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aaaaaand Done. It's been a long time since I've colored anything and I can tell that I'm going to have to practice for a while to get better.

"Hodge" is a tentative name (not my character, though I was asked to do all of the design work), based on John "Let's use my ferret to steal that diamond" Hodgman's work. I think it's fitting.

The mechanical eye thingy is her friend.
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:icongerzel:
gerzel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
[link] I have been writing a story featuring her. May see if Inkmo can draw more once I have money.
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ToratonSF Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
It's just like Hodgman as a young animal-girl-person.
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Polterpneuma Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
It'sh teh new steam ball O.O
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N0p3 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Stuff made of dreams man c:
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Anime-vee Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
D: WOW DEE WOW WOW.

This is fantastic.
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totmoartsstudio2 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
nice:D
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DaleNorvell Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
I think this turned out really cool. I like how you really did get her face to look like a ferret. I think her arms look fine holding "Thesis". I don't see what you mean by it bothering you... Looks endearing to me. And as always, you are the masta at random industrial stuff. All in all, a fun piece methinks. :nod:
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gunmouth Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
Really love the design of the character here, as well as the eye robot thing! Awesome work!
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apeman505 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like her expression!
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Mentalrabie Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
superb! ...i like those wipers too!^^
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nervousystem Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
Looks great!
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OnionKnight Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
DAW!!!!! damn man the little details in this are amazing XD
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:iconinkmo:
Inkmo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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senorphrog Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
FIG. 2: “It is time for hoboes to take over the United States government.”
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ClarryGoldstein Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
Real nice with the contrast between the coloured/uncoloured, and the steampunkish (for lack of a better description) style!
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:icongerzel:
gerzel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
ooh yes the colors are really coming out great now!
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zeroxtb Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yesssssssssss
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:iconnotit:
notit Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
I always enjoyed your work in the steam punkish genre.
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Mr-King55 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
i'm overcome with feelings of envy.
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:icontoenolla:
toenolla Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
I love the red tone on her little robot friend. Is that - *gasp* - orichalcum plating!?!?
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pockyy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
frick your lines are great man, so much detail ;;
ahh I love her design~
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Themrock Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
steampunk rules.
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:icongerzel:
gerzel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
Hello, uhm well I'm the guy who commissioned this.

Well Inkmo already knows this and well I guess I'm sharing because this is teh cool and I'm stroking my own horn and tooting my own ego. bah!

I am very very happy with how it is turning out. Though I do see a little off in the arms and would prefer more defined drawn in markings esp for the face mask (to me it looks hard to tell if it is a mask or emotion shadow(Also let me stress that these are both minor points!)).

As for the character I have in mind the description I gave to John was loosely based on a character of mine named Brolly. The mechanical eyeball was my idea, though I only gave it as a suggestion not a hard request to John.

As Brolly the character is a Mad Scientist living in Darkwood or a similar world (Girl Genius world works too) who has studied at a school and created her companion which she calls Thesis, because well it was her Thesis.

Thesis isn't steam powered. He(It) is actually a mechanical crystalin calculatory engine that uses spinning vibrating crystals inside itself to think. The mechanics inside generate a lot of heat which is sent through a closed inner cooling system to a watercooled outer one. So the eyeball isn't as hot as one would expect.

Thesis was also made to be plugable into any number of machines or bodies to perform different tasks and only has stubby manipulators to get around awkwardly on its own.
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:iconinkmo:
Inkmo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I'm about halfway through coloring it. All the markings are already a lot different.
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gerzel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
ok. That was the biggest thing that I didn't like (wasn't that big of an issue really).

One thing with ferrets is that the face often looks like racoons and the body often looks like a cat so it is very hard to get a character to look like a ferret.
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Robotess Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
jesus tapdancing christ...are those...-windsheild wiper blades- on those goggles?!?!

bad. ass. XD
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:icongerzel:
gerzel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
Every good set of goggles needs wiper blades!
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:iconinkmo:
Inkmo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
you noticed! :D :D :D
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Penlink Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008   Digital Artist
If you ask me, it doesn't need any coloring. Plus I like the cross hatching, and how the lines are weighted.
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toenolla Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Ferret girl lives! <3 I hope the client decides to keep her name.

Also, that is a terribly badass robot.
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:icongerzel:
gerzel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
I do like the name, though I sorta had a name before I got the commission. Brolly is a recurring character of mine.
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Para-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Student
looks great in B&W <3

I'll wait patiently for colors :3
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nauth Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this Mechanic stuff!! in the hands of a beautifull little Girl is even bether!!
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EL-ZomBo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Rockin' design, dude! Love the shading!
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royalboiler Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
You sir are a badass.
you make me need to draw more pipes and pockets.
I really like her legs.
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:icongerzel:
gerzel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
He is and yes you do!
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:iconinkmo:
Inkmo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
many thanks! :D
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bagshotrow Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
being metal and steam powered, wouldn't it also be incredibly hot and difficult to hold?

myth busted, metal eye thing. 8-)8-)8-)
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:iconinkmo:
Inkmo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
it's.. insulated? I dunno. haven't you watched enough Steamboy to rip it off, too?
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shaunC Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008   General Artist
I don't think it needs colouring...
It's great how it is...
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:iconinkmo:
Inkmo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks. I'm glad you think that, but that's what the client paid for. ;P
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:icongerzel:
gerzel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
Yeah I kindo prepaid.
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Arei-sama Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
She incredibly adorable! And looks like she might be plotting something.
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dabrthr2 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
That is friggin sweet..
You added really good details to it.. hope to see it if you color it.
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Inkmo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
and damn if the way that thing is fitting into her arms isn't bothering me now that I look at it again after a couple of days...
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Arei-sama Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
It does seem slightly awkward but it looks fine. Better than I could do...if I'd drawn it'd look like it was somehow magically floating in her arms. XD;
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DeadXCross Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
your too hard on yourself. I think it looks fine c:
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CherryViz Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Student
I like it~
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