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And now my friends and I are playing Monster of the Week ([link]) an RPG about monster hunters a la Supernatural, X-Files and Fringe.
My character is a Constructed, so I decided she's an amber and bronze automaton whose power comes from electricity (amber, in Greek elektron, that's where the word electric comes, fyi). It was created by the late Dr.Lang, who named her Maria. As you may have noticed, I'm citing Fritz Lang's Metropolis wherever I can :D (including the art deco vibe). We only started a session but we're already having a lot of fun!
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Prime-Mover Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
This makes me think of the Machine people from Alistair Reynolds's "House of Suns" novel. Very nice work. If you read the novel, you should do a "Hesperus".
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, never ever heard of that novel... I'll look it up in Goodreads.
The inspiration, at any rate, is of course Maria from Fritz Lang's Metropolis.
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Your art is just staggering, your women are perfectly sculpted, I am just in awe.  I am searching out all of your original creations, hopefully I will be able to do some fanart eventually! :)
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I would be honored, and you're way too kind!
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sweetsirin22 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Beautiful. My role model ;-) and you have definitely done her justice!
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MechaTrav Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no words, man. How did I miss this?
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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MasonBricke Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
This is simply beautiful. It reminds me of an Alphonse Mucha character, Leonardo DaVinci's "Vitruvian Man" or "Venus on the Half-Shell", all with that wonderful Art Deco flavor. Just lovely. I challenge you to top yourself, but I don't think you can. It's just too good. :)
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Do I offend you if I answer with a "holy shit!"?
Quite an intense comment, thanks!
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MasonBricke Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Thanks for your wonderful work. :)
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robogirls Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
very art deco
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:icontaziobettin:
TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I love art deco!
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Player-Designer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice.
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Looks really cool, and sounds cool too. :)
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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BlackKusanagi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Those abs just made my day!
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Tee-hee :D
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Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
An amber Art Deco automaton amazon? Awesome! (And also alliterative!)
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:icontaziobettin:
TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! And it is!
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CalebMcCleese Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet!
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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rcljr Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Fantastic Character. She looks like she could have her own comic book.
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ooooh don't tempt me!
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SpiegelEngel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Why can't we tempt you? :D. Seriously though, she looks like she has an awesome story behind her origins and a lot of people would love to read about it.
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Remember1702 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
<3 the Art Deco, as usual. :D
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
<3<3<3<3
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Jebriodo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Does she do that funky dance like in Metropolis too?

Beautiful drawing and painting!
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thaaat would be really creepy indeed.
And thanks, uncle!
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JadePhoenix917 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Wait, you named her after the android from Metropolis?! I'm scared of her now 0_0 Aside from that genuinely terrifying fact, I actually enjoyed this one quite a bit. I have a special place in my mind for sentient automata and golems. Dunno why, they just have a huge appeal to me. The colors are beautiful, not so much amber and bronze as gold, imo, and she's pretty much like all your girls; tall, sexy and likely to be able to tear me in half :).
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SpiegelEngel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
My memory on that movie is a little shaky but I thought Maria was the name of the female protagonist. At least that's what I remember :|
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JadePhoenix917 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
We're both right; Maria's the protagonist but the iconic android is basically her double and is referred to as Maria.
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QuantumCrab Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
That is...super fucking cool. Gah!
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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QuantumCrab Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Any time, man, any time.
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YukiOshi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Stupenda.
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Grazie cara :)
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AnthropomorPhillie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Pretty. :)
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Hunter-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely, i knew eventually your knack for drawing females and your knack for Art-Deco will eventually combine ... and so it happened and the results are so freaking awesome .... really love how you portrayed all the different textures for both ember and bronze and how you chose which materials for which parts for her body ... her haircut is fantastic too.
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha you got me :)
and thanks!
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