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"Yakuza Sweeper" by Il Tode

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Scouring the city, looking for a man who might know too much.

21 Nov 2003:-) Christina 'Perplexity' Likness
Great proportions - and I am so impressed that you can do modern weaponry as well as the swords and armor in your fantasy gallery. Do you research your scifi art as much as your fantasy pieces?

:-) Il Tode replies: "Hello there. 2

Yes yes, you have a point there. I actually DO some research. 2
I'm no pro here, mind you, BUT I felt my guns looked just wrong.
I had a grasp of ancient and medieval weaponry, but I knew nothing of firearms.
So, what did I do? I started digging into the web, and found out a goldmine of info.

So far, I've put together a good archive of photos and datas.
This collection helped me in two ways: first, of course, I had actual models to draw after. This helped me "ironing" out the details.
Second: I started discriminating between calibers and types. I could draw just the gun that felt "right" for each particular character.

Take this Yakuza sweeper. The carbine he employs is based on actual SWAT guns: the butt and receiving unit are based on M4 and M16 models, the magazine is a 7.62 NATO type, and the barrel is modelled after the German MP5.

This was an earlier pic, so details are still hazy - and I could single out a couple of bloops - but I really liked putting it together from the infos I gathered. 2

Regards and thanks for reading this blurb!"
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'Yakuza Sweeper':
 • Created by: :-) Il Tode
 • Copyright: ©Il Tode. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Coat, Cyber, Cyberpunk, Duster, Gun, Rifle, Smg, Trench
 • Categories: Guns, Laser, Missiles, warfare, Man, Men
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Felt-tipped Pens
 • Views: 884
 • Resolution: 325x650

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