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Voltaire Brown G-Host colors by sledgeviper Voltaire Brown G-Host colors by sledgeviper
coloring done in adobe illustrator.

in the past i used photoshop to color my sketches. mainly cause i wasn't too sure which software would be best, since both are equally suited for the task. this is the first mecha i've done in illustrator (which exception of the Bohgon [brim star folder].)

illustrator did few things better than photoshop, and that was the Stroke/outlines that would be turned on and off at will, and i could play with the vector lines to my heart content. plus the gradient tool is pretty cool now =J, much better than it ever was in the past.

speaking of the past, here's what the rough draft looked like: [link]

there's also a color variation page: [link]

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sledgeviper Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
yes, i've done some work on it, but i've hit a wall cause i can't afford the cheese-wax i need to sculpt it.

-(btw, hey Amaterasu!)

i know i could use my various puttys and plastruct, but working with cheese wax WAY is more time efficient, without any harsh chemicals to use; plus it's very affordable. once i make the kit, i'll cast it's parts with liquid Magic Sculp (since it doesn't generate heat) and from that copy, i'll make more. but i can only buy the wax on the internet cause there is no place locally that sells it.
Landwand Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Really nicely done design! I have to say that it needs a kit. Can we get a scratch build from you?

(Amaterasu from Hobbyfanatics)
irmax-comix Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is awesome!
Six-Winged-Angel Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
sweet mecha bro!
Silverlion Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Solar-Child Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
It sort-of reminds me of the Huckebein MK II from SRW in its basic construction, but thats probably just me being a SRW fanboy. I do like how the armour looks like it is sectional and able to move if the mech were to walk.
El-Bronco Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ow yeah! Sweet!
JTM93 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i still love this mecha
Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Sweet design. Cleaned up well since the last round. Dig the color choices too! :thumbsup: :D
Interesting that you chose to color it in illustrator.
cross-aura Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
this is fckin AWESOME
Lorenzo-8D Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bwaaaah~ I've been favoriting all the WIPs for this and this is simply amazing 8D...
I envy your mech style--... and coloring and basically everything.
/fanboying XD
sledgeviper Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
hehehe, thank you, it feels good to have my art appreciated.

i studied the work from the best Real-Robot designers. i studied good designs, bad designs (like a bunch of the MS from ZZ gundam) and dedicated my whole learning experience in noticing visual patterns for graphics.
Lorenzo-8D Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
npnp 8D
NoviceArtist487 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
This is really kick-ass XD

I like how the brighter colors are emphasized by the dark colors, as well as the use of military/desert-esque colors :D

Is Adobe Illustrator better than Photoshop :?
sledgeviper Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
mmmm naw, both photoshop and illustrator are equal. but i think it's high-time that adobe should just integrate the two programs into one.

illustrator seems to be able color changes quicker by like 1 or 2 steps. plus it gives you border lines/strokes on the fly where photoshop is a bit more complex.
sledgeviper Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
btw, i did another color variation sheet. you should check that out too ;D
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