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Deus Ex Machina Ouroboros by Tyxerus Deus Ex Machina Ouroboros by Tyxerus
A drawing I did late one night. I was watching Fullmetal Alchemist, & had a Starcream Transformer beside me (from Transformers ROTF), & I was inspired by both Starscream's tattoos & Scar's (from FMA) tattoos. So, I drew this. It's obviously meant to look somewhat mechanical, & the mech-Ouroboros & cross were an obvious nod to the "God" part of "Dues Ex Machina". In all honesty, Ouroboros & the cross were an afterthought. The cross came in handy for covering the hole the compass put in the paper, however (you didn't think i did the big circles freehand, did you?), so I'm pleased with the end result. Tell me what you think!!!

*update* As of November 28th 2010, two people that I'm aware of (they contacted me) have gotten this design done as a tattoo. Just thought I'd post that little tidbit* :)

**UPDATE** here is a link to the more up-to-date version: [link]
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jvgce Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
great design~~keep it up!
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Deathshamen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Would it be cool if i used this as a logo for a product i may or may not produce?
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aristocraticaura Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find it amazingly attractive. Anyway, i'm running for president in my school and I was searching for a symbol to represent me and my mates. I was specifically searching for something of the sort! :D So, if it's alright with you... may I?
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renrek Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
I definitely have this tattooed on my chest. I don't know if you do requests but I would like to come up with a half sleeve to match this tattoo. Every one I talked to commented on how unique this style was and I'm hooked now
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Mechamortal Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
This is a great design, man. I use this as an avatar on some sites. It's awesome, and makes me ashamed I do not have the ability to creat complex work like this, lol! I was thinking of getting a tattoo of this!
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Tyxerus Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student General Artist
thank you :D if you do get a tattoo of it, i'd love to see a picture of the final result
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Mechamortal Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Hey, no problem. I've honestly been looking at this design for quite a long time. About a year at least. It's just everything I look for in mechanical designs like this. The balance is great too, nothing strays my eye away from other parts, and can see it as a whole everytime.
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Maxamillion2009 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Writer
I know the original meaning of Deus Ex Machina, but is this implying that immortality comes with becoming a living machine?
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Tyxerus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student General Artist
lol no, it was more me having fun with a design. Ouroborous means alot to me, and has alot to do with what i believe. Not immortality, more like the clockwork of the universe. The cross in the center has multiple purposes -1, I like crosses and it helped cover the hole made by the divider XD -2, The cross could be seen as a sun symbol, adding to the clockwork-of-the-universe/solar-system bit. If I were to do the design now it would change a great deal...which I'm not tempted to do, come to think of it lol

I must say, this is one of the more serious questions I've ever had asked about one of my designs :)
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Maxamillion2009 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student Writer
When you stop think about things that some people dismiss, you realize that there are a lot of answers to those kinds of questions. Thankfully, most of them are interesting, in my opinion...

Speaking of serious questions, here's another. I've always heard of the generic, "Becoming more than Human." What came to my mind about that was, "Is it really HUMAN to become more than Human?"
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