There are a number of great fantasy weapons represented here in the Joint, and I was inspired to add my own.
This is a six shot, swing-out cylinder, double action revolver gunblade, which may or may not be a model used in certain Final Fantasy games. Anyone who knows for sure can let me know, but it was loosly based on this image.
I tried to get a good muzzle flash by studying this video. There are 12 colours and a transparency, and I learned a lot about palette restrictions and hue selection. I also tried to make a branched palette like Syosa, Jalonso, and many other 'big guns' use. Here's my WIP.
I could have put the angle at 45 or 0 degrees, and saved myself a lot of trouble, but I wanted the challenge of an unusual position, and indeed it taught me a lot about colour shifting and anti-aliasing. I worked on it for twelve different days during the month, spending many hours fiddling with little details to get it just right. I can't wait for the future time when I can knock something out this size in a few hours, like some of you here, but this is how it starts, right?
C+c is welcome, and thanks!