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Futuristic Body Armor by suldae Futuristic Body Armor by suldae
At first glance, one might say this looks light Master Chief from the popular Halo game series from Bungie and Microsoft studios. However, upon a closer glance, you'll see that the only things that are similar to the Master Chief are the helmet and futuristic armor look.

I've have drawn and re-drawn this armor for years (over 10 to be more precise). The biggest inspiration for the armor design comes from our own bodies. In all of my armors, I tend to throw in musclesque shapes and design cues. The helmet, while initially looking like Master Chief's was actually inspired by samurai helmets. The "bill" of the helmet is actually a monocular device that drops over the holo-projection visor and provides optical zoom and night vision to the soldier inside. The hard armor is a high-impact resistance rubber alloy that is flexible, but hardens when struck suddenly by high velocity objects. The under armor is a muscle enhancing suit that increases endurance and can temporarily provide multiple times the strength of the wearer. The back of the armor has a mounting slot for a field pack. Multiple pouches and bags can be "adhered" to the armor via electro-magnetic bonds.
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
cool idea
jollyroger44 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
nice! I want to draw futuristic armor roughly based on design already on the military's drawing boards for my story. needless to say I suck at it. any tips?
suldae Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Vents, screws/"minus molds" and embossed "X"s. Though I don't use the "X" one all that much myself.

My personal style seems to be one we're seeing everyday. Sleeker and smaller. Most of my futuristic drawings are smooth, curvy and have few panel lines much like newer computers and personal gadgets. Simple and Clean. Military seems to be going that way too with a lot of it's newer hardware.
Sturgeon3736 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Hey, do you do drawings as commissioned work?? I have a book- check it out: "Project: Dragonslayers that I've written and have published (on Amazon). My characters have special body armor that was accidentally created by one of the main characters. Your armor looks similar to what I envision theirs to look like- perhaps a little smoother on my armor- very form fitting.

I'm working on a series of books and almost have the second book ready to go. Would you be interested? And if so how much would you charge for just a frontal type view- line drawing?

suldae Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Hello, first, I'd like to say thank you for writing me. Secondly, I do take commissions. Thirdly, I don't have a set rate (it's dependant of how much work is required). Frontal type view - line drawing describes a final look but doesn't say anything about time taken to do or it's purpose, like concept or finished drawing.

I would like to know much more about this armor; like style, you mention my armor, perhaps an example of which one; what kind of materials; what time period and what was the "accident" that caused it's creation? I really like to talk to the people I draw for and make sure they get what they're looking for, so I can assure you my services would be worth both our time.

At this point I would venture it safe to color me interested. I look forward to hearing from you soon, Lucas
FordhamFX Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Do me a favor And Send me an Email To FordhamFX at Gmail dot com I would like to talk to you About using your Design In a Feature film. Dave
AleczantenFB Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008   General Artist
dig the helmet
suldae Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
Thanks :)
AleczantenFB Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011   General Artist
Hey I commented on ur "futuristic body armor" which is still bomb-ass, in 2008 (I know it takes me awhile to get back sorry), could I get you to critique, some of my work if you have time? I would really appreciate it, again though only if u can spare the time. Thanks
PizzaPasta Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
That's pretty interesting. I like how you included both front and back views for the pic, it reminds me of a model sheet for a character design.
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