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Ex machina by Licheus Ex machina by Licheus
Commercial. Again, please do not redistribute it, thank you.

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Painter X

It's supposed to be "a fanart of Saikano", although I eventually failed to force myself to draw a baby-fattish face.

Chise belongs to Shin Takahashi.

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A little process of the evolving of the concept:

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:iconweaveroffantasy:
weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
I don't know the anime but seeing this, I definitely want to. The contrast between dark and light is wonderfully done, and there's a haunting quality about this piece that I just love it!
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:iconsilverwolf51:
Silverwolf51 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely gorgeous!
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:iconshadowamongshadows:
ShadowAmongShadows Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I loved the anime.
This drawing is amazing, the mechanical parts are so detailed and surround Chise in a very beautiful way :3
(The way you made the contrast of light and shadows is wonderful! )
You made an awesome work, it's perfect! :'D
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:iconlmonlimecat:
LmonLimeCat Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
*dies from amazingness*
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:icondegonia:
Degonia Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
W... wow *A*
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:icon4brightside:
4Brightside Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous
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:iconvampyre-lover:
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Sweet Job!!!
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:icontakezomusashi:
TakezoMusashi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student Artist
Breathtaking
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:iconzombieless:
zombieless Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Amazing and super-detailed. The level of technical skill this takes astounds me. :O

I hear Saikano is pretty depressing. :O
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:iconladymariko:
LadyMariko Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Marvellous.
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:iconshadowedfairie:
ShadowedFairie Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
amazing work :3
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:iconoxwolfyxo:
OxWolfyxO Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Lovely work ! just stunning !
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:iconlonestarstories:
lonestarstories Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
I donīt like Saikano very much, but I do like your art. Itīs very superior if compared to art of Saikano, BTW...

Congrats, itīs VERY impressive!
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:iconwee--ell:
wee--ell Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Fantastic contrast!
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:icongabriel-martins:
Gabriel-Martins Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive work ....
I have no words to describe this as a masterpiece, it is both beautiful and apocalyptic!
Licheus you are very talented, this is one of my favorites!
Congratulations :)
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:iconelizabethnixon:
elizabethnixon Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the way you've washed out most of the color on the girl. She looks so ephemeral and delicate, a huge contrast to the machinery around her. It's a very beautiful piece.
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:icontursiops33:
tursiops33 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I love this anime, manga! And your drawing is just awesome! Big :+fav: from me!
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:iconeozenaj:
eozenaj Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
I loved this anime, this is so beautiful
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:iconchii-original:
Chii-Original Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i love saikano =)
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:icondraggucci:
draggucci Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love this version, it has such depth. It's great.
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:icondemoniquealma:
DemoniqueAlma Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOVE IT!
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:iconscoopex:
scoopex Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Great detail, and as I can see many other have also commented, the contrast between the pale character and dark of the mechanical is wonderful. Straight to the favs. :)
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:iconblack-magi:
Black-Magi Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Saikano doesn't get enough love, you've taken Chise's concept and evolved it, truly a work of art.
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:iconsaga111luna:
saga111luna Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Student General Artist
beautiful
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:iconfeetfirst:
FeetFirst Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
This picture is beautiful!!!!!
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:icontaimiru:
Taimiru Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
i love the contrast between white and black, really stunning. <3
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:iconzorndar:
Zorndar Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The lod is stunning and the textures of the biomechanical parts are awesome!
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:iconvalenciaandzak2008:
Valenciaandzak2008 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
amazing :O incredible detail and shading. well done, very impressive :D
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:iconredvictim:
RedVictim Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amaizing!! Really looks like Deus Ex machina
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:iconmisuzu27:
Misuzu27 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Student General Artist
GAH! O.O sho aweshum ^^
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:iconnudgevanillacl:
nudgevanillacl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O wow
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:iconvilx:
Vilx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
WHAT THE FUCK! IT'S AWESOME !!!!!!! I DIED............
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:iconmomochan28:
momochan28 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Student General Artist
so nice! 8D
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:iconraveniga:
RavenIga Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Wicked mechanics~
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:iconkisekinoumi:
KisekinoUmi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
AMAZING *______* !!!!!!!!
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:icondan-aus-afferde:
Dan-aus-Afferde Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
The details are amazing..love it so much
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:iconzune-chan:
ZuNe-chan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
S...Sogoi!!!
Realy amazing!!!
I love the details of the ultimate weapon of Chise, very exaggerated but very well designed and worked.
Excellent...
<333
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:iconredchinese:
redchinese Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Student General Artist
GOOD god
(stupid pun ignore that)
if she's god i don't like her- never liked god to begin with :D
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:icongarethcowboy:
garethcowboy Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
I look at this picture and I want to fxxking kill myself..
this is too awesome...
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:iconxxj0yl0venimexx:
xxJ0YL0VENiMExx Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
omg. Saikano, i remember that. D: it's so pretty
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:iconmonkeymaestro:
monkeymaestro Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
I liked the look of this, and then read that it was intended as Saikano fanart, and liked it even more! Amazing details. =]
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:iconkiramishi:
Kiramishi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
omgomgomg i totally love the details @_@

contrast between smooth & bright to detailed & dark is... interesting =w=
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:iconcrimsonstonekey:
CrimsonStoneKey Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
thats amazing very beauitful!
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:iconlusterdemon:
LusterDemon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Student Digital Artist
omg! that's freakin' awesome! gj
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:iconthebloodemperor:
TheBloodEmperor Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The weapon evolution portrayed here is much more freakish and intimidating when compared to the anime which I like a lot.
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:iconhowlseage:
HowlSeage Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Only 28 comments? Are people blind?....
Wtf...
This is beautiful, I love the detailing in the mecha and yet it is still so soft. Mixing elements is fun.

How long did this take you to complete?
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:icond-vega:
d-vega Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
faaantastic work, really! :w00t:

how's everything, man? :)
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:iconangiechow:
angiechow Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008   Digital Artist
Those mechanical designs are CRAZY. @___@ Another wicked awesome piece, your gallery is truly a marvel. I adore the glow as well as the light texture you put over it.
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:iconsilveraxe:
Silveraxe Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
The details on the mechanic stuff is amazing, looks very 3D..
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:icontavia-chan:
Tavia-chan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Very nice~ Great detail! ^^
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