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A commission for :iconflamefang-of-arnor: ~Flamefang-of-Arnor

Artifexes are small magicaly powered contructs, similar in concept to a golem. Runed nodes hold together and manipulate joints. They stand around 4 feet tall and several can combine to create a larger form.
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SHaDoW-WHiSPERER Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh me likie!!! Can I create a 3D model out of it?! I have been working on an uber complex, hair tearing, ass stomping model for the past couple of months and something nice and simple but elegant with an established design might get my creative juices flowing again.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Should probably be fine, though you may want to ask ~Flamefang-of-Arnor for permission also.
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SHaDoW-WHiSPERER Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I hope he is quick to answer.

I KID, I KID!!! :D

Thankyou very much!
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zaku1986 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This design is just marvelous!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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HaroldPotter Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I actually thought this was some super-advanced robot when I first saw it. Then again, any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, reversing the saying huh.
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HaroldPotter Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's a common reversal, but it's true. Any story where magic is reliable and understandable logically will eventually become fairly modern. Lightbulbs replaced by light spells, metallurgy accomplished through ferromancy, mass transit made possible by flight spells, stuff like that. Heck, golems are already basically magical robots.
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Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
hmmmm, i wonder what a purely magically created mech would be like.
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Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
oooh, very clever design. i like.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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RealFighterInDesign Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like a high-future iPod robot.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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RailgunTogepi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing concept meets absolute skill in execution. 5 stars!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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killzone77 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
For some unknown reason, it reminds me of something the forerunners would have made on halo, like maintenance robots. But great idea, the simplicity and smooth edges make them clean and pleasing to the eye. The whitish blue glow only makes it better, gives it a feel of fantasy like magic( by that I mean is, it is an unexplained power that intrigues me).
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Something more robust than cheap exploding floating lasers D: No wai!
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killzone77 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Forgot about them. . He He whoops.:constipated:
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet deal! I love the floating design of this Construct! Very well done! :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:icondavbla:
davbla Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Very cool!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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HawkZero Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Damn you and every awesome thing you make! You constitute far too much of one of my folders!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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colliewolf2010 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lovin' the lighting effects, its grate work! id have one as a companion lol.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Would be a fun pet to have.
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colliewolf2010 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
useful for getting the news paper or a beer from the fridge.
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Protozerg Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. What does the larger form look like? :?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Not quite decided on configurations, they would also have many variations depending on the task and how many artifexes join together.
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Protozerg Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. :D

Are you going to post examples of possible configurations in the near future?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, wasn't part of the commission order.
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Protozerg Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
aw. :D ah well.
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:iconmadcomm:
madcomm Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I like.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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XSONOHX Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awsome.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Pedritoo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
one archbound of magic the gathering!

i like it :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Didn't know about those, very similar :)
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MajorDarkblade Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like somthing thet would go on a Magic teh Gathering card, eh?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yep :D
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
The head looks is what stands out the most in my opinion. Very nice.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Anim8andElimin8 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
That would be amusing if a person, say a Knight, would try to slice an Artifex and its limbs just spread apart the blade would sail right through it.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah that's part of the idea, it's pretty impervious to conventional damage. Then you have those sharp dart like fingers.
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Little kid "Lego pieces yeah!"
Artifex "no no no no! *get's torn to pieces*....eff this!"
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
It's pretty cool that they're like those living magnet toys.
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Du-Da Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazingly good concept...
well done...
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it.
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