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Cyvannomech Lineart by thomastapir Cyvannomech Lineart by thomastapir
Fan art for my good friend :iconrob-cavanna: --a "re-envisioning" of his awesome [link] !

Posted with Rob's kind permission. Further variants may be forthcoming.

Will Scrap soooooon...
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Love the feet and hands and the hunched outline. It's got some Shirow-esque bowling-ball-eyes too ([link]). Very nice.
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:iconthomastapir:
thomastapir Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Hah, Shirow is so semantically ingrained into my aesthetic vocabulary at this point, regarding mecha especially, that his stylistic motifs seep through whether I consciously intend them to or not! = p Thanks, Daniel, I'm glad you like it.
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:icondaimus888:
daimus888 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cool and unique ;)
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:iconthomastapir:
thomastapir Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! : D
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:icondaimus888:
daimus888 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite welcome ;)
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking good! :wow:

I like the tiny digits and the curves that this has got :icondatassplz:
Rob's had a sharky feel to it whereas this one seems more whale like, it is probably the front/cockpit making me think it looks like a melon.
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:iconthomastapir:
thomastapir Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Yeah, it was the "melon" that really attracted me to his design in the first place! (What can I say, I'm a sucker for the melons I guess.) Kind of a cross between a porpoise and a Global Hawk, which has always struch me as somewhat cetacean-lookin' in its own right.
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It does have an aircraft like quality to it. It's the fins, they remind me of an Anomalocarid.
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:iconthomastapir:
thomastapir Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
A robotic anomalocarid?
[link]
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that is way way cool. :iconitsbeautifulplz:
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:iconthomastapir:
thomastapir Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
People do a lot of really amazing stuff with Zoids, especially some of the more esoteric prehistoric critters! [link] for example has some nice specimens.
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking good. I used to watch the show years back. I was a bit of a fan.
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:iconoddsword:
Oddsword Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Aw yeah, more mechas. I love the froggish look this one has, like it could leap in and out of water like some sort of mechanical, ribbiting shock trooper.
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:iconthomastapir:
thomastapir Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Oh hellz yeah, that would be awesome! In fact Rob and I were talking about how Venus has a really high atmospheric pressure (92 terrestrial atms at the surface!), so that the "aquatic" styling of these mecha, like deep-sea diving suits, might not be too far off.
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:iconoddsword:
Oddsword Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Wow, far out.
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:iconcharanty:
Charanty Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Awesome
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:iconthomastapir:
thomastapir Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Thank you! :3
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:iconcharanty:
Charanty Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Welcome!
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Red-Star-Flag Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why, Thomas? Why must you scrap these masterpieces? It is as if your pencils are filled with pure gold, and the pages are made from the hemp of heaven!

By the way, have you ever looked into a career as a concept artist? I think you'd do well.
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:iconthomastapir:
thomastapir Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Aw, thanks man, that's one of the kindest compliments I've ever gotten, I think! :manhug: Bottom line is, I Scrap stuff like this because it's not finished to my satisfaction--too many smudges, scribbles, and tool marks, and no refined surface treatment. I'm also pretty picky about which drawings I *DO* finish--i.e. clean up and polish, shade or color, do postproduction in Photoshop. This one doesn't really make the cut, by my standards...Really I just wanted to explore some of the possibilities inherent in Rob's original design.

You know man, I'm not sure I'm cut out for professional concept design...I think you have to be really reliable, able to "produce on demand." My artistic assets (not sure the right word for that) are pretty fickle. I go through long "dry spells" where I can't draw at all.

But again, I really appreciate your esteem and confidence...Means a lot to me!
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! =D
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:iconwhalewithlegs:
whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey, this is deceptively asymmetrical, right?!
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:iconthomastapir:
thomastapir Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
The way Rob described it to me, one of the legs is growing a gun!
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:iconwhalewithlegs:
whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow!
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:iconnewtman001:
newtman001 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lookin' Good, mang!
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:iconthomastapir:
thomastapir Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Thanks, dawg! XD
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that's a very interesting way for the feet to be structured, but I imagine it would be sturdy. And you friend has awesome art as well!
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:iconthomastapir:
thomastapir Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Yeah, I really like the way Rob handled the feet! Very exotic and organic.
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:icondoodlebotbop:
Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*nod nod* Might poke around there later.
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:iconthomastapir:
thomastapir Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
POKE THE FEET
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:icondoodlebotbop:
Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Will the mech step on me?
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:iconthomastapir:
thomastapir Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Well I guess you'll just have to try it and see!
:iconimveryhappyplz:
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:iconmr-author:
mr-author Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Ooooh, fantastic! I love the curves of it!
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:iconthomastapir:
thomastapir Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Thanks very much! What can I say, Rob's design inspired me. XD
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