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Armored Suit Sketch by steve-burg Armored Suit Sketch by steve-burg
This was a very fast sketch I did for a job a few months ago. It was one of a number of sketches cranked out to kick off the design process.

You may notice the painting is a little "rough around the edges", but as a professional concept artist you're expected to generate 5-6 sketches like this a day - so there's not really time for all the nice touches one would like to add... It's about presenting a range of ideas, as opposed to making beautiful artwork :)

The design was not used... but I kind of liked it!

The story of my life... :XD:

Photoshop - working time ~1 1/2 hours
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
More awesome armor dude nice
Jenova94 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
really great design
Techuser Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice concept, now that I started sculpting I keep imagining every sketch I see in a statue
Shaddy-SW Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Something of that suit makes me remember Fire Warriors of Tau Empire from Warhammer 40k.
SimsDoc Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
I'm not to sure what to say? Rather than what is it, What is it used for how dose it interact with other armor systems and integrated cybernetics.
Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is amazing! A quick 1 1/2 hr work time in Photoshop! :faint: hehe At first blush I thought it was a 3D model and unless you look extremely close, you would never know it was not. Love the design and how it flows. It's a shame they did not use your design, very unique and creative in my opinion. :iconlovesqueeplz:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much. It's "all in a day's work" to make a number of concepts just to begin the process, and most of them don't go anywhere. It's kind of fun to pick one of these abandoned ideas now and then and post it - I'm glad you like it :)
Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your most welcome! Do you ever run out of idea's when your getting the concepts going? Or do they come to you pretty easily? Just curious. Being creative on demand does not seem to be an easy task. hehe I bet it's hard especially if you have come up with a unique idea, but I'm sure that all comes with the territory as well. I love this one and thought it was incredible for such a quick speed paint! geez! :icondragonidleplz:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I find coming up with ideas comes from the process itself. Usually, I don't have much in the way of ideas until I start scribbling something or other. Then ideas begin to form.

When trying to REALLY come up with something truly unique (which isn't always what clients want) it can be very challenging. Sometimes there can be a flash of inspiration, but most often it's a lengthy process with a number of different stages. It's become very tough to really come up with a completely original concept, because we've seen so much stuff! :D
Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So true! That's about how it hits me too. Although I keep a pencil and paper in my nightstand as a lot of times idea's come in the middle of the night so I have to write them down before I forget them. haha It's interesting to look at the idea in the morning light too. haha ;P

I hear you, we have seen pretty much one of everything so truly unique idea's are indeed a challenge. I'm still amazed by the occasional image that is so original an fresh. I'm sure it does not make things any easier when you have a client involved. Especially if they are breathing down your neck. :iconcouragescreamplz: hehe But it's all part of the process I imagine! I just love your style and Sci-fi images are among my most favorite genre of images. I just struggle to create them so I really admire folks that have an eye for sci-fi which you most certainly do. :iconfurrydanceplz:
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