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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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xavor85 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 :)
JwichmanN Nov 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
HELLGATEMARINE 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
ukitakumuki 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.
HELLGATEMARINE Nov 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
wow that's very tuff to draw got a great hand cheers
FisHPastE89 Nov 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
awesomeness! wooow the detail is amazing, and the lighting is also cool
KreepingSpawn Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
vicious. nice gestural stroke, without losing readability, and excellent fire effects.
ukitakumuki Nov 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you kindly!!! I enjoy painting muzzle fx
edsfox Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Again with the action!
TedKimArt Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
great stuff
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