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homunculus -or pet cyborg- by ariscene homunculus -or pet cyborg- by ariscene
"When we realized that the crawling invertebrates in Io's deeper mud pits had an iron-based internal support system, a kind of iron-oxide space lattice, our biochemists went amuck. The need for expensive ceramic and titanium-alloy based prosthetics would be over...

...since these organism's immune system was tolerant to iron and steel. The business potential was huge.Thus, in 2093 the first series of hybrid-agents (as we called them) appeared in the markets. With a fully functional biological nervous system and digestive track, motorized mechanical parts plus double-shell high-density silica foam carapace, we had ourselves the perfect soldier. Or so we thought...."

Small story I conjured up, after making the critter. It's supposed to be a living creature bound to a mechanical contraption, in order to be used a fearless/resilient/obedient soldier. Its supposed size is more or less like a cat. The size of the real-world sculpture is closer to that of a rat :P

I used water based acrylics to paint it and -as usual- it's made out of junk.


Check my gallery for the unpainted assembled version: -->Unpainted version
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:iconhannahelizabethh:
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student General Artist
sweet piece! :D
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:iconvincent-campbell:
Vincent-Campbell Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
That's as close to being a homonculus as Incredible Crew is to being a comedyI am a dummy! 
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:iconvincent-campbell:
Vincent-Campbell Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Still some impressive workmanship, though.
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:iconthekingofdolls:
TheKingOfDolls Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Cool!
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:iconroundtower:
roundtower Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo! 

:artist: Trophy Emote 2  :create: 

* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!
the self portrait Gold Medal Emote :painting: 
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Snashyle Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
You've made this out of junk? It looks fantastic!
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   General Artist
Yes. Thanks :)
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:iconsnashyle:
Snashyle Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Welcome! :aww:
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:iconstevenoirproduction:
stevenoirproduction Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Amazing! Sexy! Can you make me a working version for a video???
steve noir
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011   General Artist
Glad you like!
Working as....with moving parts? Or with motor n all?
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:iconstevenoirproduction:
stevenoirproduction Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
I was joking - pretty much - but your creatures are very cool and sexy, and in a perfect world, I would love to see them chasing my models around!
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011   General Artist
Hah, glad you were. I seriously get people asking me "does it move" "is it really a cyborg", so you never know, d'oh.
I'm no robotics prodigy, and my attic is no lab unfortunately :D

Thanks for the kind words!
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:iconstevenoirproduction:
stevenoirproduction Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Speaking of robotics prodigies, I wish I could find this in higher-rez on the internet; it is on the dvd THE WORK OF DIRECTOR CHRIS CUNNINGHAM:
[link]
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011   General Artist
wow, fantastic!
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:iconstevenoirproduction:
stevenoirproduction Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
The video director, Chris Cunningham, is also the robot-builder. He worked as a designer for the film A.I.; he is a freaking genius.
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011   General Artist
Thanks for the link and the info, then :)
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Greetings1 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
How would it serve as a soldier...it has no obvious weapons, and it's size would limit its strength and durability.
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smartonoff Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Εμπνευσμένο!!!
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner May 7, 2011   General Artist
Ευχαριστώ..!!
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:iconwretchedkalamity:
WretchedKalamity Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i.....is this.....real...?
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner May 4, 2011   General Artist
yes :)
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WretchedKalamity Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
b...BUT HOW?!?!?!??!?!?! THATS........i.....I CAN'T DISCRIBE HOW INCREDIBLE THAT IS!! um... does it really have a mind of its own? this is just...............breathtaking....
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ariscene Featured By Owner May 4, 2011   General Artist
Nah, I'm afraid it doesn't really have a mind of it's own ;)
But I sure imagine it does...
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WretchedKalamity Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so what does it function on? Im really amazed by this? does it move around? freely? is it walking around right now? im sorry for all the questions, but im just... fascinated!
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ariscene Featured By Owner May 5, 2011   General Artist
Wha, no...!
It's not a mechanical contraption, it has moving parts but no engine..!
I'm an architect, not a robotics engineer ;)
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WretchedKalamity Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool..
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:iconcuppa-teee:
cuppa-teee Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
here homunculus,homunculus....
good cyborg!!

:)
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011   General Artist
He's a good boy ;)
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inventivedreams Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work :)
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
It's oddly kind of cute...
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010   General Artist
It is a pet after all... :D
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SleyTheDent Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Aack - eeek - I think I picked one of these off my cat yesterday...
It looks so good I've got the chills.
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010   General Artist
Haha, well this guy is cat-friendly :)
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:iconradtastical:
radtastical Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
ah, this is so cute!
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010   General Artist
:D
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zoom-from-inside Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010   General Artist
woooow!!! amzing...is it handmade ?
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010   General Artist
Yep....scratch built from junk
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ZombieArmadillo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, this is pretty awesome. :) Really interesting to compare the unpainted version and this one... You do an impressive job at making the materials look realistic.
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010   General Artist
Thanks!
I think I'll upload unpainted pics of everything I make from now on,
since the "construction" and "material painting" stages are quite different,
both in logic and execution :D
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ZombieArmadillo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
That would be neat. :D It makes the finished product a little bit cooler when you know what kind of things went into it, at least in my opinion...
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kirstenbakker Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this little guy :)
Good job!
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010   General Artist
I love him too :)
Thanks!
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taxidermy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
That is awesome! I thought it was bigger tho, it looks huge in that pic :)
You are so good at painting your stuff! I need to practice. :nod:
And the unpainted version is very interesting! ^^
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ariscene Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010   General Artist
Well thank you! He's quite small in fact, sitting comfortably on my desk right now :)
I need to practice more at constructing (or scratch building) though. And try to work
directly with materials that don't need painting, just like you do :D
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