UPDATE: Something I had thought of right from the beginning, and which was suggested to me as well, I finally got around to doing; footprints were missing in the moon surface. I've also added some more movement related dust since it was a little faint on some people's screens.
So, sorry if you're having this in your inbox again, but given the work that went into it (creating a render of the feet, creating Photoshop brushes from those renders and then making the changes) I figured it's viable this time! Hope you don't mind.
Was - sort of - a request, but I've been thinking about another Battletech based image for quite some time. So, why not?
Losely based on the end sequence of the game MECH WARRIOR 2.
The two mechs shown here are a MadCat (also known as TimberWolf) and a Vulture (also known as MadDog). I am not that familiar about what clan had what designation for them, or what the Inner Sphere called them etc.; if someone wants to clarify that, by all means...
I'm also aware that Earth would look a little smaller seen from the moon and that the dimension of how the Milky Way appears is not quite right, but that's my artistic freedom. Deal with it.
This verse has ended.
Our destiny is sealed to a once unthinkable fate. It has guided us to our home on Terra.
Karensky has told us of this Eden with a promise of deliverance.
We will defend it to our deaths.
Let the next verse begin...
COMPOSITION: The entire scene setup and render was done in Lightwave. The only postwork is the dust caused by the movements of the Mechs.
MESHES:MadCat by HawkHart, Vulture by Rendar & Earth by Fabio. Texture modifications on all items by me. Terrain, starfield & Milky Way galaxy are my work.
I used to read the "BattleTech" novels all the time so I am familiar with these Mech designs and the names are accurate. The scene here is very well done and is reminiscent of a NASA style photograph from the lunar landings with the near absence of color [Greys ,Black and White being the visible hue's then because of the limitations of that era's technology.The Mechs are superbly done and quite menacing to look at. The Lunar surface is spot on with the single exception that there's no Lunar dust being kicked up by the Mechs feet, machines as heavy as BattleMechs [approx 20 to 100 Tons] depending on model would certainly raise a dust cloud on the Talc like Lunar soil. As for the background the absence of stars is accurate [you didn't see stars with the old NASA video tape from the Lunar landings either]. The Milky Way Galaxy is a great touch and adds even more visual interest,that and it's even in Earths southern hemisphere so accuracy is spot on there as well although it is a bit more visible here than it would be with standard camera equipment. The Earth looks perfect with the exception of being much closer the the moon than it actually is, still though the effect is awesome and makes this image extremely eye catching. Overall? A stunning piece of Science Fiction art work.