All artwork painted in PSCS2 & Intuos 3
I wanted to create a follow-on image from the original poster. A 'later-in-the-day' version, when things have turned sour and that Fan has seen some heavy action.
Also wanted to focus more on the grittiness and bleakness of the War & the World. Was thinking of epic last stands and fights-against-the-odds.
The 4 main figures stayed pretty much the sme from the original sketch but the two ladies went through a number of pose edits. I did a version with one of them getting shot/wouned with some blood spatter but decided to edit it for the contest. The flag bearer was originally looking backwards towards the nuclear explosion but as this was thier last stand I wanted her more involved. In the end they are all focused on thier Nemesis who lurks just off camera.
My most complex piece to date and I feel that I did achieve what I was aiming for. Will probably do some minor tweaking and balancing once I have a few days break from it.
Great experience and very happy to have been a part of the contest. Thanks to all the folks involved in hosting the event!
Everything is painted in PS with the exception of some clouds from the provided material. I wanted to paint my own characters but also make sure that they were instantly identified.