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The Grasshopper by Eddy-Shinjuku The Grasshopper by Eddy-Shinjuku
Photoshop CC and SketchUp 2013

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BRIGHT EYES by Eddy-Shinjuku


Concept mech. I figured in the future where overpopulation affects structures where towns are constructed in multi-storey levels, a lightweight and nimble mech serves well in these sci-fi urban premise.
The 'Grasshopper'  basically hops about and leaps high; perfect for level to level maneuvers and reaches rooftops in seconds.

Personally I imagined them quite whimsical due to their uncanny movement, but a swarm of these hops about to pursue you should be a nightmare - it's impossible to outrun these guys say if you are a futuristic  psychoactive drug dealer trying to escape in tight and multilevel back alleys, they always reaches there before you do :D

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- NANOGYN
- www.nanogyn.com

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:iconcocainejia:
CocaineJia Featured By Owner Edited Oct 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I think I'm gonna have a heart attack
or brain explosion
something like that
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alecfarai Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
yu should teach me that :D
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ExosiusWoolley Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Is that the Kowloon sim in Second Life in the background?
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SearchProjects Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Great Work
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Galinas-Claim Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Great Tokyo/Shanghai ad-colors all over these pieces!  Sweet!
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ryeinlloyd Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang! This is super badass, awesome job man.
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DeviousSqurl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool concept! Clap 
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ksamjr0036 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
them gunz! ^^
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha thanks for dropping by man! 
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ksamjr0036 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
twas my pleasure ^^
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schattenman005 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Nice idea. The picture looks as awesome as the concept is.
However, can it also stick on walls or is it mainly for jumping?
Also, can you explain the weapons or does the picture say everything?
Just curious because I can't tell if the barrel in the middle is supposed to be used for sniping or tank fire.
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The middle barrel dispense 50cal - it's a sniper. Basically a shooter and a spotter at once; meaning they have at least 90% accuracy down range and shoots consecutively once every bullet hit objects or target - the build-in spotter system needs only microseconds to calculate the physics for the next round, so imagine them shooting every 4-5 seconds pretty accurately (under 1/2 miles range) :D  

Because of their high use of fuel/energy for leaping (even considering we have harness fusion energy in the future), they are use for pursuit and tracking purpose ala 'blitzkrieg'style and not for long stake-out sort of situation - means the character here deploys it when a target is confirmed and ready to detain or eliminate :nod:  

They usually work in a swarm of 3 and high on rooftops in sentry mode, it's impossible to evade their triangulation. Also your question, they don't really stick to walls but often spotted high on roof top with glaring 'red eyes' as the local folks dub them in a demonic sense ;p 

Personally, when I come up with them, the main goal is to create an indifferent mech in a game, imagine playing a futuristic FPS game and have to deal with them - they jump around which encourages you to shoot them mid air because it's hard to get them once they landed - plus the dreading feeling that they will jump over or stomp you while you are in cover haha
On top of that, they employ psychological warfare, emitting loud banhsee-like screeching to disorientate you, it basically will make it sounds like they are in your head ^^; 

Don't mind the tl;dr post :D
Thanks for dropping by! :w00t:
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schattenman005 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Wow, there's a huge knowledge bomb dropped on me there. Really appreciate it since this description has been nice to read.
So much of the features seem cool, although they seem to make the mech kind of OP. But I guess that's what happens when we consider future technology, especially fusion energy.
Excellent job on the artistic and description design. I hope you can continue to share these kind of pictures.
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes it's does sounds OP'ing, but it's a surety that the average baddies of the future are almost godlike level in hacking if compared with today's bunch, so this mech or any mechs are redundant most of the time or prone to backfiring if they went rogue. I guess this should equalize the playing field.
I mean, if you are familiar with Ghost in the Shell the 'fight' in more than just in the physical world, so as good as your hardware are, the baddies has ways to out-maneuver them in the vitual world:nod:
Say, you hack and steal someone's else identity so that the mechs unable to ID the target, etc. etc. :D 

That said, can't wait for the game Watch Dogs to come out of the closet soon :w00t:
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schattenman005 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Good point, Ghost in the Shell did bring up that field and Watch Dogs is going to be an even more interesting view of that.

Despite being poor, Watch Dog release reaction: La la la la 
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Xandamus Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014   General Artist
cool assault mech 
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Joey1058 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And since they operate in swarms when necessary, you don't stand a chance if you outrun one, and another is around a corner.  Cool concept.
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Raptrax101 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
that looks REALLY nice.
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:iconaeradrith:
aeradrith Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Amazing job :D

Also have you taken a look at my message? :O lol
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:iconcj-db:
CJ-DB Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Awesome! :wow:
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Merci! :icongrin--plz:
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CJ-DB Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
:icongreatjobplz: :happybounce:
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enchanteddroppings Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work. I always guessed sketchup could be used for making other objects, but never saw anyone use it for anything besides buildings or landscapes.
Since the Grasshoppers are huge, shouldn't you be able to get away from them via alley ways, tunnels and sewers? It seems like they are good for climbing and far distances but not small spaces.
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sketchup can practically do everything from buildings to spacecraft, concept sci-fi weapons, etc. 
Although here I didn't build a one-off mech, that would need some awesome level of skills and time on Sketchup; with basic skills you can construct geometrical parts and components and that's more than enough when you know your way with Photoshop and painting :nod:

Ah yes, I've upscaled this to make it look huge, the real size is on the main artwork with the character, they're at best only waist height. And for the tight and intimate affairs, that's the job for human intervention; that is where she steps in to do the messy work :D
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raynetempura Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
That is awesome! Very, very cool!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! XD
I see you like Star Wars, very timely because I'm working on a SW-related commission, that one would be next coming up :D 
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raynetempura Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Awesome! And I adore Star Wars, so looking forward to it!
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:iconplopinou:
Plopinou Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Now that's a real nice design! Wouldn't want to gets on its bad side!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This work is a great prelude into the future Kelvie project where I've got the prob/mech skills portion covered :D 
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Plopinou Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
You certainly have the skills, no arguing there! :D
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CyberTastyLand Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Really awesome
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks heaps for that! XD
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tyko577 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
cool
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for viewing! XD
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tyko577 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
no prob!
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A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Cool.                             
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! XD
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blackshadow148 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epiiiiiiic~!
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:iconcfry:
cfry Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
kinda sorta reminds me of the first boss on Ninja Gaiden 3 (PS3)
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
NG3 does have some cool mechs if I remember ;D
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
quite the detailed robot here.
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks as always! XD
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
welcome
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IzzyMarrie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Holy crap!  This is amazing!  I REALLY love the concept behind this one
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Awesome to see ya around for quite awhile :D
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IzzyMarrie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
XD  You're welcome.  Always love your sci fi concepts
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Btw I attempted to "decipher" the very godly long note you've sent me, had me overwhelmed by over-information lol ^^;
It sounds like an interesting project to work with before the Summer comes, I'll look into it more and hone into a specific scene :nod:
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IzzyMarrie Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome!   (lol, sorry about the over-sized note  XD  It was my boyfriend who included all the details, and it was my idea to make sure he had all the details and references  ^^;  I was hoping it'd help make it easier to visualize everything)

I really hope you decide to accept  ^_^  It would be really nice to be able to have his characters brought to life (especially since he hopes to have his book completely revised and published this year.  He's already managed to get an excerpt from a chapter published in a magazine, so next step is fine-tuning the book and publishing the whole thing!  lol)
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Polidrop Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Muuuum!! Can I have one?
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
These guys are very handy to have around :nod:
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