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Roiquonmi Glaug by Norsehound Roiquonmi Glaug by Norsehound
It's been a while since I used my digital painting skills (or drew a robot). So rather than another Kelleg variant I worked on weeks ago, I threw this together instead.

Yes, I know, I should be drawing more *normal* things like people, landscapes, cars, and other ordinary things because who would hire me for drawing robots and stuff?

Oh, wait, maybe the /japanese/ would. How many of those Mechanical designers were forced to draw teacups or ordinary people to get to where they are today?

Sometimes I wonder if I was born in the wrong country, since "Mechanical Designer" is a recognized term in the entertainment industry over there. It seems over here you're either identified as a "character artist" or an "environment artist". I excel at machines and mechanical objects, yet it doesn't fit into either category! I can sit and in ten minutes concept machines, but I struggle in the other areas! Gah!

Ah well. Versatility is what I suppose are demanded of artists here, so I understand why. It's just disappointing in that I have so much talent a mechanical concept artist, but no immediate application possible here.

Though I wonder what would happen if I put together a portfolio of my mecha and spaceships and sent it over to a few Japanese animation studios over there. Y'think any of them would bite? Just a thought :D

The Glaug is from Macross, btw. This is too exotic and alien of a version to pass off as a Marauder, and too original to be a Robotech version :D
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InfamousStuff Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
isnt robottech and macross same O.o, also nice design and lol at the Oh, wait, maybe the /japanese/ would. How many of those Mechanical designers were forced to draw teacups or ordinary people to get to where they are today? comment lol
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Robotech has a number of differences. The whole saga is three anime series spliced together for the sake of episode length- changing the narrative with it. Most Robotech detractors akin this to piracy, and the situation is even worse when Harmony Gold blocks all pure-Macross related material from reaching the states (instead, foisting their Robotech products on us). Comparing the two series, I like Macross better. It isn't as goofy and it's closer to the source. Some like Robotech better, but I'm not one of them.
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InfamousStuff Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woa O.o no i just ment i thought there the same thing cus i watched them both, and they both sounded and looked the same lol
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:iconglaug:
I love it. :D Though is it meant to be a tripod, or did you forget to draw in the rear leg?
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:iconnorsehound:
Yeah it's meant to be a tripod in the same way the "Beemer" in my gallery became a tripod when it was based on the Regult.

Not only does it speak of an alien origin, but in a way it connects the Zjentohlauedy to War of the Worlds and the invading tripods in that saga :D
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:iconglaug:
Ahh, fair enough. :D It wasn't immediately obvious as the third leg could have been coming out of the back of the left leg, if that makes sense...
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:iconcaraig:
Well, regarding what I said earlier, I could be very, very wrong -- it's been a few years, after all -- so don't take what I say as anything like word of god. :( I agree with you that 'mechanical designer' is something that there should be more of over here. You really ARE a good mechanical designer, and I'd like to see you get work that builds on that strength. Maybe you can leverage the lack of them over here into a niche for you.

There used to be a site called conceptart.com, I don't know if it's still a clearing house of graphics and mechanical design stuff, or even if you already know of it. If it can help, cool!
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Jager375 Jul 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
A very interesting design. :nod:
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:icongoat89:
Mechanical Designer you say?... seek out job opportunities in the JGSDF... they are always wanting to up their game... ;)
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El-Bronco Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome design! It's very original, as far as I know :)
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