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Physeter Macrocephalus by CrazyAsian1 Physeter Macrocephalus by CrazyAsian1
Journal entry from Michael Douglas, crewman aboard the Global Petrol supertanker Atlas en route to the Port of Mumbai. Port of Departure: Valdez, Alaska USA. January 6th, 2256.

We saw them today. At around noon off the port side bow. Two great shapes rising and falling through the waves. Great streams of water jetting out from their “heads” as they breached the surface and sank below again. The Atlas's hull cameras confirmed that they were indeed the Marut class drones we were promised as our escort. 

Fearsome looking things. Images of Moby Dick are all I can think about when I see them. Even Captain Ahab wouldn't dare cross one of these. Though I am relieved that they'll be our escort across the Pacific, part of me still has a hard time accepting the fact that they are fully armed and fully autonomous. Aside from their orders and parameters they act on their own accord! 

It's also a wonder that these two that are escorting us are part of the Indian Navy. What happened to American might?

The world is pretty backwards right now. America is a third rate country, the global energy crisis is only getting worse, pirates steal oil on the open water with impunity, and I'm currently being escorted by two artificial attack whales from India! Maybe I should hop off on one those tiny islands we'll be passing. Build myself a shack and let the world pass me by. Sounds kinda nice.

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Marut class maritime assault drone.

The largest drones constructed, Marut class drones represent the pinnacle of organic drone design. Modeled after the largest toothed predators on the planet, the Sperm Whale, they act as formidable guardians of the sea. The body is composed of thousands of kilometers of artificial muscle fibers layered on top of a sturdy skeletal structure. The onboard AI supercomputer is housed deep in the midsection of the body, while power supplies are spread throughout. A small missile array is located behind the upper headpiece. Torpedo tubes and a large naval ram are located on the front of the head.
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:iconmikeyquig:
mikeyquig Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh so cool I love whales 😁
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:icononetwistedpoet:
onetwistedpoet Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic universe you're creating with your mechanimals, love the execution and concept!
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:iconcowbe87:
CowBe87 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
The Zentradis ship from Macross anime have some inpiration from Physeter Macrocephalus
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:iconrevan005:
Revan005 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Epic!
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SoopaDerpcat Featured By Owner Edited Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first I thought it said "Macrophalus" and that the shading on the head ridges was supposed to be
a crevice...yeah, I've absorbed too much Essence of 4Chan, haven't I?
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KassidiKeys Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Digital Artist
Hi :)  I've given this piece a Feature over here -> kassidikeys.deviantart.com/jou…
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:iconmarla-chan:
Marla-chan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
that is a terrifying world you created. these fit in with it beautifully.
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:iconthagirion:
Thagirion Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is an awesome concept. I have always loved Moby Dick and to see it like this just rocks.
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:iconpavelft:
pavelft Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Any chance you're going to make this and Black Fish available for sale as prints?
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:iconkitwhitham:
KitWhitham Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
This is amazing! This is definitely a machine you wouldn't want to tangle with! How big are these things? Are they average Sperm Whale size or are they larger?
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parijatgaur Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing concept and incredibly executed. The details, the ambience, everything is perfect. Even the write up is pretty interesting. Love it. :D
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
I want to see Cephalopod drones, now.
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112Tyranus Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this it looks awesome
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
AWESOME!!!
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:iconajax94:
Ajax94 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
The wales of hell!
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MaureenLycaon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
I'll admit that my first thought on looking at this was T.J. Bass's novel "The Godwhale".

I just discovered your art this morning and am going through painting after painting having my imagination utterly captured, especially by the Big Five series.
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yaaay!  I'm glad I'm not the only one who read that book!  'Twas my first thought, as well... ^_^
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gallopingcrow Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
io9.com kindly pointed me to your work, and boy am I glad. This piece in particular is spectacular. Looking forward to going through the rest!
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Magic-Mouflon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is fascinating. Do they have the dimensions of a Sperm Whale, or are they larger?
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:iconclaytonko:
ClaytonKO Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How does the metal bend like that?
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:iconslickedbackartisan:
slickedbackArtisan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
It looks like it's supposed to be a canvas fabric draped around a metal skeleton.
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:iconclaytonko:
ClaytonKO Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah I see it now!
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:iconscarreach:
scarreach Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I would love to see this and many other of your pieces in a movie
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:iconidlemind79:
Idlemind79 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
I need to see these breaking arctic ice, like some infamous submarine ;)
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:iconantivsartlesspage:
AntivsArtlessPage Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that is what I call (outstanding) Sci-fi!! *_______*
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really majestic!
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:iconcynicalescapist:
CynicalEscapist Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Colossal squids. That is all.
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:icondesorages:
DesOrages Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cool!
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Dystatic-Studio Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It wasn't a much of surprising when IndiNav have some post-British technological aid for military, building such piece of robotics is feasible even for American perspectives. The problem is who is gonna produce them.
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Hellawulf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
I wonder if they give their Marut's cool names like "Shiva" and "Ravana".
Those sorts of awe-but-fear-inspiring names.
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconnicknightshade:
NickNightshade Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I can only assume these were made in response to the rise of the mecha-squid.
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:iconwuestenbrand:
wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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Gwaydesign Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i wish to see blue whale and good work
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Remarkable work! :)
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MillianaLennie Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow very great!
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:iconsinnelius:
sinnelius Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
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:iconenohoc:
enohoc Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your designs are always so perfect. 
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:iconkingoob:
KINGOOB Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Excellent design!
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:iconcmvreud:
CMVreud Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Soo, that's some big ones.
You have little ones too?
For spying and recon?
Like mice, or bugs, or...   gras?
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:iconthomchen114:
ThomChen114 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student General Artist
what's next giant squids? the kraken? :D

these are some fearsome stuff, makes navies all but obsolete won't it?
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:iconcmvreud:
CMVreud Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Why not go all the way and Cthulhu you enemy. XD
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:iconfeh-ji-no:
Feh-ji-no Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student
This is perhaps the most interesting one simply because of their offensive weaponry. Keep up the awesome work!
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CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
it has the potential to ruin more than a few peoples days.
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Archit3cht Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
have you ever considered a graphic novel? You've already created beautiful art and an astounding universe to accompany it. I would buy that book. Just saying.
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CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Good to know. Still working things out right now but stay tuned :)
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armorhide406 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Very interesting concept, beautiful written accompaniment, and just general awesomeness abound. Thank you for being grammatically and generally lexically correct. HOWEVER, they're THOUSANDS of KILOMETERS in size?! 
Rule of cool/size aside, that's just fucking crazy! I must say if the were hundreds of meters in length it'd be a bit more realistic in my opinion, but these are damn cool! Keep it up.
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CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
lol 1000's of kilometers of muscle fiber. It's about the size of nuclear attack sub. haha
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:iconwhyles:
Whyles Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is really neat. 
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CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! 
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