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Black Widow, Grey Ghost by Hydrothrax Black Widow, Grey Ghost by Hydrothrax

 ….okay someone was distracted. What’s new XD

PAV-1 and PAV-2, the prototype YF-23 aircraft that competed against the YF-22 in the ATF project back in the 80’s. I recently found out that I live near one of the prototypes AAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

(psssst. YF-23 should totally have been picked over the YF-22. Don’t start me on a rant why LOL. I admit I’m a YF-23 fantard. :P)

SO ANYHOW I WAS INSPIRED TO DRAW SOME AEROSAURS OKAY. 

Phew needed to get that out of my system. Now back to actual shit. XD

-WHOOOSH-

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Vahldeer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
Every once and a while, I find someone's crazy idea that happens to be executed in a way that takes what I'd thought of as a genre or category, and turns it on its head.

You really do mix the shapes of beast and machine rather well, but I'd like to point out that some of the best human technologies are copies of nature. That might change if we get some epic discovery from metamaterials, but it would be ironic if it turns out to be invisibility because drawing invisible stuff is... well, anyways, the pattern to make that material could be visible under a number of circumstances, so at least that might work xD

I've never really fantasized about machine autonomy/conscience, but it's nice to see other people having crazy cool ideas. Sometimes it just makes you feel a little more normal.
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It's very true that nature is the best teacher, and feats of engineering seem to inch closer and closer to organic models since things and systems that have evolved over millions of years tend to be pretty efficient and a great basis to pull from.

There's always a way to visualize any concept ;D

Machine autonomy/sentience is something I love thinking about and running scenarios on, it's an interesting subject that is closer than many may realize - it also poses for some great arguments around the nature of what conscience/sentience is, if one wanted to get really philosophical about that. 

Crazy ideas are a good thing, keeps people thinking. :D
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Vahldeer Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
I took my sweet time replying to this, but I'd like to say a few more things:

Nature is more of a survival course to me, it has a large number of mysteries to unravel, but I think there's more to teaching than providing the conditions to learn. There's the saying, "Nature is a cruel teacher. She likes to give the test first, and the lesson later".

Engineering has taken a liking to organic models because they've had the benefit of millenia to refine themselves, which is usually superior to whatever sticks and stones we've been bashing together, or melting down into specific compositions to do the same thing. Then you run into strange biological facts about viruses or prions that challenge a lot of concepts that we hold about life.

Machine learning is humans trying to understand intelligence by reconstructing it. There's always a fear of things like Skynet (unironically the NSA actually made a machine learning program with that name, it was terrible at identifying terrorists and caused drone strikes on innocents) or computational singularity scenarios.

Personally, I'm too concerned with my own morality. Asking philosophical questions about machines seems irrelevant when all that matters is research, but I've been proven wrong before.
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preimpression Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is such a unique and awesome idea 
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Myrethy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Aerosaurs = new coolest thing
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha thanks!
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Serulfen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Your vechile-creature things are beautiful! :heart:
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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LexThomas Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
You always do an amazing job with planes !!!!!!
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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LexThomas Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
^^ yay ^^
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CopperheadYSF23 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
F-22 hunters.... (also YF-23 fantard) 
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
YEssssssssss (and HIGH-FIVES. GOOD. Love the avatar btw :'D)
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CopperheadYSF23 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
23s all the way!!.. La la la la  Thanks on the avatar. I also made a YF-23 stamp, because all I could find were F-22 stamps..... 
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
YES

Bwahahaa! Yea too much F-22 PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT THE BLACK WIDOW II IS SUPERIOR HKDSFHSDLKHFDSF xD
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CopperheadYSF23 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! and agreed on the Black Widow, I'm currently working on a F-23A profile... just to late ya know... :D (Big Grin) 
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent~ >8D
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CopperheadYSF23 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEZ 
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phantomrobin80jet Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Amazing! If aircraft where biological creatures they would look like this! 
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Mussadiq Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Wow unique )0_0(
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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westcpw Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
look great!  made me think they were some kind of alien living ship technology
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! And that's part of their story, alien buimechanical nanites + human machinery hehehehe
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westcpw Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!
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sharkplane77 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
oh my god they look so cool :XD:
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
They go OM NOM
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sharkplane77 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
:rofl:
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LightningCato Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love this also. Okay. In general your drawings like this are fun. THEY ARE SO DRAMATIC
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