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Black Shape Mecha Concepts by Nidaram Black Shape Mecha Concepts by Nidaram
14 thumbnail concepts in simple black and orange. This is an exercise in unique mecha silhouettes and body structures. I'll probably develop almost all of these.

Feel free to list your favs! A few share similar bodytypes to other mecha in my gallery.

Although it wasn't intentional they seem to fall into three categories: The top row are geometric spearmen. The middle group are more normal (for me lol) humanoid mecha. The bottom row + #14 are a little funkier.
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EarlsJS Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!
draweverywhere Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
These are dope! Have you done this exercise on dAmuro? I would love to see it!
DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
4, 5, 9, 12, 13 are my favorites. They're all pretty sweet, though. Love the use of Cerberus colors.
TrueKaoz Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Simple yet dynamic, i love the combination of orange and black.
The shapes are so well constructed.
I shall have to look around your gallery now, awesome work =)
BlackEvangelion Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Nice concepts, my favorites are 6, 10, 13, 14.
Jinnindo Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting idea. Very cool.
DSil Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Student General Artist
Great variety and aesthetic sense. I like 5 and 13.
Ryuuhiken Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Student Filmographer
Are you :icongenocidalpenguin: in disguise??? Your styles are extremly similar...but great work ^^.
katana2665 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Nice stuff. I also use the silhouette trick. It's amazing how many plausible ideas you can get in 20 minutes.
grid-gunner Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
Interesting way to get down ideas. Everyone seems to have their own choices. For me I like #5 and #10.
Robot-drawing-club Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Dude, thats pretty sweet! Nicely done!
onlyD-Rod Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
very very very good!! :D :D :D
Ladav01 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Hobbyist
like all!
bluedragonflame Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
1, 6, 8, 14 are my favs. Neat for silhouettes.
Sypher-The-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
I like these, if you made them into concept characters it'll be really cool
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
12, 13, 14
Centark Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Hobbyist
I still find it amazing how simple a concept sketch can be. All of these are very interesting designs, but the ones that really catch my attention are #'s 8, 12, and 14.
RenMoraes Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
. . . :omg: !!!

Hey , you worked a lot in concepts !!!

. . . My favorites ?! , it,s really hard to choose, but i like of the 11, 12 and 14 .

I 'll wait for the developed versions

:w00t: Keep up the great work ! :w00t:
PuppetChaos Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
6's got this awesome complexity to it, 8's good too... I also like 12 and 14
thomastapir Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
GAH, they're all so good! Let's see, favorites...I'd have to say 6, 13, and 14. Six has great proportions and a body form that really seems to lend itself to cool, dynamic poses. I also think it would look awesome with the "head" moved forward a bit to give a more "hunched over" appearance. Thirteen I like for all the above reasons, plus it reminds me of a stripped-down, "sport" version of a Macross Destroid, perhaps with a bit of Steel Battalion thrown in. I'm digging 14 because I'm a big fan of non-traditional and multi-legged mech designs, especially quadrupeds and hexapods.

They're all so cool, though...I love that really sleek, minimalist design aesthetic of your mecha. They look so fast and deadly!
Kayos-Avian Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Wow, I love these! It gives a good idea of the shape and technology in just two tones :D
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