I love putting teeth on things that really aren’t supposed to have them.
Detail shots can be found here: www.artstation.com/artwork/yBw…
Might put up the processes shots later if i find them all.
“The naval officer leaned heavily on the railing, eyeing the strange orange mass of metal that was slowly being winched down towards the water.
It was a machine hybrid, or a “biomech” as they were commonly called.
He’d never liked those things.
In his eyes, they were godless fusions of monster and machine. All of them. Regardless of how much they were claimed to be tamed by building in safety modifications and lifeless hulls to house the bestial entity beneath. Regardless of how intelligent they were believed to be.
Despite what the reports had said, he was still convinced that the accident he’d lost his brother to was very much at the hand - no, claw - of one of these machines. For rumors of rogue, un-piloted mechanical entities lurking beneath the ocean’s service were plenty in the navy, and there were too many incomplete military reports to excuse the lack of explanation for the disappearance of personnel over the years.
His eyes wandered down to the cluster of limbs neatly folded beneath the submersible, taking note of how the claws on the foremost limb flexed just ever so slightly.
In fact, upon closer observation, subtle movement could be seen across various ares of the machine.
Some form of calibration?
“The motions would seem too organic for that..” he thought to himself, as his attention wandered to the lower optic cluster.
A flinch shot through him as it moved, the primary eye swiveling to lock its gaze with his own. A chill ran down his spine at its icy cool glare burned back into his gaze, unwavering and mechanical.
He was the first to break eye contact, glancing away and looking down to realize how tightly his hands were clenched around the railing. He let out a short sigh, relaxing his gaze and lifting his head at the thud-thud of boots approaching him from behind.
“Vasily, your presence is requested on the bridge,” a familiar voice spoke.
“All right, I’ll just be a minute.”
He turned to look back at the submersible one last time - much of its bright orange bulk having now disappeared beneath the water’s surface. The crew below scuttled about, ready to release the tethers which still tied the bio-mechanical machine to the ship.
Its optics were also once again locked in their default, forward-facing configuration.
He must’ve been imagining things…
Vasily gave pause, wishing a silent prayer upon the operator crew on board before turning to make his leave.”
Drawn in Autodesk Sketchbook [3/3]
really nice work, hydro!