Gallery 2

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Make Tanks Not War


Here's one I started 'ken ages back that I just finished painting about 54 seconds ago. I had this pencil sketch that I started dolloping virtual paint onto now and then, just kinda picking away at it over a few weeks.
The idea was that it was an umanned sentry that would be dropped into disaster areas to ward off looters or any invading forces. It has a real low level AI and a super slow hydrogen extraction system that draws energy from the atmosphere, you pretty much give it enough charge to toddle itself into a tactically sound position and forget about it.
"Unmanned eh? Why the hatch then dickhead?" - maintenance and for the off chance it may need to transport survivors. Yep, it makes heaps of sense. And take it easy with that dickhead stuff will you?
I had it deployed amongst all this rubble, collapsed buildings with a bunch of gruesome stuff going on and had it pretty much finished at the start of the year. Then Christchurch got decimated by quakes followed by Japan and I didn't want to look at it any more. I painted out all that stuff and parked him at the beach in the sun.

Oh yeah, those weird looking wheels are inspired by/burgled wholesale from those rad AIRTRAX forklifts

14 comments:

  1. Great artwork. I love colors, composition and design! Fantastic! See you soon!

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  2. Great Job the sky makes me think of N.C. Wyeth.

    I would love to see a toy made out of this one, fer sure.

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  3. Love it. Great wheel design

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  4. Nice work, as usual. Like the back story too. The line drawing is fantastic, love the technique.

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  5. Beautiful piece man! Love the colours!

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  6. Put a couple o' shells through that mini! Great piece Christian, you have an incredible illustration style.

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  7. Whaaah! So good dude.
    I wanna go on an adventure with this cuddly little murder-machine.
    I can already tell we'd be fast friends.

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  8. Thanks heaps yous!
    Yeah James, I revert to burgling Wyeth's puffy cloud style all too often. What other artists paint interesting skies I could be ah... inspired by?

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  9. Wow you just keep getting better and better! love the tagging and seagull crap!

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  10. Cool illie! Great one in fact... but why on earth would you do that to your mini? It's a MINI for pete's sake! You've got to take better care of it!

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  11. this is sooo awesome... great detail!

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  12. Humour and danger in the same image: my favourite combo!
    Is beautiful!!!

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  13. Bloody awesome, Thumb UP!!!

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  14. Looks like Metal Slug, mean oi

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