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Lily sans Makeup by RickGriffin Lily sans Makeup by RickGriffin

Lily from Ani-droids setting (Argo, still working on Isomorph)—sans “makeup”

I have had a bit of trouble with ani-droid designs as they never quite look like the blend of organic design and inorganic underpinnings, but perhaps that’s because the inorganic parts are so hidden in still images—they BEHAVE robotically, but it doesn’t always come across (especially when they eschew rigidity associated with that)

So something I’m toying with is an alternate design—“sans makeup”. Their outer covering is an important reactive substance marketed as Pseudoskin that generates power on contact with water (talked about in Argo) but I considered that the way it forms, while its initial state is putty, when it dries in the air it becomes firm. So maybe it has trouble contracting properly in certain areas, such as the inside of joints.

So this would be Lily after Pseudoskin is applied, dried, and fur has “grown” from it, but the pliable non-reactive makeup skin has been left off.

Maybe I’ll play with this a bit more—other alternatives to Pseudoskin? Eo’s skin was a substance that was form-fitted to her, perhaps alternately powered (cheaper) ani-droids use a suit covering?

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dokemon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
This is a very creative android design! Most androids in fiction would just look exactly like a person on the outside, and have a robot skeleton in the inside, but you gave her more external robotic hints. It might be me, but the markings actually make her look like she's from a native tribe. That blue thing on her does look like a crystal, and the gold plates also gave me that assumption.
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Doodleirokamilo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
exquisite
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ArcanumTwilight Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Very cute. ^w^
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Ngeohp Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
what you talking about thats awesome.
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DaGrayFox Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This looks amazing.
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DudeTheCthuluSlayer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous. I've always had a fascination with robotic object/creatures that are made to look organic. The hint at the true mechanical nature makes it even more beautiful. Keep it up!
   (Funny, this is almost exactly how I pictured her after reading Argo)
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MrNeonShot Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So cute! Now I have to make different designs for my roleplay, but that's okay! Totally worth it!
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EternalUniverse1 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Nice, but she looks like she's made of stone. :p
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xxOMEGAxx000 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
She look so dame hot
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Tattorack Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry to say it, but still doesn't look like an AI...
Besides that its a nice picture.
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