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February 1, 2011
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Mobile Artillery by MikeDoscher Mobile Artillery by MikeDoscher
Originally, this was a sort of technical exercise to take the very anime-ish conceit of the 'spider tank' and try and paint a thick and drippy coat of realism on the idea. One thing led to another, and I worked up a small scene centered around the vehicle the remnants of the supporting infantry.

The vehicle backstory is this: An aging APC chassis converted into a rocket artillery unit. The batteries lower and are reloaded hydraulically from a magazine between the tube bays. Normally, the gun would be traversed to the rear when firing rockets to prevent damage to the barrel and muzzle brake. In this case, the commander has left the gun deployed to be able to more quickly engage infantry or light armor. This is the sign of either a highly experienced or dangerously inexperienced crew.

I feel like I'm finally getting to the point where I'm actually *painting* as opposed to coloring a drawing. It's very different.
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NewtonKane Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
zarasque Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
That look pretty bad ass, but if the anti personnal gun lock anything on the right or the left, the missiles are gonna hurt the gun while firing, destroying it and detoning right above the tank, destroying it.

So it's pretty, but it's dum.

Too bad, because i really like how it looks.
westcpw Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
nicely done
Brolken Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Really cool design !
mestophales Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is a very nice design
templar127 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
zolthan043 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Probably my favorite drawing made by you. You have a freakin' good talent, I'm jealous.

How much time it took you to draw this? I'm curious.

And as we say in France: "C'est superbe!".
MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I'm very flattered. :) This took a couple of weeks, but I wasn't working on it continuously. I was also figuring some things out about painting, so I don't know whether to add that to or subtract that from the time.
Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So coool! why army don't make this? XD
CommanderStrike1 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student
Very amazing :D
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