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Manually Assisted Sea Cyborg by Keithwormwood Manually Assisted Sea Cyborg by Keithwormwood
Cetaceans have long been used by military outfits, trained for marine mine clearance, reconnaissance, and even attack roles. However their willful, individualistic personalities caused severe problems. Escapees were common, which represented an extremely expensive loss in both resources and time, for their trainers. The J8 program solved this issue with heavily genetically modified Belugas featuring post-growth expansive mechanical grafting which fitted them to be overseen by a human pilot.

Key Features:

Opened canopy exposes cockpit.

Legs mounted on underbelly allow cyborg to crawl along the seabottom and minimize water disruption for the sake of covert movement.

Manipulator arms can be controlled by pilot for precise tasks (repairs, sabotage, etc).

Feed tubes supply a space efficient, dehydrated cocktail to nourish the remaining biological elements of the cyborg.

Synthetic fin extensions can unfurl or contract depending on the need for speed or maneuverability.

Art prints available here: Sea Cyborg art print
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thefezwearingsaiyan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic work
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2ndSystem Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014

wait what, this vehicle is on the cover of a book i have about drawing sci-fi vessels.

and it deserves to be there because this design is awesome!

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MissStichedMaiden Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014

AMAZING!


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HelloKittyLena Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Too awesome!!!!! The thought behind this...omg!
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sidetrack1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Looks like someone did a cruel experiment to cyberize a beluga al a Submarimon for a sci- book cover .- u .-
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ThunderYeti Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
roaming unlost, effortlessly poetic vibe
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worldbreaker9 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i know this is an old drawing but i am curious, what did you use to color this with?
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NotXRAY0128 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kept seeing this as a category example, always wanted to know who drew it.

Incredible work
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Almaoscurecida Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I really love this design.
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KIRIKU7 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
cool
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