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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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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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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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