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Zodihavoc: Tsieh, terracotta-n-tinman by lgliang Zodihavoc: Tsieh, terracotta-n-tinman by lgliang
Without venom of vipers nor great strength of pythons, Tsieh is a master of finding places to hide to get out of trouble, specially holes too big for pursuers. One hole he went down was a chimney of an abandoned workshop, in the darkness he got himself tangled in the mechanism of an incomplete automata.

With this newfound body, he went from running away from trouble to speeding towards it, protecting all that is small and squishy.

His movements were bumbling at first, mostly crashing into villains head-on. With time he learned how to control it like a puppet, wriggling his body against gears, pulling on wires. The older he got, the longer he grew, the more secrets of machine he could uncover.



The design is born of frustration and a mech feet design I've had filed away since 2008. After many failed sketches I just meh'd through and this version happened to be satisfactory.

I enjoy goofy character designs and this has much goofy potential just on shapeshifting potential alone.

It's also a nod to Earthworm Jim.
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:iconevodolka:
Evodolka Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
image how great this feels for him
now he can scatch his ass all he wants with his new hands :D
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:icontimcreo:
Timcreo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Now that's clever!
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:iconsenaneone:
Senaneone Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mech snake, the snake that is a mech
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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Student Filmographer
hahahh that's a cool and funny idea XD nice one~
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NearlyEverythingFan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Would you be making a comic or game out of this character? Tsieh is really cool in that automata. #BossSnakeEtMachina 
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yournamehere8888 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016   Writer
Well this is certainly a good way to introduce a snake into a fighting game and still keep it a snake.
Also a heroic one at that, a welcome rarity amongst snake themed characters.
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MaxMed-01 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016
Mmmmm, a transforming mech with Mega Man-like arm cannon? :3
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ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep. You got some amazing characters- and designs!- in this roster!

I love the description and nod to Earthworm Jim.
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Exceed-Hero Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the greatest pilot ever!!!!!!! Here's to you snake!Star Wars BB-8 Thumbs Up Emoticon 
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:iconjbaulmont:
JBaulmont Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016   General Artist
Very nice design & idea! His attacks are cool! :D
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:iconel-jorro:
El-Jorro Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
Nice
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:icontektalox:
Tektalox Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a great combo; rhinoceros ratsnake + terracotta transformer. If it would become a real game, I can only start to imagine what an artistic exercise it would be to animate this.
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Mick-o-Maikeru Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
 Awesome. The goofier theme is definitely creating contrast between the older characters, allowing the roaster to be more varied. I really like the vibrant green used on the snake compared to the boring desaturated colors of the mech, which is fitting.
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:iconzagthehalfdemon:
ZagtheHalfdemon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This is quite interesting... Amazing!
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:iconup2knowgood:
up2knowgood Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Love it.
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:iconpetardawnabial:
Petardawnabial Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
Snek and the artificial limbs
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:iconlupus-lup:
lupus-lup Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016   Digital Artist
Haha, great character c:
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FurriesInBlenders Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. I love the design, the overall silliness of the snake in the mech-type suit, and the multiple different forms he can change into.
Great job overall ^.^
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:iconkhadijahotaku:
khadijahotaku Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
snakey snou is unstopable!
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:iconmartyrex:
martyrex Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
makes me think of general serpentine of freedom planet.
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giga1214 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016
It's like earthworm Jim!!
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:icongusindor:
Gusindor Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Student General Artist
Very cool design, and neat story too.
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DevilTail9988 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Student General Artist
I love all the designs omg ;;
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DevilTail9988 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Student General Artist
YES FINALLY. MY ZODIAC SIGN. AND HES SO CUTE OM
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:icondjtheutii:
DjtHeutii Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016
I'm loving this series of works. Each one is very cool.
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DukeMarazh180 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016
This was the one i was looking forward to seeing since this is my zodiac sigh
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