In before the end of the world arrives
Here's Captain Maximilian Schneider of the 407th Arm. Bataillon, 50th Arm. Brigade, 3rd Arm. Division of the Deutsches Heer (German Army). He's posing proudly near by his KMW Leopard 2A7 MBT. He's also holding an H&K MP7.
Not much else to say. It's a fairly simple picture but I work on the detail pretty extensively. Took me a while to finish it on paper.
There a few parts of the drawing that I'm not quite pleased with. For starters, the hands turned out ugly again
Which made coloring them a drag, Although I did manage to make a good coloring of the hands that sort of fixes the uglyness. I still have to practice more in that area, both drawing and coloring. Another part that didn't went so good is the position and size of the legs. Kinda like they're too short although the perspective angle and proportion sizes continue to lead me to the same outcome.
But after coloring the picture, those mistakes don't seem to brake the drawing as much as it used to color-less. So I'm happy.
I'm overall very happy with this project because the coloring process went perfectly. Textures, shadows, light effects, they're all fitting good.
This was the first time I have drawn a Leopard 2A7 but since I had experience already drawing the older L2A6s, it wasn't much of a problem. Actually the shape of that new turret armor makes it easier to draw than the L2A6. A key difference between the L2A7 and the L2A6 aside from the hull and turret armor is the presence of a FLW 200 remotely controlled weapon station with a H&K GMG automatic grenade launcher instead of a manually controlled Rheinmetall MG3 machine gun. Although the FLW 200 can have an MG3 installed instead of an H&K GMG.
I hope everything looks accurate. Beret, Headset, Glasses, Uniform, Ballistic Vest, Gun, Tank. I took all those details into account.
I hope you guys like it. This is the last german-army related project I'll be doing for a while.
I will get to all your comments ASAP.
I'll see'ya in the Battlefield!
(And a Happy new Year 2012! Looking forward to the end of the world