Mike mccain ronin
Mike mccain process

The source material I used to create this piece. I took a screenshot of the 'Mech out of Unity, and a city area from one of the starting levels of the game. I comped this with a free stock photo, and the rest is just a lot of push and pull.

This was a fun piece to paint for BATTLETECH. We wanted a shot for the opening story cinematic to capture that idea of the itinerant ronin, a hero for the right price.

To see more of the art team's fantastic work on BATTLETECH:

Shoutout to Jama Jurabaev's Gumroad offerings, particularly his series on brush efficiency - I had a lot of fun trying his smudge brush techniques out on this piece.