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9 Crab beast by tzarNIKOLAS 9 Crab beast by tzarNIKOLAS
Here is my entry. I wanted to keep true to the seemingly animalistic design of the mechanical beasts in 9. this was done in a very half ass manor because i just ran out of time. i feel like it could have turned out better but i'm still pretty happy. Please feel free to criticize or otherwise! thanks
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SaintOfTheDragons Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks like Metal Slug.
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razort300 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
cool
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
very awesome
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LaughtonMcCry Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student General Artist
cool
:O
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanketh ye kindly
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sailortank Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
hit its weak point for massive damage
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Student General Artist
MRAAAHHH I ROVEUU MY PS SREE!!
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Deathlast Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
D: This is amazin. I.. Dunno what else to say... Awesome idea, love the crab beast... Love your art style here. :+fav::heart:
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Student General Artist
:D thanks! I'm glad you like my work! I figured Deviant art needed something fresh.
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Deathlast Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
C: You're welcome! Oh yes.
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Doub1ehe1ix Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009   Digital Artist
WTF why wasn't this in top 25????
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Student General Artist
hahaha I said the same exact thing about other peoples' submittions... some where just at an epic level of disturbing but i suppose they just disregarded all the criteria for judging when they picked some of the finalists
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Rkent Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty sweet.
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Student General Artist
thank you, and thanks for commenting!
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BobbyBobby85 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wow, this is actually pretty good considering time restrictions, but is better than most I've seen in this medium. But you're right, there's always room for improvement, but it is very good as is.
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Thanks man. I don't do much digital art, in fact this is the first piece I've ever finished using a tablet.
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Otacon144 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student Filmographer
Ah! Another crab! I submitted one of my own, but I think you did a better job rendering yours. ^^;

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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Thanks sir! much appreciated. its a shame it didnt go farther...but meh. i definately wont be entering anymore contests on here
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Otacon144 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student Filmographer
Aw, rejection's no reason to stop trying. :D
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Well don't get me wrong, this project was extremely entertaining. It's just that the judging seemed rushed and as though the criteria was just overlooked. But then again its no big deal really lol. I just know not to waste my time on dA contests now
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Otacon144 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Student Filmographer
Rushed? How'd you get that impression, if you don't mind my asking?

...never thought to judge the judges... Now that I think about it, I probably should have looked a little closer... ^^;
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Student General Artist
because iv'e seen submittions that i thought this entire time where a shoe in to make the cut for the 25 finalists, and i find that NONE of them made it at all. there was one that didnt even look finished that made a finalists spot. Im probably just still bitter after not being picked, but im really not happy about how this contest took place
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Liquid-Penguin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Hey, this is very cool! I'm really a sucker for concept art-esque pieces, so this really catches my eye. Great work! Maybe you could give me some crits some time? It seems like you really have a grasp of form and creativity.
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Student General Artist
hey thanks a bunch man! i love concept art as well. there is something about the stage between finished art and sketches that is really appealing. ill stop by and check out your stuff.
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CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow amazing work, glad you linked it.
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Student General Artist
Thanks for taking the time to view it.
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CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
oh it is an amazing work, i really love the details.
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! I wish the judges would have been more thorough...
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SpiritOnParole Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Linked to in my journal... this should have made the cut!!
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Student General Artist
Thanks... the finalist just really piss me off.
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SpiritOnParole Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yeah, you obviously put a lot of thought and massive effort into this.

Anyone who has seen my work knows I was totally out of my element with this. But I just like the challenge. I'll stick wit my fantasy. But this entry had what it took IMO. :\
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Student General Artist
thanks i appreciate you noticing... Most all of the submissions don't belong there at all. there are at least 15 entries that didn't get picked that are way better than mine.
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CalicoYorki Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Hm. Well THAT'S a nasty looking beasty. I believe I see a socket wrench...A survival knife or combat knife of some sort...And I'm pretty sure I can see some car parts. The cracked red eye is VERY menacing, and this is definitely true to the 9 machines -- I don't define the 9 machines as looking 'animalistic'. The way I describe them is 'scrappy-crappy' -- Made of several roughly thrown-together parts that one would expect to find in a lifeless Earth, like tools, kitchen utensils, car parts, toy parts, and even some animal remains...Like how the Winged Beast didn't have purpose-made blades and drills for a head, but a variety of kitchen knives and dental equipment and STUFF that the Fabrication Machine could easily get ahold of. You can definitely see the Fabrication Machine's 'waste not, want not' deal with what it used to start building the Winged Beast (Dun worry, I won't spoil it.) So, in all, this is a kickazz scrappy-crappy crab, and it definitely looks like it could win! I'm not going to choose a favorite out of the competition, because that would be too hard~...You definitely have a talent for drawing 9 beasts.
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student General Artist
haha! thanks a bunch! i actually didn't have any specific parts in mind whilst i was drawing this, so most of the parts were purpose made. the socket wrench makes sense though. I think there is a whole different genre of art that consists of junker machines and the like. but anyway thanks for commenting!!
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CalicoYorki Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
You're welcome. <83
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werespyro Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Student General Artist
wow thats awesome.
great job and good luck!
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Student General Artist
thanks you very much sir! nice avatar btw
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werespyro Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Student General Artist
:P no problem.
and its madam to you :D
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Student General Artist
oh sorry i guess its just a habit ma'am!
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werespyro Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Student General Artist
haha no problem dude! :D
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RadiationZombie Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
That looks like a giant enemy crab.
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Student General Artist
uhhh... giant enemy crab?
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dinshino Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
One of the few decent submissions I've seen.
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Student General Artist
really? lol thanks much appreciated
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dinshino Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Yes, really. So many of the entries look alike. And many of those were more or less ripped directly from the movie. And most of those that aren't look like crap; either too humanoid/ organic in body design, or it just doesn't make sense.
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Student General Artist
wow i completely agree. its ridiculous. but then again, this is dA.... which has had a creative drought for a very long time now. (or so i hear). iv noticed that the ones that were actually well done, were not technical enough. i really appreciate the comments man.
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dinshino Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
You're welcome.

I didn't have time to get a photo of the umbrella bat/ray thing I made.
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student General Artist
that sucks man! i had to kick it into overdrive just to get done on the deadline so i know how you feel. i was just so bogged down with schooling and work.
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dinshino Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
same here
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