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Ars Gaea - Blaze by Shin-Ian Ars Gaea - Blaze by Shin-Ian
After some feedback from the good folks on the /m/ boards, I tried changing the hair to fire instead of the razor metal, and while this is pretty raw, I think the effect is overall positive. Thoughts?
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Raisen-kun Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
flame hair = rule 1 of AWESOME mech <3
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Daniel-Eggman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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FeralLion Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The contrast is nice. With some firelight reflections the contrast should really stand out. Nice pic.
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
I like it too. I've decided to invest the time in a new pic, one where I can plan out some of the colors better. This was just a quick recolor to test a suggestion. Know any good fire painting tutorials? :D
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FeralLion Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh nice, it's always nice when some of our older work gets some new life like that heh.

I don't unfortunately but Youtube might have something along that lines.
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Greiga Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Looked Awesome,epic and he reminds mes of Knight blazer from Wild Arms 2.
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Knight Blazer was awesome. I wish I had time to play Wild Arms 2 again. ;_; Dat theme song, man.
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Greiga Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well if u have a Ps3 or psp u can buy the game for only 6.99 u no.
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Gray-Mecha-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love it. Teach me how lol, and you got yourself a watch.
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
lol I'm an amateur myself, but I'll do what I can.
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Doomsday-Device Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The head is hilariously tiny, and robots don't need "hair".
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Hahaha true. I find a smaller (proportionally) head tends to make the mech look more imposing, though I maaaay have gone a bit far. As for the 'hair', where is your sense of style? Of adventure? It's a giant robot! I figured you would have suspended disbelief well before hair became an issue. :D

And in this case, the 'hair' is just the exhaust from the 'engine' that runs this thing.
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Doomsday-Device Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I prefer to get my style through functional design. Badassery should come from the reality of how badass something is, rather than something as subjective as a pose. [link]
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Oh, I agree to a point (and that link, btw, is crazy cool); but I guess it all falls on the spectrum of what you consider cool. Your aesthetic is very utilitarian, mine tends to be a little more ornate (for instance, while I think utility is important, I have no problem erring on the side of style vs utility). And pose is important! It helps convey the attitude of your piece, the personality of your machine! Compare the differences to Kunio Okuwara's Dragonar Unit 1 vs the same machine drawn by Masami Obari. It's leagues apart in terms of presentation.
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Doomsday-Device Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Style is fine, too. I'm a fan of The Big O. [link]

But even heavy aesthetics can have functionality.
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the-hary Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Interesting design :thumbsup:
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Thanks! I fear it may be a little close to the Ialdaboth from SRW, but the flaming hair helps a little.
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