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3hr Mech by ApneicMonkey 3hr Mech by ApneicMonkey
I realized that my last piece just wasn't up to scratch! My Falke piece brought a lot of new supporters on-board and I haven't followed up and given you all another painting that was on that same level.

For that, I apologize. I hope this makes up for it. :)

This one was a 3hr... lots of cleanup, detailing and refining. It was great fun, especially when I started to really see the mech come to life. It's based in part on Andree Wallin's awesome mech tutorial video on YouTube even though I wasn't actually watching it while I painted - I've just watched it a lot and taken heaps of mental notes.

Might as well learn from the best! :D
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:iconjdlovecraft:
jdlovecraft Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Artist
This is nice. I love the balance of the mech itself, and your coloring and lighting are awesome.
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:iconapneicmonkey:
ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I didn't even realize I still had this one in my gallery - 4 years ago. :o Thank you for the kind words. :)
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jdlovecraft Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Artist
Haha. I went out looking for mechs, and yours popped up. Your welcome.
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Absalom7 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
amazing light!
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Art-deWhill Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010   General Artist
outstanding light FX!
your work makes think about doing more digital stuff myself... :)
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Stefan. :) Digital is great but a solid understanding of the more traditional methods is never a bad thing. ;) Go with whatever you're most comfortable with.
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MarkusVogt Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there!:)

just want to inform you that this wonderful image has been featured in my latest journal entry. Let me know if this should not be o.k for you. Otherwise feel free to take a look at:

[link]

thanks
Markus
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:iconapneicmonkey:
ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome lighting and textures, man!!!!
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:iconapneicmonkey:
ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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alltheoriginalnames Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Your artwork has been featured here [link] :D
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skorp-arts Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Hey, very nice man! =)
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:iconapneicmonkey:
ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot Steffen - you've got a pretty damn cool gallery yourself! :)
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Hyshinara Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009   Digital Artist
hey, yeah, it's standing like Andree Wallin's lol XD
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laurasardinha Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
very nice! =D
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Hiroglycerin Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
you always give your robots this intelligent, living-look. he looks cute with his little legs!
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:iconapneicmonkey:
ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:p Even robots deserve to have a little life. ;)
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Roadless-I-Travel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
very well done man!
Right on!
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:iconapneicmonkey:
ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, Njol. Good to see more new stuff from you too. :)
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eBend Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
interesting change of lighting, artificial in the lower-left, more natural in top-right....
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I figure that's sunlight coming in from behind while there's a softer blue source just out of view... The mech's moving from the warm comfort zone into the cold unknown. ;)
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Contot Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
The textures on the mech are glorious! Its paintings like these that deserve a fav! Great job. Keep them coming and always expect at least one comment :)
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man. You changed your avatar?
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Contot Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Yeah it felt necessary. I sketched the left ribs and got side tracked but I still liked it.
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djinn-world Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
the details in the spotlight are vibrant!!!
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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veinsrunempty Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
The battle scarring on the mech is very impressive...but what's really impressive to me is the dust floating in the light! Very cool effect. :heart:
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I really love that look of dust when it's lit up... gives a nice atmosphere. :)
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veinsrunempty Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
It does...and you did a bloody GREAT job with it.
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CAUS7IC Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008   Interface Designer
Fantastic job as always! :D
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks CAUS7IC... don't worry, I still have a plan for your ODST pic. ;)
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CAUS7IC Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008   Interface Designer
:excited: You just made my night. No rush, my friend. You take your sweet time. If there's ever anything I can do to return the favor, just let me know.

...as long as you don't need money, because I don't have any. :D
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CursedOnez Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet!
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mr-roi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like it.... but that's not as to say the last one wasn't great either, pretty much all your stuff is great xD very good job thar :]
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Roi. :)
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:iconmr-roi:
mr-roi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're selling prints? Didn't notice xD You making any money from it?
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This would be my first. So far no one's bought anything but I figure the option's now there for anyone who wants one. Of course, only for my better and original IP work. ;)
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mr-roi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm... well good luck :D I would buy, but my parents don't allow me to do such things lol xD
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