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The Twins by TheMichaelMacRae The Twins by TheMichaelMacRae
These titanic savages have long enough evaded their prior captors eye. Eight feet tall, four hundred pound behemoths with the physique of olympic sprinters. Their entire form is composed of dense sinew like muscles encased in a self sustaining suit of armour granting unparalleled strength, agility, and durability. They are trained to fight as one unit and will utilize their environment with maximum efficiency.

They were always hard pressed to take up firearms, but do not misinterpret this as a sign of heavy hearts or combatant's honor. They live for the thrill of killing. They tend toward melee combat, and are known for tearing their enemies to pieces with their bare hands and for when it suits them their throwing arms will make red mist of any distant foe.

You will not succeed in taking these creatures down if you treat them as you have others. They are far too intelligent to be picked off one at a time. If you engage them, you will engage them both at once. They are linked to each-other through transmitted thought and no longer have mouths with which to converse with you. Your only advantage is the knowledge that they will not back down from a fight. Engage them on your own terms.

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I had an idea that because they've been out in the wild doing their own thing for so long that, even though their suits are very advanced pieces of technology, they're starting to show signs of wear. With no upkeep save what they can do themselves their suits are essentially falling apart; leaking black gooey fluids from the seams where previously there had been air tight seals. Because the suits and their helmets are mounted upon their skeletons, they do not eat or excrete the same way regular people do, maybe they have something in their suit that generates energy from gasses in the atmosphere or something and the used up material exits through tiny vents all throughout their shells but those vents have long since stopped working and so now it builds up and leaks through the expired seams.

Their exterior color is enamel white by default but has become a shade of beige from exposure to the elements. Originally their suits could darken and shift color as camouflage, but that feature has also been lost to time.

Their deteriorating appearance reflects their descent into savage barbarism.

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Uhg, I've been fiddling with this picture for about the last 5 months on and off. It's been about 75% done since february but i just could not get it the way I wanted. I'm pretty happy how it's turned out though there are still a lot of little things that really bug me. Had I planned better from the start, I could have saved a lot of wasted time and headaches.

OH WELL.

i've had these characters in mind for years but never drew them. Phew glad that's done.

*Edit* Forgot to add shadows to things and forgot to erase my vanishing point. Will fix.
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The Twins by TheMichaelMacRae ( Suggested by LukasFractalizator and Featured by cinyu )
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ArtbyBones Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool. I love the simple colour scheme you've used on this one.
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:iconalbatrash:
albatrash Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2019
superhuman art
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:icontouch-not-this-cat:
Touch-Not-This-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017
Where they always twins? One was a girl, once.
These would fit right into "Ghost in the Shell".
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:iconthemichaelmacrae:
TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know I haven't put much thought into it. I like the idea of them not being siblings.
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Mcantillan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Spectacular!
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:iconsheperdsfireworks:
sheperdsfireworks Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
Somebody fix these things and they'll probably spare you.
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:iconwintereye111:
Wintereye111 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
Slightly 'Attack on Titan' esque, and thus very cool.
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:iconlorenzonegri:
lorenzonegri Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great perspective and details!
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:icontheproxynightcrawler:
the next call of duty protagonists
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:iconvevans0009:
vevans0009 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Would be a step up. 8)
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:iconoriiprincess:
OriiPrincess Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
This is some of the coolest sh*t I have seen and read!! Really cool and unique concept!! Congrats on the well deserved DD!!!
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qwedcxzas1337 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
This is intriguing! Really fascinating!~
I've got all sorts of curious thoughts playing through my head now.
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Ururuty Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
great, congrats
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TheWarOfTheRing Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Student Writer
Awesome pic! Although, I couldn't really tell at first that they were 8 foot colossi. Something about the perspective just made them look normal sized. Or maybe that was just me expecting them to be normal-sized? Anyway, congrats on the DD.
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, There's a lot I'm not terribly proud of with this picture.
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TheWarOfTheRing Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student Writer
Totally understand (I've written a lot of cringeworthy stories, and looking at them is just... ugh), but I think there's still a lot to be proud of in this picture. I speak as someone who knows next to nil about art, but I love the composition of this piece. It's a very dynamic shot which conveys a good sense of movement. Anatomically, it's also well done - no obvious physical impossibilities as far as I can see. Love the background too and the offscreen worldbuilding it suggests. So yeah, apart from some minor nitpicks, I think it's a very well done painting.
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elbushey Featured By Owner May 16, 2016   Digital Artist
In just a quick glance, I saw a glimpse of a story...  love the fact that this certainly eludes to a story, and makes me want to know what's the rest of the story!  This image makes me want more!  Fantastic mood of awe, and wonderful visual interest.  The time you put in this image paid off!  Great work!
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kesbet Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the dynamic! Incredible!
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work! Congrats on the DD
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:iconmasteroftoday:
MasterOfToday Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is damned amazing! I can't see a single flaw in this piece!
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Drawpal-Art Featured By Owner May 16, 2016   Traditional Artist
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Congrats on the DD!
You really deserve it!
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PanamaGamesArtWork Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Student Photographer
It looks like Hawken when finally sbdy wanted to rework that old game.. :) in kinda ninja parkour style...
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Dianote Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
:iconcongratsddplz:
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ShinigamiRyuku Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Fantastic work! Amazing design, Awesome work on perspective and deetails!!!
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DuanWenYuan Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
interesting concept.
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JJJINK Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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TheDarkHeretic Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
That`s a pretty amazing artwork Nod  !
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nnamleo Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Very nice !!! Clap 
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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rainbowfoxdragon Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Congrazzles on the DD :D
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farooohnajjar Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing ... I love it
Great Job
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AnAscendedSaiyan Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Good lord, somebody publish this man already!
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ExoSkull-1 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks amazing!
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WantedRabbit-Art Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing <3
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tbosta Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016
this is amazing! I am printing it to hang in my room!
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Roocio-san Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is simply amazing.
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Brandoch-Daha Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well this is damn cool!
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JJFree Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
Clap 
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totiltwithwindmills Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015   Writer
This is great. I love your thoughts and influences behind the art. =)
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Crysomandiaz Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The concept is amazing and so is the art. The problem is that the twins do not come of as menacing - only as humans in funny suits.
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SRSmith Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015   Writer
This is all kinds of amazing!
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
Oh cool
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SixFootEwok Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome. Only critique would be that these guys don't feel massive - very much average human size. Still though, great!
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kooliemany Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
Loved the story behind this! neat ideas ^_^
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cwm3556 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
Awesome, I love the action in this picture. well done!
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arteest-23-wild Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Student Photographer
Awwesomee Can i be the triplet? lolz:happybounce: Meow :3 
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sufferzoep Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
this is sooo cool
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RexPLuna Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am in awe of your work.  Seriously...
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Kanoloman Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Awesome!
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:iconpharmartist:
PharmArtist Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This easily could be Deadpool beong chased by spiderman, really thats what I see to fill in their blanks. Amazing work
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