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This is Arret for the "9" contest here on DA.

The stop sign is attached on a pivot point on the neck and is drawn back with that wire. A spring and hydraulic system inside the chest area launches it forward like shown in the image.

I have tons more ideas and may enter a few more critters if I have the time.

Edit - Redesigned the spine and ribcage. I think it looks much better now.
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ethankuhn Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
holy crap thats epic
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CliffeArts Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks.
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bnichole Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
: D
i missed your amazingness.):
9 is one of my most favorite movies evarrrr.♥
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Blueoriontiger Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a spectacular job. Good luck on winning that contest! I send my best wishes out to you. :salute:
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PrettyRedWolf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
Hey you. I was lookin' at this and I realized that I like the atmosphere that you got goin' on in here, but I think it'd be really nice if you added in some actual junk or garbage or just somethin' that'll put Arret into a more solid place and it'd help give us a sense of his overall size.

The way the picture is now is awesome and it's great, but goin' that extra bit would really do some good. (I know you got a lot on yer plate right now tho so don't feel like you have to! :heart: )
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RandomQueen82 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Student General Artist
*thinks of creature that just got hacked*
Well, it did tell you to stop
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:iconcliffearts:
CliffeArts Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, nice.

It also works as an emergency brake.
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fear-is-spreading Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
well, since this is about 9, where the robots actually don't have to have any mechanical driver or motor causing motion... lol, all 'engineering' critiques are pointless.

I love the idea, but it does remind me a lot of the already created creature in the movie and short film.
(just based on his body design)

The only problem I see with it, structurally, are the back feet... they would have very little traction being the ends of pipes. and the creature would be slipping and sliding across whatever smooth surface he may be on.

Other than that, I like the piece. good luck!
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CliffeArts Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
On man it does, doesn't it?

That's what I thought about the back legs after I finished it. I never could get the back feet designed like I wanted, so they ended up like that, haha.

Thanks a bunch.
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fear-is-spreading Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
still looks pretty cool though and it is a pretty novel concept from the others.
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VladimirJazz Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Student Filmographer
Good design. Love the Stop sign idea, and it's mechanism. Great engineering.
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Coahtemoc Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Somewhat simple yet having a great design and some details into the functioning.

Nice work on this. :)
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mbp5k Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A design problem would probably be the legs. They looked tied up, so I'm curious to how it would walk with it's legs like that.
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CliffeArts Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Are you referring to the rear legs being tied together? They're not though the placement of them both kinda jumbles them together visually wise. The wire on the legs is holding the metal on the base kind of like armor.
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mbp5k Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's pretty interesting though. Good luck on winning.
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:iconcliffearts:
CliffeArts Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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koolaid64 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
i like it, and i think you'll like mine when im done with it
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:iconcliffearts:
CliffeArts Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I'll try and keep an eye out for it. ^^
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fluffyz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is my fave in the entries so far, the best presented and original idea (to me). Kudos!
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CliffeArts Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Fluffyz.
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Button-the-random Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
I like the lighting, and the stop sign is a nice touch.
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CliffeArts Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Button.
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Button-the-random Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
That's liutenant Button to you, mister! (yes, I'm aware it's spelled wrong)
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:iconcliffearts:
CliffeArts Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yes Sir! -Salutes-
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Button-the-random Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
At ease, soldier!
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FFRedXIII Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks amazing.
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PrettyRedWolf Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
ps also great job at stickin to the design qualities of the 9 movie. so far yer one of the few who have.
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:iconcliffearts:
CliffeArts Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I love doing "research." I have a ton of concept art on my desktop now. XD
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PrettyRedWolf Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
good texture especially on the stop sign. I love the design! good luck Sissy!
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