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Why I joined the JGSDF by Panzerfire Why I joined the JGSDF by Panzerfire
Note: Given the harsh criticism this picture is getting I feel like this project is a very good candidate for an early re-make. So if you want to write down whatever you feel is wrong with the picture, please do so. Constructive criticism is welcome.

For those that don't know, the JGSDF stands for Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force which are the modern military of Japan (While at the same time hilariously not considered a military due to constitutional technicalities).

I wanted to do this for a while 'though originally I wanted to use Kaname Chidori from FMP but then I decided to go with one of my OCs Kahoru Kawasaki (Note that the name might change in the future).

The rifle is the JGSDF standra issue Howa Type 89, and it's a pretty well drawn one. :D

Like with :iconorao-1:'s request, I made a bad screw up with the body-head relation and... well... the original lineart at first glance looks ok but when start applying perspective to it, you realize that it look more like a chibby drawing ^^;

So again I tweaked the lineart with perspective and scaling two times. One for overall the body and head and then again exclusively for the head as to make it look more appropiate to the angle of sight.

I'm sorta happy with this project but I realize that I still need a lot of practice to make my pin ups look anywhere as good as those of the best artists.

Oh.... And yeah, I said I would be working on that remake of May Liberty smile. The problem is that the project is going to have some 50 aircrafts (More or less) and vectoring each one of them is going to be such a drag. And I already noted that I made a small mistake in the perspective of the aircraft screenshots I'm vectoring. A very good eye will notice but again I might be able to do slight corrections on the final steps as to hide/camouflage any mistakes I'll do during the project. I'll be two weeks with it AT LEAST!

So I might as well dedicate some time with the smaller projects (Unfortunately this is the only one that can be considered small).

Anyway I hope you like this.

See'ya in the Battlefield! :salute:
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bignick142 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
It took me several days to notice there's a gun in this picture.;)
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol you've been looking at this pic for days? :XD:

It's not even that good.. :lmao:

IMO it's one of the worst pinups I've made so far. Gotta draw these again someday.
Voiddragon96 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Could you possibly do a picture like this for the British armed forces?
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist


Just kidding. I may do one for the British army but at the moment I'm busy with other stuff so I wouldn't expect that coming any time soon (Nor any other "Why I joined the..." projects for that matter). I'll put that on the waiting list.
Voiddragon96 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Ok thanks. Nice troll face by the way.
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Siregar3D Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nicely drawn the Type-89!
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thank you. :) With good reference pictures and well practiced concept of perspective and proportions, any gun can be drawn with extensive detail.

I wish I could have drawn the whole thing with the same quality as the rifle. Well I hope that when I re-make this project, I'll keep the same quality standar of the rifle here. :D
DVman245 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
ah constitutional technicalities. where would we be without them?
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
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