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January 12, 2005
While most anyone who has been a user of deviantART for a while knows the name`arcipello, his Fragile Shell is a no-brainer for today's Daily Deviation. This piece has been ages in the making. He's submitted work in progress snapshots as early as August 2004! So, despite that he's already one of the best known artists on DA, you can't but oogle at his latest!
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Fragile Shell

>>>>>>>>>>>>FULL VIEW........OR ELSE!!!<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

detail shots can be found here [link]

i bet you never thought you would see the finished piece...those work in progress shots were submitted AGES ago!

well after a lot of time and effort, here she is..... Motoko Kusanagi

this started out life when i decided i loved the anime series so much that i wanted my very own poster of i thought i would make one:)

i suppose this scene was inspired by episode 4 in 2nd GIG (GITS fans know the one i mean) theres an amazing scene at the end where kusanagi and her tachikoma are chased under a hail of bullets from one of the Hornet attack i painted my version of that:)

and dont feel so sorry for the tachikoma...its just a shell.


some reference used for suit (she wears some freaky things!) GITS gun and signs :D
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MouraMoura's avatar
Well done! The Major looks fantastic. 
Hexidextrous's avatar
"Highway Friendly" plays in the background.
shadowrunner2323's avatar
i do feel sorry for the tachikoma, i just love the things! 

and i want one so baaaad!!!!!
Blackcatshadow234's avatar
No Tachicoma!!! DX they are so adorable! Why do they have to suffer? :( but go Major!! 
really well done I also am a fan of the series have the original movie and innocence on dvd,and again good job
Jormong's avatar
Don't they spend like... half the show pointing out the Tachikomas aren't just shells and have ghosts? xD
Pheenix42's avatar
Ohh, the Jigabachi fight!
Kaoru27Umi's avatar
this is still one of my favs of all time on devianart! :meow:
suiseiseki-sama's avatar
I liked the reflex of the buildings in the glasses, excellent detail :icontobiapprovesplz:
An-Old-Otaku's avatar
A nice tribute to Ghost in the Shell! :thumbsup:
YTheJoshuaTreeY's avatar
One of the best GITS artworks I've seen on here. Great job.
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ssimon98's avatar
Amazing just simply beautiful. The colors are right, the detail perfect and the water brush looking background looks simply outstanding!

nice wear & damage on the tachikoma
MartaEmi's avatar
Again, amazing art work!!!
Aplos's avatar
Gouta no yatsu!
Frazzled-Niya's avatar
found this image-> [link] (there are no contact details on the website though =\)
i do believe you have won deviant art. everyone can pack up and go home, now, it's over.
SERIOUSLY. Why are you not receiving any comments?! Your work is awesome! That poor robot thingy... ;.; (I forget what they're called.)
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Jing345's avatar
*jaw dropped*

thank you for feasting my eyes
Jing345's avatar
*jaw dropped*

thank you for feasting my eyes
theASTORID's avatar
this is really my favorite anime ever. I abousltly love this picture I thin you really caputered who motoko is and what ghost in the shell is.
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