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Stmpnk Cyberman - 'Invasion' by Promus-Kaa Stmpnk Cyberman - 'Invasion' by Promus-Kaa
It occured to me that I hadn't done a steampunk rendition of the REAL Cybermen from Mondas, so I got to work on this one. :D

This time, I chose the Mondasian design from the Patrick Troughton serial "The Invasion." In keeping with the theme of the episode, these Cybermen are powered by electricity transmitted to them all by a central tower; they aren't powered by steam like the other version I drew up. :nod:

Enjoy!! Also, stay tuned for a steampunked version of the Cybermen seen in the serial "The Tenth Planet" (~rapstertee, I know you in particular will like that one!! ;) ). :D
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keepcalmanddrinktea1 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
wow cool!La la la la 
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ZerroukitheWanderer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Lovely design!
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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pinochioO-5 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really like this image a lot. The detail work turned out very nice; all the garters and tubes and buttons, dials and electrical conductors really make this pop. The pose is very action packed as well. Nice job.
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's gotta be the best comment I've ever gotten on this piece, and I uploaded it years ago! Thank you very much. :D
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pinochioO-5 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
kudos to you anytime. Your work deserves it.
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're far too kind. :blushes: Thanks again!
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SkellingtonHobo Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
Very cool!
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it! I'm especially proud of this one...it was kind of my "breaking point" of going beyond simple full-body pictures and doing something more dynamic. :D
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SkellingtonHobo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Well, it's very dynamic indeed! :D
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thanks! You're too kind. :D
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SkellingtonHobo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
Only cause you're too awesome :D
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's VERY nice of you to say! It's not every day that someone says that! LD
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SkellingtonHobo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
You're very welcome!
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LordMelchet Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Very nicely done! I like the pose as well. I think I spy a Feratan (sp?) blade there?
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm very proud of this one, too - I think I draw better when I'm not trying to do a full-body shot. :XD:

Haha, yes...that IS a Ferratan blade. I just think it looks cool and adds dynamism to my pictures (the way it comes out like that), so I gave him one. ;)

My original Steampunk Cyberman has one too...
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LordMelchet Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Nothing wrong with that. Poses can be a bitch! It's sometimes hard to make them look natural. That's what's so great about working with real people.
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Poses ARE hard - especially coming up with ones that aren't too overused.

Even the best artists use actual people as reference for their drawings! :)
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LordMelchet Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Exactly! I used to pose in a mirror to get my poses right, but that's hard too.
Sports pics are a good reference
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I thought I was the only one who posed in mirrors...now I feel less weird!! :XD:

However, I never thought about using sports pics. That's a great idea, thanks!
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LordMelchet Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
You're welcome!


You get my note about the site?
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Tawaki Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
EX-cellent.

Hmm... I wonder what the micromonolithic circuits would be.

And what will you do after the Tenth Planet Cybermen? A Chumbley? A Yeti? Mr. Sin? The Kandyman?
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I should try drawing the circuits!! That would be an interesting project...awesome idea!! :D

Wow, I'm impressed!! You gave me quite a nice list of classic (aka "canon") Who robots! I'd probably do the Chumbleys next since they're the most blatantly robotic. After that I'd probably do Kamelion! That would be a challenge...
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LilyKnotwise Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
The rubber jumpsuit never looked so good. :D
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks!! My favorite Cybermen were the ones from "Invasion," and I thought that the rubber jumpsuit would work well for the Steampunk version, since it would provide good insulation against the Victorian-era electrical components attached to the person inside (except for the fingertips... ;) ). :D
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LilyKnotwise Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Definitely works well. :D
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to know!! :D

Which version of the Cybermen is your favorite?
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LilyKnotwise Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Weellll... It's hard to say, they're all really different and awesome in their own way. As far as how scary they can be, the new ones are the only ones that really do it for me, since they're actually quite convincing... But that's a given, since they had a bigger budget and better technology, costuming, etc.

But as far as pure awesomeness goes... I'm going to have to go with Tomb of the Cybermen cybermen... I laugh at the cheese, and yet I'm so into it. And they just stand out in my mind whenever I think of Old Skool Who cybermen. :D
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The new ones aren't even actual Cybermen, so they don't count! The question still stands, unanswered and lonely. :XD:

But about how the Cybusmen look "more convincing" - how so? Do you think that Darth Vader doesn't look as convincing as he could, due to budget restrictions or better technology and costuming? Because Cybermen and Darth Vader have a lot in common.

Both Mondasians (Cybermen) and Darth Vader began their lives as normal humanoid beings. Both have had limbs and some internal organs replaced with bionic counterparts. Both conceal these robotic parts with an outer covering. Both have chest units which monitor and control life support, and both wear helmets to supplement and enhance their senses. (Also, both speak through voice-boxes ;) ).

But nobody says that Darth Vader doesn't look convincing as a cyborg, even though he's pretty much a Cyberman in black coverings - because he IS convincing. He doesn't have to look like he's "more machine than man," beacuse he just happens to cover it, like a Cyberman. Why wouldn't you?

I think the real Cybermen look pretty cool how they are, and they're entirely convincing as exactly what they're supposed to be! :) You see my point?

And "Tomb" isn't cheesy - it's scary as hell!! :XD:
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LilyKnotwise Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
(wow, this reply has been here for a really long time and I only saw it now. Fail. Sorry. XD)

Anyway, I say the new Cybermen look more convincing because they really do look like they're made of metal. The old ones (that I remember) were always some sort of rubber or something similar, that was spray-painting silver. Also, the new Cyberman voices sound much more electronic.

HOWEVER, having said these things, I don't think that makes them BETTER than the older versions of the Cybermen. I mean, when I'm watching some older episodes with older cybermen, I'm totally into it and I totally buy that they're the real deal. They're completely convincing when I'm watching it. It's just from a more standoffish point of view that the new ones are more convincing. As in... If I were to show clips to someone who had never watched Doctor Who before, they'd probably think the new Cybermen were the "best".

I, however, in the end would have to pick the Tomb of the Cybermen cybermen as my definite favourite. (Although, granted, I haven't seen every single episode of Doctor Who, which probably includes some cybermen episodes. But that's a work in progress. :D)
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL, it's okay, sometimes I don't get to comments for months! :XD:

The new ones ARE convincing as being metal robots - but the old ones weren't supposed to be robotic. They were essentially reanimated, necrotized corpses with robotic limbs who covered it all in a cloth-like body sheath and stuck a helmet on their heads (just like Darth Vader). As such, they are convincing - very much so. They're not SUPPOSED to be metal robots any more than Vader is supposed to be C-3PO, lol! You see what I mean? :)

I haven't seen every episode of Classic Who either, but I'm working on it too. :D
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juoo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Student Artist
THAT IS AWESOME!!!!
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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nakedxsnapex Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
this is just amazing! The detail is great! I LOVES ITSSSSS!
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:blushes: Aw, thankies...
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nakedxsnapex Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
ur welcomeskies!
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ImpalingUnicorn Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
excellent!
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andy-pants Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
You do know that the 2008 Christmas Special that they are currenlty filming involves Cybermen kinda like these ones? I think the modern Cybermen from the new series somehow get stuck in the the past in the Victorian Times and have to resort to doing something like this to survive. :)
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
All I can say is...

THEY STOLE MY IDEA!!!!
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invader-darkwerepyre Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
ZOMG ive just watched doc. who with the SOntarans and your right theyve buggered them up i mean whats with the chanting they looked like they were gonna start dancing what next are the sea devils and silurians just gonna pop back and say ''you can keep Earth we dont want it no more'' i mean whats the fukin point
they might have a CD coming out '' Best of the Sontaran war chants sung by the tenth sontaran battle fleet''
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pittstop Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
puts me in mind of the original cybermen from the old series (william hartnel). very impressive
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3meetings-1secret Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008   Traditional Artist
you're too awesome. :)
great!
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You flatter me far too much!! :blushes:

Thank you. :D
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andy-pants Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
this one reminds me of a cross between a cybermen and an Incan god thing. :o
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dibyn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
ahh thats awesome, the pose is great! 8-)
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:blushes: Thank you!! Glad you like it. :D
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Dalek-Sec Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
Nice!! im looking forward to Tenth Planet Steampunk!
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Great, it's nice to know that!!
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FireconOwner Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
:highfive:
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Glad you like it!!
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