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NAI Vaugahn Lineart by CGVickers NAI Vaugahn Lineart by CGVickers
Finally, a mecha submission. I have 4 more in this series in the works but I keep getting stalled on design aspects among other distractions. Funnily enough, this design came from a quick sketch I did when trying to finish off another design. Expected are the VT Visahnthii, VT Velkhanii (full body), VT Vehnahn & the VT (name yet to be decided)

The VT Vaugahn is a Ground Superiority mech and the largest automated armor short of a Multi-Limb Battleship(mobile armor) that NAI deploys. The Vaugahn was designed as an answer to the MDG Phantom. While the Phantom can effectively cloak, the Vaugahn took a different approach and it's key ability is to see through battlefield scatter jamming and relay it's vision to otherwise blinded friendly units in range for coordinated actions. Though no weapons are visible in this image, there are two binders on the back that can hold a variety of weapons usable only by the NAI. The thing between the legs would be a flag or a banner used mainly for display when in a city.
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type26y Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
awesome, it's really slick-looking
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Ryuuhiken Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Student Filmographer
Seemingly Five Star Storie's inspired, nicely done.
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stratedzjiccoma Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
It looks like what a protoss mech would be...
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Blood-Asp0123 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am not worthy :worship:
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berserkguts Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Student
wow amazing work, well i hope that i can learn by studying your artwork. i been trying to learn how to draw mechas, if you can give me some pointers, i would appreciate that very much. Fantastic Work.[link]
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CGVickers Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Well, I'm trying to create a Mecha tutorial so that might help in future but it'll be a while for now before its done so in the time being, do you have any specific questions? Mecha in general is such a large topic that its hard to narrow down some basic advice : )
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berserkguts Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Student
well since im trying to draw a mecha, i was hoping you would tell me something, that you might think is good to know before drawing one; well to put it in better words, what should i keep in mind when drawing one?
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CGVickers Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
I would have to say, focus your detail on one or two points. I tend to focus on the head since it generally conveys the overall soul of the mech so to speak. Past that, I tend to focus on theme and pose. A pose can be the difference between an intimidating design or something that might be considered boring or cute. For theme, I generally try to have similar looking peices such as shin and arm guards. I like a shoulder that seems to grow from the chest as opposed to blocky pads (though I will use them from time to time). For the most part, try tracing or copying another artists design as you will start to notice little details that otherwise blend in and get missed. After that, try making a few mods to another design and after a while, you start to get a feel for what you like and don't like, eventually developing your own style. I'm not sure if any of this helps but its a little insight to how I draw and developed a style. : )
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berserkguts Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Student
that was great info, thnx a lot for giving me some of your time to reply my comments, and i hope you keep on drawing, your art style is great, and i hope that one day i can get as good as you, thnx a lot, later....
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JSin21666 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
:wow: Very NIce and Clean lines!!!!:headbang:
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askarapunma Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
WoW
nothing to say but GREAT
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Vermillion01 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
can't wait for the coloured version :P
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Vermillion01 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
please make it black color >_< plx plz plox XD
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CGVickers Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
I`m just about done the coloured version. I figure a couple more days (due to other projects) and I`ll be finished.
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Really looking forward to your finished color for this latest mech. How ARE thing's going w/ the computer
problem BTW? Glad to hear they're not slowing this project down at least...

Oh yeah, the "multi-limbed battleship" you mention in this vehicle description- would that be the one in your scraps?
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CGVickers Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Yes and no. The multi-limbed battleship is a WIP name for mobile armors in this story. That sketch was a WIP I might try finishing one day but I have another sketch (not yet posted) that is the mech in question. I hope to post it when I have a break and a working scanner again. It's based off of an older design of mine called the "NAI Rhino MHWP" Currently it's new name is the "NAI Kohvahn" but that might change when I post it.
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Child-of-Bodom-648 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
Great work... I hope a colored Version will follow (soon) ^^
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CGVickers Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
I've actually been working on it since there's little other artwork I can post due to an unforseen computer problem.
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
Very cool! Kinda has some almost Egyptian-esk articulation… I dig it! :D
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chihei84 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
it's so nice to see you posting again!!! i was hoping you'd get back to it - i missed seeing your art in my new deviations box! ;D

after trying my hand at mecha, i have an even greater appreciation for your work - to draw such technical features, let alone design them - it really is impressive! the line work is amazing as it always is - i love looking at your black and white pictures as much as i love looking through your colored ones! :worship:

i'm so sorry i havent been commenting lately...i'm trying my best to find the time to log on and draw these days... *sigh*

i hope you have a great weekend! :hug:
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CGVickers Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Yeah, I have been rather sparce in my posts lately : P I have several designs at the 99% complete stage, yet I just can't seem to get something to look right or decide how I want to finish it so I tend to delay a lot of designs and posts. Mecha are something I've done for arround 19 or 20 years now and they're a passion so don't worry if you can't get them to look the way you want right away, after all, I still have problems after this long ; D

Sometimes I don't respond right away to your comments because I just like to leave them in my messages and reread them since they're always so complimentary and uplifting but don't worry about getting back right away since no doubt we're all busy and have other things to do.
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chihei84 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
!!!!!i couldnt believe that comment you left me!!!! that is the sweetest thing to say!!!! :wow: i had to re-read it several times!!! i really wish there were a way to save comments so you dont have to go searching for them again after you post them - i would love to be able to go straight to your comments when i'm in a slump....i have to admit, your's are one of the one's i look forward to the most!

and i dont mind at all if you take your time with messaging - even if you had only commented me once, i'd still be as happy as i am now! the fact that you added me and still continue to comment means so much!!!!

oh! before i forget - i actually have your art featured on my myspace profile...i just put it up, but i felt bad about doing it without getting your approval first...its 4 of your chibi cars - the subaru, toyota, honda crx, and lotus...i put a copyrighted by CGVickers on my main profile and my page is set up so only my friends can view it...but i wanted to know if your ok with having those works advertised on there....
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rockspidersx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
nice cant wait for color
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gz12wk Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
so very cool
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proto-tekionx01 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Cool stuff! Is this the final of the sketch you posted earlier? I'm really impressed with the way it turned out.
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CGVickers Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
Yes it is. I actually forgot I posted a sketch of this
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proto-tekionx01 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
Honestly, I'm suprised I remembered as well. I think the reason I remembered was because you mentioned being close to completing the line art. Great job on the design.
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Raja-Ulat Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
In other words, it's a detector unit to detect hidden and cloaked enemies, yes?
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CGVickers Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
Not really. It can't see cloaked units, but it can see through jamming. Most bases, and battles use a form of jaming that blinds mecha sensors. As a result, missle lockons are impossible and mecha are faced to fight in relatively close combat similar to large scale infantry war since their weapons and sensors can't lock on or find enemy units. Usually mecha can see through there own jamming fields but enemy units will jam as well so that no one can see. The Vaugahn isn't effected by jamming and can see just fine giving it a major advantage & making it a serious threat on the battle field.

The large rabbit ears on the back of the head are designed to detect stealth units but the advantage of the MDG Phantom's Phase Cloak is that it's impossible to detect.
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Raja-Ulat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
I see. :3
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JTDrift Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
I loves me so mecha! especially when they're wearing a loincloth! ;) favin it!
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CGVickers Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
Well thank you for that and for the fav : )
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Gee-Man Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Wow, nice design as usual. I love the concept of it as well. Even support mecha need a little attention too. It looks a bit different than your usual mecha though. Still looks cool anyway. :D
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CGVickers Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Thats good : ) My usual mecha are the MDG series. I'm trying to develope 3 styles/series of designs for a future storie/manga and so I need something different than what I've been doing so far. I do plan on getting back to several more MDG designs
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Gee-Man Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
Well, I'm actually curious to see what NAI-design mecha look like but as long as it's a giant robot, I think I'll be pleased either way. =P
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CGVickers Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
Well I have 2 NAI designs posted already and two designs(sketches) in my scraps Gallery. The finished linearts are the Vaugahn & the Guard. The Visahnthii and the Vehnahn are in my scraps gallery
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Rekkou Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
somehow reminds me of brain powerd
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CGVickers Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
What is Brain Powered?
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Rekkou Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
its a japanese anime, with a mecha that quite similiar to yours, although the Brain Powerd design are quite weird
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Barricade Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
*blinks*
When did you change to the semi-Five Star Stories mecha styling? The top half is distinctively your personal styling, while from the waist down & legs are very much from FFS.
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CGVickers Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Sorry, I can't say I know what Five Star Stories is. As far as the legs and general design, I'm trying to develope 3 styles/designs for a futer storie/manga. I hate that in most mecha series, because one artist designed them all, everything looks like one company built a series of mecha then sold them to rival nations. There are 3 major factions in this storie and so I needed a different stle for each yet similar enough that it's realistic they belong in the same world. As a result, I've been sketching a whole seies of components and I designed a foot similar to this for another NAI design and grew fond of it, so I started sketching a leg similar to the NAI Guard and just expanded upon it.
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Barricade Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
Here's one of his designs that I found on here, except done up in 3D:
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Barricade Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
Don't feel bad. In fact its a compliment. Five Star Stories is a manga series produced, written, and drawn ENTIRELY by one single man. The designs are...exquisite. Also he has no problems in making designs look very disimiliar from each other, yet close enough to conform to the overall mecha ';plan' for his universe. In his case its where humanity has gene-engineered themselves to be incredibly smart, fast, strong, etc, and even then only a few of them can take it all in (becoming their version of Einsteins) and build these mecha. They're considered something like the famed Japanese Swordsmiths in that their mecha are also works of art as well as fully-functional, pure-bred weapons of war.
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saffiremoon21 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
sweet. pretty fierce looking
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DonJavo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Woot! Another one of your mechas!! I just love your drawings of these guys, and your descriptions of them to help complete the pitcure. I also can't wait until it's colored.
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Guncannon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
*jaw drops* why can't my mecha come out this good :O

o well, great job on this! I'm not normally one for very sleek/curvy mecha, but I can't help but love this one! :D
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CGVickers Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Well thank you very much. I've been at this almost 20 years so I have a bit of practice now : ) The funny thing is, I still think have a lot of room for improvement
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Guncannon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
bah, there is always going to be room for improvement, that's part of the whole point in continuing to strive at something, cause if you can't improve any further, then it just becomes a boring routine ;)
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Gairyuki333 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
That is cool! I love the detail in the lineart. :)
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TenraiKaze Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Hey do you mind if I use your line-art to practice my coloring?
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