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Cowcatcher by Pyrosity Cowcatcher by Pyrosity
This is the final illustration of my design for the November world of tanks design your own tank contest. The contest's theme was Steampunk.

I had a load of fun with this, and you can watch the recordings of me working on it on my livestream. ( livestream.com/petuko ). I may also upload the videos as time lapses to youtube.

Edit: here's a youtube time lapse:
Part 1 (sketching) [link]
Part 2 (painting) [link]
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bigton Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017   Artist
"Driver, do you see that cow in our way?"

"Yes, sir."

"I don't want to."

"Yes, sir."
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Hyperwave9000 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And by "Cowcatcher" he means "Cowdestroyer".
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Zigzaquaza Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Do you think you could define armaments and armor thinkness for me? I would really like to know.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I could estimate if you like; this design wasn't originally considered with full technical specifications or to be particularly practical. But it would probably be something like 60/30/10mm on the hull, 80/50/10mm turret, with a 75mm cannon, two coaxial machine guns and a smaller MG in the cupola.
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J-Harper Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loving the speedpaint.
But I really need to know; what exactly are you doing when you're starting to smudge away the lines during the coloring? I've been trying to figure that style for a year.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you enjoy! The technique I've been using the most recently is to do a line drawing of some sort (sometimes cleaner, sometimes rough), paint the basic flat tones under it and then go back over the top of it with opaque brushwork. So when I'm "smudging" over the lines, I'm just painting right over them. With a good palette on hand and some handy use of the eye-dropper, it's a pretty quick process of picking the right colors to use for that. Hope that helps :)
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J-Harper Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, well, I guess I'll try mastering that. xD
Really nice piece, by the way. I love your tank drawings.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)

It took me quite a lot of fumbling in photoshop before I really found a way that works for me. It's only started to really come together in the past year or so, I feel.
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Desperado-M Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
also, your painting video made me feel like less of a productive human being ._. way to go at being more awesome
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Pfff, be inspired!

When you break it down to it's simple parts, it's not all that complicated. I just did a rough sketch, refined the sketch a bit, blocked in color behind it, and painted on top of all that.
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Desperado-M Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yey it's the one I liked :D second the above post^ cow crusher 2000
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:3
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GravitySnail Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You could catch a lot of cows with that.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Steak dinner for everyone!
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