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Holy Deus Warmachine by arvalis Holy Deus Warmachine by arvalis
So i have had this idea tinkering around in my head since way back in 06. This is part of the arvalis storyline and group of characters. During the great war that precedes the story, these were crafted by the Deus, and piloted by humans to equal the strength of the mighty Ryu-Baeroc. Their weapon is a blade on a rail mechanism that can slide the blade from a standard sword to underhand blade. This weapon allows the pilot to attack behind and in front in quick succession.

I had a lot of difficulty deciding on a color pattern, so i included several of my options. I ultimately went with an ancient terracotta armor color and a rusted bronze/copper look for the accoutrement. The pilot sees through a magic infused stained glass visor. I hope you guys dig this concept.



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Holy Deus Warchmachine(c)RJ Palmer
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:iconwrath9:
wrath9 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Cool. Both design and concept wise, looks really functional to me.... even though it's a fantasy design....
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:iconneutrallee:
neutrallee Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   General Artist
this is great
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:iconthereaverofsouls:
Thereaverofsouls Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
I am SOOOOO following you... :)
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:iconnoviceartist487:
NoviceArtist487 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Amazing! It looks like a more elegant version of the Escaflowne mecha XD
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:iconkyero:
Kyero Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
you mind if i use this for my White Knight Chronicles OC's Knight? The Emerald Knight.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
um what do you mean use it?
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:iconkyero:
Kyero Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
in a RP and a fanfiction. i like to get permission from the artest.
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:iconwickedprince:
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Cool. :)
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:iconpretzelrum:
PretzelRum Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dark green design makes it look cooler... :D
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:iconwscale:
wscale Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Student
Definitely digging this, and I really like all the color variants you have there, especially the beige one.
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:iconwilpedlil:
Wilpedlil Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
I think it's awesomeness (I like the blue concept with blue sword and golden 'crown' the best). ...minus... I don't buy these feet... they don't seem to be able to carry the weight properly (at the other hand they could be some kind of rocket engine ^^)
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CR4CK3RFOX Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it looks like someone could pilot the weapon :D

if you look at it, it looks like it has a cockpit and wheels XD
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
it does have a cockpit
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:iconcr4ck3rfox:
CR4CK3RFOX Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOOOHH!!! :D
so i was right in speculating that? neato!

its like power rangers all over again! XD
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hollarity Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Student General Artist
ffff

Sliding rail blade of death is pretty freaking balling if I may say so *A*

I like the Terra Cotta one you decided to focus on, but the one with the light blue detailing, second from bottom on right is my favorite... Probably because it makes me think of Atlantis the Lost Empire xD

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:iconzenoshi30:
Zenoshi30 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
WOW THIS IS SO F*CKING AWESOME!!!!
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:icongoat89:
goat89 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Very nice! Not sure about the cockpit, cool idea.... but HELL! Its a story right? :D
PS: About the colours, the diff ones can be used for diff pilots, regions, units, etc.
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:iconsurgle:
surgle Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
frigin sexy mehn!
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:iconpatmax17:
patmax17 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, k00l! :D
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:iconr62:
R62 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Filmographer
damn how do you give it that misty/gradient effect?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
A texture overlay with a gradient underneath it. Pretty quick and easy way to get a decent look in the background.
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:iconr62:
R62 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Filmographer
nice, i can never figure it out lol. think you might be able to show how you do that?
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:iconsethyuikora:
Sethyuikora Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
I like it. It's kinda similar to some Dwemer (Dwarven) designs from Bethesda's TESIII: Morrowind. Yours leans less toward the steam/coal type enginuity and just runs on magic it seems, but still keeps that not-too-futuristic-for-it's-time look.

Kinda reminds me of the cross between a Zaku and Transformer (can't remember the name).

At any rate, nice going.
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Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Nice concept, I'd add some more designs among the armor to embellish it. First column second down is a nice color pallet as well. I like the weapon design but how would it be used, doesn't seem to have a handle.
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:iconrjthebearellis:
RJTheBearEllis Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
the "mech" looks great.
The weapon concept, though great, it seems like he's holding a big brick. It doesn't really look like it has a proper grip on the weapon.
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:iconbroadshore:
Broadshore Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*whistles lowly* Awesome work!
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:iconarabianninja:
ArabianNinja Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks a little like the fighting machines from "Utawarerumono" ^^ Really cool!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
the machines from what?
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:iconarabianninja:
ArabianNinja Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's an Anime. I don't know wether it was ever on TV
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Sabertoothprime Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
I believe the box set is out now.
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:iconarabianninja:
ArabianNinja Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is ^^
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:iconsabtastic:
Sabtastic Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
FUUUHHHK, STOP IT. D:
YOU'RE MAKING ME LOOK BAD.

I'm still working on like 2 things. D:>
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Dude im trying to pump out something new every day or two. What are you working on?
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:iconsabtastic:
Sabtastic Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Just a commission and trying to update my resume right now.. :\
Got a lot on my plate this week, so there isn't a ton of time to draw, even though I really wanna. <:C
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SephyreDelmalo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
I like the top left color variant, mainly cuz it makes it look more "Holy" like some weapon forged by the divine or something. :XD: I probably would've used a lance as weapon for the mech. But that blade thing you have sounds pretty awesome in itself too! =D
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Its not set in a world with religious ideas like our. The holy only refers to its being produced by the deus, which are a race of hyper powerful humans basically. A lance is a highly impractical weapon for a foot soldier, let alone a 20 foot tall magic robot.
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SephyreDelmalo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Ah, I see! In that case, yeah I see your point about the lance. ^^; I'd love to see more from "this world" that you come up with!
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SephyreDelmalo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
I like the top left color variant, mainly cuz it makes it look more "Holy" like some weapon forged by the divine or something. :XD: I probably would've used a lance as weapon for the mech. But that blade thing you have sounds pretty awesome in itself too! =D
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MinamexSuyen Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Wonderful! I thinks its great : )
WOW... you can put everything in such a great drawing!
:D
awsome!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
What do you mean everything in such a great drawing?
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:iconminamexsuyen:
MinamexSuyen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Every idea you had for this drawing, you the ability to draw it. Ive had so many ideas and when i want to draw them they come up being a mess... : ) thats why i like your drawings. ^_^; sorry if i didnt explain myself jeje... :3

tata ;3
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YanareKu Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Looks spiffy! One day, I will finally get off my ass and try to figure out how to draw mecha. <_<;
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:icontornaroundtheedges:
TornAroundtheEdges Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
would be hella cool to see this thing in action
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:iconmosflow:
Mosflow Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!!
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:iconguiled-dragon:
Guiled-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is a seriously wicked concept!! Really unique fighting armor!! I love how it looks like an actual person in armor fighting rather than something just made for people to use (gundams are cool, but yeah.)

I like a lot of the colors! Perhaps some can be painted a certain way to fit into their surroundings/where they are stationed? Like the top left one could be one used in the desert. And the bottom right could be a forest/swamp area. While the large main picture is the default look/most common.

Either way, it's so awesome to see this design you've been thinking about since '06!
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NuclearBandaid Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
FOIST!!1
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