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CosmoSoldier, Ver. 1 by newtman001 CosmoSoldier, Ver. 1 by newtman001
Y'know, sometimes it's cool to just put stuff up, warts and all.

This design is one that I've been refining for some time. I've been hiding it for some time, but thanks to vulnepro's advice, I'm sharing it with y'all.

The CosmoSoldier is one of the "grunt mechs" of human-type Civilization forces in The Galaxy Chronicles. Of COURSE there's a story behind it... but I write slower than I draw. ^_^

This design is currently being updated and cleaned up. I shall post the revised version here soon.
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EKKnight Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome!
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!!
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EKKnight Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You are very welcome!
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
coolness!
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!!
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
U r welcome
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mklo14 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
I bought this from you at AO :D. Super happy with it, all your arts amazing!
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newtman001 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!!!
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Spydraxis01 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Now that's a friggin mech.
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JETurner Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Been watching Gundam X, have we?
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
I HAVE watched it, but the influence here is more Five Star Stories than anything else. Oh, if you mean the flight-pack, the X-wing fighter was my biggest influence. I've always liked the idea of the X-pattern wings attached to a mech... ^__^
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Jager375 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's good. It's good indeed. :thumbsup:
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Ninjasmacks Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Holy crap that's amazing!
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you, Sir. Wait till you see what comes next!
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Timeship Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional Writer
Very nice work.
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ahh, the legendary Mr. Bello! Thank you for stopping by my gallery. And thank you for the compliment. I shall have to get some work here onto the Almanac!
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Timeship Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Writer
Ha-ha-ha, "legendary" ;-) I enjoy a good joke once in a while. You made my day, THX
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twylightb Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Dang. That is SICK!♥ I'm always in awe of the way you make metal plates flow like organic pieces ^_^
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Glad you're back on line! Is it you, or your mother's PC?

Also glad you like the piece. I'm already working on the revised version - sooooo much to do... >_<
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sequentialscott Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist
Very nice. It's easy for me to visually pull out which pieces and parts are attached to what, and how they all fit together.
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hey thanks Scott! I just dropped by your site and read your analysis of the Leyendecker piece... very well done! What does it say that I'm most enamored of the detail work on the staircase in that piece? I'm currently working on getting down the color sequencing used to render the railings.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Warts and all sometimes is indeed a good thing and frankly this is groovin'. I think it's a cool looking design with some visually pleasing aesthetics. I rather dig the torso and intake configuration you have going on here. There are a lot of nice shapes and lines in the machine's stance and silhouette. Indeed I understood where you were coming from on posting work but I suppose it will all come together the more you feel comfortable with posting. This is all very solid stuff and distinct, clearly your style and take on mecha.

Cool beanz :)
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hey, thanks Mike!

I really appreciate your encouragement!!!
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional Filmographer
You're totally welcome Newton!
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Durendal5150 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I like it. I'm not sure what to make of it though, it's of a style completely alien to my way of looking at mecha...and that, I think, is a good thing. ^^

I think, if there's anything I'd have to say stands out, it's the way you've incorporated feminine elements into the desgin without making it overdone and simply, "Femi-Mech," It's subtle and believable, methinks. ^^
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm a big fan of Mamoru Nagano's art style (Five Star Stories, L-Gaim). His adaptation of fashion aesthetics to mecha design is one of the greatest innovations in SF illustration.

I'm learning how to do something similar, but I want to learn to do it my way. It'll come eventually... ^_^

Thanks for the encouragement! "Believable" is one of the best things a mecha-designer can hear!
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Durendal5150 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Quite welcome. ^_^

Can't say I've heard of anything you said, admittedly. >.> I'll have to look it up. ^^;
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
Do check out Nagano's work - it'll expand your mind!
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Seothen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is you man, I'm not seeing cliches that I think came from other artists, I really see this as an evolution of your work. The coloring is good, maybe needs a bit more polish (like I'm one to talk), and possibly something a little harder/more concrete in terms of the shadow cast across the ground is needed.

But I like this a lot, the face plate is almost... serene? It's got a calm to it by this nice balance of complexity and like some kinda seashell/snail/organic mix.

If this is the warts n all version I am very much looking forward to the next iteration.
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks! The revisions include:

Cleanup of the shoulder launcher pods.

A second go-round on the head design.

A re-do of the coloring and texture work. This was my first attempt at computer-coloring one of my line-drawings, and I've learned a lot since then.

And I really thank you for your statement about cliches. I've always been afraid of overusing inspiration that I get from other artists. Thanks again for your words!
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Seothen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
No prob at all, always happy to check out your stuff.
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mikecharles Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
very nice design.
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you, Mike. I'm working hard to regain the respect of my fellow mecha designers.
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mikecharles Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
well u have my respect. and thanx for the add.
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! The addition is my pleasure. I'm hoping to get a "Mecha Designers' Club" going here on dA.
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mikecharles Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
cool. let me know.
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'll definitely keep you posted.
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mikecharles Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
cool.
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