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steampunk mecha by ZackF steampunk mecha by ZackF
A mecha that's in for repairs. Took about 8.5 hours in Lascaux Sketch. My favorite part of it is probably how you can make out a few details of the cockpit behind the glass.

I'm planning to make a 3D model of this guy over the next week or so. Stay tuned!
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:iconthelesliemommy:
thelesliemommy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
So much detail!
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:iconcyberrune:
CyberRune Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
My two favorite things put together! Steampunk Mecha ftw
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Sparrow-Canyon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
Very, very freaking cool
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Afalstein Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
You know, you should submit this to some of the Steampunk groups on DevART. They'd love it.
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Aeromancer93 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Now THIS is an interesting piece. I hate it when people make these Gundam-ish robots and call them Steampunk. Also, since it's clear you like the Steampunk genre, I'd like to recommend a book called Leviathan. It takes place in a slightly different WW1 era where steam-tech became more advanced and Charles Darwin did more then theorize on evolution by discovering DNA. I believe you would enjoy the series. Book 1 is out now and book 2 will be out next year. Great job!
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430-CurlyJo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
fuck yes Leviathan!
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:iconname-already-chosen:
name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Like a Japanese version of Dune.
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:iconfiggs:
Figgs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Heh, he reminds me of one of the minions off Megaman X...
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:iconsagunt:
Sagunt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the combination of curves and hard edges. I've been kicking around a similar design for a sculpture.
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:iconkeremgo:
KeremGo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This beautiful artwork of yours featured on Steampunk on dA Article - [link]
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TheCoconutGuy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
lovely design. :heart:

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*Machina-Obscura
A Steampunk Adventure
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pinoypencilpundit Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
cool!
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S1-1AN3 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008   Digital Artist
wow... nice!

do you mind giving me comments for this:
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???

it's my first piece and i really need some guidance.. thanks
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S1-1AN3 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008   Digital Artist
wow... nice!

do you mind giving me comments for this:
[link]
???

it's my first piece and i really need some guidance.. thanks
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XRobinGoodFellowX Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
hey great desig!!!
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:iconmarsw:
MarsW Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is simply great! I love the warm tones and the design of the scene ^^
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:iconsrag:
srag Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome work!
and i love what u did with the cockpit =D
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:iconpenfencer:
Penfencer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
Giant robots and steampunk go so well together. I really like this piece.
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VelsingDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
ooooee lovely
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philho Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Funny, I came from your account on 2draw.net, where I could see the various steps of the WiP. Great idea, BTW. Very interesting.

I love the inspiration and the amount of details you have put there.
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ZackF Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I have an on-off thing going with 2draw over the years where I'll pop in and draw a lot of stuff for a bit and then disappear again. I dunno why, it just grips me sometimes. It's easier to feel detached about my work there, I think, whereas stuff for DA and the like I tend to overwork.
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Trakov Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
It looks a little like the Dreadnaughts from warhammer 40k.
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I wasn't very familiar with them before your comment, but now that I've looked them up I have to agree. Seems to be about the same scale, too, rather than the lumbering giants found in Battletech and the like. Thanks for the heads-up, maybe I should do some 40k fanart sometime!
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mrcbax Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work.
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ZackF Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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toadking07 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
ok, so i like it in color as well, the setting looks interesting too. i like how the mech seems multi-purpose(able?), like you can use it for a few different jobs
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ZackF Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it. Yeah, it does kind of look general-use. In retrospect, it actually reminds me a little bit of the Big Daddy divers from Bioshock.
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toadking07 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
yeah, just strap a big drill on it and its ready to go!
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Csp499 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wait, never mind. If this is how that 3d model is going to turn out.

Anyway, it's awesome- but like I said, the design itself doesn't really look "steampunkish".
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ZackF Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I can see how it might not quite seem to fit under steampunk yet, since the machine is currently deactivated (hence no billowing steam) and dimly lit, but I think the design warrants the label.
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Syfyri Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Gorgeous, I love how its detailed but still retains its sketchiness.
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Syfyri! I think I'm finally getting better at not ironing out all the nice sketchiness from my pictures.
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HunterKi11er Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
Sweet mech, and sweet lighting.
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Hunter! I like the moodiness of the lighting too. :)
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:iconroytje:
Roytje Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
I like your last oekakies alot. So much atmosphere with nice details :)
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Roy! Likewise, I love the semi-abstract pieces you make with smooth gradations of color.
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greenfrostfire Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
very impressive!

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Check out the Steel Nation Mecha Tournament!
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ZackF Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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greenfrostfire Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
i think you would be a shoe in for that mecha tournament :3
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Callypso Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
I love steampunk style! Keep up the great work, Zack, I can't wait to see the 3D model :D
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ZackF Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I love steampunk stuff too. Bioshock sorta revitalized my adoration of it. Seems like I have a strange mix of neoclassical, 19th century European, and art deco aesthetics, hehe.
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Callypso Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Hey, that's definitely a good mix in my opinion. Keep going with it and you'll always have a fan here. And I didn't realize that Bioshock had was along the neo-Victorian vein, I wasn't too interested in it before, but I think I'll have to check it out now....
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ZackF Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I think it goes by a mix of American and European art deco stylings from around the 30s and 40's. You should definitely check it out for the environments alone if you don't mind the violence and creepiness because the levels are really just beautiful.
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Callypso Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
How creepy is creepy? Because a certain amount of creepiness makes a game memorable and the story stick with you, while an overload of creepiness makes you feel disturbed and want to sleep with the lights on.
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ZackF Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! Depends, I guess. It's probably not the scariest game I've played, but it has its moments. It has tons of crazy people with masks who are all trying to kill you, and if they don't know you're nearby you can hear them talking to themselves. That can be a bit freaky. Definitely give it at least a rental, though. :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: This one blows me away Zack.. fabulous farking skills
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ZackF Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Dave! It's encouraging to see real progress in my work. :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It's magnificent
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