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Dominance War IV - Mecha by Hideyoshi Dominance War IV - Mecha by Hideyoshi
hopping on the DW IV train, lets see if I can finish this :)
I definitely gonna do a mecha thingy, here's what I have so far...
I know it's still rather stereotype so any crits would be appreciated! :)
gonna make some head variations and possibly something different for his feet...
dunno about the shield - looks pointless...
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bear48 Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional
sweet job
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BlueRogueVyse Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Hey, really nice! I really dig the overall design, but if you ask for critique i´ll give you some! =P

I´d also suggest to throw the shield away.
Actually, i really like the legs and the waist, they have interesting shapes and joints. Maybe you could bring in some animal-elements rather than doing humanoid mechas all the time? I´ve also thought about drawing a mecha for some time now, but mine would have these typical animal-legs like from a dog or a bird maybe.

Alos, if the waist wasn´t this thin, it could also be seen as a sci-fi armor instead of a giant mecha. The gun might also look better if hold like the sword, straight like the arm, instead of this angle-position.
It still has a lot of potential in my opinion, just fix one or two things.
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
ah thanks a lot for the great pointers!
I already revised some bits, check it out here:
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much happier with the legs and especially the feet now.
Still need to tackle the upper body and head!
I agree, the gun looks clumsy that way, I need to find a solution there as well...
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BlueRogueVyse Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Ah, you´re right!
The feet look great, reminds of how Takeshi Ohbata draws some crazy boots, like [link] and [link]
The real killer is the head though. Keep it like that, i´d piss my pants if something like that comes rushing at me on the battlefield..!
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oh those are some neat designs, I am a huge fan of Obatasan! :O
dunno if I can eventually finish this :/
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oxkronosxo Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Hope you reply but yh remove his left arm add the rcket launcher to his chest or shoulder and make the left arm a machine gun xD try that out make him more substancial for a dogfight
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
actually the rocket launchers are in his shoulder (those holes) and his left arm is some type of heavy gun. The shield is attached to his right shoulder.
maybe that cleared some things up...? :)
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oxkronosxo Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
ah ok thanks..yh thats cleared it cant wait to see more .and is it just this character? or willo you make more for the competition
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Nyamo-Yukari23 Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
this is pretty nice, cant wait to see one in color
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darkslyer7raven Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
nice mecha dude
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Hwaigon Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
it is defenetely far more better than every mecha ive ever drawn. However, i can see that this is not your "forte", hobby. Or at least it hasn t been so far.
However i think that with your skills you ll make impresive pieces.
Just for inspiration, watch this chap :

markerguru
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i used to like to draw mecha and stuff, but I fully agree that I have become damn rusty!
I actually prefer :icongenocidalpenguin: :)
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Hwaigon Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
i checked the guy and yeah, now I understand your option :)
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Rusten Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, this may not be the best idea, but as for the shield, I could see it being of more use in a war scenario if it was opposite the sword arm. It would make it a little more useful in actual combat. Just a suggestion.

Overall it looks very good. Unfortunately it looks like the lower legs wouldn't be able to support the rest of the body. Maybe if they were just a little wider.

Anyways, good job! I hope to see more!
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yes that crossed my mind! That's why I thought it was kinda pointless. Mainly added it for achieving a more interesting silhouette for the bot...
thanks a lot for your crits!
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Rusten Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, I've done a bit of swordfighting myself and thought it was a little strange in your design, most people don't use their sword arm for their shield at the same time lol.
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fraxyl Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like that the background is light yellow rather than white.
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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zyrumtumtuggermaomao Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Tanks are more cost-effective. But mecha are cooler. :D
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MythArcana Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Really nice details and concept so far! Don't worry about looks really...everything has a purpose in the heat of combat! Although, you can implement some soft of force field for a shield since he's a mech and all that. Maybe just include a little pack on the torso or something for that! Excellent work!
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! I think I added the shield to make his silhouette more interesting... still need to do some more sketching!
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MythArcana Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
I haven't checked the actual site yet to see what the rules or creation are. I'm not sure how high tech you can get with this. From what I've seen so far, most entries have a medieval fantasy type of theme and force fields would have to fall into some sort of magic category. But keep up the great work, it's coming along nicely! :)
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Azzen Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The head's aesthetic is a little out of step with the rest of the body, I think. It's very horizontal, while most of the body uses very wild angles. I also kinda don't get the swivelling arm; could you elaborate on that a bit further?
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yep agreed. Still don't like the head, I will change that for sure...
that swiveling arm really is rather strange. Dunno myself how that would work logically. It's some sort of gun is all I know haha...
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Azzen Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd imagine it putting the arm above the head and shooting everything around it, like the rifle from Dead Space. :P
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municipality Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
I might try for something that looks like it was made in haste, and it's been used heavily, as if it's mass produced for a war. Pieces might be falling off a bit.
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
nah, don't really like that type of mecha actually. Although yeah, it might prolly fit better with the Dominance war theme...
anyway, thanks!
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your mechs, this one is gonna rock! I like the shield a lot, and for the feet, maybe you can change the legs into like a digitigrade type stance? That always looks cool =]
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
haha do you really mean the shield? I have the feeling some people misinterpreted what is what.
The shield is attached on his right shoulder while his left arm is some sort of gun (not the shield)
This is still conceptual stage, of course I will show off the mecha in a much cooler stance later :)
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I meant the shield on the shoulder, not the gun ^^ Looks awesome!
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ah ok :)
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drextalorr Featured By Owner May 1, 2009   Digital Artist
If it does not walk, but simply flies or hovers, as it seems to do here, then make the feet/legs have a more practical use, like jets, or guns, or somesuch thing.
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah that could work, I'll see about that...
actually he's got wheels on the soles of his feet right now.
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fig Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Have you tried not making it a biped? Maybe machines would adopt some other body type?
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i do want him to be biped...
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Holographic-Deity Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Awesome!
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FinanceGuy Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Was this inked on paper first then scanned? I'm excited about seeing the next stage of this.
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
fully digitally sketched in Photoshop!
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