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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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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.
Grebo-Guru 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.)
Yuck the invid are ugly little spuds aren't they?
CrimsonFALKE Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they had the best looking mechs for the bad guys
The-First-Magelord Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I agree completely!
CrimsonFALKE Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Macross saga had the best good duy mechs
I presume the nutrient reservoir contains Protoculture.
The-First-Magelord Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, why not. :D
Xerxan Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great job
i especially like the strong sheen of the egg/membrane
The-First-Magelord 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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