I’m planning on doing a “STARSHIP TROOPERS” painting, and this is obviously the sketch for the mech that they use to….um…be Starship troopers. Having to deal with various combatants on different worlds that have hostile and poisonous environments would is the reason behind the suit. Of course Master Shake always says that “The reason for the season is pleasing…ME!!” So I guess this painting will probably only please me. LOL
I have always had an idea of what the actual mech looked like in my head when I read the book, but now I think I have really got it down with this sketch. I really got into this sketch. I made a refrence to the "RODGER YOUNG" which is one of the ships in the book where the suits would be deployed from orbit. I also made the company that made the power plant "Shipstone industries" which is an refrence to another Heinlein book "FRIDAY". I know...I'm a dork.
Anyhow it should be a fun one and I am looking forward to starting it in a couple of weeks. In an perfect world I would be hired to create a manga that followed the book to a “t “ and get to design all of the characters, technologies, worlds, and aliens. Someday maybe…..
This mech is my rendition of the Starship trooper suit from Robert A. Heinlein novel "STARSHIP TROOPERS"