Here's his part: [link]
His OCs Cpl. Victoria Yeoung and Cpl. Simon McNeil. Both are on patrol on an empty road near Kandahar in Afghanistan. Behind them is a LAV III of the Canadian Army.
First Deviation featuring Canucks! And about time. The Canadians have been mighty absent from my gallery until now. Also, this is the first picture I make for DeviantArt since May. Until now I've been just sketching or doing some projects for the drawing classes of which I only submited one picture. But it's refreshing to be doing my very own stuff once again.
The only thing I don't like about the picture is the screwed up and detail lacking LAV III. It seems I'm not good at drawing APCs or I've lost practice. Anyway I kinda screwed up the perspective and proportions of the vehicle. That happened because I have drawn Vicky first and then the LAV III behind her when I should have done the opposite.
Oh well, it's not a total disaster, still looks respectable I think. Another mistake I made was Simon's C9 Machine Gun. It was suppoused to be a C9A2 but I ended up drawing an older C9 variant. Ahhhhhhhh but everything else should be about right.
But again I'm overall happy with how it turned out. I will be uploading the pencil only version in the scraps section so that you guys can see the starting point of this project.
All the textures here were made using PhotoShop's brushes (The ones that come by default with the installation) and the camouflage patterns (CADPAT AR and TW although they're not so easily distinguishable in this picture, kinda looks like MARPAT) were made using my very own digital camouflage brushes.
I hope you guys like it. I'll be taking a little Christmas break and on the 26th I'll be back to work on more drawings.
Merry Christmas! And See'ya in the Battlefield!
All jokes aside, it looks like it was a fun art trade between you and
I really like the feeling of depth you achieved here, with the smooth shadows and the perspective aswell as the effect that things get blurry in the distance.
The awesome lighting and the dust floating around also very nicely capture the Afghanistan atmosphere. Great work!
Yeah I do try to add as many effects as I can just to complete the pictures. Shadows, Blur effects, general light and shadow effects and even coloring the linearts themselves just so they blend better.
Thanks for the appreciation
Nah I'm just messing. TBH I was never really sure whether one could actually hold a MG like that even with the help of a strap. I do know weapons are pretty heavy but I have never really holded one or manage to inspect one up close to know well how to handle it. I do what I can with what I got.
Still I am glad you liked the picture.
I'm always wondering how you get your lines so clean.
I'll see if I can upload it later in the week.
But if you're wondering how I get such clean linearts, it's because I use the pen tool in photoshop and trace the pencil lineart. Ultimate precision. ;D
I've got a method down which I used in a few of my works which is basically:
It's especially helpful because I can't ink to save my life.
But at the end of the day my main problem is probably figuring out a way to combine my painting style with line art. Vectoring works very well as part of your style though.
The only problem is that my files have to be relatively large so that lines have a good quality.
Always enjoying your work.
If just the Soldiers would be smiling that way in the reality ;D
Tja, deshalb ist es auch nur ein Bild.
Die lage in Afghanistan macht überhaupt kein Spass.