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Adjusted Steamfantry by Cyangmou Adjusted Steamfantry by Cyangmou
personal pixel art illustration.
54 colors,
By far the most complex character sprite I ever attempted, endless amount of hours poured into that piece.
thanks to everyone who visited the livestream.

WIP-animation-GIF

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The original Steamfantry dates back about half a century ago. It was during these clockwork ages that the first serialization of war machines began taking advantage of limbic technologies. These barely yielding heavy iron armors got equipped with piston muscles. A simple, but sturdy design, which still provides unmatched defensive abilities and is nearly indestructible.

The defensive Steamfantry went obsolete when the empire started to focus more on the development of mobile units to quickly decide battles for themselves, so the old technology was not up-to-date with the new strategies. After the enemy had adapted to these highly offensive tactics however, the need for a strong defensive units arose again, and the quick solution was to retrofit the old suits of armor.

The newly adjusted Steamfantry proved to be stunningly effective. In the battlefields of the cold North the engine and pistons counteracted glaciation and kept the pilot nice and cozy in unbearable heat. Said engines were smaller, more powerful, and fuelled by diesel; giving the units speed and mobility, completely overshadowing its predecessor.

The most efficient way to disable the adjusted Steamfantry is to push it over. Against such acts it can brace its massive bladed shield into the ground to gain additional stability. That is, if anyone manages to get through the fire of the calamitous minigun mounted to it's arm.
And even if the unit is downed, the surviving chances of the soldier are fairly large, the pilot must only await the support of allied forces.

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concept art:

Heavy-Infantry by Cyangmou

more:

Stormcrow by CyangmouMiss Creya Vanderbuehl by Cyangmou
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:iconmalre:
malre Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks For Add Steampunk by malre
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TitaniumMadMan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOLY FUCK FOR A SECOND I THOUGHT THIS WAS NORMAL DIGITAL ART, WELL FRIGGIN DONE
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:iconcyangmou:
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
well it's actually pixel art.
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Cuprium Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016
I could imagine a whole army marching slowly into my position. It's terrifying.
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GaneshPurushottama Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
Briliant work!
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Zaitsu-Hatter Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
The levels of epic are high in this!! :D
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
glad you liked it =)
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Battledroidunit047 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
reminds me of a Big Daddy
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Cloneboy245 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Student
it really does looks like a Big Daddy from BioShock
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:iconfireworks173:
Fireworks173 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
Yeah you're right.
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:iconcyangmou:
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I really liked a lot of the designwork of Bioshock.
The diving suit I used as a reference really existed and was created in 1882 - it also heavily reminded me of a suit of gothic armor
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmosphe…

There is Just too much cool stuff around in the real world =D
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Battledroidunit047 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
I see.
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Neurovore Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
I would like to see what would happen if you did further designs along this concept. How about making the shield slide back on the arm to attach itself to the back, and even partially fold to partially conform to back plate of the armor so as not to get in the way when not in use? Also, perhaps the gun on the arm should be modular so that other types of guns can be attached or detached on the arm as needed. The only critique I have of this design is that the ammunition magazine on the elbow and its positioning in terms of how it feeds into the gun seems to be a bit unwieldy and prone to jamming because of its angle and the fact that its exposed to an outside environment. I think that it would be better served to be positioned behind some sort of housing to protect it, in addition to the fact that perhaps that putting the magazine on the back would probably be less clumsy to the wearer.

Also, it would be neat if there was a more "advanced" version of this armor further down the timeline, with similar components, but looking like it was designed by Raymond Loewy at the height of the art deco design movement, with a stainless steel "chromed toaster" finish instead of copper and brass.
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
There is some really interesting stuff you said, currently I am really busy with designing tons of other things and in the foreseeable future I won't get back to this design.
The universe for which this design is intented actually don't has any artdeko, there are more neorenaissance and gothic elements.
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Neurovore Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Of course...but perhaps you could have an "art deco" set of powered armor in an alternate universe.

Thank you for replying.
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
If you like artdeco you maybe want to follow Tower57, my current project.
It's a twinstick shooter and takes place in a huge artdeco tower.

www.indiedb.com/games/tower-57

just uploaded a statue i did for it earlier today =)
Birdgod Guardians by Cyangmou
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LaserraptorCoderman Featured By Owner Edited May 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is super awesome, the details and colors are great. I can see this being used in a game. :) My feelings draws toward something along the lines of Strife for PC, maybe with a character animation system like that in Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri, for greater dynamics.

Here is an actual steam-powered "suit" design from 1917; cyberneticzoo.com/man-amplifie… just the bare minimum for mobility (hardly). The power-pack on the back idea is just the logical choice it seems. :XD:
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
it's just a static sprite, which might or might not be used as converation sprite.
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LaserraptorCoderman Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure. :)
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Hyenax Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this Bioshock inspired? I really like it!
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Edited Apr 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
What I particularly like about this 1880-1940's direction is that it's close enough to reality to be completely believable, but it has enough possible elements to set up fantastical worlds/sceneries.
It's "human" centered and there is the human inventiveness and there are machines - all of this emphasizes the scenario, while it still leaves space for some fantasy and sci-fi concepts.

Bioshock (but just the first installment of the series) is a game which deeply awed me.
First of all it falls in this time, it brings up a lot of concepts which I'd say is very worthwhile to think of - therefore it's also one of the very few games I played which made me think about the game outside the game - and I just really love it if a game provides first and foremost just entertainment, but has then also a fair bit more to offer if you want to delve a bit deeper.

This is the way how I feel Bioshock inspired me =)
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Hyenax Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, awesome. I really love BioShock too, especially the first two ones. They have really nice atmosphere :)
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hapiel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great textures!
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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Rainpowtato Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
I love the palette and how you used it... I'm jealous of your skills :D you should make videos. (Sorry if you already do :D)
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I am streaming from time to time, usually Saturday these days (you can find the announcements in the twitterbox on my site)
I don't do youtube videos, just livesessions.

Drawing skill is directly related to practice.
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CrystalTrees Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am so jealous of your skills! The metal looks so metallic, and the composition of the piece is just incredible.
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:iconvalenberg:
Valenberg Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014   Digital Artist
Pretty cool and amazing details!
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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criminon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Thomas, I know you're humble as hell, but I really think this one deserves a lot of gloating. If this doesn't raise your ego through the roof, I will start to believe you're not human. Way to be man, its fantastic, and I still don't think this is the best piece we will ever see of you. From how much you have improved from when I have first met you to now, I see no end in sight. I wait very eagerly for your next piece.
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
well as it seems I uploaded quite a lot the last weeks. I agree that this one definitely came out very nicely. However, there arre many things left I can improve on, so I am not getting bored.
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Mystic-Breath Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this.
//dies from awesome
How.
You just earned a follow, good sir/madam.
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot -ö seems like I am quite late with answering, but ya, I am quite busy =)
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shook12 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that is

ffffffffff

beyond words

Probably the best piece of pixel art i have ever seen, full stop. Excellent work, very excellent. c:
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pawelotti Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome :D
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DanOcean Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The craziest thing I've ever seen done in pixels, man! Fantastic work! :clap:
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WilltronWorks Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Simply amazing, bring me back to when I first played FF6.
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Retronator Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Baller! Sunglasses are good 
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Supa-Nerd Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
This is epic as hell dude.
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diaglan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
deym... awesome work bro
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Sara1444 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
ITS PIXELATED, ITS FREAKING PIXELATED!!!! PIXELATED I TELL YOU!!!! OH THE FEELS! THE FEELS ARE GETTING EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!! THE EPICNESS!!! IT'S TOO MUCH TO TAKE IN!!!!! 

Jokes aside, this is pretty beautiful, and you used 54 colors, can't believe it!
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Gilthorpe Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is just beautiful. It looks wonderfully fantastic!
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sage2001 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Really impressive. Keep it up!
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Wrriter Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow - I saw a miniature of the streaming on Picarto and now I accidentally found the final version.

That's a real nice job mate! Keep on the good work ^^
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ah cool to hear that.
Yeah I think I will use picarto more often and hope I can do some more of those sprites =)
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Wrriter Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It would be awesome to see more streams showing how those pixels are being created
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
make a picarto account and follow me there. And youu get an E-Mail whenever I switch on the stream.
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Wrriter Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh? I haven't saw the "follow" button there.

thanks for information ^^
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SuperTurnip Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Gloriously realized and pixeled to the highest degree of perfection! Great story to match.
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felivans Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, just wow..
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