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Samo by Hydrothrax Samo by Hydrothrax

Another thing that was sitting in my WIP folder for way too long :’D 

SAMO! As a Maschinengeist, pulled out of the Aetherworld to wreak havoc :U he’s one of the attempts the Vattir make to pull a more modern weapon out of that plane of existence, artificially filling in any “gaps” in the electromagnetic code (hence why these things can look pretty twisted sometimes, Samo here is a more “complete” one.) They quickly realize though that these guys are very hard to control :U even if it’s a “lesser” Maschinengeist like this guy.

KH-22s go WHOOSH

Probably makes no sense to anyone who doesn’t know all the details of my headworlds but IF YOU DON’T GET IT JUST CALL IT A DEMON PLANE OR SOMETHING IDK HAHA

Oh and for those who are wondering, he’s based on a Tu-22M3


ALSO gotta run but I'll get to everyone's comments and whatnot when I can! Pfffffhhh

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:icontoonvasion:
Toonvasion Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
whoa! styled and bad ass looking.
When you draw missile's with mouths: do the mouths do anything?
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Watson-inc Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's badass!
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punknower Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely sexy machinery :)
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Kiba928 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
A dragon/demon "Backfire" armed with "Kitchens", niiiice. He should watch out for my "Eagle Eater" or your "Sundowner"(F-14s), though.
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Thuslan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
This picture is like a 17th century painter's interpretation of seeing a modern day dogfight, only with modern day equipment. Seeing the vehicle itself as a dragon gliding into combat while casting destructive magic spells towards its targets.
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Miera42 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
Kinda strange to see the eyes, since these are based off of mechanics (I also know someone else doing aeromorph-people stuff, where they're more mechanical than creature in their 'morph appearances), but it's also cool for the twisty-beasty that he is. (:


Question though, at risk of sounding like an idiot in case it's been asked before...what are the runes based off of?
And is it like some kind of electromagnetic manipulation, where others might see 'magic' in the science?

Beautifully done with your alien anatomy, love the concepts d:
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'll sometimes put in an eye, many eyes, or none at all, generally on a whim but yeah :'D this one is supposed to be one of the more surreal ones so twisty-beasty-ness is a go!
Who is the other artist you know? It always interests me to see who else draws this sort of stuff. I know a handful but it's kinda niche!

It's not a dumb question, I don't really explain my worlds in full on the public internet really but I'm happy to answer stuff. Those are just Galic runes, sometimes I make really vague norse (or other mythology) references for fun but in this case it's really more of a visual thing. I had this image in my head almost exactly like this and needed to get it down. Cyrillic might'v been more appropriate really :'D

But yes that's exactly what I was going for, long-story-short they use electromagnetic manipulation and other weird seemingly-physics-bending stuff that really makes them come across as almost godlike/demonlike! SPACE MAGIC.

Thanks :D
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Miera42 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
I don't know if they have a DA account, though. I'll ask if they're cool sharing (:
(Just a personal thing, keeping friends anonymous and stuff over the free-info net *shrugs*)

Oh good, I'm glad that it wasn't a stupid question ^^; I was wondering because one or two looked KINDA familiar, but I wasn't quite sure what had been going on s: Galic, huh...yeah, Norse would be clear. Or you'd get people wondering if it's 'dragon' or like 'dwarf', like from LotR '~' It's really, REALLY cool that you're able to get the pictures down clearly, from your head to visual media (: I'm still working on that one... =_=;

Hey cool, I guessed right! 8D whooot! Lol

And sure, not a problem~ ^^



Oh, and apologies for long-delayed replies; unless I'm drawing a LOT on a fairly regular basis, I don't frequent my DA as much as I'd like ]:
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh of course! If they don't want to share their work, it's not a problem at all!

Ahahah! 
And it takes years, I still can't 100% get out onto paper what I've got in my head but it's getting there. It's actually one of the things that drives me to improve - just keep practicing, always try different approaches and subjects here and there to widen your skillset, and you'll get there.

Haha no prob my responses tend to be super late as well since life is really busy lately. :'D
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GloomShroom Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
These are amazing!
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Shadowstyle143 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
what are these things? theyer so cool!
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:iconhydrothrax:
Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Headworld creatures, based on various aircraft :'D
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Shadowstyle143 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks i didn't know the species name, but i could tell they were based on aircraft
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh it's a name you want! I generally call these guys "Aerosaurs," the more surreal/deity-like ones are "Maschinengeister" (machine-spirits in German.) Their kind spans a few of my headworlds so there are a few subtypes.

The whole concept extends to all vehicle types but the aircraft guys are probably the most well known since I've drawn them the longsest.
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Student Filmographer
ah dude! super neat creature!
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:iconhydrothrax:
Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Student Filmographer
Welcome
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CopperheadYSF23 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know something? The life expectancy of an aircraft carrier is 45 minuets in the event of a nuclear war. The Tu-22 and its lil Kh-22s friends are a reasonably large part of that.

Get it? 22 + 22 = 44? I pun so hard... 
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I bet that survivability time also greatly depends on who and what you're pitting against each other but that's not long haha. Even so, Tu-22M all the way, I'm a big fan despite the fact that they're slightly outdated now :'D

Not really, what's the 44 relating to, unless you meant to write "44" in stead of "45 minutes" :V
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CopperheadYSF23 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Back when my dad was in the Navy, he was taught that the life expectancy of a carrier was 45 minutes when going at it with Russia (this being back in the 70's when the Tu-22 wasn't that old). The 44 minute thing was just me trying to make a pun out of it. Though the pun didn't fly so well... o-o
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhh that makes more sense then. Yes I can very much see that :'D a couple of those would pack quite a punch (I'm reminded of the scene in the movie "A Clear and Present Danger" where a few TU-22Ms take out a US carrier, I love that scene hehe)

I see LOL!
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CopperheadYSF23 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh good lol...  Sounds like a pretty cool movie though, how was it?
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I actually really liked it, if you like Tom Clancy stuff I definitely recommend it :'D [The Hunt for the Red October will forever be my fav of the fims tho haahah]
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CopperheadYSF23 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, yes I do! And agreed on The Hunt for the Red October, I listen to the soundtrack every now and again if I'm drawing something Russian... XD

(Hope you don't mind going off the rails with the comments lol)
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hahahah! They've got a great soundtrack for that movie, yessss

(and not at all haha!)
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zoidsfan77 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is 1200px the resolution you created this in? I think this (and a lot of your other artwork) would make great desktop backgrounds if the resolution were higher.

I do quite like this one, he's quite the handsome devil, its too bad he is probably going to kill anyone who has the chance to appreciate him.
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I actually draw on ridiculously huge canvases, 7000px and upwards :'D I upload low rez, I don't like the idea of my original being out there for just everyone to take. BUT if you'd like a wallpaper copy, I can email you one, just note me with yo email and the size you'd like :V

Hahahahaha! This version of Samo is definitely not too pleasant to be around :'D
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LexThomas Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Love it 
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tamerlan110 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Какой няшка, а! У нас такой в соседнем районе есть!=)
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Combine506 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
That is... Freaking Awesome! 
I Love it!
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DA TECHNOMAGIC
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:iconhydrothrax:
Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
ZAPPITY-ZAP!
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SwarmCreator Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thant's what I will call a demonic jet! :3
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:iconhydrothrax:
Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The best kind of jet :'D
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eightyjet Featured By Owner Edited Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If I could sum this up in one word: EPIC!

If I could some this up in a series of words: wicked lighting effects, clever expression, fascinating anatomy, and cool livery 
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xxStolen-soulsxx Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
omigod, that is so EPIC!!

and, I totally get your headworlds... lol, I dream up weird stuff like this all the time... sadly, not much of this makes it beyond my daydreams
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TheTigerAce44 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Artist
Is it a demon :o (Eek) 
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purpleshadowbooster Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oohh wow this look awesome  :D
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DallellesLaul Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Very interesting
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LancetheB1 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats very cool c:
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Sebascelisc Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Jaw dropping! :iconwowplz: how does anyone come up with creatures that complex? You never disappoint! :iconepiclaplz:
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Lots and lots of headworld stories, this stuff gets cooked up in my head 24-7. Thanks though! :'D
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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
That's awesome and you're definitely getting more professional. Your details and fantasy realism concepts have astounded me through the years, but this (among other pieces) just takes my breath away. :+fav:
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Aaaaaa thank you! :D
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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
:hug:
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THEINVINCIBLEPHANTOM Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Headbang! The embodiment of badasstedness! Clap 
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OwenConcorde Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Samo looks very bad#%^ to me and man he's freaking AWESOME!!!  The Badass :la:  :iconhead-bangplz:
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USWRSilverado Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh no
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milxxx Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014   General Artist
may god help the believers......this is really really monstrous 
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Bwahahaha!! >8D
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