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Invid Shock Trooper by The-First-Magelord Invid Shock Trooper by The-First-Magelord
Another cool Mecha that I kind of liked was the scarab looking "Invid Shock Trooper." You never got a really decent look at the pilots in the series so here is a closup with a little bit more detail. The Invid are encapsulated from their larval stage and just when they are ready to emerge from their chrysalis and finalize their metamorphosis into an mature adult they are placed inside the desired mecha where they are released into an internal nutrient reservoir and begin to organically interface with the machine that will become a part pf them. They will remain encased within for the remainder of this stage of their evolutionary cycle.
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ChanceSoulblade Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Very cool.  I first saw an invid shock trooper on the cover of a Robotech novel, but even then I thought it looked like an awesome mecha.  I noticed with the exception of the Regis and other human form invid they were always in there mecha.  I always figured it was some kind of evolutionary misstep that to pilot mecha they pretty much had to give up independent movement.
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's very hard to determine which images you draw yourself and which ones you trace. In the case of this image, though, it's easy to know that the Invid Shock Trooper was traced -- traced well, though, mind you! And it's colored extremely well. You're obviously a master of Illustrator. It's just kinda frustrating, not knowing which images you drew yourself and which ones you traced. It'd be great if you actually cited your sources in all your Deviations. I'd really like to know which linearts you drew yourself and which ones come from elsewhere. (Such as the Invid embryo -- did you draw that? Or trace it from some other sources? Very curious.)
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Mermanwatch Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Yuck the invid are ugly little spuds aren't they?
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they had the best looking mechs for the bad guys
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I agree completely!
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Macross saga had the best good duy mechs
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matt0044 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
I presume the nutrient reservoir contains Protoculture.
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, why not. :D
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:iconxerxan:
Xerxan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great job
i especially like the strong sheen of the egg/membrane
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I can't even remember how many layers are on that thing. It must be like 10 or so.
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:iconxerxan:
Xerxan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha yeah
layers are great
but they can get to be a lot to handle
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah that they can!
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aervalis Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Star wars, babylon 5, and now robotech.....god you rule
Very nice detail on the larval invid....I always loved that
episode because of the surprise that they look like slugs.

Are you going to do a pic of Sera and her command unit?
.....please!

Keep up the good work
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot but I still have a few other things on the books to draw. :D you might like them as well. :D
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
man i love the invid mecha designs as a kid! and i still do!:D
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
So do I till they got all humanoid looking.
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
till they get the hybrid human pilot. well i dont mind.=p
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DarkProxy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
sort of feel sorry for em now oh well they're better to look at in the mech than out so its a favor for me
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Lol. :D
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DarkProxy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I never liked the damned things although I did make super human hybrids called cerbians
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm part of the role playing game?
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DarkProxy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
they are for a fanfiction
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
oh ok
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Elven-Samurai Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Very cool! :)
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconelven-samurai:
Elven-Samurai Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Very welcome!
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Ienkoron Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Brill as per Usual! It's funny, I remember the Mecha, but not the Invid Pilots.... Will have to get the DVDs now :D
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah you only saw them in one episode toward the end and they looked just like this as they were inserted into there Mecha.
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ghtfffjvvo Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
sorry have not had a lot of time but great work
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
No prob and thanks.
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wheresmytea Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lucky bugs. :/ I'd love to have spent my larval stage bonded with a giant machine. So much cooler than junior high school. ;_;
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh you! :D
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Amras-Arfeiniel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You didn't but that much work in the Mecha i think, but the Eg-thing is cool.^^ Reminds me on something.... don't know what...

Nice.^^
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah the Mecha was much easier this time and thanks I did work extra hard on th Chrysalis. :D
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