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Predator C design alterations, trying to make it less happy fun-time robot and more machine like. This version done in a cleaner illustration style and intended to be modular this one is loaded with as much firepower as able and all the defensive fixin's, plus a system of leg backups.

And woah... there's a person there too...

A Model
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Somewhat detailed A.B.A. 2 Drawing.

I would like to add I hate coloring and shading.
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Special operations "Armor" (mech) for a currently un-named project I'm trying to get going.
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Ileman-Loch's 5th generation Light Strike FOIL Aetarius was produced in the same time period the previously posted Ileman-Loch Auaris-SOMR (Special Operations Multi Role) combat FOIL. They both share some slight cosmetic similarities and are both high mobility machines designed for combat operations requiring speed and precision. Beyond that though the Aetarius is more of a workhorse front line machine. Slightly heavier on armor than the Auaris-SOMR Aetarius is quite capable of taking punishment. Aetarius is somewhat of a beefed up high speed infantry FOIL at heart though quite capable with bladed weapons.

The example pictured here is a Polemon machine in service of the Free SOL allied forces that stand in the face of the Siege of the Black Son. It sports pattern breaker on the covering on the limbs and tonal variation breaker on the blue gray body panels. It's carrying an assault stein shettier rifle manufactured by Dies. It's highly likely the FOIL also sports a good deal of Dies parts as well.

The Latin text under the FOIL is actually on the FOIL, placed there by the Pilot and Faedai, it say's, "Reality is an illusion. Awaken from the dream." I also should note the name Aetarius was coined by :icongenocidalpenguin: as a play of Aquarius. He thought the FOIL's legs had a bell bottom vibe so the name kinda spawned from there :) Also will note there are GenoPeng/Vulne FOIL collabs coming soon ;)

Blown up light boxed pencil thumb with digital inks clean up. Colors in Photoshop CS3. Background "star field" is a copyright free image and the only element I didn't draw.

More work to come...
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Ok I'm doing a mecha and now I'm stuck. Don't know which concept I should follow. :P
Added a third version, which is B with fast done arms,just for the looks
So what do you guys think. A or B or C or get-rid-of-all.
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One of my ACs from Last Raven, built with form over function, but yeah. Tried a new way to colour, no lines. Didn't take me as long as i thought it would. About 8 hours over the course of a few days. Lost motivation half way though, then regained it. xD

Also, i didnt feel like reffing constantly, so some of the parts are off.
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Ok, so this is the police version of the former mecha, now with some posing....
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PS CS3 and WACOM...
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Not much to say, I used my Armored Core art book as a sorta reference for "AC anatomy" but otherwise everything else is original. Uhm, sketched on paper, and then scanned and painted over on photoshop, and thats it.
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Things seems to be settling down with my Father doing pretty well so now I can get to some backlog of work. This collaboration piece has been sitting on the back burner for sometime so it's nice to finally finish it.

Originally drawn by the ever talented :icontabnir: (Charles Liu) I always loved this unique FOIL design of his. Back when he did this I said I'd do a color version, to which he agreed... unfortunately it kinda got shelved. In any event, now it's done and up it goes :) I did some minimal clean ups to the original illo in order to open it up for color, along with adding digital inks to pop it a bit, but otherwise it remains the design Charles created originally.

Here's the write up of the FOIL also found on :icontabnir:'s original posting: [link]

The Dies-Gund N'vos Tessai CAV FOIL model was jointly developed and manufactured by the Indus based manufacturing corporate entities Dies and the Gund FOILArbeiten plant in the political bloc of Germane. A relatively recent model in the line of FOILs by this collaborative union of two manufacturers (much like the Jiendel Gavil FOILs), the 'Tessai' favors more aggressive pilots with its digitigrade stance and lack of shield. This N'vos Tessai, as shown here, is a stripped down model, thin on armor for extra speed and maneuverability.

This machine is tailored to its pilot, a skilled swordsman with a swift and graceful combat style. The thin armor is a weakness, to be sure, of this otherwise elegant CAV design but an effective FOIL operator can always exploit the advantages over inherent flaws. Even with the thinner armor a CAV FOIL in the hands of a capable pilot and faedi control entity is a dangerous and formidable opponent. The standard, off the factory body, has more armor plates and is a little less maneuverable but still an effective machine.

Original pencil illustration by: :icontabnir: digital inks and color, in Photoshop CS3, by :iconvulnepro:
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