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Fragile Shell by arcipello Fragile Shell by arcipello
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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 it...so 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 copters...so i painted my version of that:)

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

ENJOY!

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some reference used for suit (she wears some freaky things!) GITS gun and signs :D
PS7 & Painter 7
original resolution : 4000*6000
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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 )
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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!!!!!
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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!! 
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:iconicy-joachim:
icy-joachim Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really well done I also am a fan of the series have the original movie and innocence on dvd,and again good job
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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
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:iconpheenix42:
Pheenix42 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Ohh, the Jigabachi fight!
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:iconkaoru27umi:
Kaoru27Umi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is still one of my favs of all time on devianart! :meow:
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:iconsuiseiseki-sama:
suiseiseki-sama Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I liked the reflex of the buildings in the glasses, excellent detail :icontobiapprovesplz:
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:iconan-old-otaku:
An-Old-Otaku Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A nice tribute to Ghost in the Shell! :thumbsup:
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:iconythejoshuatreey:
YTheJoshuaTreeY Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
One of the best GITS artworks I've seen on here. Great job.
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:iconsimpleprodigy:
SimpleProdigy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES OMFG SO MUCH YES YOU R MY HERO
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:iconssimon98:
ssimon98 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Amazing just simply beautiful. The colors are right, the detail perfect and the water brush looking background looks simply outstanding!

9/10
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wardude69 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
nice wear & damage on the tachikoma
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:iconmartaemi:
MartaEmi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Again, amazing art work!!!
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:iconaplos:
Aplos Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Gouta no yatsu!
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:iconalstorius:
Alstorius Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
nice
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:iconfrazzled-niya:
Frazzled-Niya Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
found this image-> [link] (there are no contact details on the website though =\)
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:iconrivenox:
rivenox Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
i do believe you have won deviant art. everyone can pack up and go home, now, it's over.
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XxSeizureBunnyxX Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
SERIOUSLY. Why are you not receiving any comments?! Your work is awesome! That poor robot thingy... ;.; (I forget what they're called.)
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aspirin111 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tachikoma
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:iconjing345:
Jing345 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
*jaw dropped*

thank you for feasting my eyes
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:iconjing345:
Jing345 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
*jaw dropped*

thank you for feasting my eyes
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theASTORID Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is really my favorite anime ever. I abousltly love this picture I thin you really caputered who motoko is and what ghost in the shell is.
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Drowno Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Student Interface Designer
That is so awesome :)
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:iconeddietg:
eddietg Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done GITS-- great use of color!
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:iconsilent-princee:
silent-Princee Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
awesome work man :)
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:iconajb-2k3:
ajb-2k3 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Very nice work there.
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:iconshakalone:
SHAKALone Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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EleonoraBertolucci Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
love it!!! it' amazing *______* great job!!
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:iconsk8rpwn:
SK8RPWN Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
this GREAT!!!
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:iconcerask:
Cerask Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
This... Is... Incredible!
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snapdragon451 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
good work, have always like the major....
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:iconvalentine-bonny:
Valentine-Bonny Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Nice
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:iconkeyholestyle:
keyholestyle Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my favourite japan series :D ghost in the shell rulez !!!

nice work ;) :) very dynamic
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SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Saito kicked ass in that ep
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:iconxombiethewhimsical:
xombiethewhimsical Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is a beautifully done iece! The colors flow together well. The pose is elegant and all of the piece is just... Breathtaking.
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PingkannAbyss Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Love it to death. This is great.
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uafgleadhill Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
That is INSANELY COOL!! i love it! welldone!!
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:iconmidsummersnow:
Midsummersnow Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats is pretty cool and the visor what shes wearing looks great!
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andreadotta Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
really beautifull!!
Can you help me improve my digital skills?
This is one of my painting
Thanks a lot

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TheEnglishRedCoat Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
GREAT!!!!!!!
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TheEnglishRedCoat Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Its great i must say fab job
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davarb Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love GITS and I love your style :D
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xxzzozonexx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovey just <3

wow.
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Evil-Cozmo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
ghost in the shell = WIN!
epic peice dude got awesome all over it ^_^
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Twighlight23 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
This is awsome!
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kkht311 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Fantastic artwork.
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SphinxFantasy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Awesome! Great work. I love the detail. ^^
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Mystic-Ruins Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is very well done. Ghost in the Shell is my all time favorite anime and the fourth episode of the 2nd Gig is one of my favorite episodes. Amazing.
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Nocte-Vagus Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Student Writer
Absolutely amazing...
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