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[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 :D


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

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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Student Filmographer
I love Ricochet's face! Those vertically stacked eyes look great! damn, him, Vala, Rex and Mischief are my favourite characters of yours! ^^

Do you have a full body pic of Ricochet? 

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Binaryrobot Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Love the art
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vftyhbvftyhbvftyhbvf Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
I saw a KTM 690 drive by just the other day! :)
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet!
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nightprowler2 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
Apex predators?
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That would be relative. Versus naturally-evolved creatures of Earth? Yes. Versus one of the monsters based on a tank or a jet? Nope :'D
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nightprowler2 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
I've seen what you and Cato do to tanks there outright frightening
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eightyjet Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love their anatomy :D
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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eightyjet Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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LB-MB-24 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
why are they so evil looking? xP
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Because this is how I like to draw my characters :V
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LB-MB-24 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
lol so awesome though :3 
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1234567890dd Featured By Owner Edited Feb 19, 2015
Sorry for posting so many comments on this picture. Do comments take up room?
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vftyhbvftyhbvftyhbvf Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Hey, guess what, Hydro? (is it o.k. if I call you that?) 1234567890dd is my triplet brother in real life! His name is Ben, my name is Jack, and my other bro's name is Sam. (I don't know if he even has an account) I am a dummy!
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there! Haha triplets, that's pretty cool!

And sure you can call me Hydro, a lot of people around here use that :'D
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1234567890dd Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Your paintings are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:happybounce: 
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1234567890dd Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
They would be so fun to have in real life!!Heart 
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1234567890dd Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
yeeeeesssssss!!!!!! They are SOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!! My brother (one of my triplet brothers) when I showed this to him he said "Awww.":D (Big Grin) 
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1234567890dd Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
soooooooooooo cute!!!Love 
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
These guys? :'D
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1234567890dd Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
YES!!! I wish I could have one of your pictures, but you aren't selling them.
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LightConcorde Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I find them oddly adorable... XD
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I always think it's funny when people think that, but I guess everyone has a different personal definition for what is cute/adorable/etc hahaa!
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DraftHorseTrainer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I Love These Monster Bikes!
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wheeee!
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DraftHorseTrainer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:D :D
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purpleshadowbooster Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
oohh wow there look cool  :D 
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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purpleshadowbooster Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
you're welcome  :)
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SwarmCreator Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The BMW R12 GS A. has a really amazing futuristic style. Would love to see this in a movie, or at least in Real Life! :D
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It does!! I used to be bothered by its design but it's really grown on me, such a cool bike!!

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
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SwarmCreator Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess, you have Photoshop? You could really make it. ;)
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, I paint in it :'D hahaha I could!
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SwarmCreator Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohne (different) question. What actally eat this guys? Flesh? Metal? Both things? :)
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
All sorts of things really :V I came up with a system where they can synthesize fuel from all sorts of carbon-based matter - the more pure it is the more they prefer it (gasoline vs something like plants or meat) and they'd also be able to convert metals as well, primarily for self repair (breaking materials down to their chemical level and re-assembling them in micro-factories to make new nano-cells or composite compounds, for example armor.) Their whole body structure is nanocell-based (so cell-like structures but just a mechanical version, their whole anatomy is in essence a highly complex form of biomimicry with all the vehicle mechanicals mixed in as well.)

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. 
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SwarmCreator Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds definitely as if they were not choosy with their food. 

If you have more free time, then you should really draw a anatomical representation of these guys. :D

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
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
They're ultra-survivable! :'D

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!
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