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Arakyd AZ-Series Battle Droid by SteveArgyle Arakyd AZ-Series Battle Droid by SteveArgyle
My very first Star Wars invention. All the artwork up until now has been based on existing characters and technology. Which is part of the fun of Star Wars. To be creative with cannonical characters and tech; to bring something new while staying true to the original.

But I was very excited to get a chance to make up a droid. This particular little fella had only a brief description in one of the novels. So there was alot I could do within the framework of that description. (Which was basically: four legs, a cannon, and a pincer arm.)

It was difficult to resist the temptation to make it look like a Megaman villain. "Crabman," or "Canopenersquidman," or somesuch.

I still sometimes listen to Megaman remixes while I work...

Copyright WotC and LEC.

Art Directed by Blake Beasley.

Wallpaper, prints, and paraphernalia available on my website [link]
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inaudibleThrash Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Looks very similar to one of the spider-like droids found in the old rataka (i think thats right) ruins on Dantooine in SW KOTOR. excellent job again Mr. Argyle
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SuperStormtrooper501 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think you should do the IG-88 too :)
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SuperStormtrooper501 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work dude.
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jipe51 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Très grand talent ,du très grand art super réalisation félicitation.
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levitan71 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wicked !
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zaku1986 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is scary. :D
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Xanamiar Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work...
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Orandajin87 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Very nice artwork!
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ga4000 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesomness right here:headbang:
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Kainim Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
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canon! want!
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Seothen Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Your lines are so CLEAN, I'm trying to get to that point with my work, and get that hard edge going on; do you use custom brushes?
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I do. But the bulk of the work is done with a pretty basic hard round brush. I think for this one, I made copious use of the line tool. So that helps with the clean lines.

Thanks!
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Dinamitko Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
Just great! But in which WoTC book is it going to appear?

I always vote for Star Wars in your recent polls, I think it would be great if you draw a sith someday... Exar Kun or Darth Bane or whoever else... I so much liked Darth Talon!:D
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That reminds me... I should post the rest of the Legacy Star Wars stuff here. (In the meantime, it's on my website. www.steveargyle.com)

This battle droid is in the Galaxy at War book that came out a couple of weeks ago.

And I'll definately need to do some sith sketches. I <3 the dark side.
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Dinamitko Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Those are good things to hear :)

It's always cool to have some sith around :) I find the dark side very inspiring somehow... Maybe that's why I like so much to roleplay darksiders.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Amazing work and fantastic design! :D
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TheIronCrab Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Cool !!
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Kamis0ri Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
looks very star wars but the black makes it look darker then most things in star wars, and the red adds to it. reminds me of cloud city and the deathstar.
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RavingDork Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Student Photographer
Totally Rockin!
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Infernallo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Great droid... it has that Star Wars feel but it is nothing you have seen before!
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mothella12 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Reminds me a bit of the Probe droid from Empire Strikes Back.
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