so easy to overdo.
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ShadowRaven2006 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ooooh shiny
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KoppKnakka Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
thats looks great
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AntonMoscowsky Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice coloring style! a little bit like a toy! I want to grab it and play with it all day =D
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks. That's funny, it does look a bit toy-like.
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