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Got an Ace Back by shinsengumi77 Got an Ace Back by shinsengumi77
*EDIT* It's not much, but I darkened the mid ground a little. Until I learn more efficient techniques for digital work, that's about what I can do. :nuu:

Finally! :dummy: Background could have been better, but overall I'm pretty happy with it.

This is a pic of a battlefield that has been "broken" (i.e. battle lines have blurred into one big mess.) Faction units (in green) fighting Federation units (in desert paint.) In the background you see some Federation missileers and in the far back, one of the main assault platforms and its compliment of mecha.

The title comes from "ace" pilots -those who have earned a name on the battlefield. Hiro groups aces into two categories: "runners" and "shooters." Runners employ exceptional maneuverability, and often specialize in melee tactics, while shooters are highly flexible and accurate with firearms. Typically each ace has a little of each in them. Hiro is THE ace of the Federation. Kana is a runner ace, and Eric is a shooter ace. None of them appear in this picture though. ;P

Oh and something I never mentioned -The Federation refers to the Faction as simply that, or the full name, the "Red Seal Faction." The Faction military and the citizens in Faction-controlled territories refer to themselves as the "Red Seal Republic." Just in case anyone wondered what "RSR" meant on the mech in the foreground.

Also, I realized earlier that I gave an overestimation of size for the mecha in "Dream" -based on my original mechanical designs and the fact that I actually did some approximate measuring, the mechs are around 28 meters tall, not 40. ^^;
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Kenkwasi Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats, you did more than just catch my attention with this one, you stole it from me =P (Razz)
I was just simply browsing, and I stumbled upon this.
Very intense indeed.
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shinsengumi77 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, I'm very glad you happened upon it then! :D

Thank you for the kind words! :nod:
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Shabazik Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist
impressive action and fight!
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shinsengumi77 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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SenInt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG 

I think I just found something epic...Thumbs Up 
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shinsengumi77 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol thank you, I'm very glad you like it! :D
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SenInt Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome Thumbs Up 
You have good skills as I could tell by watching this picture. 
Ever tried to draw Cyberpunk(ish)? (high tech combined with low/underworld -life) 
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shinsengumi77 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I appreciate your kind words! :D  
Hopefully I will be able to keep improving and do better coloring and lighting for pieces similar to this. :nod:

I haven't tried cyberpunk stuff yet (but I'm a big fan!).  
Most of my stuff is all related to my manga project, so I tend to keep the subject matter within that type of world. ^^;
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SenInt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting!
I'm also big fan of genre, and I have also Cyberpunk 2020 2nd edition Pen & Paper roleplaygame's core rulesbook. And it's really interesting to read!
From Cyberpunk styled mangas my favorites are from Masamune Shirow's works.
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shinsengumi77 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, Masamune Shirow is like the Master of Cyberpunk. lol
Ghost in the shell remains one of my favorite series', and will probably still be one of my favorites years and years from now. :nod:

Also like the original Bubblegum Crisis (2032 version). :D
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