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The Twins
By TheMichaelMacRae   |   Watch
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Published: August 4, 2015
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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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ArtbyBonesProfessional Digital Artist
Very cool. I love the simple colour scheme you've used on this one.
Touch-Not-This-Cat's avatar
Where they always twins? One was a girl, once.
These would fit right into "Ghost in the Shell".
TheMichaelMacRae's avatar
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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McantillanProfessional Traditional Artist
Spectacular!
sheperdsfireworks's avatar
Somebody fix these things and they'll probably spare you.
Wintereye111's avatar
Slightly 'Attack on Titan' esque, and thus very cool.
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lorenzonegriHobbyist Digital Artist
Great perspective and details!
TheProxyNightcrawler's avatar
the next call of duty protagonists
vevans0009's avatar
Would be a step up. 8)
OriiPrincess's avatar
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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qwedcxzas1337Hobbyist Writer
This is intriguing! Really fascinating!~
I've got all sorts of curious thoughts playing through my head now.
Ururuty's avatar
great, congrats
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TheWarOfTheRingStudent 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.
TheMichaelMacRae's avatar
I agree, There's a lot I'm not terribly proud of with this picture.
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TheWarOfTheRingStudent 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 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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kesbetHobbyist General Artist
I love the dynamic! Incredible!
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mea00Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work! Congrats on the DD
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MasterOfTodayStudent Digital Artist
This is damned amazing! I can't see a single flaw in this piece!
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Drawpal-Art Traditional Artist
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Congrats on the DD!
You really deserve it!
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PanamaGamesArtWorkStudent Photographer
It looks like Hawken when finally sbdy wanted to rework that old game.. :) in kinda ninja parkour style...
ShinigamiRyuku's avatar
Fantastic work! Amazing design, Awesome work on perspective and deetails!!!
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