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New Direction: X-BA Marduk by mus0u New Direction: X-BA Marduk by mus0u
I'm taking Anno Peractio [link] in a new direction.

I didn't like where the story was going with Marduk and the others being giant robots. I found myself limited in regards to character interaction and even more-so when it came to injury realism; The pilot is in no real danger most of the time unless the mech is destroyed--it gets boring real quick, me thinks. (actually, it did kill my motivation for quite awhile)

So recently I decided to give AP a much-needed overhaul; the giant robots are now man-sized powered armor. This opened up so many story possibilities; I'm having some pretty good ideas already.

The image above is a quick prototype of what the new Marduk would look like; bulkier and more human-proportioned. I've also dropped the "SuperFrame" designation in favor of something more original.

Thoughts and comments are much appreciated.
(I'd especially like to hear from some of my old followers... Front and center--You know who you are)

EDIT: Retouched to match Gilgamesh's darker render.
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Lets start off with comparing this piece with others you have done. I notice a very streamlined approach at looking at mechs and a very unique design of weapons and suit patterns. I really like the very Zone of Enders and Neon Genesis Evangelion like approach though I feel like the colors could be a bit more vivid to bring out the suit design. I really enjoyed the your take on the weapon design a little different the typical beam saber seen in most anime. I enjoy your suit designs quite a bit but I would love to see an original take or something with you stamp on it then another ZOE replica. All in all I really enjoyed it and I see tremendous talent in you and growth in each picture.
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What I like most about the character are the head, the arms and the blade. the power - light strips on the armor is always a good thing.

The head gives it a stealthy look along with the basic overall form, and the blade looks pretty deadly, constructed for a swift end for organic beings. I have not seen ZoE mechs in action, but the legs give the impression of swift movement along city terrain.

Although it is man-sized, I would have to agree on the similarity to ZoE mechs, you may want to try a different approach, maybe you can check out the optimus-prime gundam, if you've seen it.

The overall form is eye-catching and very interesting and brings curiosity as to what situations the pilot / character wearing the suit will be in and what events will unfold.
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Cave-Shinobi Oct 9, 2012  Student General Artist
The suit looks fantastic. However, the sword's arm connector looks too bulky. I imagine you want the characters to still feel agile and quick. If that is so, I'd recommend slimming it down a little bit. But, other than that, and like I said, it's looking fantastic.
Now thats pretty cool. Kinda reminds me of like a/n Anime show or Anime movie I've seen him on b4 but can't remember though, but nicely done btw. :D
Dylan-A-King Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
absolutely love the design as well as the color scheme
BoneyBackRivers Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome
DimensionMoth Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have tons of ideas for comic but can't draw. Solution: me and you shall team up and take the world by storm O_O
mus0u Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, DM. :)

I'm pretty sure I'm not that great.
DimensionMoth Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha so modest
DavidMayhem Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Most awesome robotic dude ive seen in a long time(and i see many robots)
mus0u Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks; it's a suit of armor though.
Also leaves open the possibility for experimental biological, grown units. Nice work
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