Mech Monday: Mechs Advance

Starting to revive my online presence. And to set that off, I’m starting with a new feature, hopefully ever week, called “Mech Mondays”. I’ve been a fan of the giant robots in one form or another since the first computer game I ever played, back when they came on 7-inch floppies. It was called “Battletech: The Crescent Hawks Revenge” and I loved it.

In the spirit of the epic battles I enjoyed as a kid, I present to you, this epic scene created by Jim Hatama entitled “Mechs Advance”.

Mechs Advance by Jim Hatama

Mechs Advance by Jim Hatama

A nice uniform palette that feels gritty and really makes the small bursts of colour stand out. I like that it’s not only mechs, but a mixed force, similar to how armor gets used in current battlefields. The level of detail being varied and some atmospheric effects give a good sense of depth as well. There are some parts in the sky and ground that feel a bit too loose or scratchy to me, but it doesn’t take away from the overall image. I really do enjoy how it feels like we’re at the edge of the front line as it slowly lumbers forward, chaos all around as it does.

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