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Caudron Born Concept No.00 by Vladimiravich Caudron Born Concept No.00 by Vladimiravich
Another one of my story designs. This time its a Caudron Born Drone from my Black Autumn story that I am currently writing and posting its chapters are in my journals. Some of my watchers who have read the story will right away recognize the 13 red eyes, 4 hooked arms and insectioid features. The only new thing that Ive added to them are the very long reverse jointed legs. There leggs have 5 different joint connections in them while human leggs have 3. (thats counting the connection the the pelvic area and the foot) The long description of what the Caudron born are will come next time I draw one. For now I can tell you this. They are a race of bio mech war mechines created by the Xion Corperation. There are seviral types, being the Drone (one in front of you) the Harbringer (tanks!), and Worms. (air/underground ships) (there are more types of them that arnt featured in the story) The Cauldron Born are also built in living mobile factories. Thier history and mechanics will come later. Just tell me what you guys think, if you would be scared if you were to see this in a manga then thier design is a success. If not then your either a phsycopath, have a hard time admiting fear or the design just sucks.
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MetalLearner Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Something very Lovecraftian about this beast :thumbsup:
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
I am surprised that any one would say that about them. I didnt have lovecraft in mind whne I was drawing them back then.
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MetalLearner Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well.... ^^; a very mangaesque Lovecraftian beast as a lot of H.P Lovecraft's monsters are all rather slimy & loathsome rather than being badass & fearsome (which the Great Old Ones, Outer Gods & other monsters ARE!!!!) visually
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
It depends on the story its from. The Cauldron Born are organic machines from a far future horror cyberpunk story I am working on. And they just happen to be slimy and very insect like.
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Xechireon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
It resembles an alien from the Alien movie series.
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Such obvious inspiration... :XD:
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Zteif Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Professional Filmographer
also wicked awesome!!
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Ego-Trap-graphics Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
Very interesting piece.
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panda-go-round Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
Holy shit, that drone is awesome! It's design seems very well thought out, and creepy. Wouldn't want to be alone in a room with that. Good job! : D
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
Nahh... I dont like that much any more, so I am going to re-design these guys exteriors. I am going to change it to show the more run-down gliched nature of thier factories. So that means they are going to have exterior imputities which have been fixed by adding various mechanical hardware to replace parts that were faulty or simply didnt grow on to the basic frame. But the over-all body design will stay the same. Thanks for the comment!
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Deep-Thought Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
Seriously impressive!
This one really caught my eye, brilliant shape and design!
What inspired you?
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
Well its kind of hard to say what inspired this. There are a multitude of sources. But if I were to put it in a nut shell then I guess i would say that the Couldron Born were inspired by the Silicon Creatures from Blame, The Terminator and the Xenomorphs from Aliens. This design is realy only a sample, I plan to heavly tweak it some time in the future.
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Deep-Thought Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
Oh cool. Sounds interesting!
*Will Keep an eye on you*
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digital-Rat Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Student Digital Artist
O.O Incredible! I love this one so much! The design is just amazing. Draw more of it! :D
I'm afraid I have no critique for this...I'm not too skilled with the mech drawing. You'd know more than me about it all. ^_^;
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
Lol you will see plenty more of these guys showing up in the next few months. They are here to stay.
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Prodi-Gy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007   Traditional Artist
it looks great i can see you have put some effort in this one you have a great fantasy.
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Thanks! Its only a concept thoughe, I am going to tweek the design and give more details on its internal mechanics and backround. Maybe a few designs of erlier models just for practice.
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DarknessGivesLife Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
ya this is awesome by the way. fav
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Freyaloi Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so cool! Oddly enought, it somehow it reminds me of the aliens in alien VS predator!
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
Alot of my stuff is heavly influanced by that! Cuse I played the game back in middle school.
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Caria Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
This looks absolutely amazing, truly beautiful and terrifying. The only thing that looks a little odd to me is the angle it's positioned at (the arm seems to run a little into the leg, it took a few moments for me to figure out what went where), but it's pretty damn stunning nonetheless, and shaded wonderfully.

I wouldn't want to see it running at me though...
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
Yeah the arms and the head are a little odd. This is just the concept of it, I plan to drasticly change the design later on. Add a new head design, make the armor less metalic, fuse armor with the fleshy parts and add a hidden pair of jaws. The problem with the arms is possibly just a mater of the perspective, because normaly they dont stand in a natural stance or even that angle. The Couldron Born crawl on all 4s in a very hunched and dynamic posture. The other pair arms acts as extra weapons just in case the two front arms are heavly damaged.
And they dont realy run because thats technicly impossible for them, instead they stride and leap, they have mini hover bosters inside thier legs with one larger one inside thier back to propel them for when they need to leap great distances.
This is all part of a story I'm working on, if you want to read the crude, unrefined early version of the first, second and third chapters; then they are in my journal. Just look under the journal enteries with the word "Transsmission" in them.
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Caria Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
...I definitely can't wait to see your revised version, then. :o Althugh the idea of hidden jaws scares the overly-imaginative part of me senseless. The mental image I've already got is pretty terrifying, moreso now you've said how they move...

I'll go check out your stories now. :D
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CrimsonStar6 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
i really like the designs and story
i think it should have more body fluids leaking
almost to a point that seems inefficient
but it will make a striking feel and it will look more menacing
but who knows im just a stranger
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
More body fluids aye? hmm... nahhh, I already got enough body fluids on this thing. I want to keep it at a level were it looks realistic and believable. But currently its still in thinking proccess, I plan to heavly tweak the design but keep a few things consistant, such as the long skiny legs and the four arms. The head design will probebly change along with the armor patterns to make them look more organic then mechanical. This is, after all, a vat grown war mechine. There is also the designs of the 3 other Cauldron Born mechines. There is technicly houndreds of types but I would rather just keep it in whats shown in the story. A story for how the Cauldron Born were created will come next time I draw one.
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CrimsonStar6 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
haha ok sounds awesome
i will definately check into your stories
good job again
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
You can read through some, just look in my list of journals and look for all the journal enteries tittled with the word "TRANSMISSION" in them.
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Syther Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Student
oh. my. god. I Love It! you have a real talent for making things look slick, and the colour added quite a bit to it, i dont think any other colours but red wouldve suited this thing.. perhaps make it a bit .. more gory.. :D
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
I would have made the entire creature red but I havnt desided on the color scheam. So far the leading color designs that I think would probebly suit the Caudron Born are dark red body with white head and red eyes. My second choice would be black armor with red joints and eyes. I will have to wait till I get more Copic markers to deside. Hopefuly ile be getting copic markers some time before the new years but after seeing how my grades are going I highly doubt that thats going to happen.
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Syther Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006  Student
hmmm.. red.. see, having it all red would defeat the beautifull slickness of the light grays and whites, But. if this thing is gonna be in a comic, theen.. the background will need to contrast it, with cool blues and greens.. ^_^"
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
Hmmm :hmm: Havnt thought of that yet. The color contrast would apply if I were to color a comic, the type of comics that I plan to make are more related to japanese manga so thier going to be black and white. Then again that cant be said right away unless ive tried to do so.
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AngerOfSouls Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006   Traditional Artist
The foot on the left (my left, his right foot) looks a bit strange, like it wouldn't be able to stand up on it.
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
Its made that way for them to minimize ground contact. Perhapes it will make them look more convinceing if I made a split between the feet to make them two pieces instead of one.
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tyrannos Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me good old xenomorphs. ^_^
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
Yeah its because of the head!!!
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Mutantwombat Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
Amazing. Truly awesome. I can't wait to see more...and read more
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
Read more? hah... that is if you have enough patience and understanding for it. The Caudron Born's history is a little wierd, it has alot to do with cybernetic enteties, computer virises, programs, and genetic experiments. The usualy cyberpunk style stuff.
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Mutantwombat Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
Sounds cool :D
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
Awsome work here. This really rocks.
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
Umm thanks!
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SgtSmash Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
Very nice, your in your prime, the crest pattern isn't symetrical or the crest is wonky, it looks like you need to see less of the red
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
I made it all grey because I havnt thought up of a color scheam for them yet. The only official color is red, but I dont understand what you mean by see less red? And yes the chest crest is kind of mesed up, that was a mistake, the crest pattern is supose to be symetrical, all the black stuff ozeing down the crest is supose to by body fluids.
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SgtSmash Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
the last three red dots on the left side don't need t obee there if it was symetrical you wouldn't see them
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
Ohh I thought you ment the chest plate. Umm yeah the head was also kind of a mistake! ^^;
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SgtSmash Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
i love all of it exept the crest of the head and the mouth is also a bad angle, but it is so good i think you sould fix it.
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
The mouth is... well ya may not notice it but its hidden between seviral little plates and is made to be unoticable.
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SgtSmash Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
no the angle of the plates is wrong the line that seperates the sides dosen't follow the face properly
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
Well it wasnt realy supose to follow the face properly. They arnt exactly made to be physicly perfect, just capabale of fighting, but I guess this means I am going to have to think up of a different head design.
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