WEAPON DESIGN SKETCHES [30DEC2018] "HAND OF THE GODS" #ARTWAR
Weapon design ... i always liked to do that. Thinking through the technical details and usage of the weapon, trying to imagine the thoughts that might be behind the design of the weapon if someone actually would try to build it, the culture that made this weapon, whether it be a firearm or a close combat weapon, in what kind of way i can combine the technical possibilities of the specific world the weapon would exist in and the visual requirements that are created by the look / design language of the overall world/game/concept the weapon is created for ... going through all these things is actually fun for me. I picked some references i thought that would help me to find the right look and stated with something i simply like .. modern days weapon esthetics. Then i tried to imagine how it would change a weapon like that, if it would be owned by a culture that lives in the sci-fi / fantasy mix world version of the northern mythology. And I wasn't happy with the result. Shit .. what now? I restarted the thinking process and realized that the weapon wasn't "fantasy" enough but at the same time it wasn't "scifi" enough for the world i have in mind. So i picked up the idea of a modern day / scifi crossbow and looked at some vids about tank ammunition that works with hyper-velocity molten metal ...sound cool to me
. Additionally i wanted the weapon to be a one-hand firearm . The character wields a big spear ... so there are rarely situations where he would have both hands for a firearm. So I designed it compact / bulpup style.
The internal mechanism utilizes a high tech - slingshot / crossbow system that accelerates the projectiles of the weapon on hyper velocity level. The ammunition of the weapon is a tungsten-powder and every magazine holds enough powder for a couple hundred shot. The conversion chamber melts the needed amount of powder and transfers it to the infusion system where it takes its final, pre-programmed form and is then fired by the slingshot. On form is either a razor sharp dart of solid tungsten with mono-molecular edges, that is used for bursts and "soft" targets, or the other form is a single shot 3400 °c bigger bolt of molten tungsten for "hard" targets. At least in my mind this should have some cool effects XD.
All versions of the characters face >>> https://www.artstation.com/artwork/A9ZwAW
All parts of the project can be found here >>> https://www.artstation.com/artwork/1n48LZ
Weapon -Design -Details >>> https://www.artstation.com/artwork/oOJP34
Final Concept - Sheet >>> https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Vd29A5
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