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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 Featured By Owner 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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Norsehound Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
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 Featured By Owner 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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GlauG Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
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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Norsehound Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
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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GlauG Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
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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Caraig Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
A very interesting design. :nod:
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goat89 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome design! It's very original, as far as I know :)
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heliocentra Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional Writer
Love the design. About working in Japan though, you wouldn't get into a studio over there, not because of talent though. Obtaining a working visa is incredibly difficult, and I've read a lot about how the japanese are just not interested in foreign artists or writers even if your fluent in the language. However if you were to take your services over to Korea (where they do a lot of animation for japanese anime) I think you'd have a much better shot.
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
I was half kidding anyway.

I figured there would be a reason the Japanese wouldn't take to me, I'm just dismayed that "mechanical designer" isn't a term being thrown around in the industry here, while there are quite a few powerhouses over there. Syd Mead is the only 'Mechanical designer' I know of here, and I think he's treated as some one-of-a-kind special person deal. *shrug*
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tekanako-the-first Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student General Artist
I've recently play and XBOX 360 game known as 'Armoured Core for answer', you may be familiar with it, from what I've seen from your mecha work they'd possibly take you on (depending on if they cared that you are over seas or not). I like the Mech, it's really superb!
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1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Would be a tight fit in that cockpit for the warrior. But it's not so different from the various Macross video cames released in Japan in the last 20 years that expanded on the universe and made different fleets with different styles of the old battlepods and power armor's.
I like it.
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