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Shrapnel Concept by ukitakumuki Shrapnel Concept by ukitakumuki
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Some preconcept 'set pieces' that went hand in hand with a flurry of designs :) Had lots of creative freedom at this point, and I went with a modular weapon/shield for the marines in this piece. It can have components swapped out in/on a large robust carrier frame.

Visually, conventional arms proportions felt small to me on the battlesuits at the time.

Ok, so i just really had the most fun painting the 'death from above' nutcase at the far right :p You can tell he's having fun too. He's not even paying attention to his officer leading the charge!

Shrapnel (c) Zombie Inc. 2007, All rights reserved
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Love those rifles!
this is amazing the lighting making that grunge effect is perfect. the 2nd battle suits helmets smiley face would be awesome if it was more noticeable
ukitakumuki Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha thank you! Didnt wanna make the smiley tooo big as i wanted it to look like a true to life scale patch, ya know?
TheCaptainMat Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i cant stop looking at it =) Awesome
ukitakumuki Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you enjoy it!
This is crazy! Looks so goo!
Amazing work! I'm a composer, and I wrote an epic action sketch inspired by this image - hope you enjoy it :)

MORDOID Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
how long did you learn with tablet? It's great :-) I started with digital painting 10 monts ago and i still looking for my self technique, it's not so easy how i thought if you want, you can look to my profile, i will glad because i need opinions of professionals(sorry for bad english, normal i speak slovak)
.....have a nice day ;-)
ukitakumuki Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! I have been doing this for about 10 years now.. thank you :) I think its more important that you understand basic fundamental theory, skills..before progressing to 'finding your style'. I saw your horror piece, its a great start!
MORDOID Jan 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanx for your answer, good luck ;)
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