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Facility Patrol by ZackF Facility Patrol by ZackF
A lone mecha pilot patrols the grounds of a Gessen Manufacturing facility.

Been working on this one for quite a while! It's a much more challenging and ambitious piece than I'm accustomed to, and I feel like I learned a lot from attempting it. This is kind of a visual exploration piece for a game design I've been kicking around for a while, with the idea of making a scene like this in UDK somewhere down the line.

Let me know what you think! Criticism welcome. :) Made in Photoshop CS4.

5/18/10 - Minor update.

6/6/10 - Revisited and detailed it out more, kicked the jpeg up to 1280x960.
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cilein Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Great use of color and composition, plenty can be learned from this piece! I dig the mecha design too, nice balance of bigger clean areas of plating and more complicated structuresunderneathe, faved!
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EvyatarNevoDesign Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
amazing coloring!
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b8factor Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
how about making this a print so we can buy it! Very nice!
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MScg Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Very Nice :)
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jdlr64 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Very nice, love the colors. Great work.
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it!
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Scorpiu5 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awesome lighting! the groin area looks a little flimsy though.
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Dolmheon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Love the colors on this one, great job.
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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TARGETE Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Looks great Zack, your painting and design skills have improved a great deal dude, very cool. Small suggestions, adding maybe some lights in the interior of that buildings window hinting at some details will give the Bot that much more scale and also maybe a little steam or something eminating from its hydraulic system will make it feel like it's turned on or maybe some small lights of its own.

Good stuff dude.

JP
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ZackF Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ooh great ideas, those would help a lot. Come to think of it the facility looks abandoned right now since there's no lights or chimney smoke, adding those will definitely help make the scene feel more alive, and same with the mech. Thanks JP!
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PumaForge Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010   Artist
awesome,.... just awesome.
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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yzorderrex22 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Wow :omfg:
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Csav Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Gorgeous, that is all haha :)
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Living-with-aliens Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Really like the colors! They're vibrant!
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Tejal Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
I love the lines and classic yet real feel of the architecture and mech. A very good piece of work.
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! It's tough to balance style and believability, so I'm glad it came across as realistic considering the palette. :)
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Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Excellent! ;) :thumbsup:
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
You're most welcome! ;)
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xyphid Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
phoo. supersweet I must say, digging the tonality of this piece
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Much appreciated! Jon Foster was my inspiration for the palette. :)
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:iconm4js:
m4js Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
get a fealing of tau here from warhammer 40k
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
And here I thought I was generally familiar with 40k. Hadn't seen the Tau stuff before, cool designs!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Loogin good mang!
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Gracias senor!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
joo be welcome kapitan
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Wasil Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Zack I hate you :(
No I'm kidding ILU.

So impressed. :heart:
I can only hope to be even half as cool as you one day. ;_;
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ZackF Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Says the girl with six times as many pageviews, haha! :lol:

No, but seriously: B-)
You can't see it from here but I am wearing four pairs of shades at the same time and have three popped collars.
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:iconwasil:
Wasil Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
PShh, you don't get enough appreciation. :(

Oh man, that's so crazy. Just you wait, one day...ONE DAY. *attempts to pop collar*
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Bah, I get enough. I'm already too egotistical anyway. I would probably get a t-shirt of myself giving a thumbs-up or something.

Come to think of it...
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:iconwasil:
Wasil Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Ahaha, that would be an awesome shirt. :heart:
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LiDoR323 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
awesome!
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Devin-Busha Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
That's one sexy mecha Zack. Great painting! :)
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ZackF Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Dev, much appreciated. :)
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Karunashi Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
For some reason when I first looked at this picture, it reminded me of a Team Fortress 2 Map (The pipes mainly). The robot/mech looks cool by the way~ Nicely done :P
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ZackF Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting, I wouldn't expect that. But thinking about it, I could see some similarity in the saturated colors, soft lighting, and industrial theme. Thanks man. :)
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Karunashi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Yeah it's kind of weird (my perception anyways lol). But anyways, no problem~ Hope to see more Mechanized stuff :D
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Deilax Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Phenomenal! I really enjoyed the first rendition but this one is just jaw dropping. Especially in the downloaded full few, the details really pop.

If this image was 1900x1080 it would instantly become my desktop.
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ZackF Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! The PSD is 4:3 (not widescreen) and around 2800x2100, so let me know what dimensions you want and I'll link you up with a file on my site. :)
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Deilax Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
1900x1080 in 16:10 would fit my monitor perfectly!

Thanks so much!
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Since the source is 4:3, would you rather have it match the width or height?
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:icondeilax:
Deilax Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Match the height, I think that would look the best.
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ZackF Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Here you go!
[link]
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:icondeilax:
Deilax Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Thanks a ton!
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure!
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A7J Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010   Digital Artist
I love this piece of work. In my opinion, adding spade is lil'overdone.
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ZackF Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I wasn't too sure of that placement or choice of design, but I wanted to have the mech seem a bit more personalized. Maybe having it go over top of the stripe on the panel to the right of where it is now would have been better. I was tired and didn't want to spend a lot of time coming up with something more unique. For now we'll just assume the pilot is kinda cheesy. ;)
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