Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
August 18, 2010
Image Size
1.6 MB
Resolution
1037×1452
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
5,591 (1 today)
Favourites
96 (who?)
Comments
68
Downloads
57
×
E.X.O Cover by Ragaru E.X.O Cover by Ragaru
E.X.O

Cover for a little something I'm about to start on...
Basically I'm gonna make a few pages comic featuring this character: "Aria" and her mission on a former human colony, on a now alien bug infested exoplanet (hereby the title E.X.O, but also a reference to her Exo suit =D).

So basically I have no defined story, but I have a foundation and we'll see how it evolves.
the character is visually inspired.. if not even based on the awesome Samus Aran, but figuring I'd want to make a short comic I'm considering to alter the design slightly to go away from the Samus look and towards a more original design.
basically the helmet will be altered and here arsenal will also be featuring C.Q.C weapons... in example a electro powered hammer ax, with some boosting power... to get things done ;P

Aria comes from hebrew with the meaning "Lioness", and italian "Air"... suiting here perfectly in the ways of being a fierce warrior and a swift easy on foot fighter (AIRBORNE!?JETPACK!?POSSIBILITIES!?ANYONE!?)

Anyway if you got any ideas you'd like to see in this comic, just keep 'em coming, always open for some additional extra features if they're interesting =D
Add a Comment:
 
:iconmissinglync:
MissingLync Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
man i love the work and ur style :D i have a question in a video game i play theres a thing called gear design where i can upload a template for like a item and i have one item that i want to make it like maybe a robotish alien kinda thing like this is what i kind of been visualizing in my mind something like this but my imagination doesnt rlly think of this kinda of things xD im just curious if u have any ideas for like a cool design for a mech kinda robot helmet ._. if not its fine thx for the awesome work keep em coming o3o
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, if you're looking for interesting mech designs, I do believe that google is the best recource, just search for power suit helmet, futuristic helmet, mecha head etc. You never really know when you find something amazing!

Also thanks for the compliments! =D
Reply
:iconmissinglync:
MissingLync Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Ooooo :D thx man n ur most welcome u deserve it :3
Reply
:icond-arm:
D-Arm Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks awesome, I love the overall feel of it so far :D Great job!
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man, glad you think so! =D
Reply
:iconn0sfera2:
N0SFERA2 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
look like Alcatraz from game "Crysis 2"
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never realized that, even the angle is pretty simillar to the cover... Wait... Damn you Crytek you stole my idea!
Thinking of it, Nomad had the same pose on the Crysis cover... Oh well.

Randomness aside, thanks for dropping by, and the Alcatraz reference is to me a compliment.... Especially as i've fallen in love with the Crysis 2 game and the Nanosuit, not that i wasn't fond of it before, but I even work on a Crysis 2 piece at the moment Oo
Reply
:iconblkbullet23:
BlkBullet23 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dis character is looking badass. With all the nicks and dents, she looks even more cool. :D
I really really love armored characters/robots.

Love the grayness of this piece also, but... wheres da red at. ;)
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, really appreciate it, along with all the other comments =D

I myself too just love armored and robotic/cybernetic characters that's why I've got a whole horde of them.. Unfortunately most of them are to remain secret, as i plan on releasing stories trough a visual medium.. Either graphical novels, or traditional stop-mo animations!

The red is actually the black details in this piece, i turned it into more monochromic colors for the sake of the expression it makes.
However this character is undergoing lots of changes, to assure the best possible design I can come up with, also making a design suitable for a physical model/figure ;)
Reply
:icondasadam:
dasAdam Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
great cover! very moody!
nice char design =)
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Currently the plans have gone from graphical story to stop mo story, so I'm trying to work out a greater design and develope new never before seen awesomenes... Though that's hard as Wolfram Titanium! oO
Again thanks for the comment! =D
Reply
:icondasadam:
dasAdam Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
so more like an barely animated comic ?
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naaaaah more like a fully animated short movie... Like Nightmare Before Christmas or Corpse Bride...
Although it'll take a damned lot of time I'll graduadly release art, shots of the models: characters, weapons ships etc. , music and animation tests so that people can get an idea of what direction i'm going...
At least that's the plan =D
Reply
:iconcloudlevi:
CloudLevi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So no weekly/bi-weekly/monthly webcomic? ;-;
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right now I don't have the capacity to do the real thing before summer/fall, but I am planning an introductional story to set the basis of the universe it takes place in. The technology, the space exploration and the search for habitable or near habitable exo planets(and xenobiology both primitive and advanced)

As This is the greatest of my projects, the background story is pretty deep, ranging from the beginning of this century to the middle of the 22nd.

So hopefully it will be interesting for viewers.
But don't expect to see it before summer time, at earliest.

Anyway, I much appreciate the interest you've expressed! =D
Reply
:icondasadam:
dasAdam Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
sounds great! lets see how it turns out =)
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aye we shall! =D
Reply
:iconshaft73:
shaft73 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Hardcore! Nice.
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D

Thanks for the fav!
Reply
:iconespenartman:
Espenartman Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
i dont think its possible, it will take years to de-coolify it!
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then... There is no other choice... Take us to defcon 1, prepare the nukes, we're gonna have fireworks!
Reply
:iconespenartman:
Espenartman Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
oh snap!
Reply
:iconespenartman:
Espenartman Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah damn!

alt for kult!
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh noes... Then how do I de-cool it? :ohnoes:
Reply
:iconmillabasilla:
MillaBasilla Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Oooh, kult :D St p ^^
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... O.o where did ju suddenly come from? :ohnoes:

takk du :la:
Reply
:iconmillabasilla:
MillaBasilla Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
I'm there when u don't think I am.... o.O

M titte innom av og til :)
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see oO

Haw cool =D
Reply
:iconphoenixgr:
PhoenixGR Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
b-e-a-UTIFULL !!!!!!!!!

im lovin' it :D

( though i do insisit it looks very Crysis-like,BUT I SHALL IGNORE THAT SMALL DETAIL)

haha btw.. is Aria the girl who .. you know.. wields the D.o.D. ? ? ? well ? is she?
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great to hear that! :la:

(Crysisness was a random coincidence... or subconscious act? Oo)

Well thing is... I started developing a story... but I then i realiz that it have bigger potential than just a weird weirdness like that... (I gotta share the story with you! Oo)
So this will be more serious than intended :ohnoes:
Reply
:iconphoenixgr:
PhoenixGR Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
BiGG3r story? sounds good to me!
cant wait for it,cos she looks preet bad ass for any story u set her up with !
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, if you want I can tell you the story so far.... or alternately you can wait until I release the pages...
Reply
:iconphoenixgr:
PhoenixGR Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
better if i wait ;) it will make the comic all the more worthwhile :)
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed
Reply
:iconphoenixgr:
PhoenixGR Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
;) btw ive been wondering..what laptop is it ure using now>? and how much did it or costs now>? i will probaply be getting one which i can use with my tablet but im just wondering how much ure tablet PC costs..
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it's the HP TX2000 series, TX2500 methinks 320GB HD and 3GB RAM.
I paid about 8500 nok. equaling 1072 €... But I dunno if the TX3000 series is to be released soon... I mean the TX2000 is 2 years old Oo
Reply
(1 Reply)
:icongeneralsnus91:
generalsnus91 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
love the details on this, great work
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man!
Reply
:iconerlendcapodanno:
erlendcapodanno Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sweeeeet-o! Sykt kult! :D
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Takk takk du! :la:
Reply
:iconjagged88:
Jagged88 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really getting excited about this project your working on, keep the good work up mate!
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He he, thanks man, really glad to her that...
I just randomly decided to do this character a comic, last week.

I'll do my best! :salute:
Reply
:iconnovaheaven:
novaheaven Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
This has got my attention. Great design man. Hope you see this through :)
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great!
Glad you like it, however it's gonna be slightly changed trough the comic, but hopefully to the better =D
Reply
:iconnikolaimcfist:
NikolaiMcFist Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student General Artist
I'm a bit jealous.

What style will this comic be in?
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jealous!? :ohnoes:

Well it will be in... the.. um.. Ragaru style Oo
Don't know if I'm able to define what I'm thinking about doing, as a special style, I just do what I feel is natural. =D
Reply
:iconnikolaimcfist:
NikolaiMcFist Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Student General Artist
Yeah man, it's just crazy (good)! :O

ahaha. Well I was thinking more or less media. Like if you were going for a regular sort of comic style (inking the lines, coloring in digitally), manga style (b&w w/tones), digital painting them, or what. lol
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see, well I guess it'd be more focus on the graphical part.
Rather than having defined lines/contours, I'd focusing on giving a more atmospheric and maybe realistic expression in this story... So maybe something in the way of concept art/speedpaintings if I manage to get it in that direction =D
Reply
:iconnikolaimcfist:
NikolaiMcFist Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Student General Artist
That would actually be really awesome to see. Can't wait! :D
Reply
:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll try to not dissapoint... Currently I'm working on alien bug concepts as i'm thinking of Aria's back story... I'll try to squeeze as much as i can in these pages, mysteries, action, atmosphere, originality, revelations... And the hardest thing... AWESOME!
Reply
Add a Comment: