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Tacterrian Recon

McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
edited July 2007 in Artist's Corner
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Finito!


First in a series of commision pieces for a client's RPG universe. I must say that I do enjoy getting paid for things I'd draw normally.

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durrbah durhh
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Started the next character, a scout/recon/skirmisher sorta dude. Hes got funky googles and a ghillie cape...thing...

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Actually a hack Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Fuck yes. This is the coloured final version of the sketch/ink you posted before, yeah? I really don't know what to say beyond that you've got a fantastic piece of work right there.

    There's even light reflecting off his face from the binoculars... man. Elsewhere the lighting seems... muted, somehow, but the vibe I get from this is that it's like one of those slightly faded wartime photographs you get in historical textbooks. Except as you alluded to the grunt in question is part Imperial Guardsmen, part Russian Infantry :P

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I love it.

    Especially that you left it slightly desaturated... I can never stop myself from super-saturating everything, but the faded colours work wonderfully here.

    My only nitpick is the perspective on the gun - I'm not sure what's the matter with it but it looks... slightly bent?... on first impression. I wish I could express it more clearly but I'm not sure how to put it into words.

    Still, wonderful work!

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I can see this in a game manual and I can see myself goggling at it wondering why it isn't in a modern illustration gallery or book.

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  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 2007
    the quality is fantastic. how long did it take you to ink him?

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  • LlyLly Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    It's awesome. If I saw this in a game manual I would definitely thumbs up at the game developers.

    The boots look a little flat compared to the rest of the piece, I guess because they have so little detail on them and the rest is really busy. Also they are hella clean. Make em muddy!

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  • HeliosphanHeliosphan Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    echoing the same feels as the above post here but man! that is superb! the texture of his clothes is spot on, and the has a nice effect. what on earth did you use to colour this beast?

    only downside now is that i want to see more of them.

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  • NovusNovus regular
    edited July 2007
    As everyone has said this looks fantastic. Can you tell us the name of the franchise this is being developed for and whether it's tabletop or electronic?

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  • NakedZerglingNakedZergling A more apocalyptic post apocalypse Portland OregonRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    seeing that gives me a romance explosion in my pants.

    hey...how do i get your comic? i wants i wants.

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  • LlyLly Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
  • NakedZerglingNakedZergling A more apocalyptic post apocalypse Portland OregonRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    i mean a physical copy

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  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Lly wrote: »

    I think he means hardcopy

    Also, Super inspiring as usual McGibbs. Can't wait till I gradumate and start drawing again, all this inspiration's going to make me explosion like zergling if I don't do something artsy soon.

    Edit: Beat'd

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  • AumniAumni Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    You should've gotten enough experience by now to level up man. Level 2? This piece and the baby dragon and all your other work should at least make you a level 5 by now.

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Actually a hack Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Yeah, I think he must have based his title off one of those old school cosmic-scale RPGs with only a few levels.

    Level 2 means the pinnacle of human achievement- level 5 would be, like, the Galactus of art (he's still a few gallery crawls away from that).

    :lol:

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  • StealthNachosStealthNachos Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Okay, I really like this, but I would have loved to see more contrast between the darks and lights.

    Nonetheless, really, really cool. I've been checking this out in the doodle thread. Can't wait to see the rest (oh, you'd better'd post them).

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  • Chop LogicChop Logic Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    This is really fantastic. You colored it digitally?

    Post some more stuff, I really love your style.

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Thanks for the comments all. I'm making a few little changes to the cap'n, and ill bugger around with the shadow contrasts.

    This is 100% photoshop
    Can you tell us the name of the franchise this is being developed for and whether it's tabletop or electronic?
    It's just for a guy's personal rpg universe that he plays with his friends, not a comercial game.
    hey...how do i get your comic? i wants i wants.
    If you email me real nice and send me some paypal lovin, I might mail some just for you. I really need to get my website store set up...
    Level 2?
    Its actually my year in art school. So I guess I'm level 3 now.

    Started the next character, a scout/recon/skirmisher sorta dude. Hes got funky googles and a ghillie cape...thing...

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  • AwkAwk Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    so cool.

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  • jpegjpeg ODIE, YOUR FACE Scenic Illinois FlatlandsRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Very nice. The textures in your stuff lately totally inspires me. Only nitpicky thing in the sketch for the second one is his torso seems very wide, but that may just be his jacket and side bags like in the first one.

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  • Big Luke NastyBig Luke Nasty Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    The gun on the scout seems bent just a teeny bit. Where the barrel and all is, the whole section shifts just a smidgeon to our left.

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    it has a crapload of flashlights and lasers stuck on the side if thats what you mean...
    Or that the gun is tilted ever so slightly to the right, so you can see a little bit of the side of the front grip.

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  • Doctor PainDoctor Pain Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    so is that first guy like a futuristic nazi? like what the nazis would look like today if they had won the war?

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    From what I've read on the guy's universe (he sent me a little short story thing), theyre very german-esque in the fact that theyre highly trained and diciplined. Like I stated earlier, theyre essentially a combination of ww2 germany, and imperial guard from warhammer40k (which is pretty much ww1/2 russia/germany).

    So, not an entirely original concept, but theyre fun to draw.

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  • Creambun 007Creambun 007 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
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    I pretended he was saying the line from Elmer Fudd, and just started laughing. "I'm huntin' wabbits" Nice work Gibbs. Too talented for your own good. I'll be lucky if I'm half as good at twice your age.

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    durrbah durhh
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  • RavenshadowRavenshadow Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    sweet. can't wait to see the finished product. I really like your military designs.

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  • Vargas PrimeVargas Prime King of Nothing Just a ShowRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    It's coming along well, McGibbs, but the perspective on the gun is throwing me off.

    The lenses/muzzle holes look too circular when you look at how far down the gun seems to be pointing. They look like they should be flatter, vertically, so that they sync with how he's holding it. I dunno, maybe it's just me, but it looks like we're seeing too much of the front of the weapon.

    Other than that, it looks super. Looking forward to the final colored piece.

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  • Doctor PainDoctor Pain Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    hope you dont mind me asking but, how much are you getting paid? and how many or these cahracters you still have to draw?

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  • Creambun 007Creambun 007 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Nice inks, biatch.

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  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    No kidding. I wish I could stop being so noodly with my drawing and leave nice clean lines like that... I lack control sometimes.

    Nice job, can't wait to see the colors!

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  • MushiwulfMushiwulf Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    The gun is pointed somewhat downward but several of the attachments seem to be pointed straight ahead.

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  • flyingmonkeyflyingmonkey Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I'm going to second or third people by saying the lenses on the flashlights etc (esp. the one in the rear on the gun) seem out of perspective with the angle the gun is being pointed down.

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
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    autumny.

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  • Big Luke NastyBig Luke Nasty Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Love it.

    </jealousy>

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  • wakkawawakkawa Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Yeah its lookin good so far. Though you should totally make that digital camo.

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    digicamo is ugly as sin. Tiger pattern ftw.

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  • wakkawawakkawa Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Yeah well I think digicamo looks awesome.

    So, uh, woo?

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
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  • AdrienAdrien Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Say what you like, that does make it harder to make out his shape.

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  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Forum camo FTW!!!

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  • AdrienAdrien Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Must have been a shadow.

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