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Harpy Lineart -Assault Ver. by Rob-Cavanna Harpy Lineart -Assault Ver. by Rob-Cavanna
Armed to tha teeth! Or perhaps to the talons?
-Head mounted 20mm machine gun
-Left hip pylon: unguided rockets
-Right hip pylon: anti-personnel grenade launcher
-Main armament: single shot long range cannon; fires HV anti-armor shells.

Would like to do some color studies next; urban camo ver, air police ver, racing ver, etc etc...
But I'll probably bounce to another project for a while.

Unarmed recon version here: [link]
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
something irks me about where the gun is...
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Again, I stand by the gun placement. :nod: Already made numerous comments previously about balance and stability.
And if it looks like he's slingin' a giant package... so be it. :D
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ltla9000311 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very unique design. I like it alot! You mention that you were thinking about doing some camo versions? Would it be alright if I do one for you? I won't do one until I hear back from you. I wouldn't ask if I didn't really like your design!

Thanks, ltla9000311
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Totally OK w/ me. In fact, I'd really enjoy that!

Note me w/ your e-mail if you'd like me to send you a black and white image on a white background, w/ no extra junk.
Or if you'd rather not, I can post the B&W to scraps and make it available for download...
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ltla9000311 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet!

Yeah a b/w with no background would be good.

My email is: ltla9000311@gmail.com

Talk with ya later.
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Just sent!

I see you enjoy color study as much as I do. :D
Personally, I always wanted to do some of these;
-Police
-Urban camo
-Racing
-Other Military
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ltla9000311 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Rob,(it is Rob right?)

I'll give some of those a try if you don't mind. The one problem I am trying to figure out how to do in Photoshop is getting the textures to "lay" in the direction the surface it's on. If you know what I mean.....

I do have a problem though, it seems google and gmail are down at the moment. (9:00 pm Pacific time) Which sucks cause I could have one done this evening for you to take a look at. As an aside, anything I do I'll send to you so you can post it on your DA page. It would be cool if you mentioned my name along the way though. ;P

If you have the time, can you resend the file to:

ltla9000311@yahoo.com

That's my old email address that I use as a backup from time to time.

Hope to here from you soon,

Todd
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Resent to new e-mail address. No problem about giving credit when posting colored art. And I'm sure you've got me covered too.

I know just what you mean about the texture issue. I think this is especially problematic when you use a geometric pixel camo, which gives away an overly flat texture immediately, and I might avoid those exactly for that reason. I have a few tips:

-A good shadow layer and highlight layer will help create the illusion of your texture 'wrapping' around the surface. Even if it's just laid in flat.
-You can always try masking parallel plane areas, and then skewing the perspective of your texture to match that angle.
-My homemade angular camo recipe is made using filters like crystallize and pointilize. Experimentation recommended.

All of the above is exactly how I do stuff like this: [link]

cheers!
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ltla9000311 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! I look at that pic and realize I have a long way to go in my art progression in photoshop! Very nice indeed! I feel like my stuff is like my 4 year old with a box of crayons compared to your work! Don't get me wrong, I'm still gonna have a go at it. Time to get to work......
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Yikes, hope I didn't intimidate you! If you could see my first photoshop works... they're pretty damn lousy!

Just trying to illustrate the above techniques in practice. Having fun is important too. No expectations or pressure whatsoever.
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