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Guardian by Mr--Jack Guardian by Mr--Jack
This is another of the concepts I did created for our initial push during HotS development to revisit the couple of Zerg units that hadn't made it into Liberty.
Looking back at it I might have tried to make it a bit heavier-looking, but I had a lot of fun with this still - I always loved guardians, and they were quite iconic since they showed up a lot in the cinematics, invading planets with the zerg swarm.
Either way, I was really happy with the way *PhillGonzo worked up the final model!
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:icon3dcolin:
3dcolin Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  New member Professional Digital Artist
Coolest unit in SC!  Always loved the character sounds for it.
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:iconxick:
Xick Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
It looks like it sounds.
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:iconblue-lupus:
Blue-Lupus Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, my favourite zerg flyer. <3
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:icondhkem322:
dhkem322 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow amazing
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LychiCambess Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
:puke: + :heart:
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:iconevilcleric:
EvilCleric Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
The Guardian would be proud that it's successor has continued the tradition of being a teeth-gnashingly annoying ass that hangs just outside of your AA defense's range and hitting them from afar while you desperately try to recall your flying units. Wasn't until then that I realized how useful Vipers really are.
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destart Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
good job
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:iconmistress-darkloki:
Mistress-DarkLoki Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Yay! Finally i get to see your flying zerg other than a mutalisk!!! They're all so cool! XD
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:iconaerozopher:
Aerozopher Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I want it as a pet. beautiful aesthetic
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:iconx--soldier:
X--SOLDIER Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Oh man. I've been waiting to see this from you for SOOO much longer than I'd like to admit. It's such a great evolution from your Mutalisk Design. I'm EXTRA glad to see these guys and their noodly little faces got a proper model, too. Thanks a TON for the awesome work!
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i love these guys! :D
the flying crab.
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:iconhypogeum:
Hypogeum Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In my opinion, this is the only unit of the three you guys revisited that doesn't measure up to the original, or at least doesn't pay adequate homage to it. A lot of the original shape language is lost.
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jahim-myess Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is probably my favourite because the armour looks like tough but smooth chitin exoskeletons of insects and crustaceans, not rough and jagged like a wood bark or a rough stone surface.

Still your works are awesome! I love them all! :thumbsup:
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:iconsagittarius-a-star:
Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha, looks like a deadly alien crab. :) Nice work!!
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:icongraydragon117:
graydragon117 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
wait Mr. Jack, if you do zerg artwork, who does Terran and Protoss artwork? Still you or another artist?
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Artist
Awesome!! :clap:
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:iconwolfgerlion:
Wolfgerlion Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
and to think, that's what they looks like in Primal form as well
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:iconvenom00:
venom00 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Nostalgic! :D
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:iconredwingsdragon:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Awesome work here
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:iconahrrhd:
Ahrrhd Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A flying crab bomber!! Your work is always so awesome, and stunning!!
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:iconalxias:
Alxias Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So cuuuute <3
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:iconaksuperman:
AKSuperman Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
This reminds me of the spidercrabs from Tekkaman Blade.
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:iconaxisenigma:
AxisEnigma Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It was great when they said "kaboom!"
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:icondefragmightedragon:
DefragmighteDragon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I REALLY want this unit to come back.
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:iconmmkh:
MMKH Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still prefer the gritty, creepy Zerg from SC1 lol. But this is still good. :)
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:icondclerig:
DClerig Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks, now i'm gonna have nightmares with giant flying gooey looking crabs!


Seriously though, fantastic job.
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:iconchuck-piresart:
chuck-piresART Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Digital Artist
your art is pretty much the only interest I have in starcraft. Also, THIS ROCKS!
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DavidSequeira Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
a crab from hell XD
not iet played sc 2 T__T i really need it! and the artbook !
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:iconzebes:
ZEBES Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist
This reminds me of the Invids from Robotech !
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:icontabitabinomi:
TabiTabiNoMi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
GIANT ENEMY CRAB DETECTED!
Launch nuke: y/n

Looks good, I'm gelitinious
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:iconjrettberg:
JRettberg Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this concept in particular made me realize how much shaping the zerg design shares with crustaceans
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:iconsylkrode:
SylkRode Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No offense, but that is one ugly SOB.
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:iconjameslink:
jameslink Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This def should have been put into HOTS.
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:icondashing-commet:
Dashing-Commet Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student General Artist
crablike.
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Nexsusthenewb Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Gaurdians would have to be one of my favs from brood war, and their new re-imagined 'bro lord' is even better. with his lil buddies he flings.

Just one question. How does he fly? O.o
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:iconmotizuki:
Motizuki Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! And I thought the Swarm Guardian's head was a good representation of the Guardian...
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:iconbaryonyx62:
Baryonyx62 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very cool work, I like the Zerg! :clap:
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:iconzones-productions:
zones-productions Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Man, I have to draw monsters now XD I have work in a shop in 30 minutes but screw the customers, drawing's more important :P
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Lorcan0c Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always get a great nostalgia kick whenever I see these things. You captured it beautifully and did a terrific job with the concept art! Just wanted to pass on some gratitude, as I got my hands on the art of HoTS, and think you did stunning work for it. Can't wait to see what you'll come up with for Legacy of the Void!
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:iconjaevulen:
Jaevulen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I have always wondered how these things stay afloat...
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:iconpreradkor:
Preradkor Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finally my favourite unit in starcraft :D

When you will publish broodlord? :D
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:iconmythrin:
Mythrin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Kind of funny how it looks like one of the space invaders. Love how it looks fierce and scary.
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:iconnix-u:
Nix-U Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Giant enemy crab!
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:iconazurecorpse:
AzureCorpse Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Great work! actually... Awwweeeessommmme work :D
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:iconscebiqu:
Scebiqu Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah! Always loved the Guardian!
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional
:D :D
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:iconplazadelpirul:
plazadelpirul Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome idea and great conclucion looks great
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:iconmiss-lovebug:
Miss-LOVEBUG Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
awesome!!!
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:iconjohnnyharadrim:
johnnyharadrim Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Seafood from Hell's Aquarium!
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Courtnee-Blackmon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional
Neat concept, I like the use of different colors through out!
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