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The Flying Battleship (Ver.2) by SoFDMC The Flying Battleship (Ver.2) by SoFDMC
Version 1 and description here: [link]
Hammerhead in the Battlefield: [link]

For the aircraft kills score, Left to Right:

34 Destroyers
3 Aircraft Carriers
4 Battleships (Dreadnaught/comparable to Iowa Class)
18 Tanks
9 Interceptor-type Jet Aircraft
4 Helicopter Gunships

New additions:

1)Main Battle Tank with tank busting gatling gun. Inspired by a comment some years back on some website (in 2007?) about putting an A-10's Avenger Cannon on the Abrams. For longer sustained fire, this tank has 3 drum magazines over 1 carried by the A-10.
As usual with other vehicles, signs of brutal battlefield conditions featured.

2)Armor texture on Hammerhead featured

3)Features sharpened where possible with expanded size of drawing

Update 10/10/2012: Added detail to port side of aircraft
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:iconbreenbeans:
BreenBeans Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang, engineering that behemoth must have been a thrill!
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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JustAveiwer907 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
That is a huge gun.

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:iconsofdmc:
SoFDMC Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comments. Right now I am just doing mostly sketchwork as having a job has taken away most of the time needed to do a proper drawing with colour. 

So right now I am contributing to the Scraps folder here: sofdmc.deviantart.com/gallery/… if you want to see what I am doing these days.
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Lucus-FeriaaA Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Dude, the amount of details are impressive. The background feels a bit sketchy, but otherwise one badass of a picture !
How long do you need to color such things ?
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Took about 6 months, mostly from redrawing and readjusting at a major level after all the colours and shadows were done, when the perspectives got out of line, and obsessing over the flow of the edges of the joints and lines when those got out of line as a result. 

On top of that I was trying to keep to engineering realities while forgoing others (like for example the question whether an office building sized vehicle could actually get off the ground) so that I wouldn't end up with a fancy looking Apache because of a limiting belief based on 'realism'. Besides art is supposed to be about breaking the rules of realism, if not all rules.

Those were the days when I did it really inefficiently and at the same time obsessed with every single feature in the drawing. Then frustrated with the slow progress with such a method I would do a sham job with the background as a last minute thing just to upload the thing and get over it.

That's the story of Version 1, from mid-2011 to last day of 2011, and this Version 2 was done later when I felt the drawing needed to be more, 'I told u I was hardcore'.
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Lucus-FeriaaA Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist
6 months ? That's pretty hardcore, haha. But I especially agree with this:

"Besides art is supposed to be about breaking the rules of realism, if not all rules."

- Or like I always say, art is about expressing yourself, not about perfection.
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah the part about 'not about perfection' was something I didn't realize until I realized I wasn't enjoying the process of drawing it, and no matter how 'perfect' I tried to make it the views and likes were the same. I still try to aim for a standard I set for myself but I don't obsess as much as I used to.

Have a good Oktoberfest.
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TNGM Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
if you are on this thing's list of shit it wants to fuck up, you've had a bad day
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Coffeebean2 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
it seems that it doesn't like boats.
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