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Sentinel designs by diablo2003 Sentinel designs by diablo2003
I got a call from my editors in the X-Men office at Marvel about a month ago to do some design work for some new Sentinels. for the last 30 or so years the Sentinels have had the same general design so Marvel wanted to spruce them up for the new Civil War story line going on this Summer. They didn't give me any other guidelines except to make them each look original and bad-ass. There are 5 all together named Warmachine, Crazytrain, Ogre, Shrapnel, and Megaton. Salvador Larroca designed Warmachine and Crazytrain so I was charged with doing the final 3. I tried to make them characteristic with their name and give them the ominous feel I think a Sentinel should have. Inspiration came from all over the place including Gundam, Transformers, Evangelion, Big O, Thundercats, and the 5th Element. I should also mention that these have all already been approved and are currently being drawn by Marvel artists for this Summer's comics. These aren't your father's Sentinels!

Also, thanks to everyone that comented on my Rogue piece and please head over to my latest journal entry to vote on the AOA color contest if you haven't already. Only one vote per person so if you have voted, that's for the support!

best regards!
-Mark
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:icontoonman73:
Toonman73 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!!
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:iconaseika:
Aseika Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fun looking bots.
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blckjade05 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
how are you able to add the different styles and blend them so well. Does it take any redraw attempts?
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:iconnamelessmanic:
NamelessManic Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Nicely done, they turned out great. Too bad they went back to the old look.
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:iconmrrobotov:
MrRobotov Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :D
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:iconmetroxlr99:
MetroXLR99 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Since Mutants and their powers are constantly "Evloving", then it makes since for the Sentinels to evolve as well.

I still like the Idea of Sentinels adapting themselves to mimic Mutant Powers (this wa sused in "Wolverine and teh X-Men")


these designs are pretty cool....Awesome, even.

but, I still think their no match for Wolverine or The Hulk.
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tiltshift Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
SO GOOD! :wow:
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:iconken-davis:
Ken-Davis Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome!!!
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:icondelirio88:
DELIRIO88 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME! O_O
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Sentinall77 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
LOVE the hands on the first one, the arms kinda remind me of "Big-O" though
@_@
kupo
OUTSTANDING job on the 2nd one, though i think gattling guns would probably fit the pic better, still blasters always look good XD
the third one doesn't even need words... it's just that dern good!
>_<
kupo
overall: 9.9/10
:D
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:icongraphicalbliss:
GraphicalBliss Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
loving the re-design of the sentinels very cool
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:icondrawgasm-designs:
Drawgasm-Designs Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
I see the Big O influence on the first one, and a little bit of Onslaught in there too, I think.
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zoomzoom Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
On May 16th of this year it will be 2 years since I said I was going to make a 3D model of one of these concepts...

Time flies so fast... I can’t believer it’s been almost two years… I am a lead artist of a game studio now and that means very little free time, but I promise you that before 16th of May rolls in, I am going to finish one of them. I think the one on the left! I promise to clear my schedule and just do it. Or at least begin! It’s my personal goal now!
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:iconstigmartyr762:
Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
HOLY:jawdrop: these guys are freakin amazing!:wow:
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:iconbongzberry:
BongzBerry Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You rawk big time man ! It'll be my honor if you check my gallery too, tx!
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:iconbleedtheplanet:
bleedtheplanet Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
Angas.
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:iconnikodiazderivera:
nikodiazderivera Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
i love mechas but i'm not good with those kind of stuff.
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:iconmatteo-11:
matteo-11 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HA! love the Big O influence on ogre
and megatrons self explainatory :)
well done all around... is there a link or anything to see pics of Warmachine and Crazytrain by Salvador Larroca?
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LadyLooLauren Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
So I just got the comic these were in. I was reading it and saw the sentinels and at first thought... wait I've seen these before... Then a few pages later I realized where from! You! I was all giddy for a moment seeing your stuff in a comic.
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SirBastian Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
awesome mechawork man, love the second one, has so much EVA-01 looks.
would like to see wolverine fighting with this guys....
salutes
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:iconjay09:
Jay09 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
looks amazing
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:iconjay09:
Jay09 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
looks amazing
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:iconthepumpkinseed:
thepumpkinseed Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
the first one so reminds me of the final onslught design
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barbaryAPE Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
awesome i remember these. great designs
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hwoarang1986 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007
O.o... I think it would be hart for the x-men to beat so great and strong looking sentinels like yours...

Great pic!! I love it!
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GrandLineMaster Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
...And we never saw these...WHY?!
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:iconmike3540:
mike3540 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
good but maybe alittle bit too transformers style, i like the old style better, but your design technique is excellent
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:iconthepunisherone:
thepunisherone Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
Some kind of a war machine.

Awesome job!
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:iconxenos60:
xenos60 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
I like the second set of designs
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:iconartistneedham:
ArtistNeedham Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
Awesome turn around. So detailed too.
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:iconartmer:
ArtMer Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Superb designs, regardless if they're X-Men Sentinels or just robots.
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CrimsomShade Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa! wait your the one who came up with these desings?Wow...i think their much better than larrocas(more ooh and aah than his) and ya the influense is notable especialy the middle one(Shrapnel)looks like an american Big.oh and I should note from all the "re-desings of the Sentinels throughout the years, from MK# to Prime, MasterMolds and Nimrods these seem the most thought out.
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RODYTSUMURA Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006  Student General Artist
Awesome Mark,how much pages or illustrations you do per day????
I envy your talent and your colors are really great ,you rock man :worship:!
*sorry for my bad English*
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JSin21666 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
HOLY!!!! freakin sweeeeet..........:headbang: :headbang:
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spoon-san42 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
WTF!!! GOD DAMN!!! this is the most badass of all badassdom!!!
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:iconspoon-san42:
spoon-san42 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
WTF GOD DAMN!!!! these are the badassest of any thing badass i've ever seen!!!
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:iconmikecharles:
mikecharles Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006
great designs!
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LessDenaProfessional Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2006
dude i saw ogre in Civil War X-Men 01 in full color and splash page action it looks amazing, cant wait to see the others
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:iconblackice:
blackice Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
now those are fucking cool. nice to see the old traditional design get updated from time to time.
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stevenlim Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
mark, i read lisa kwon's account of the san diego weekend; it's like i was there. (sigh) please thank her.
regarding this sentinel design business...
i just picked up the 'new x-men' being pencilled by paco medina (great stuff by the way).
in it is 'Nimrod' a sentinel from the future.
if i remember correctly, he was also originally drawn in 'uncanny x-men' by John Romita Jr.

so. my thought: shouldn't your version of sentinels be some type of 'transition' between the 1960's style tincans, and the sleek futuristic Romita Jr. version?
(to keep the storyline visually consistent)

I love your art. (no question there) but from a designer's aspect, it looks like they're simply transformers (of which i can't wait to see next year's movie!).
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again, from a design aspect, i'm not sure if you took this into consideration.

anyways, sounds like you had quite the memorable weekend in san diego; please keep up the inspiring artwork coming!

my humble and meager 2-cents for your consideration,

steven lim in daly city, california usa
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azeto Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
killer designs! marvel did well asking you to design these sentinels....awesome!
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robot7290 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006
Yay for Big O Arm Pistons!!
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MiraKHall Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Eeep :O How long did each concept stages did they took altogether? (I can assume you came up with over a thousand designs and picked/modified your five best Sentinels)
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NevermoreStudios Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
some really awesome work, I dig these designs alot more than thunderhorse and crazy train. lol. to be honest i was abit dissapointed in you when I thought you designed those two as well =P but than i read on, and my dissapointment was spared, im sure you were worried :-P

Great work, i cant wait to see him hit the shelves. =D
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:iconmetalguru:
metalguru Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
Holy crap... when they said they wanted badass, I think you went a little too far. Not that I'm complaining.
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:iconnothingxs:
nothingxs Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
The influence from the Big O is everywhere on this, I love it. Props!
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Daniel-Ramirez Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaaaaaaaaaaaa su madreeeeee amazing realy one my master are you ----- :)
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:iconxarrot:
Xarrot Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2006
Looks really nice man!
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:iconthelorddarkwolf:
TheLordDarkWolf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006
awsome designs, some look like you took bits of Apocalypse into it
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LadyBozi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006
I like the middle the best! Well done!
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