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Speedpaint Future Assault Rifles by ProlificPen Speedpaint Future Assault Rifles by ProlificPen
Patching some holes in my portfolio in anticipation for my visit to Siggraph 2012 in L.A.

These are to strengthen my weapon design portfolio. The emphasis here was to showcase my ability to quickly create a variety of very different looking concepts. Not spending too much time on the details at this stage. In a studio environment, an art director might have me do a few pages of these, then pick and chose the elements from several that work well, and have me develop it into a more finished concept, which would then be handed over to the 3D team for modeling.

These are meant to be assault rifle weapons. They go from more contemporary at the top, to more outlandish and futuristic as they move down. The first three would use conventional ammunition, whereas the bottom three would use technology that we don't currently possess, such as hybrid energy/kinetic ammo, or purely directed energy discharge.


This image is my intellectual property, reposting welcome, but please credit! If you would like to use any of these designs for a 3D modeling project, please message me first. Thanks!
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SharpEyLogic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find that it's a bit too much to be an assault rifle. I mean, these guns look like they have five attachments on them (the second gun looks like it has a sniper scope on it), so it's likely that this is what's guns are going to look like in the future, but they're probably going to be REALLY heavy. Feedback aside, these rifles look really well-detailed. Excellent job!
wbread Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
can you make such a model for MMD?
ProlificPen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wbread Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
mikumikudance is PMD or PMX format, maybe MQO or MAX
acebird1234 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These look like some awesome lookin weapons,and also very over powering weapons too.Nice.
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Are you aware that the less parts a weapon has, the more reliable it is?
well, these *look* cool, but they'll fall apart from the slightest drop :D
ProlificPen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is very true for the real world. I suppose in a fantasy or sci-fi setting (like what these are meant for) designers can take a bit more of an artistic license and just focus on the looking cool factor. Although I do try and design with a certain amount of believable functionality as well. This is the best comment I've gotten in a long long time. I get sick of the endless praise honestly.
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, no problem :)
of course, sci-fi somewhat justifies strange design, but there should be some explanation, like super-strong materials...
JerryYeh712 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty cool, I like your design.
KnightofSpades Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Really cool guns.
Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
ooh! Space guns that actually look awesome :D
davidmsanchez Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
nice job!
BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very slick work here, my friend
UltimaWeapon13 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it!
GodRage Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012   Artist
4th and 6th look so District 9-alike. love it. no colours though
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