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Front Mission: Dockfight by ukitakumuki Front Mission: Dockfight 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.


[EDITED: higher res file + sharpened image]

Image info:

Night fighting at the docks. A massive invasion by a terrorist group is underway as law enforcement (the brown Wanzers in the foreground) desperately attempt to pin down the assaulting force. This image is fully painted IIRC with the aid of a stock photo or 2 for the background lights. I always wanted to make a mech do a blind-fire maneuver. I thought it might help to convey a more realistic kind of fear and desperation given the odds-- and at the same time, show off whatever is happening in the background a bit better.


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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Boomerang098 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Do you think mechs can actually be used in war?
darkchild130 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did not like front mission evolved. Your art however, is superb.
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
shame there really...but am honoured!
GASMASK-TROOP101 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the muzzle flash
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :) I enjoy painting in vfx
GASMASK-TROOP101 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome
Needlesix Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome! I can definitely feel the intensity and the atmosphere of the scene. If only the game would more look like this LOL.

Best bet I can look forward to that looks this intense is Armored Core 5. xD
Furgur Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
awesome..Your sense for light and details are amazing.
photo-ray Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
can you draw a mech assembly line ,as a request from me
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