YAY! Finally another project is done!
The Night of the Panzers.
Here we see 2 German Army (Deutsches Heer - Bundeswehr) Leopard 2A6 Kampfpanzer (Main Battle Tanks) moving in the deserts of [Insert random desert location], fighting against the armored divisions of the Middle East Coalition.
The two tanks have different color liveries. The main one is painted in the same desert camouflage as in real life german ground equipment that is currently being used (Partially) by the Bundeswehr in Afghanistan. Actually I have yet to see a L2A6 with such camouflage but if they were to be deployed by the german army I think they would paint some of them with such camo.
The other Leopard has the classic woodland camo paint that can be seen in most NATO vehicles.
The plan for this work was more complex. I actually had prepared to vectorize a Tornado IDS fighter and a Eurocopter Tiger UHT attack helicopter to add in the sky. Yup... I was planning to do a remake of one of my earlier pictures called "Feuer Frei!" ('Though this time without Dingo II vehicle nor infantry). But I decided that any air vehicles would have been too much for this picture so I just left the tanks.
Again... I wasted times on lots of details that were later blurred either by dark shadows... heavy lights or simply by the effect of motion.
I need to fix my way of coloring.
I originally used a series of brushes at first but after a lot of color editions and use of eraser and basic brushes they're totally or almost unnoticeable so.... I used them in vain ==;
Well if anyone can still notice them, I used
's sparkle brushes and I used somebody's moon brushes but since the moon was part of sky area I edited out when I decided to scarp the idea of helicopters and fighters I don't have to credit that user
Also... it's not easy to work on the colors, shadows and light effects in a night enviroment.
So I took some time before mastering a bit the colors
I've also made a Night Vision mode version of this picture which I will upload later in the week. 'Though I fear the NV one looks better than this one.
So I'll upload this one and then later show the improved version.
I hope you like this. The next project to color is the ones of the german army infantry with a couple of OCs of mine
See'ya in the Battlefield!