this is the newest concept art piece for Base Conflict. After some discussion we settled on putting a sci-fi race into the game so I get to design robots. This was kinda hard because usually I just like to look at them but haven't gotten around to design one myself. So in the beginning I did my thumbnails and settled on the veeery last one.
Then I did a rough 3/4 sketch which I showed the guys and they liked it. I wasn't very happy so I did some more research and decided to go for a lobster - feel by borrowing shapes. I took they lineart as far as I wanted before starting to color it. For a perspective grid I used the programm "Carapace" which is a really easy way to place a grid in your painting. Get it here: http://epicgames.com/community/2012/11/free-art-tool-released-thanks-to-epic-friday/
After some discussion about questionable design decision (spikes, arms, head, gun to small) I did an overpaint, which got approved. I am quite happy with the result, being my very first mech-painting. (Btw I know that it is half - tank, so... yeah. still...)