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Spider Warrior Concept by Wildweasel339 Spider Warrior Concept by Wildweasel339
This is a concept based on a spider with vibrant markings. Feathered rods extend from the back of the headdress to represent four additional legs. Perhaps, when the warrior is moving wildly about, these would confuse an opponent.

Critique is much appreciated!
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:iconsemih639:
semih639 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool idea man ! ^^
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demigodsonofapollo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Dude that awsome :D (Big Grin) 
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CrystalGreene Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
awesome! makes me want to try this !
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Eso-UNR Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Better than any of the Witch Doctor armor sets in Diablo 3
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bakido Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
I love it!
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IllysianB Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love this!

As far as any critiques go a little more focus on that back are would make a huge difference for concept art (front leg being defined and then upholding the same detail to give a modeler some idea on skin definition on the arms)

You might want to explore variation in the feathered extensions, in the reference the larger more muscled arms arching back could lend to maybe shoulder armor to give more mimicry to the warrior? (Possible level-up for the armor lol) I like the idea of keeping maybe two attached as is, but then building two more out of shoulder pads perhaps with a different material/set up.

Again, just ideas on exploration if you decide to continue forward--anything to push the materials giving how symmetrical the armor is!

Great rendering cheers!
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Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Those are great ideas, and much appreciated!
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IllysianB Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No problem I adore your rendering skills! ^^ Looking forward to seeing more!
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VACANAL Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
great concept and very well done development
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:iconexocolumn:
exocolumn Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Great work!
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SkyJaguar Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
I love this concept!
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Viethra-Schepherd Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Wow, this is awesome. I wish I had thought of this.
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digitalbiomimic Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Interesting concept! Great part is that you get the idea from an interesting creature. This reminds me of biomimicry (design from nature) i think you know something about it. :)

It would be more interesting if you could also study the spider's abilities and apply it to your character i'm sure you'll get more ideas not only from it's physical characteristics.


I hope you could make more drawings! It ispires me :)
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Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I plan to do more of these, so I will try to use biomimicry beyond just the physical.
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GRAC3Watti Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
cooowl
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NicoleBarthel Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Critique - if I can.

Love the pose, can imagine some sort of tribal dance and story because how it all looks. The detail is blob but the overall effect is really stunning.

I can actually imagine a lost amazonian tribe doing this.

Clever! And inspirig
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like that- tribal, unusual - good stuff!
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craphatch Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
cool ideas!
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Excalibur-T005 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Very nice design - I love the headdress, and the idea of basing a human warrior on a spider is pretty neat as well.
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DarkPistachio Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Excellent concept piece! I love the elements you incorporated from the spider -- the costuming really does fit the insect. And your dynamic style fits the subject like a glove.

Two observations:

First, the black slashing "warpaint" lines on him confused my eye. My brain thought "cast shadow" in the first instant because the light direction warrants it. But then I 1) started looking for what was casting it, and 2) looked under his shield, where it was obvious that it wasn't cast shadow. They do add dynamism to the warrior but I'd switch the direction the lines are going so they run against the light source, maybe? Or zigzags?

Second, the top of the headdress does have the spider "eyes" which is great. But there are four of them, and I'd love to see two. Maybe a technical detail, but it sometimes makes a huge difference in a "disguise" like this -- a la Chiu's Bunny Eaters, though not nearly that extreme in this case.

As for the feathered rods, maybe you've seen roaches (no, not the insects, the native american headdresses) but they were used specifically to bounce around and confuse an opponent. So you're in good company there!

Sorry, blah blah blah. I'll be quiet now.
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Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Thank you, it's so nice to get a critique!

I see what you're saying about the warpaint. At first I was trying out long strands of dark hair when I got the idea of paint. So without much thought they were laid in that direction.

Also good point about the eyes. I should really push that illusion further.

Very helpful, thanks!
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DarkPistachio Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student General Artist
It's unbelievably rare on dA (and increasingly rare on CGS and CA) to find someone who actually wants a critique. Glad it was helpful!
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RUshN Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
interesting...
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airflamesred Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Fine work indeed
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jasonlan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, very good concept! Nice illustration.
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leylatmz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
veeery nice !!!
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Seiglinde1 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Awesome!
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Wolftacular Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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