Sunday, February 27, 2011

Random work in progress

Here are two works in progress, rough experiments with my new bamboo tablet. Both are similar theme, Kate kicking ass and taking on much larger opponents.

 Im not a huge fan of the first one, she looks kinda goofy and the pose is just a bit off. And the borg itself is kind of uninspiring. If his right foot were actually off the ground, that would have made it cooler. I guess I can still change that. All hail the undo function and multiple saves. Dunno why I went with that rifle - looks kind of undersized for the big guy. Why would a borg that size have such a human scale rifle? Not nearly intimidating as it could be...
She's stabbing him with some kind of sword. Is that clear? whatever. do over.
Second one is a bit more promising. Better pose, still kinda butch, but quietly dignified. The borg is almost not even there, just a suggestion, but whatever. When in doubt, black it out.  Kate is once again holding her (my) favorite go-to gun, the heavy barreled, long range bulpup anti material rifle, with bipod and suppressor. Although some heavy caliber rifles do use suppressors, such as the 12.7mm VKs / VSSK "Vychlop" special sniper rifle, I would think this is for looks more than anything else.
I envision most practical field rifles in the future having a baffling shroud encasing the length of their barrels, with narrow slitted vent ports that can be closed with a choke valve, thus turning each weapon from a high recoil penetrator to a low recoil, sound dampened assassin's rifle. The suppressor, similarly, should have a choke valve to regulate the degree of gas absorption, and possibly configure the type and angle of any muzzle flare and should also include mechanisms to compensate for heat bleed.
The arrows/bolts sticking out of the dead Borg likely aren't killing blows, just meant to slow him up and line up the kill shot. Why does she stand on the dead body afterwards? I dunno. Why does my cat sit on her toys after mauling them? To assert dominance I would think.


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