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EHF-o2 Seabird

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This is what I meant in my last posting by "exotic and experimental." So here's the Seabird, the central mecha in the aptly named "Project Seabird." I did the first illustration of this machine back in the ninth grade, and I'm glad to say I've come a long way since then. The color scheme is virtually the same as the original, however, so I at least got that right the first time around.

While most mecha in Project Seabird are designated "HCF" for "Humanoid Combat Frame," the Seabird is one of a few designated "EHF" meaning "Extraterrestrial Hybrid Frame." The Seabird, and combat frames like it, were built by Manchester Lab, much of their technology having been reverse-engineered from "The Outsider," an unmanned scouting mech of Extraterrestrial origin. The Outsider was shot down by a flight of Peregrines ten years prior to the main story.

ADDITIONAL ARTWORK

Original Seabird: [link]

Prototype Colors(?): [link]

The Outsider: [link]

EDIT 7/19/2012 DA user and 3d modeler :iconrhythem02: has created a phenomenally accurate 3d model of the Seabird. You can see it here: [link] [link] Go check those out, it's awesome.
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S7alker117's avatar
It would be cool to see a graphic novel of something like that about this universe. :)
s00nk1a's avatar
oooohhhh.., love the spine or the abs look..., very sexy..,
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DaVinciAirsoft's avatar
That's cool, love the color on this..
00paincakes00's avatar
nice. it's a very evangelian in the waist, has an astrayish chest, one of the girlier gundams high heels and still manages to look super original and cool
PsycoT3ddiB3ar's avatar
Very cool man. Love it.
i would totally pilot one of those ^_^
Yukikosinge's avatar
That would look awesome in orange! But that's only because it's my favorite color.
EbolaSparkleBear's avatar
Nice work! I like the design
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JTM93's avatar
I really like it... very orbital frame-ish (Zone of the Enders for those who don't know)... I love it
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SeventhEchelon's avatar
This is one of those kinda units that just screams "Yeah, i look kinda flimsy, but im god. Deal with it".
Setzuo's avatar
I love this one! Excellent detail, and a very unique design!
AngelicAdonis's avatar
Awesome! That's one amazing design! Love the fine detail! Well done! :D
seishikin's avatar
awesome anatomy, looks very unique
Blazbaros's avatar
Very awesome, I love the lanky frame :3
VulnePro's avatar
This, and your previous post, are both Really interesting looking designs with a strong sense of playful visual flair. While I find your Gundam variant creations extremely well done (the Jegan Custom and Jagd Ashanti are both fantastic) I'm always more partial to seeing completely original creations (the place I'm most comfortable working) as this is often where a designer will shine showing some of their true aesthetic passions. The mecha genre, as a whole, isn't particularly grounded in realism (stands to reason mostly tied to animation as the medium) so I've always, personally, embraced the more fantastic aspects of it and pursued aesthetic driven designs with the intent of implied realism wherever possible.

At the end of the day, if the design is visually arresting and can imply a suspension of disbelief towards assumed realism then things tend to work them selves out. Then again, sometimes it's good just to get crazy and see where your mind takes you :)

Very cool man, you have some really nice work going on here. From a fellow mecha designer I tip my hat good sir ;)

Best!

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The-Crimson-Wolf's avatar
Glad you finally got this posted! And I totally remember when you were drawing that original sketch ages ago.

Im definitely interested to see where these story elements take the story.
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