Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
January 11, 2005
Image Size
735 KB


187,959 (1 today)
7,143 (who?)
Fragile Shell by arcipello Fragile Shell by arcipello
>>>>>>>>>>>>FULL VIEW........OR ELSE!!!<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

detail shots can be found here [link]

i bet you never thought you would see the finished piece...those work in progress shots were submitted AGES ago!

well after a lot of time and effort, here she is..... Motoko Kusanagi

this started out life when i decided i loved the anime series so much that i wanted my very own poster of i thought i would make one:)

i suppose this scene was inspired by episode 4 in 2nd GIG (GITS fans know the one i mean) theres an amazing scene at the end where kusanagi and her tachikoma are chased under a hail of bullets from one of the Hornet attack i painted my version of that:)

and dont feel so sorry for the tachikoma...its just a shell.


some reference used for suit (she wears some freaky things!) GITS gun and signs :D
PS7 & Painter 7
original resolution : 4000*6000
Add a Comment:

Daily Deviation

Given 2005-01-12
While most anyone who has been a user of deviantART for a while knows the name`arcipello, his Fragile Shell is a no-brainer for today's Daily Deviation. This piece has been ages in the making. He's submitted work in progress snapshots as early as August 2004! So, despite that he's already one of the best known artists on DA, you can't but oogle at his latest! ( Featured by dygel )
shadowrunner2323 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i do feel sorry for the tachikoma, i just love the things! 

and i want one so baaaad!!!!!
Blackcatshadow234 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No Tachicoma!!! DX they are so adorable! Why do they have to suffer? :( but go Major!! 
icy-joachim Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
really well done I also am a fan of the series have the original movie and innocence on dvd,and again good job
Jormong Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Don't they spend like... half the show pointing out the Tachikomas aren't just shells and have ghosts? xD
Pheenix42 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Ohh, the Jigabachi fight!
Kaoru27Umi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is still one of my favs of all time on devianart! :meow:
suiseiseki-sama Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I liked the reflex of the buildings in the glasses, excellent detail :icontobiapprovesplz:
An-Old-Otaku Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A nice tribute to Ghost in the Shell! :thumbsup:
YTheJoshuaTreeY Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
One of the best GITS artworks I've seen on here. Great job.
Add a Comment: