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Mech by Maieth Mech by Maieth
found inspirtation on here last night, looking at some dudes mecha sketches. Saw a couple of solutions to problems I tend to find when drawing them myself.
Soooo, went home and spent a few hours sketching this guy out.
I'm fairly pleased with it, my best mech yet i rekon.

about 3hours work straight into photoshop. Kept the 1st sketches under the linework, I like to see the workings in my drawings sometimes, it adds something.
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GAU-8 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
im guessing landmate/ heavy gear in size, to pilot.
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GAU-8 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
I did not read all comments, as "sci-fi" mechs are, I try to look at them with a reality... thumbs up! fpr, form fallows function.   Because I didn't read it all, how is this proportioned to  "driver"?  I.E. an appleseed Landmate ,  Heavy gear, or Gundam, in height?
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RaptorRed79 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Niiiiiiiiiiccccceeee!
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JUSTinnator4 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wouldn't have drawn that under arm rifle any other way. Every part of this is awesome.
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:iconeyebelong:
eyebelong Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
kind of reminds me of the gardes from knights of Sidonia for some reason
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:iconmaieth:
Maieth Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
thanks.  Predates them though ;)
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:iconyocci:
Yocci Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Perfecto..
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:iconboborly713:
boborly713 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
neato
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:iconmaieth:
Maieth Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thanks :)
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:iconjffgrdnr:
jffgrdnr Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Great dimensions. I like that you lift your line work, it gives it a sense of work history...
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:iconmaieth:
Maieth Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thank you.  When I was at uni my illustration tutors lectured us that we had to have a signature style. Mine was heavy outlines, and I was resolutely told they were a bad idea and I should drop them. Big thanks to those tutors for trying to kill the only style I had  -_-

I still use heavy keylines, I still love them ;)
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TheCaptainMat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats cool, nice work =)
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:iconmaieth:
Maieth Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
thank you
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anuvision87 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
can i use this?
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:iconmaieth:
Maieth Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Only if it's just for you. Thank you for asking though.
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:iconmaieth:
Maieth Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Only if it's just for you. Thank you for asking though.
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SlowArtist Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Love it! In fact I like it so much I'm currently working on a video game that uses Mechas. If you are interested in this idea maybe you can contact me. My Email is Slayermaster93@hotmail.com I hope you will be curious in Game Artist Design. Who knows maybe with your work the game can gain profit and you can also.
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Zehois Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
nice job!
Gundam Tallgeese inspired?
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Udysseus Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect. If looking for critique, re do the shield. doesnt compliment well with the mech. Larger, indentation for gun placement, heck even throw in a view port for style #1 rule for mechs: form with function.
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iamaloner Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so fking good!!!

It looks great but I would like to see one drawing that would give a realistic look at mech and what it could be done with todays technology...
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:iconmittenninja:
MittenNinja Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Boss
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:iconcalamitous-j:
Calamitous-J Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There's a certain life that you kind of lose without the base linework, I agree. This design is wonderfully slick, definitely needs to be in a comic or something.
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SmashGames Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WOW NICE
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Gray-Mecha-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Their a particular place your mech skill comes from? I am trying to get into mechs, but I am missing something :/. My perspective skill is still kinda bad but i never have a picture for more than couple hours before I am like wow, this is bad.
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GRIFFINOFNUKES Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
EPIC
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Akanoyoru Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student General Artist
This is awesome!
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ianfry1 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
what steps do you do to make something like this? please message me back with details
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:iconmaieth:
Maieth Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Okay, so I work directly into Photoshop using a Graphics tablet. I think at the time I drew this one I was still workign with photoshop 7, so the latest version is NOT a necessity.

I start with a really rough sketch to work out a figure's general position, pose, proportions etc. In photoshop I then add a new layer so I can sketch over the top of my original drawing. I make the first drawing much lighter and work over it, adding details and sharper lines.
Basically I repeat that process, with each layer becoming cleaner and more precise.
In this drawing I left an earlier sketch visible as grey lines beneath the final black outline.
Better example of this process can be found here:
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A much more recent piece, also including colour, but it shows the steps I take fairly clearly.

hope this helps.
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death-by-crackmonkey Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i like the overlapping sketch effect adds nice details
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BBoyKai91 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Terrific work. I just want to point out that the gun looks "off" - like it's twisted or something.
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:iconmaieth:
Maieth Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Heh, in 5 years no-one has pointed that out, but you're right. Looks like the perspective of the muzzle is off compared to where the barrel meets the main grip/workings of the gun.

Well spotted.
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Marsillio Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Looks like the love child of a Leo and Virgo. I like it.
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darkben64 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
did you get any ideas from the Tau? (warhammer 40k)

really nice!
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:iconmaieth:
Maieth Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
NOt really, no. I love the look of the Tau, but I pretty much grew out of Warhammer as they were introduced so never really gave them much attention.
Thanks for looking.
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darkben64 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
ok then
np, loved the pic ^^
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Sturm532 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Nice Job and im not the only one who thinks that the upper chest area reminds me of the ESWAT Landmate that they used in the last film.
but i ment to ask about the way of inking ( im just restarting with drawing) was it done with a mouse ar with a tablet thats a area i like to explore


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Maieth Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Tablet. Would strongly recommend using a tablet to anyone exploring digital work. Wacom are a very trustworthy brand and you can pick up some good things second hand on ebay. I have been workgin with an Wacom Intuos2 tablet for several years now. It's starting to look pretty tatty, but still allows me huge amounts of control.
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SuperCJ Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Cool mech, I like the shield and gun (though the gun DOES look like a vacuum...=D)

Good job! :clap:
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LeapingGlory Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
beast dude that looks so sexymexi
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:iconwaneblade:
WaneBlade Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Wow, impressive bot you got there! And what's even more impressive is that you got a buttload of comments on this baby, and you didn't even have to color it! How does one get that awesome??
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:iconmaieth:
Maieth Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
No clue.
This has been my most popular deviation from day one. I have no idea how it gets the amount of views it still does. Kinda blows me away that after over 4 years I still have people looking at this every day and faving it almost once a week.
how did you find it?
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WaneBlade Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Oh, I just punched "mech" into the searchbar and stuff. I found this puppy on like the first page!
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:iconmaieth:
Maieth Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
That's awesome :)
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iloveguns Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool!
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Verryl001 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
I didn't look through all the comments so if you already had this pointed out I look like a douche and I'm sorry. His gun looks like Gundam 01's from gundam wing, which by the by has 40 episodes. Sorry to be a snob. /shrug
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Maieth Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Yeah. I was properly hooked on G'Wing when i drew this years ago. Had the box set (49 episodes) as was churning my way through it.
Bonus = i was drawing way more mechas, Downside = a lot of them pulled heavily on gundam design as inspiration.
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FangCommander Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Amaziing!!!!
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champloo21 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
This is a masterpiece!
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:iconmaieth:
Maieth Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
why thank you :)
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woodenchair Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Awesome work! this has to be one of the most badass mechs i've ever seen!
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