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Mirage buddha 1-12-11 by sledgeviper Mirage buddha 1-12-11 by sledgeviper
been having this idea kicking around in my head for sometime now... i've always wanted to draw a Mortar Headd (Marionette) decorated as if on parade via float, with banners and ornate armor decorating it, while people all over are festive and merry. this one i wanted a female mecha (i'll do other mecha's on parade as time goes on.)

so for the moment, this is the MK1 Mirage, but i plan to make it into the Mk3 (which will only exist in this drawing [maybe cause it's farther down in the future?.]

i started off by drawing the buildings at the sides and in the background so i had an idea of how to place the Mirage.

i wasn't entirely sure what i wanted in the way of poses for the arms... holding a sword?... nah... holding a banner in it's hand?... closer... in a meditative position with it's hands in the ways of japanese buddhist mantras?... much better.

i only wish i could present it at a higher zoom, but i've got that option set on max on DA. i could resize it, but that'll be down the road.

here i employed a very useful tactic, i drew a grid on the backside of the page, this way i don't mess up the grid as i erase and i have reference points (the grid) that doesn't distract the eye as i draw, or while being viewed. i used photoshop to do the symmetry, but i'll draw my own symmetry as i progress farther into the design. hand drawn, 11x14 semi-transparent paper. the mechs' left side is the orignal.
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:iconimjeanneus:
i'm normally not into mecha... it's so angular and stiff... but this is really amazing... wow. :wow:
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:iconsledgeviper:
with time... one learns to balance each design with rigidity and curves. because what happens when it's all the same? nothing is unique, and nothing catches the eye, cause everything is battling for the eyes attention, but they all look the same.

for there to be one,
one must be made of two,
and those two
are eithers' opposite. (yin and yang)

this law is in all art theories, it applies to every minute detail, everything as a whole, every theory within a theory of a theory.
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:iconimjeanneus:
i never really thought about it that way... but it's a really beautiful way of looking at it. it's almost like art is meant to create harmony between the most unlikely things.
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3ihard Jan 15, 2011   Digital Artist
supa
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kiriya56 Jan 13, 2011  Student General Artist
wow, almost like it's real ^^ great
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Daeouse Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool!!
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73H-FR33M4N Jan 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It looks really elegant
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ky27 Jan 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
cool,
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