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Epitome Of Armor - Mecha by Shimmering-Sword Epitome Of Armor - Mecha by Shimmering-Sword
6 straight hours of work for this one, a nice break from all the commissioned stuff.

I assumed I had drawn one of these 4 armed type mecha before, as I reference them as the source of inspiration for Nayora's many armed elemental techniques, but apparently I have not.
The small and large arms do not mirror each others movements (like say, landmates), instead the pilots spend years training their minds to utilize 2 extra limbs. This is best achieved by implementing cybernetics during infancy while motor skills are still being developed. Needless to say these programs have been quite controversial, but have yielded some of the most elite mech pilots to serve in Ranger special operations units.
These unique pilots and their advanced mechs are considerable investments at the base line, so nothing is spared to ensure that nothing but the best tech is made available to these units, maximisung thier effectiveness and durability. Custom bio-synthetic neural mechs, high output shielding systems, assistant AIs, and any weaponry desired.
While Elementals are the masters of precision attack, these spec ops mech units can deliver the same in an urban environment through brute force and can afford to take some hits doing so.
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I dont normally Critique this genre of SF, but I saw this one, and I was"struck" by the neat composition, and realistic quality to the piece!
To me, everything about the piece works well ...
Normally, I prefer more armour for this type of Mecha [.... especially AROUND the feet ..!], but, the extra limbs seem to "make up" for the absence of that!
I like [in my opinion ..] .. the "cropped-effect head!" That area "comes across" as very-stylistic!
The scale looks neat, .. and detail is good!
The drawing has great impact, looking at it! Very very clever!

Congratulations, Enjoyed looking at this piece.

Hope to see more!
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wolfgang-111 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student Artist
awesome
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:iconhiigarangh7:
Hiigarangh7 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Simply amazing! Was passing by, and this caught my eye, and it is now one of my favorites. Great work mate!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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SuperStormtrooper501 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesomeeeee!!
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MetalicSoul Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Hmm this I likes, I immagine that a more complicated weapon that hits with extremely longer range and accuracy would require the use of all four hands and such.
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Sevroy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Cool. Nice work.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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jut5star Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That makes a lot of sense. Why make a mech with just two arms when you it can have four, much more efficient
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
More effective, but much more complex and requires a unique pilot.
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:iconjut5star:
jut5star Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well you can have two pilots or an AI to help.
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Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
the only mechs i really like are the ones featured in Code Geass. a work of art in animation and storytelling, it also have some awesome yet rather sensible mecs. the knightmare frames were not enormous, but big enough to be fast, swift, yet strong and unrelenting.
albeit this design i like.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconlordoffantasy:
Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
why do i imaginedi t wielding four plasma swords and dueling obiwan?
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:iconomucupunga:
omucupunga Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
I love the design, but wouldn't it be a pain piloting something with 4 arms?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It hard, but the pilots train with it and use devices in regular life to keep their brain adapted to the role. So it's more as if they naturally have 4 arms.
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MajorDarkblade Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool Idea, Awesome Pic, Nice man...
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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MajorDarkblade Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ya welcome,
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L04D3D Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats awesome :)
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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angry-green-toast Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
wow that orange dusty look is awesome
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:iconicekatze:
icekatze Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
hi hi

This is a clever design, and I'm not just saying that because four arms is unusual (I'm not even sure what the extra arms are used for) but the shoulders, hips and head drew my attention the most.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconmlascosmoerel:
Mlascosmoerel Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great looking design, and I like the 6-limb idea. But what would be the extra pair's tactical use? Hand-to-hand combat?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Basically anything the pilot wants, but yea the major benefit would be when combat gets up close for more versatility.
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cellester Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
great pick! but shoudnt the feet be bigger to support all that weight?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Arguably yes, but I like small feet :D
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Unit-ZER0 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Words fail me... All I can think right now is: AWESOME!
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:iconmrkirby2:
Mrkirby2 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
=D

If i had a mech that big, i would put on armor plates on the foot to squish people, lol
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Small foot fetish!
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Militant-Jester Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011   General Artist
Nice looking mech. I'm not really a fan of the whole giant-mecha-holding-guns, but the drawing is great.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yea I wasn't a fan either, but when I tried it, I got hooked :P
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Militant-Jester Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011   General Artist
You traitor!
I like the setup on this gun at least, with the sensibly place smaller handle.
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killzone77 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my first day being a member on DA. And I have seen a lot of art in my life. . . . But none like this. I have seen and done several pieces of art. But you. . . . YOU!!!!!!! are auuuuuuuuusome. I hope and prey that one day I can get the to that level. In my own way of course.

ps. how do you paste emotes. every time I try to put one down it puts acode with your name and the emotes name. Is that supposed to happen?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
A lot emotes work with regular chat emote typing like :) is : ) without a space. Some require something special like :noes: is : noes : without spaces. You can note that the built in DA code system runs on these : : marks for a lot of things.
Plz icons can be fun, :iconlaplz: is : icon laplz : without any spaces. The "icon" mean the users avatar will be shown, plz accounts are made for the purpose of linking the larger avatar images as emotes.
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killzone77 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you:) :#1:
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madinca88 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks awesome ... inspiration from gits sac
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Shirow made his Appleseed landmates first, definitely inspiration for the 4 arms, that's about it though.
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achanceofclouds Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow, I did not realize how big they were.
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achanceofclouds Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow, I did not realize how big they were.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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GhostBirdofPrey Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
That's amazing; takes awesome up to eleven
What does the other set of arms do though?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hold more weapons, for ranged attack or melee.
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Plazma-knight Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Omg, i foamed from the mouth when i saw it' AWESOME
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D Glad you like it.
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Lanc3rZ3r0 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
way sick!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Kestlovas Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Hey that's amazing, but what's that big ass scope doing on the top of the gun? Wouldn't be sensors, cameras and optics much smaller, that scale given?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I've seen much bigger :D
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Kestlovas Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
hehe :) well, it's just a painting after all :)
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