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Front Mission: Against the Sun by ukitakumuki Front Mission: Against the Sun by ukitakumuki
Hi all! It's been so long since I've been able to post work that I've done!

These concept artworks were done in late 2008 for the game Front Mission Evolved. Front Mission is a cult-classic mecha franchise by Square Enix that inspired my love for robots when I was a youngster. It was an insane privilege for IFS and myself to have been able to contribute to it.

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[EDITED: higher res file + sharpened image]

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This one is fully painted with the exception of the Wanzers. They started out as 3D models which I then painted over. IIRC the idea here was an assault on a space station, where the aggressors skate down the enormous solar panels surrounding it, in an attempt to deter the defenders from taking a shot and damaging the fragile solar panels themselves. I thought it might have been an interesting game scenario. The cable/tethers were an afterthought to add some movement, though I had the desire to suggest an intense 'Evangelion umbelical severing' type scenario with a timer... :shrug:

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Credits/Additional info:

-This artwork is Copyright Square Enix and Double Helix Games.

-These images (and more) can be found on the Free-to-Download Digital Dossier here: [link]

-Skan Srisuwan for his wonderful Wanzer redesigns.

-Verawat Verasunthorn who translated Skan's designs into 3D models, over which a number were used as 'bases' for me to paint over in these artworks to maintain accuracy and as a time saver.

-With Skan's permission, I'd taken design liberties with some of his designs, throwing in my own ideas and flavour to the mix; hopefully providing an extra layer of 'grounded-ness' or grittiness that I felt resonated with the spirit of Front Mission. ;)
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:iconrobospyder:
robospyder Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student General Artist
O.o <3
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:iconjaquecz:
Jaquecz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
How'd you get it too look like the sun was glinting off them? actually how'd you even get the shading to look like that!
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:icondarktyp:
darktyp Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
this is crazy, amazing work
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:iconmegaauthor:
MegaAuthor Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013

Wanzer in space! Epic take on a crappy game... Square Enix... WHY U NO MAKE ANOTHER FM!?

 

Beautiful style :P

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:iconutingme:
utingme Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
impressive!!
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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:iconmikvance:
mikvance Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
This is so bad-ass!
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:iconvezun:
vezun Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
hella nice ambiance and effects. big ups...
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
:headbang:
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:iconsky-commander:
sky-commander Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love your wanzer art!
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
cheers :)
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:iconsky-commander:
sky-commander Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D
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:iconchangingcactus:
changingcactus Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
chicks dig giant robots.
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:iconlenhikaru:
LenHikaru Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Awesome work on this!

Honestly, i dont like the newer front missions cause in my oppinion: it just isnt the same as the older ones.

But yea, amazing, fantasicle, jaw-dropping work ^.^b
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:iconfieveltrue:
fieveltrue Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
amazing work!
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:iconfarvus:
farvus Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Impressive stuff. I really like the blocky shapes.
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:iconroninfang:
roninfang Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
awesome work yet again ^_^
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:iconrom-ko:
Rom-ko Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
fantastic work
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:icongunbusterlagann:
GunbusterLagann Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Just jaw-droppingly good work. :O It's a shame that the game ended up being rather unremarkable.
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks sir. I haven't played it myself and I've not been hearing much good things about it either. I'll still give it a shot sometime to see it with my own eyes.
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:iconroulamine:
roulamine Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
cool! I love it...
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:icongureiduson:
gureiduson Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
OMG! Missed a lot your pieces dude.
This one in special is fucking awesome!
Seems like you hav been busy, isn't?
Nice to get update in your gallery.
You know, you rock a LOOOOOT!
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks kindly man... oh and congrats on Expose 8!!! :headbang:
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:icongureiduson:
gureiduson Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Thanks!!! :ahoy:
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:iconkoumako:
koumako Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i was looking at your art listening hans zimmer music and it was like million dollars budget movie snapshot
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha, nicee :D
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:iconmacpic:
macpic Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
your work is awesome and inspiring .... cant stop watching :) it an eye candy
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Battle on solar panels. Cool concept! And you can't go wrong taking inspiration from an Evangelion battle. Unless you had the Wanzer being held up on a crucifix in front of a giant clone of his mother.
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That would be kinda stretching it, but I see what you're getting at. :p ehehe
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:iconesc027:
ESC027 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
This so cool
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:iconnazi2012:
Nazi2012 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011   Photographer
I love Front Mission..

good job, i like it..
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:iconodahilys:
odahilys Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
I don't know whether to drool or faint over this image, because man its so sexy that i would marry it. Incredible work.
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:iconkairogc:
KairoGC Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
One feels the strength in your image, it makes me think of the scene of Armored Core, Really great work
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Skeletol-Combatant Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Dope! Great action.
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:iconleviathan762:
Leviathan762 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
It must be amazing to contribute conceptually to a series which inspired you so much. I'm envious. I also really love this picture.
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GhostHuckebein Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
How is that wanzer flying?
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:iconheronart:
HeronArt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional
Waow..This is great!
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:iconsugar-san:
Sugar-san Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist
......WOOOOW o.o
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one just found its way into my faves box, well done to all involved
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:iconaliyaqooob:
AliYaqooob Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
all I can say is this
Great work.,
keep going
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:iconshikashida:
shikashida Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
This is some kind of hardcore epicness.
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:iconsolid-stew:
Solid-Stew Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Love the tethers, although I thought the tethered troops would be the defenders when I first saw this. I love the idea of big skating shooting robots. Kudos.
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
True, that. The thought did cross my mind at first but I figured if the player were the one not constrained in some way (i.e to a on-rails/gauntlet scenario) it would make the assault too easy and takes the tension out of it. The tethers were really more of an afterthought; something to help visually cement the idea that the player is somehow constrained to the solar panels, while being fired on all sides by the floating defenders.
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DarksteelWimbat Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Yay! Mechs!
Almost like a film, your art seems to have improved much form what I've seeen before, even if was already great.
Your colors are awesome and the details seemless.
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:iconviryz-ai:
ViryZ-AI Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
i love it! ^_^
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:iconjohanz:
Johanz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hell yes! I love Front Missions wanzers! All of these FMs pics of yours are glorious!
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:iconshowoff77:
ShowOff77 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Great Concept.
I'm also a big fan of Front Mission, and I don't remember seeing orbital fights with those mechas... they look cool as hell.
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:icondagoth-jeff:
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow.
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:iconprimitiv:
primitiv Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
EPIC! I love your work:D
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:iconberryphann:
berryphann Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
awsome !!!!
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