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Beasts of 9 - The Guzzler by Kmalmsten Beasts of 9 - The Guzzler by Kmalmsten
Something has to get all those parts to the brain so it can build more robots, and this guy's one of them. The Guzzler's job is to search out all those broken down cars lying around and drain them dry of all their useful liquids, from gasoline to motor oil. If he happens to run into some strange little living doll along the way, well it's a bit more interesting of a prize than the contents of a gas tank.

This was a ton of fun to work on. I rarely draw machines so it was definitely a bit of a challenge to work out a design. In the end, this guy's what I came up with for my entry to the Beasts of 9 contest.
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razort300 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
ET8000 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student General Artist
nicey nice nice.
HuntedAndKilled Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks like it belongs on a magic card
TwoWrongTurns Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
:pc: Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice
Takkana Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
are you people trying to make my brain melt from this awesomeness, or is it doing that on it's own.
actually, neverminds. i found the brain bleach.
translation: awesome.
witchdochaven Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
hell ye!
Raja-Ulat Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Good concept of a freakishly awesome "parts-harvester"!
CalicoYorki Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
OOOoooOOOooohhh...Cool. It reminds me a lot of a warthog, but at the same time, it kinda doesn't. All of the canisters on the back and head and elsewhere, some of 'em broken, and the tubes hanging from the chest are real cool, and although it doesn't have quite the scrappy-crappy look to it as the Cat Beast or the Winged Beast, it definitely looks like it would fit in well in the movie.

So...How does it drain the car fluids? Does it tear open the engine and and drain them out in a manner similar to a vampire bat? (VAMPIRES DON'T SUCK. SCRAPE and LICK. :9) OR, does it have like a big cyringe in its mouth that it uses to pierce the engine, and then SSSRRRRRP?
silver-wing-mk2 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
x-hawkie-x Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Remember how we were talking about balancing not defined with defined when painting? I think you're definitely getting closer and closer into striking the perfect balance. I love it. The background really helps accentuate it, I guess, but it would have been nice with silhouettes of broken down cars and crumbling buildings.

Also, I think the design would be great if it showed more obviously that your "Guzzler" was made by more local parts. It looks like it was created by some scientist with a lot of resources at hand, rather than an eyeball with a super-mind that's using supplies from a post-apocalyptic world. But, that's just my opinion. And a few more bottles wouldn't hurt. Maybe one of those one-gallon things?

All in all, I love you, I love your work, and with a year (maybe less?) of steady improvement, you can definitely get into that prestigious art school. I don't doubt your ability to succeed in the slightest.
Kmalmsten Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Woah, high praise :D Thanks! Good enough in a year, huh? I'll work hard to try and meet that expectation XD

I was thinking the same thing about the design originally, but then I figured that if the brain was housed in a factory with the capability to manufacture military bots and had access to everything that humans left behind in the ruined cities, it really wouldn't be too hard to find all the pieces that go into it, theoretically.
x-hawkie-x Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
Yes, but it doesn't seem too important of a machine. I mean, I would understand if it was originally meant to hunt for the little dolls, but since it was meant only to gather motor oil and such, I don't think the brain would waste such supplies on making it. There would be a lot of them, wouldn't there? Not just one or two? So the materials should be abundant and common.
ultraweirdonerd Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
cool, it has that wacky feeling to it. Machine, but not exactly...I love it!
Kmalmsten Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :aww:
Casnieba Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Student General Artist
i love you

i'm guessing it stores those liquids in the glass bottles on it's back? amazing concept and perfect setting with intense drama! i can feel the fear coming from the doll
Kmalmsten Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww: Yup, it does use those bottles for storage.
Kekuni Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
i love it!
terbeag Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
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