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The Steam Knight by reaper78 The Steam Knight by reaper78
The Knight uses power of heat.
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:iconiory92:
iory92 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
AMAZING!
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:iconnemedeus:
nemedeus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Was this inspired partially by Knight Artorias from Dark Souls?
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FataLacrime Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn, breathtaking! Amazing concept..
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AFKassassin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
I <3 THIS PIC!!! Could you maybe make a pic of just the sword?
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:iconjjuliuz:
jjuliuz Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Sweet!! you gave me some inspiration :)
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:iconramman05:
Ramman05 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Awesome concept! :)
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:iconoberstjurten:
OberstJurten Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
With steam everything looks better ;)
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:iconkennethsloane:
KennethSloane Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool :)
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KnighteyNight Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
May I use this image? As a reference?
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:iconwarlord557:
warlord557 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool
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:icontriplekasha:
TripleKasha Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Awesomesauce 5000
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:iconlieutenant-america:
Lieutenant-America Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is insanely awesome.
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:iconerichan8dd:
Erichan8DD Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that is some good armor!833
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:iconkeioseth:
Keioseth Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's pretty dang awesome!

Love your other art also!
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BullxxFritz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Reaper, its honestly the first time i even see something like this, But Oh shit...Your art is incredible, im doing a Collection of awesome warrior who would fit like a titan, and this one goes right away! so...damn My fav for now!
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Nemo1199 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This one.
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Carbon-the-Lighthog Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Artist
cool knigth
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ElianWonderhart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Ugh so beautiful
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mrmeshida Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
*sorry for the long post*
Hello reaper78, this is my favorite of all your armor drawings. I know sometimes people hate on you because they think that the armors sometimes aren't practical, but that doesn't matter because it's ART! Not actually a real armor design, so it doesn't even have to be practical if the artist doesn't want it to, because the fact that it bestows creative liberty to artists is what makes art so beautiful in the first place.
*random rant finished* Anyways this picture inspired me to compose a song and I was wondering if you can let me associate the song with this picture (i.e. call the song "The Steam Knight" and use the picture in the video since it'll be on youtube) I'll give you credit of course. :D
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otakubhogs Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Epic!
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Ehudthelefthanded Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Its so beautiful!
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:iconkennethsloane:
KennethSloane Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so final boss worthy
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Dream973 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
End game armor material right here. It looks awesome.
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:iconmaximilian-mcmonkey:
Maximilian-McMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   General Artist
That is so cool.
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:iconmonkeytailz:
Monkeytailz Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Badass!!!
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Etjaa22 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
haha, it took me a while before i recognized that all of the (for me) most epic artworks are in fact from you:P very nice piece!
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TranquilRuins Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now thats good looking armour!
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:iconrazrielcg:
Razrielcg Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome!
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:icontaskmaster08:
taskmaster08 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this pic made my day!
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:icond1g1tal-nm3:
D1G1TAL-NM3 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Your concept is very well executed... I am most certainly in love with this design.
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:iconnorse3221:
Norse3221 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NO WAY!! I've beentrying to find a steampunk knight-drawing. You are awesome!
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PetervonHesse Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Epic is all that need be said the blend of concepts was done very well
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DawnPaladin Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
This illustration inspired a D&D character!

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COMMIT - The Steam Knight
Grim, unfaltering, fixed of purpose

Commit was one of the first warforged ever created. He was one of House Canninth's early experiments with artificial intelligence, and was considered a qualified success; later warforged were tuned for greater flexibility of mind. He belonged to the Order of the Steam Knights, a squad of elite warforged called upon to protect VIPs; in this calling, they were never known to fail.

The Steam Knights were one of a handful of squads who first demonstrated the power and effectiveness of warforged on the battlefield. With their success, House Canninth committed more resources to warforged development, beginning an arms race which would alter the course of the Last War. Once more advanced models of warforged were available, the Steam Knights were surplussed. Commit was sold at auction and ended up working for a series of owners, most of whom appreciated his quiet professionalism. Eventually a master decided he'd earned his freedom and emancipated him.

260 years ago, Commit was riding in a caravan with Wynn, a gnome with whom he'd become fast friends. The caravan was ambushed by highwaymen; the two of them attempted to defend, and Wynn was killed. Over his friend's objections, Commit swore over Wynn's dying body that he would avenge him. He has spent the intervening time searching fruitlessly for Wynn's killer, an elf with long black hair.

Over the intervening centuries, Commit has utterly exhausted all available leads and finds himself at loose ends. The elf could be anywhere, or already dead, but Commit finds himself unable to turn away from the task before him. His mental makeup forbids him from forsaking his promise, despite the unlikelihood that it will ever succeed, and so he travels from town to town with a well-worn drawing, asking if anyone knows of this man. He will continue this task until his death or the completion of his task, whichever comes first.

In combat, Commit determines an objective and then pursues it regardless of danger to his person. He will never back down from a task once it has been locked in. The counterpoint to this is that he can be slow to make up his mind, and is very difficult to talk into any position he didn't choose himself. He moves with a plodding determination, choosing powers that keep him alive and draw his targets toward him, and never ones that cause teleportation. Commit's fixity of purpose has gotten him in trouble on numerous occasions; he often lacks the ability to react to the changing tides of battle, and more than once this has led him to the brink of destruction. That is why he now seeks the aid of companions. Once he has established trust with a member of the party, he will teach them the location of his restraining switch. Rotating the knob on the back of his neck one quarter turn to the right will disable his cognitive functions for the rest of the fight. Commit weighs over 500 pounds, so he is too heavy for most characters to carry, but his legs will keep him upright and move him in whatever direction he is pushed or pulled until his cognitive functions resume. Every 30 minutes, he has a 25% chance to restart and "wake up".

The Creation Forge that built him was destroyed long ago, but he carries a complete set of his own schematics within his positronic brain; very few of his parts are so complex they cannot be recreated at any blacksmith's forge. When damaged, countless gears and pistons can be seen within his frame; significant damage causes gouts of steam to erupt from his person, which must be replenished with clean water.

Commit is dour and stern, with a dark sense of humor. He seldom speaks and laughs even more rarely, but when something does catch his fancy the result hardly sounds like laughter: "Huh. Huh, huh, huh." Shining yellow pinpricks peer out of his visored helmet, which is bonded directly onto his steel skeleton. Glowing slats are visible in the blade of his broadsword, which is of a piece with him; steam blasts from the slats and trails from vents in his shoulders when he channels a daily power, which he rarely does except in the pursuit of an objective he considers essential.
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aillin1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012   Writer
Nice concept with the steam and all. I love the design of his armour and sword.
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shadowfox1112 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
He also gives GREAT deals on video games!
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HairyCreatures Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
amazing. :)
the concept of heat really fits and... ugh' what can i say else .__. i just like it!
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IronCladMarine Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Been flipping through your pictures and I'm incredibly impressed with your designs. It's not every day you see people coming up with amazing fantasy concepts that look like they are actually plausible as opposed to completely over the top. Well done indeed.
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Russetstar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work
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tapestriez Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Hmm, duly noted about co-work. Still, your abilities are praiseworthy.
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Hunter-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic armor design .. i really love how you mixed a steam powered knight idea with medieval armor without it turning into typical steampunk design .. brilliant ^_^
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Steamknightman55 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
now thats kickass!
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:iconjulio382:
julio382 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
wow i love it
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Hayloskien Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
awesome
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TheKingInTheNorth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Motte vweneste ex azurion capanum : )
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:iconquorton:
Quorton Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Great concept artwork! Beautiful lighting!
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:iconblackfire-dragon:
Blackfire-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great design and look of it!:clap:
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:iconlygatth:
Lygatth Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great ! Excellent work !
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Sansavi Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
He looks very similar to armors from Devil May Cry 4
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MindSouldBody Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Seeing this armor I can't help but think of the armored guy from Kingdom Under Fire II. Sir, would it be possible for you to draw some female kingdom under fire females? Specially the half naked dark elves?
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d3athb3rrymon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome armor design <3 it actually looks terrifying and majestic at the same time, which makes me unable to find the right words of awesomness to describe it any further :D
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