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Anoth illustration I did for the Battletech Marik XTRO

At first I wasn't too excited to be redesigning an egg with limbs, but in the end I liked how it came out.
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BishopSteiner Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
I like it, but then, I love the Urbanmech and Flashman and even the Fireball.   Maybe I got an egg fetish?   Everytime I redid the Jackal, I made it look "better" but I think departed way too much from the base.   This looks better while staying true to the Lightning Egg.
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Anastas2002 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
MUCH better than the original!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Not too hard to improve on it :D
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Anastas2002 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
I was never a fan of the art of Dana Knutson.
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lolinlaik Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
He looks like he had a good day.
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sopophorix Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
reminds me of the Zentradi from Robotech...
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Zampaon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
ARGH THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE how are u soo good? do u draw it using deviant muro? pls tell me what u [link] as i am inspired.....
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol muro, that's a piece of junk :D
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Zampaon Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
then how do you do it?>.<
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I use photoshop.
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TheCentipede Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, making the Jackal look anything but crap takes skill.

You have that skill. ;)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks.
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Jesse-the-art-maker Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
And you do hand drawings to? AMAZING!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
All of my work is freehand digital, this one is drawn in the Battletech style per their request.
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Mrkirby2 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i like legs lol
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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ironscythe Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
What's that little piece set against the cockpit view-slit? A mono-eye? Some little greeble next to the head? The pilot's helmet?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I just decided it would be more interesting to break up the window shape into separate parts, instead of one visor.
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Arkideit Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
His running style is very funny))) Well my imagination is telling me that this guy cannot aim during running)) )
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It would indeed be hard to aim at full sprint.
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bigdaddyEZ Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
we got a runner nice:)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D yep.
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bigdaddyEZ Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
haha
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done! Nice design! :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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brynjones Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
a really strong design, nice shading too
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you think so :)
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
You nailed the style!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Hazi657 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks like one of robotnik's creations, nice one ^^
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol, yea.
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Muskrat4893 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
The more human-like torso warrants more human-like legs, but I love how this was done.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yea, I enhance what I can with these, but there are some details I must maintain.
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cptbmac199 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
really nice job very nicely done :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man.
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cptbmac199 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
np
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Correction... a badass egg with legs. :D

Great pic ;)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol, thanks.
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
;)
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shitaka Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Very unique. I'm doing a fan art this month. Keep up the great job. ;)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, will do.
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shitaka Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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xxxxxxChronoxxxxxx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
the torso reminds me of gato from chrono trigger
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol, another egg man.
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xxxxxxChronoxxxxxx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
sortof
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Rovien Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Splendid work here! But may suggest that for future work, maybe use a lighter value for any secondary elements, in this case, the trees in the middleground? I feel that I may help the more important parts be more important.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yea, I didn't put shades in many of my backgrounds, and I think the shade is a touch lighter, but I see your point.
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bettermetalbass Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
HA Ha LOL! That Mech has a beer belly!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beer belly of steel.
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