From the halls of Montezuma To the shores of Tannhauser Gate We will fight you're planet's battles And try not to be too late
This is actually a really old sketch from around 7 years ago that I saw while digging through my old papers and decided to finish. There wasn't much to show as a "before" shot, but it changed quite drastically from the original, and for the better. Nice to see the improvements right on the page side by side as you polish.
Either way, it was inspried by this picture i saw of Bioshock's Big Daddy...I played Bio-shock 2 the other day. It was crap...Probably should've played the original one first...Hmm...Oh well...
Standing at 3.5 metres tall (About...11.2 foot?), Radiation Minners and their Uranium-powered suits operate in the most dangerous of conditions, Ocean floors, Inside Live volcanos, unstable mines, miles bellow the Earth's crust...Minning away for scrap of Uranium, Plutonium...And whatever else they can find that makes a geiger Muller-tube tick. The Suit is protected by seven inches of Lead, lead-chainmail is inter-woven into the fabric that make up the joints for the suit. The Suit is driving by a miniature Uranium Reactor Core in the back. it powers all of the suit's systems: Oxygen scrubbing, external lights, Exoskeleton...And, thanks to the radioactive half-life of twenty years, the suits never have to be refueled for the duration of their factory-recommended lifespans. The Suits are generally considered invulnerable to most weapons. But sadly, all this protection only serves to making the sense of clustrophobia stronger, many Radiation-Minner Pilots going mad and killing themselves long before they can get their pay. Those that do survive, enjoy hefty cheques and massive bonuses, most of which is eaten up by massive medical bills for treatment to alleviate and cure things like: Radiation Poisoning, the bends brought on from working in high-pressure zones deep inside the innards of the earth and at the bottom of the sea. But, with such a high-turnover rate, there is always a job opening for those whom are down on their luck. The exoskeleton for the suit enables it to lift in excess of one hundred tonnes with ease, the downside is, its clunky, slowly, cumbersome...Totally useless for a fast-paced battlefield where Anti-tank weapons can spell doom to even this armoured sonofabitch, meaning that they are generally never seen upon the battlefield unless an army simply cannot afford better.
Of those Rad-miners whom remain sain enough not to commit scuicude, they often develop and unhealthy attachment to their suits, thinking them to be an extension of their own body. These "Jockeys" are crazed individuals and are best avoided. They are nearly impossible to part from their rad-suits. But, due to the fact that they consider their Rad-suit to be an extension of their own bodies, they are the very best pilots for the suits, even those cumbersome pincers that take the place of the left-hand can be a deft and nimble tool, and those rock-saws can become as accurate as the tools and instruments of a master surgeon.
So, if you're short on your dough, don't want to live long, sign up help make weapons of nuclear war.
It's a dark, lonely, cramped life for a Rad-minner.
I did this last year, and now finally have a good enough quality picture to post it.
Its a pencil rendering of my grandpa, done with Bic Sharpwriter pencils. Its quite large around 40 inches tall by something wide, I dont have a tape measure on me at the moment so my guessing will have to do.
Libya, April 2011. Libyan rebels keep guard at the coastal town of Misrata.
Libya, for anyone who was hibernating during the last months, is in a civil war right now, following uprisings that started on february this year. Rebels from many origins are fighting against forces still loyal to Col. Muammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi and his 40 years old dictatorship.
Poorly trained (at least so far) and with light equipment, they are being assisted by NATO air assets and, some say, special forces in order to take down the dictator and his loyal troops. The specific city of Misrata has seen some heavy fighting for the last months being in the frontline of the conflict. The rebels held their position so far, despite constant artillery strikes and some attempts from ground troops to retake the important harbor.
Sketched with a blue pencil then inked real quick with a micron and markered with sum grey markers ^^
Ionno if its scifi only the fact that its a robotic golem...
In the future, mankind will be fairly advanced and will posess robots to do their work. Men will have robots battle each other to their death as a form of entertainement. The gladiator golems enter the collosieum and the crowd cheers, they want a glorious battle. These mechanical warriors have metal platings and a rudimentary AI, they carry lances, swords and metal nets into battle, they're mindless puppets made for men's distraction.