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Vermas Air Superiority Drone by DKDevil Vermas Air Superiority Drone by DKDevil
This is the second in the Vermas Drone Series. The fast and brutal Air Superiority Drone :D

Here is the original. The Recon Drone

Big thanks to *kalany for the help on some of the specifications.

And an ongoing thanks to ~me-nj-ah and Quantum Box [link]
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:iconzappan:
Zappan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, agressive shape like an insect, very interesting concept :)
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jav1989 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
man this is amaizing i like this one better than the other concept, this one looks faster, and it has more details and it has the hel missil too... nice job
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DKDevil Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
haha thanks dude ;) I've been working hard.
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Unit-ZER0 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Definitely want one of these backing me up...
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:icondkdevil:
DKDevil Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Shame you'll only find these in fiction. But yeah, I'd love to see a 3D model of it lol.
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:iconmilitant-jester:
Militant-Jester Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011   General Artist
Really nice! Scale?
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:icondkdevil:
DKDevil Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Extra components are painted over the Recon Drone. But it would probably be the size of a small car (excluding wingspan).
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:iconmilitant-jester:
Militant-Jester Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011   General Artist
Ah cool. Big drone.
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:iconsilverlion:
Silverlion Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Fantastic.
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:iconkoeix2:
KoeiX2 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
kinda reminds me of Einhander for the psx! been so long since i played that game
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:icondkdevil:
DKDevil Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh God I Loved That Game. Best shmup ever.
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YukiMiyasawa Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
total awesome job!!!! OAO
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:icondkdevil:
DKDevil Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D I'm happy you like it!
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:iconyukimiyasawa:
YukiMiyasawa Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome :la:
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:icongreat-5:
Great-5 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's awesome! Are those orange things on its wings markings or VTOL rotors?
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:icondkdevil:
DKDevil Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh they're much more than simple VTOL rotors ;) They help maneuver the craft in unconventional directions in flight!.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hmmm they look a little flat, like they're decals or something. I would give them a lot more detail and make them more 3D than that, just a suggestion.
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DKDevil Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
well they are flat in the image :lol: The blades can flatten out and change orientation so that it can provide thrust in different directions without having to reverse rotation. :B
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:icongreat-5:
Great-5 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. Anyways it still looks pretty awesome.
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:iconmoddex:
Moddex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's an impressive design there.
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:icondkdevil:
DKDevil Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Precastwig Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome like the last one. Whats the next one you'll do?
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DKDevil Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well I've got a few gigs to catch up on at the moment. One is doing aliens in my messy alchemy style, and the other is sci-fi race bikes. But I'm planning on doing the bomber drone next :D After that I might post a few messy sketches of civilian variations and I'll try to move on to other machines or creatures from this little universe I'm working on.
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Precastwig Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome, I really like the drones. ;D
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:icondkdevil:
DKDevil Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
well thank you :D
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:iconrobbe25:
Robbe25 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
I love this. Looks very sleek and elegant, yet menacing and brutal!
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:icondkdevil:
DKDevil Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Unfortunately it isn't really all that aerodynamic, but then again I can get away with a lot of stuff when its sci-fi ;)
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:iconrobbe25:
Robbe25 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
That's what Sci-Fi is there for :D.
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:iconspectorknight:
SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
That is brutal looking! :D
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:icondkdevil:
DKDevil Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I know right? I wanna work on a set of different missiles for it sometime.
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Automail-radish Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
It looks flippin' awesome :)
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indie-illustrator Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
You've got some impressive vehicle design going on in a few of these pieces, but I would back off of the dodge/burn tools. They're a fallback that should not be used 90% of the time, light and shadow are not defined by white and black, rather, light is always colored (in many cases, yellow-orange, but almost always a warm color) and shadow is always the complimentary color of the light (almost always a cool color, like blues or purples.)

So a fairly common lighting set up might be one of yellow hued light, contrasted by the purple tint of the shadow. This doesn't mean that the light or shadow is obviously colored, you can tone it down a lot, but simply putting it in there will really add a spark of color and depth to the work that isn't necessarily there at the moment.
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DKDevil Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hefty assumption there :lol: I never used the burn and dodge tools on this piece. But I did paint the body in greyscale.

I understand what you mean about light never being pure white. . . something I should have remembered from my color theory class ^^; But thanks for both the reminder and the feedback! I won't forget about on my next piece. might even go back and toy with this one a bit later.
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indie-illustrator Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
My assumption might have been incorrect, but thats simply because the greyscale shading you see in so many pieces that use it are the most obvious symptom. Eventually you might want to start working with a base or local color for your work, just a color that the ship would be in totally neutral lighting, and then work the color of the light and shadow into it. Starting off with neutrally colors and adding light+shadow to it is certainly a good way to start off.
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:icondkdevil:
DKDevil Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
All right :D I'll try that out on my next piece. I'll probably use an orange tint for the light and a blue for the shadows. My favorite set of complementaries :D
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spyderrock48 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
nice dude.
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:icondkdevil:
DKDevil Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :D
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