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Three Strikes by Imson Three Strikes by Imson
After doing the previous few Mighty no. 9 paintings as kind of a spontanious thing while on break, I had initially planned to let it rest for a second. Then the next update came around and the new boss design was just too fun not to do something for.

There's two reasons why I made this painting. First, the design was fun, and it's been surprisingly relaxing taking a sketched concept and putting it in some kind of fun context. The second is really as a homage to the people developing these games. I grew up with the Megaman series, and it's probably one of the main reasons I started drawing in the first place. Not only have the various designs and gameplay elements served as an inspiration for my own work for years, but by pure coincidence, it turns out one of the character desiners worked on one of my favorite Zelda games as well. This is my way of showing some appretiation for what these guys have done for me, in the same way I would want to do the same for someone else.

I think I went through 4-5 different sketches before I ended up with this one. It was initially going to be pretty static and simplistic, but I decided that doing something with a bit of speed was more fun, and I while I love the simplicity of No.3's design, I wanted to show all her aspects if I could, and this felt like a good way to do it.

I have no idea if I'll do more Mighty paintings after this (there's a fine line between homage and obsessive,) but we'll see. For now, enjoy!
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Selkra Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
:icongreatscottplz:  The poses, the lighting, the whole thing! By golly this is great!
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emotwo Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous. No.3's pose in particular is so full of character.
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PBJArts Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Once again, your Mighty fan art struck gold. ^_^
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thetonyhoun Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
well done 
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naboolars Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, I love this drawing!  The composition is awesome, and No. 3 just looks so menacing and creepy.  If you're up for it, you should totally do the others; your takes on the characters are really unique.
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XHallow Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
well you could do the last two mighty no. bosses of yesterday and then next week should be the last one they reveal I think
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Imson Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
I have work to do, so I doubt I'll have time to draw them all. We'll see how things pan out. If I'm going to do anything I've got my eyes set on No. 8 though...
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XHallow Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
awesome keep up the work and the hard work
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JewelMaiden Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is quite amazing! I love how you captured the "speed" and dynamics in this painting. I, also have great anticipation for Mighty No.9 and came from being a huge Megaman fan from waaaay back. Well done.
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ZeroTerraForce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Daaaaaamn! You should do the cover art for the game! Your style fits amazingly well with it!
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Imson Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
I'm up for it if they are, though I'm sure they're perfectly capable of supplying their own cover art.
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ZeroTerraForce Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Naaah... I see that Udon is now supporting them, but I don't like his/their style, I prefer yours!
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DILAGO Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing colors and action scene layout :love: 
with each art you make i get more and more excited for the game :la: 
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ShannaMayfair Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Great battle scene!!
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The-Lucky-Rabbit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   General Artist
Really awesome piece. The lighting and shading is done very well.  :)
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meleeart Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D :D :D !!! So cool !!
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OuKazma Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Marvelous!
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Heilos Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh god I want to marry your painting skills, you've easily made most of my favorite mighty no. 9 fanart so far. *-*

The lighting in this is so boss looking, and I love the expressions you chose for both Beck and No. 3, it fits the situation perfectly. 
Seriously damn good work, I eagerly await your future works as well as any other mighty fanart you might do. Fantastic job!
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Imson Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
No idea if I'll have time for more pieces at the moment.

Then again, that's what I said after drawing no. 1... so... yeah.
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Heilos Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I totally don't want to pressure you into making more Mighty art though! 
I'm just happy for the ones you've done so far, they're very beautiful as 
is the rest of your work. :)
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Sonic-the-Artist Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Amazing man! I really love this! You leave me speechless!
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DeliriousB Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHOA!!! Beautiful artwork!!!
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