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More sketches of these guys! 

Decided to really roll with the Jaguar influence, with obvious differences because of the world-setting.

Top one is the original “wild” remanenter, the bottom dark one is one of a squadron of derivatives created in part by subdividing the processor substrate of the original biomech - it is kept alive so it can re-grow portions of it, but over time the damage is effectively done, rendering the original biomech to a shell of its former self, and limiting the number of derivatives that were produced.

Flashy red teeth on the dark one is a squadron marking, it’s a metallic coating pretty much done for looks, as the squadron chief is a bit of a maverick. Tail emblem is related to the dive-bombing nature of their attacks.

The tail marking on the original is actually a form of lettering, still deciding on it and its origins (if it’s a rogue-machine language or if it’s something that a handful of remaining biomech-friendly human tribes came up with to communicate with them, I kinda prefer the latter since I don’t think the machines would need such a form of writing. And there are a lot of story ideas that work with it.) Nothing much fleshed out but the idea is that multiple types of information can be encoded in these seemingly simple graphics, using proportional and mathematical concepts, specific symbols, and in some cases, more straightforward data engraved at a microscopic level that cannot be read unaided.) 

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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
are these just for fun or is there lore behind these guys? they look freaky and i love them. are they still meant to be piloted by people?
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
There's definitely a whole headworld/lore these belong to. Occasionally I'll put hint and snippets of it in the descriptions.

They can fly autonomously but these guys are built around having a pilot/handler, yes. The cockpit looks to be full of substrate but the rear area separates and subdivides to fit a person in it. Depending on the aerosaur type, they fly via neural link, or a form of augmented "mechanical" controls, or often a combo of both. 
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Very cool! Now I need a movie with these in it! :D
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IsaiahRay Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
starscream: thats my dog
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CreatorNat Featured By Owner Edited Sep 12, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This reminds me a lot about Transformers. LOL It's Starscream in real life. XD
Great job tho
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zirukurt01 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The second panel.
2creepy4me
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DRamos97 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Student General Artist
Spider plane, spider plane, does whatever a spider plane does.

(Even though it has only 4 appendages.) 
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BulgariaGaming Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018
Is that my waifu ?
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AdventTutly Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018
It's like a Symbiotic Venomistic fuse with a plane from Spiderman.
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Nekisawa Featured By Owner Edited Sep 12, 2018  Student Artist
You can do more tank like the BT-7 pls. But nice one.
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REDVAMPIRE120652 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Kick Ass!!
I Want One.
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Naphula Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So is this like Strike Witches?
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Cuddlyz-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
i love how the top one looks like a North American Swallow beautiful colors :)
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Oh you're right! Excellent coincidence!
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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
I swear everything you do is amazing and always will be!
I need to join that site so I can keep up with you. :hug:
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Ahah thanks!

Artstashunnnnn - it's so nice, I recommend it haha!
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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
You're Welcome!

Yeah, I remember we talked about this and that site is so professional. O_o But I am seriously considering it.
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