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Maintenance Unit - Mantobot by Hideyoshi Maintenance Unit - Mantobot by Hideyoshi
my entry for the 50th round of IDW.
Didn't have much time, so I only did simple color fills. But this minimalistic coloring style is also kinda inspired by the works of Katsuhiro Otomo as displayed in his artbook 'Akira Club' which I recently bought. I can recommend it to everyone!

All done in Photoshop, no traditional inking etc.
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:iconalovesickman:
alovesickman Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Writer
the feet kind of remind me of Keith Thompson's robots. Sweet design!
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Keith Thompson has the craziest designs!
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:iconalovesickman:
alovesickman Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Writer
IKNOWRIGHT!
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:iconkohakuro:
Kohakuro Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Student General Artist
this reminds me of a pokemon :) i love your gallery :heart:
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:iconmaster051089:
master051089 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
cute insectoid look... i love it!

but... what type of maintenence can it perform?
His mantis-like arms cannot use tools and I don't see any tools integrated in chassis... :XD:
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:iconiwan13:
iwan13 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
oooh mantis like :]
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:icontolsimir008:
tolsimir008 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
Hey boy, dn't take it badd, but It certanily doesn't looks like a working robot...
Or it was with idea of a different kind of maintenance???
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:iconpesonen1992:
Pesonen1992 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Its humankind kiling robot ! :fear:

Anyway pretty D@mn good works! :)
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:icontheblml:
TheBLML Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Student Artist
EVIL!
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:iconyuki117:
Yuki117 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
I thought it reminded me of of Otomo's works, very good concept.
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:icontakeootori:
TakeoOtori Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
very nice concept! :)
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:icondionyziz:
dionyziz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
We use these for deviantART maintenance.
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconzoomzoom:
zoomzoom Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
tell me... have u been studing Feng Zhu dvd workshops? ;)
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
yup, I certainly have... :)
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Student General Artist
Kickass! Feels so insectoid, not just because of the mandibles or mantis claws, but also the forms used throughout the body. Great design!
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, thanks! had fun using the concept of a mantis for a bot! :)
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:icons4pphire:
S4pphire Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice! Love the concept in itself although its a bit creepy with the so insect like body, kinda freaky if the 'bots some day will do a revolution and slash us.


It doesn't look so movable, a bit clunky even, good work though! Looks really good :)
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
yeah? I thought this looks pretty agile actually. Well, thanks for the crit! I guess it's something about the head and torso area...?
always appreciate detailled comments/crits! :)
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:icons4pphire:
S4pphire Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
I believe it's the torso and head yeah... they look pretty heavy to swing around...

And you are most welcome! :)
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:iconeternalwanderer01:
Eternalwanderer01 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Awesome job!
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:icontdbk:
TDBK Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the design man. Very nice style. ;)
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:iconbrujaslight:
brujaslight Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional Filmographer
This is excellent character development. The rough sketch, clean up and height comparison. Love it
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for pointing that out! :)
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:iconhasansgrafix:
hasansgrafix Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Good work..Cheers
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
lolz, it's funny how you always use these exact same words: "good work, cheers" :P
just messing with ya, thanks! :)
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional
sweet
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:iconsmiling-demon:
Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
really nice work as always m8.
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:icondalsifodyas:
DalSifoDyas Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
It´s really interesting how you sketched and what arosed from it. You already had a clear vision when you started to sketch. The colors remind me a bit on stealth colors, I think they fit really good.

Hope you´ll win!
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, the rough sketch was pretty useful in finding the exact design shapes for the final. Interestingly, this went pretty quick and straight forward. Doesn't happen too often with industrial design which can be pretty hard to do...
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:icondekus:
Dekus Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
very cool ^^
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, buddy!
Checked your gallery just now, nicely updated with good speedies! :)
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:icondekus:
Dekus Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
Im not so active on DA nowadays because i have set up a sketchbook on CA.org.. check it out.. ;)
[link]
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Frankly, I don't like that place anymore...
don't ask why.
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:iconcelestialenvy:
celestialenvy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
awesome, i love the colours you used, very bug-like, me likey
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:icondonjavo:
DonJavo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
I like the coloring style to it. Yes, it is simple but then it has a gritty look to it, thus adding to the overall "maintenance" feel to the robot. The design is pretty cool looking, and I do enjoy the praying mantis look to it.
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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:icongeremy-tibbles:
Geremy-Tibbles Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Sexy.
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:iconomen2501:
OmeN2501 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Thats a very good design mate, I think it would be acually useful :]
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:iconkitsuneko-xenon:
kitsuneko-xenon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student Artist
I wish we had those in real life... I like the height you made it :)
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:iconmcsaad:
MCsaad Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really cool! I liked the foot! Those are skies? XD

Good job, as usual!
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:iconashmasterc:
Ashmasterc Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Nice. Straight out of photoshop, huh? Thats pretty cool.
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, I have come to appreciate 'drawing' in Photoshop as well nowadays...
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:iconmudskippersam:
MudskipperSam Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
wow, this is very unusual! very insect like... very detailed as well, and the co,ouring just compliments the design i think!
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:iconfinalgamer:
FinalGamer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Looks like the pokemon Kabutops, but certainly a cool design, I especially love the eyes.
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
iargh! Don't mention Pokemon in one sentence with my art! :katana:

just kidding... :P
thanks!
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:iconfinalgamer:
FinalGamer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
Woah, sorry sorry D: Alright, I shall rephrase that.
It reminds me of something but I can't really remember what, but it's still an awesome design you made, and I especially love his cute little eyes.
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
haha, no worries, man! I was just messing with you! :)
:hug:
thanks, I always appreciate it! :)
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:iconadune-sheirs:
Adune-Sheirs Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
great, look like a mantis
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