Filed under “shit I really shouldn't be doing right now considering the time pressure I’m under for school”
[Sketched most of this up after passing out Saturday - after a 7 hour class preceded by multiple late nights because of schoolwork haahaha, I was FRIED.]
Anyways, just messing around with some monsterbike characters - I really love their weird faces so I just had to draw these two.
More creatures, more weird things!
The blue one is Blitz, based on a BMW R1200 GS Adventure - that bike has kind of a "beak" that looks odd in creature form, but then I was like hey, weird face opportunity here - and voila, that part of the face splits into a set of twin mandible-like appendages that can either fold back to be out of the way of the primary jaw set or used for snatching things (there would be a set of serrated blades that fold in)
Orange one is Ricochet, based on a KTM 690 Duke - the slightly older one with the two vertically stacked headlights, I just love the shapes and instantly saw a DRAGONFACE in there
Updates will continue to be sparse since my sketch time needs to be going towards school stuff - at least this week's viscom homework is going to be somewhat in this style so I can call this "practice" maybe? Haha excuses :V
Do you have a full body pic of Ricochet?
And sure you can call me Hydro, a lot of people around here use that :'D
Haha real life monsterbikes might be a little dangerous, but it'd be a lot of fun to animate these critters for a movie! :'D
So these guys definitely hunt when they're rogue - they prefer to take apart other vehicles but can go after animals and such too, though it'd be more of a last-resort thing.
If you have more free time, then you should really draw a anatomical representation of these guys.
They sounds really interesting and fascinating at the same time.
And imagine, in the near (or distant) future. Everyone has at least one of these guys as a pet and transportation. Like the time in the Middle Ages, where they used horses for transportation of carriages... :3
I've totally been meaning to, and show some different vehicle types as well because there are some pretty big mechanical differences that very much reflect in the biomechanical part (for example, since aircraft are ultra-light for their size, an aerosaur actually uses a lot of hollow low-density structure and pneumatic systems for most movement.) That'll probably have to wait until I'm out of school though, I barely have time for personal art :'D
If you actually have questions though you can note me for more detail on these guys, I have walls of text scattered about somewhere with stories, structural notes, etc :V
And there actually is a story around that! The first big introduction of these creatures into human uses was WWI with dogfighting aerosaurs, haha. These started showing up as civilian vehicle types as well, bu they prove to be difficult to control and are generally not safe for the average person to be around, since they're somewhat aggressive in their nature. A lot of experiments are done during the cold war period where humans tried to advance these guys as their personal weapons, and do things like cut out the processing unit and transplant them into human-built machine bodies, but that failed in most cases (it either didn't work at all, or the machine took over the new body and converted it into living metal.) Studying how they work does advance human knowledge and computing sciences and so they eventually built AI machines - human-built "living machines" which are pretty much robots, they're easier to control and are most common among civilian machine types (and don't have weird abilities like the shape-changing nor do they express much biomimicry,) but the original Vattir-types are still used and experimented on, with drastic results (long story short they eventually develop into a self-sustaining race instead of being part "built" machines and pretty much take over LOL!) There's all sorts of other stuff like rogue machine clans and the entire machine-hunter hunter thing where humans try to purge Vattir-type machines by turning them against each other but it all ends up in chaos.
[ and that's just one of the three main headworld settings! ]
I would agree though, these creatures as pets/companions would be friggin awesome!