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..more weird shit LOL yey speedpaint thing~

How do I creature-ify a motorcycle? There you go! ;'D This guy is based off my dad's Kawasaki 600 KLR from '86.

I've actually been doodling these 'lil dudes everywhere ever since I got introduced to the world of riding thanks to the Polaris guys :'D wheeee! (Along with ATV critters and whatnot, maybe I'll post some more powersports shit if I decide to color/paint some sketches up.) Never was interested in bike stuff before this internship, ha! I've seen some bike anthros around but never been a fan, probably because they're usually way too human-like....motorcycles don't resemble animals as much as something like an airplane does, so there is definitely a lot of "weird creature shit" potential that I personally think never really gets used :P

These are ridiculously fun to draw... only one leg in front, one in the back, and the two little arms help balance it when it's not moving like a kickstand would. Yes, the wheels run in this form (legs can fold out of the way,) but these guys are shape-shifters and revert to full vehicle form if they want to really nyoom around xD

I was also playing with a machine eye that looks less like an animal's (white, with an iris and a pupil) to keep more of the machine-ness, ha! (I often use the animal eyes in more cartoony stuff for expression but in reality, no eyes like that :U my sentient machines are fully mechanical, although their structure mimics a lot of biology.)

His name is Saké (somewhat of an inside joke xD) and his nickname is "Noisy Boy," you hear this goddamn thing from a mile away, gotta love those old one-cylinders heheheheheh
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Watson-inc Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
**high pitched screaming**
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Celestinavigator Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Congratulations! You just invented the bycicle! )))
PS
By the way - do you have bycicle monster?
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
LMAO!! Holy shit best pun.

Also no, I generally only base these creatures off of motorized forms of transport. :D
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Student Filmographer
goddamn all these motorcycle dudes are the fucking bomb ;www;

would you be cool if i tried my hand at making one of my own monsterbike characters? 

I'd of course cred you with the origin of the species (lel), I'd just like one I could doodle sometimes for funsies and to maybe help understand some mechanical motifs a little better^^
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
If you want to give it a shot you're welcome to - the big trick with them is that the creature parts are directly developed from their mechanical equivalent, and the proportions shouldn't steer too far from the original motorcycle basis. They're very barebones as creatures since they can't just spontaneously generate mass while shape shifting.
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Edited Aug 31, 2016  Student Filmographer
Also, that's a thing that really bothers me about some people's shapeshifters, a lot of them just spontaneously generate mass and it looks REALLY silly, but not in the fun goofy way ><

How exactly do your motorcycle guys go between creature to vehicle? like what happens to their claws and heads? I'm guessing the segments in the necks can compress kinda, so is it a more mechanical change, like well, the Transformers, or is there some kinda cartoony squishing too? heh;p

Also, sorry for all this shitposting spam, i just have so much i wanna ask you;w;
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Late response but a good question - there is a lot of "transformers" rearranging for the more mechanical aspect, but it is paired with a more fluid nanomachine-level transformation ability as well which allows mass to be shifted around, absorbed etc. But this is complex so it is not relied on too heavily (the more advanced the biomech, the more fluid their shape-shifting ability.) Now the bikes are one extreme - there is not a lot of mass to reallocate, nor much space to hide things in. They are by nature very skeletal. So it's one of the easier machines to spot as a biomech even in vehicle form, since there will be some dead giveaways (receded jaw elements, clawtips etc.) As soon as there is more bodywork, more elements can be concealed. This requires a sketch someday, a "how to spot a biomech" set LOL.
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Student Filmographer
lol i'd love to see that haha XD

I'm just imaging a bike like Sidewinder tryin' to hide and his little claws are poking out and he's like

"I'm just a bike, go away!"
Llama Emoji-56 (Hiding) [V3] 
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Student Filmographer
Alright thanks so much buddy! I'll show you when I finish! I think you'll like what I come up with^^

I'll keep your tips in mind
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Usrailfan1 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ENDURO BIKE
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colt7747 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
look at i.r.i.s from lococycle if you like this kind of stuff
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Student Filmographer
He looks like such a sweetie!
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dayconoto Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
ever thought about doing larger bikes like goldwings?

dayconoto.deviantart.com/art/W…
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Are you the same guy that send me the ask on Tumblr?

I remember doodling one a while back, it's a newer Goldwing but here: 41.media.tumblr.com/691a70a4ba…
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dayconoto Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
ya same guy asked here as well so that i could add link. (not many people know what i mean by gold wing)
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Gotcha :D
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Rad stuff man! Instant fav.
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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1234567890dd Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
I want a motor-cycle like that.
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JoeoftheMasks Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh this is beautiful!
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eleonora20020311 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work!!!
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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eleonora20020311 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!! :3
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InterJim126 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Awesome and just SO cool! :lol:
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Mirax3163 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is so adorable I want one. 
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
YES pet moto-monsters... do you realize the potential of these critters omg 

...motorcycle jousting. :'D
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Silverwyng1059 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, I love it :dummy: it's like concept art for a horror movie!
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Bwahaahahah!! Horror in the Pixar universe :'D
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Crash997 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This thing scares the sh..t out of me man :(

Great idea and design! :D
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha apparently you're not the first to think that!

Thanks :D
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purpleshadowbooster Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
oh my god that look so wicked  :O 
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha thanks XD
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purpleshadowbooster Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
you're welcome  XD
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SwarmCreator Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! This looks so cute! :3
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! It's funny, people are either creeped out or they think it's cute, LOL
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SwarmCreator Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's really strange! :P
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vftyhbvftyhbvftyhbvf Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Nein! Es ist GENIAL!!
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Half-dude Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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GuardianIllusion Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Nyoom" XDD  Most genius spelling of that sound ever.  :D

That aside, Noisy Boy here has a very Alien-esque look that I am DIGGING the hell out of. >8)
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
YES though I can't take credit for it, found it somewhere and it's too fun to say xD

Hehe yay!! 
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GuardianIllusion Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IT IS.  XD

:w00t:
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DraftHorseTrainer Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love It!!! :w00t:
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Whoosh! :D
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DraftHorseTrainer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah!!! :w00t: :w00t:
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USWRSilverado Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Off roader from HELL
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man you should see the ATV guys then hhhaahahahaah!!!
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USWRSilverado Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IF that is alive then they will see hell on wheels fly by and death onboard
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LightningCato Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
WEEEEEEE!!!! I like the tail!
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