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Last Stand by halohunter Last Stand by halohunter
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.
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ASkinnyWhiteGuy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Oh, and oddly enough this www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jofzxw... seems to fit the mood of this piece really well.
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ASkinnyWhiteGuy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
The Gears will never be forgotten...
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Chirostenotes123 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I Love how you almost made Marcus and Dom one person with 2 energies.
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fletcher1405 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
great work love it!!!

miss you Dom.... [link]
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
We miss you Dom :(
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ilolamai Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
That's very cool work.
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halohunter Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks mate :)
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome mate!
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halohunter Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the feedback :)
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:-)
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