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Front Mission: Operations by ukitakumuki Front Mission: Operations 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 took the longest time, total of 3 days IIRC. Combination of 3D base and photo textures. Lots of painting and personal ideas for this one, so I hope you enjoy it. It is my favourite of the lot.
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-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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:iconmalooko:
malooko Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Just watched the launch trailer, reminds me of Heavy Gear.
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeahh... good ol Dream Pod 9 :) I actually prefer it over Votoms even though it was inspired by it.
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SwordSaint001 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
See... I love pics like this... Behind the battles and explosions there is real work that need to be done before you can go out and have those battles.... great work!
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
or in this case.. the calm during the storm, haha!
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SwordSaint001 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
indeed, work DURING the explosions! ;-p
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:iconswordsaint001:
SwordSaint001 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
indeed, work DURING the explosions! ;-p
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templar127 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Awesome job!
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TheGurch Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Just utterly amazing, I can feel the air in this chamber it's that realistic . Brilliant brilliant work
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you kindly!
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
You're welcome (-;
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Trisaw1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Wow, gives the nice impression of a mech hangar bay. Nice attention to detail and architectural elements. Great use of imagination and colors being limited to just a few. I like your sense of scale and proportion, as if the drawing was done at eye-level. Provides just enough visual perspective to give a sense of what and where this is at.
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:icongreymaulkin:
Greymaulkin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:icondchan:
dchan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Omg! I'm always back to your gallery to see this and just now I realize I didn't fav it.... this mistake in corrected now sir. +
See ya!
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:icondenneldum:
Denneldum Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
did you paint this using grayscale?
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No, just a controlled palette :) cheers!
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:iconsergiosoares:
sergiosoares Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
What's that pervy mechanic doing on the right side...
Jokes aside
You've inspired me to try to make something different on my next piece, thank you.
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Always glad to pay it forward :)
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sergiosoares Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
:)
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BAN---KAI Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if every game looked like this,, i wouldnt get out of my house xD,, btw i would rater spend 5 hours watching at that work than playing Front Mission xD
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:iconxzendor7:
xzendor7 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011   Digital Artist
Impressive Work Of Art
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:icondubedition:
Dubedition Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This can't be easy, unfreaking believable!!! Its amazing to see what the imagination with a mix of creativity, and a dish of insperation/originaly can cook up; Its evident all over DA.
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think its ever easy, but as they say: we only get better. :) Ya?
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:icondubedition:
Dubedition Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
lol soo true.
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qiqo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
This is amazing!
In fact, everything that I've missed out on for last year is amazing! I hope to see more soon!
Makes me wish I could paint like that :D
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh PLEASE. You can paint so much better. At least from my point of view. Have a great year ahead and best wishes for your sleep!
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qiqo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
haha Thanks! Best wishes to you to! and also Happy belated birthday :D
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:iconlky13:
LKY13 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Love the amount of detail and clarity here. Amazing job!
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
aw thanks!
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brutality84 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lighting is very neat!! with so much detail is amazing!! very boring to look at!! and very inspiring
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:iconpsconcepts:
PSconcepts Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Student Photographer
Greatwork!
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
honoured!
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:icontomanymonster:
tomanymonster Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
great setting
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Alexander-Syros Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Massive work!
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:iconwraith-calling:
Wraith-calling Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Love the Front Mission Series and the art as well!
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student General Artist
For some reason, the docking bay is always my favorite setting in mech/spaceship stories. It just lends such a sense of verisimilitude to see these fantastical bits of technology partially taken apart in some big warehouse. Awesome pic!
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
My sentiments exactly. There's always something awesome in seeing an intricate piece of engineering being put together in front of your very eyes. Its like seeing the birth of a life in a way, not to take it too 'far out' of course. ;)
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Woah, deep! Never thought of it that way.
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Yoni-Danziger Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hey :wave:
This piece is featured here [link]
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:iconeeks-paris:
eeks-paris Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
it's really awesome...
can I ask you what kind of 3D software you use?
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I wasn't using 3D at the time. 3DSMAX was what Verawat was using. Personally I love Google Sketchup :)
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eeks-paris Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
ok, thank you for the information :)
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TranquilRuins Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd like that whole setup under my house please :)
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Player-Designer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Epic!
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
Hi ... ukitakumuki...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
Front Mission: Operations
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!! WIDE SCREEN COLLECTION...
if you don't mind...
best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!:iconaction-portraits:
[link]
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
holy wow! These are all so stellar, dude!
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:iconsurimy:
Surimy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
oh my .... this is just awesome.
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
AWESOME!
Nothing but consumerism!
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:p pretty much... yeah..
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Such talent!
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