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Hunters by Shimmering-Sword Hunters by Shimmering-Sword
Long time no Ranger art! The solder was picked by request, and I was itching to paint some exotic mecha. Done an about 3.5 hours, possible a little less.

A Ranger infantryman is caught off guard by a nimble heavy type power armor.
The power armor uses a neural link to control the extra set of arms, rather than slaving to the users arms. It can carry a wide variety of weapons from machineguns to light autocannons while it's shoulders can internally or externally mount additional firepower, such as HEAP rockets.
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Very masterful render. I think this piece falls short in composition, the eye is not oulled around to show off the work. there is a large vacant space in the top right and bottom left quarters of the image. the flow starts light spot, moves to the blue eyes, the orange eyes, then the tip of the gun, out of the painting. There are a bunch of thing you can do to bring something interesting into the rest of it. some smoke off the gun, directing the eye to some lights on the mech's left arm. bring the sogiers right arm down to point at the mech's knee and do something a little interesting with that leg. you could also do some neat things with complimentary colors or textures and the like.

Loomis has some great literature on design "Andrew Loomis- Eye of the Painter" online for free most of the time.

I hope you found this critique useful and constructive.

-Jacob Kindt
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Love it! However, I think it would have been more tense and dramatic if the figure below was angling his head upwards to catch a glimpse of the mech looming down on him. I love the design of both the figures, and also the muted palate but think that you could have made it a bit more dynamic. Also, perhaps a little more intensity on the eye areas of both figures? In all though, a great effort and your style suits this genre very well.

That's pretty much all I wanted to say but I'm below the word minimum, and so fluff flufff! And perhaps just a little bit more fluff ;).
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BETA368 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Does the lower set of arms belong to the operator? Or are they meant for more "delicate" work?
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Operators arms.
BETA368 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
I'd hate to be in that thing then.
psychohare0 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
great job on the compositioning and movement of the big giant, too bad that guy's spine is going to get crushed
zloypolzun Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
HELLGATEMARINE Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
about to get pwned
mdude009 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Soldier: "That's it, game over man! Game over!"

Well maybe not, I'm just gonna go ahead and say it, those arms look ridiculously under armored in comparison to the rest of the suit, so unless there's some kind of shield there all it would take one good shot at the right angle and that drivers got a brand spankin' new hole right in his lungs.
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I admit, it's more style over substance here :P
Misegard Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The guy behind the rock must be thinking: "OH FU*K ME"
Awesome art! :D
Turkey13 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
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