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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.

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[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.

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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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:iconboomerang098:
Boomerang098 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Do you think mechs can actually be used in war?
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darkchild130 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did not like front mission evolved. Your art however, is superb.
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
shame there really...but am honoured!
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:icongasmask-troop101:
GASMASK-TROOP101 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the muzzle flash
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :) I enjoy painting in vfx
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:icongasmask-troop101:
GASMASK-TROOP101 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome
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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
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Furgur Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
awesome..Your sense for light and details are amazing.
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photo-ray Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
can you draw a mech assembly line ,as a request from me
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AngelOfLostLight Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Writer
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you?
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ha! Now, do you want to be like George?
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letter she thought. Only had 7 people
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for
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Send this to at least 12 people or
you'll face the consequences.
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have good fortun
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KingBricks Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
This is some really awesome stuff.

I first saw this about 5-6 months ago and it inspired me to do some sculpting with the Lego bricks, anyway, thanks for the inspiration, this is really great.
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Dear King, are you almost done with the bad neighbourhood yet? I'm dying to see it ;) And then I'm dying to see this if you ever get around to doing up a dock scene with your mecha!
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KingBricks Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Oh heh, sorry, I cant believe I didn't send you a link. Ive been busy lately.

Anyway here it is in final form, [link]

over all pretty happy with the way it turned out. :)
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wickedsamwise Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
This is my kind of art
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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cless Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
man if only the game actually looked like this pic, love the mood here
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you kindly! I wished for a grittier game too. Perhaps a later version? If they ever choose to revisit TPS/FPS. So much promise there..
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MrTake Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
brilliant
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DrawingNightmare Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Love it! Your work is truly inspirational !
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HeronArt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional
I always love your artwork..you're really great for making atmosphere for millitary and robot stuff! also an amazing interior for all your artwork, build an extraordinary mood like in movie..
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DerMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
oh my, these are all so insane!
i really love the coloring.... are you doing b/w before, or do you use colors from scratch?
wicked stuff... :D
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I start with muted tones, so yes, colours from scratch. Might post a process-breakdown sometime soon. :)
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
aye, thanks you! i supposed that, because your color palettes are very harmonic...
process breakdown would be like the best christmess present ever :D
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psangoesdown Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
this is just stunnig
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n1starwarsfan Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
hee hee most awesome. I love your mech design, and the feeling of action and movement you convey with most of your pics. Well done
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soulfreeze Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
is that a mech-sized pump action? The scatter must be made up of micro-RPGs
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
pretty much, yeah. 00-HE Buckshot lol
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soulfreeze Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Lol is that Zero Gauge, as in 1 pound of lead = equivalent weight of shot, or does 00 Gauge mean that each shotpiece is 1 pound of lead lol? High Ex - Only the Best :)
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xavor85 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
O_O OMFG This is soooo impressive. Awesome work!
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man, you've got some really sweet work!
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xavor85 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thx man, your word sounds like music to me. I esteem your art and It's good to know that someone good as you likes my stuff :)
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JwichmanN Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup:
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HELLGATEMARINE Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
great view from the mecha on the left you work on a base, or your draw all the poses
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
for this image all the Wanzers were hand drawn. Explains the f'd up perspectives on the parts haha.
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HELLGATEMARINE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
wow that's very tuff to draw got a great hand cheers
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FisHPastE89 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
awesomeness! wooow the detail is amazing, and the lighting is also cool
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
vicious. nice gestural stroke, without losing readability, and excellent fire effects.
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you kindly!!! I enjoy painting muzzle fx
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:iconedsfox:
edsfox Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Again with the action!
sweet!
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TedKimArt Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
great stuff
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks Ted!!
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Elephantking89 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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getcarter Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010   Photographer
Bang!
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
lol, thank you sir :)
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getcarter Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010   Photographer
you´re welcome :)
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MERANTOR Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
That's Great! I am a Front mission fan and want to say - That's great!
It IS the Front mission!
(i didn't played "evolved" thought.)
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Darkewolfe21 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Your work is really great. It's cool to see you add some new stuff. I think you have really captured that grittiness that you were looking for. I frickin love this. Awesome job. ^_^
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks dude :)
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