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Bolo - We Are Already In Hell by Shimmering-Sword Bolo - We Are Already In Hell by Shimmering-Sword
Destruction anyone? The environmentalists wont be happy about this :noes:
Haven't done a painting on this scale in a while, so it was nice to spend some good time on something. Enjoy.

For :iconmihoshik: *MihoshiK
The Bolo MkXXXIII "Sabellicus"
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The detail is wonderful on the tank, but the vertical layout has one problem: there is a little too much empty space up in the sky. this could be solved by removing some of the fire in the lower half, but mostly there's just too much gray sky up there.

that one turret that's pointing at the viewer is a string element. You might be able to make it better by showing it charging with the blue light the others are shooting.

The other thing here is that the tank is just sitting there. That may have been your intention, but it might make the piece stronger if it were moving along the landscape. Some dust from the treads and suggested blur on the treads could help.
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I am a huge fan of Bolos so i have read some of the books, my faverite is Bolo Rising, you should read that if you have not but let us get the business

I like how it is not as towery as many are and the fact that it has the morters and heavy howitzers as well as the missiles, plus the fact that its not alone ( even in the early parts of ww2 no one tanks moved anywhere alone if they could help it)

though i do have some problems with this, one all the curves are what you could call a SHOOT THERE SHOOT THERE place for it it like shooting a hole but this is fan art not a design for a real things so in my mind this is the best Bolo fan art that i have seen to date!
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beautiful bolo's always has been one of my favorite series and its hard to find any good art for them
A review mentioned that we can't see what the missiles are shooting at.  I'm saying that is because the missiles are shooting at ships in orbit; and dropping them like flies.
Colonel Quaritch: "That'd be my new favorite tank"
For the honor of the Regiment.
one tank conquer a country~~
That's funny didn't know someone else made a Mark 33, should have done the 20 lol.
and by that I mean "I" should have done the 20, great job by the way!
And so did the knight, armor gleaming, charge through the monsters to the rescue of the weak and helpless who upon him depended...

Catches the spirit very well.
Herr-Crouch Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

This is good!!!!!!!
Shimmering-Sword Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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