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Positronic by Rahll Positronic by Rahll
Inspired by a number of things, Asimov's work and Mass Effect among them.

I dedicate this piece to =CaelestisTrucido, not only for doing this amazing piece for me, but for being an awesome friend and a great person.

Thanks to `adonihs for the help on this mofo, as usual. Kept pushing me to finish it when I was more than ready to give up and move on.

Also, I toyed around with this brush set, really great tech stuff.

Hope you guys like it!
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azmilard Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
this looks awesome
Elias-Shamir Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! Realized the ME inspiration even before reading your description. Great job!
TravelsByTARDIS Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
This is amazing, fantastic piece.
Kairon-Xander Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
yup Mass Effect, first thing i thought when i saw this
Deyan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
manypelroso Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jaeox Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Writer
Epic design.
Lunaslittlebrony Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There are so many details on this guy, It's almost more real than real, in a way. probably my favorite!
also, it reminded me of the billions of Protoss I have butchered. i feel sad now.
Matthew42 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this kinda looks like wraith from darkspore
Spazkid1997 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
He kind of looks like a Protoss from Starcraft.
RizarLogic Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Glad you didn't give up!

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MasPix Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:salute: Thanks!
GerDexter Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Very nice!
mattman52 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Student Writer
This looks like the guy in Space Siege if you decide to go full synthetic.
HarleyTheProdigy Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Great job, I gotta tip my hat off 2 you on this one bud...keep rocking!
jcroxas Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there! You have been featured in my latest article Collection Features Day 1.

Please spread the love in the featured works there. And don't forget to fave the news article too! Let's make the news be exposed to the whole DA world so that they can see the very beautiful featured works of our fellow deviants there.

Thank you so much and have a good day. :hug:
Sheldon-clone Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
So detailed, so well colored an so Beautifall.
Makes me Wish i were a android with a Positronic brain and unbreakable metal bones instead of just a human *sigh*, humans suck(no offence).
billndrsn Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Added to "Aliens" Collection here[link]
FenrirSPhantom Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Very awesome work and nice job with this photo I like it alot. :)
TheoRigas Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
Hey dude I love all your work how do you do that and do you do it on adobe photo shop? My name is TheoRigas, well it's my user name please give me feed back on some of mine i'm dying for it.
saspcguy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Stunning work, as is your entire portfolio. Your mastery of perspective, light, and dimension is amazing.
RuiTakashi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
JASHINHUNTER Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
This is a fantastic piece, haha, I was actually going to say, it reminded me of adonihs' style, good stuff, Now I go look at the rest of your gallery :3
Thugnastay227 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009   Photographer
Warsie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Where's the positons :O
Your artwork is so detailed, I love it.
dds88 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
you're simply awesome...I'm watching you :P
TheSphinx Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Another wonderful piece, I love it! =)
atomhunter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
I first thought Mass Effect... then I remember Asimov I love it!!!
Dezhimself Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
love the lighting.great piece,man
milo13200 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great artwork and lightnings effects are beautiful!
Iron-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool, I love your color choices and your use of texture. great work
INVERTVISION Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009   Digital Artist
really good light effect
Rosscoe06 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Omg this is well mint wish there was a character like this in mass effect. nice one
aesujin Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Student
Beautiful detail on the face!
gensanity Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful lighting
Hubby-N-Dad Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
very impressive young man, very impressive. Makes me wanna play Mass Effect again.
nebezial Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
nice work, last detail its missing is the reflectivity of the surfaces, basically imagine the rest of the room the robot is lookin at, make a new layer in linear light mode and mentaly divide the rest of the room into 2 zones highly lit, illuminated, and dark, now mentally extract the iluminated and imagine it reflect on the robots surfaces, i tend to use selection tools like lasso and make the reflected forms, and then just apply light blue, or white gradients,

that will make this bad boy truly shine, basicaqlly in 3d users termy what youre doing then is applying hdri lighting relflection

[link] copy this link or whatever i suck at that

this is something to keep in mind on all the reflective surfaces, this little effect unified the object youre drawing with the surrounding space while adding another dimension,

keep up the awesome work
Rahll Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hey man, thanks a lot for the tips. This was one of those pieces that frustrated me a lot while working on it, and I more or less just wanted to get it done at one point.

You make some solid points, good tips. For the most part, I wanted his surfaces to be slightly more matte, but some more reflectivity would really make him shine like you said, especially on the upper dome part.

Maybe when I get a little bit of time I'll toy with it a little more and see what happens. Really appreciate it, take care!
nebezial Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
no prob mate, i see the passion for advancement in ur work and its easily recognisable ur going places, and btw congrates on the cardgame gig
daisyvilla Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Truly amazing.
Sangiev Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Hey there,
Your wonderful artwork has been featured in the latest edition of Stunning Digital Painting - Special Edition
That's right, special edition, would be great to see you check it out and maybe give it a :+favlove: and maybe a comment :)
Again, congratz and enjoy !

Long-Pham Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great artwork ! I wonder if something inspired by both asimov AND mass effect could appear not to be good...
M0nk3m4n Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Holy piss! Wow...I can so see this guy in a FPS.
Dracojesi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
I love the Purple :)

and the purple fiber-obtic neural brain cell looking stuff in his forehead is very cool ;)
Fusion-Defiance Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy *gets pounded by a headache* coww...

I like it.
EiDrianDM Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Wow. I have never tought of a most original drwaing from the Asimov´s Positronic Robtos. Nice EXCELENT Work!!!
NintendomaniacX Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible work! May I ask what program you used to make this?

I love the lighting! ^_^
Darkaan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just awesome. I specially like the colours.
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