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On the Carrier- Original Mech Painting in Watercolor

Progressing from the Gundam watercolor studies I worked on, I wanted to get back into something original and use what I had learned about painting these hard surfaces. Inspired by the little guys on the decks of aircraft carriers in real life and anime, I wanted to do something to nod at the scale of giant mechs.

I struggled back and forth with this piece, and in the end I think I could have really pushed the scale of the mech more, but gotta move on now! That’s what I enjoy about watercolor, at a certain point it just has to be done because you can’t do anything else with it.

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