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On patrol in Kandahar by Panzerfire On patrol in Kandahar by Panzerfire
Art Trade with :iconnd-2500:

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. :shakefist:

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! :santa: And See'ya in the Battlefield! :salute:
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:iconcrazycanuck96:
CrazyCanuck96 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aside from the butt, the C9 looks completely up to date. No nets for the helmets though? (I'll leave there rather than letting the inner infanteer point out all the little things) great pic man :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I'm glad you like it despite the remaining innacuracies. ;)
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GreaseManKay Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I think the LAV III is fine :)
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe thank you :)
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GreaseManKay Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:) (Smile) 
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Waterflame6 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Woo! Canada!
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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shadoweye12 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
YAY CANADA, I'm happy to see this in your gallery regardless of the quality or accuracy some of us have felt so ignored despite all we have done sometimes so thank-you.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh I'm sure there's plenty of Candian forces artwork here in DA. Go check :iconnd-2500: for some good pieces.

I'm glad you like it though.
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patton360 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Ever since watching that Spongebob Hall Monitor eps., certain scenes from that eps. will come in my head when reading or looking at things that have to do with "Being on patrol." Giggle  (video is speed up because copyright I think and seem to be the best one I could find to show what I was talking about)

All jokes aside, it looks like it was a fun art trade between you and :iconnd-2500:
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed it was. I would certainly do another art trade with him in the future.

:)
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theshsx71 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice art but hope.not they get attacked by talibans
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;P No worries. we got A-10s on stand by to drop some metal on those women-beating scumbags.
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theshsx71 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ok but there. are more military development in the future.
and i USA, they give nearly half of money taxes to miletary
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Baryonyx62 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

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!

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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I am glad you like it :)

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 :D
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Kill-Cube-Comicz Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dig your art man!

-Catz
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha cheers. :D

I'm glad you like it. Got more stuff coming soon. ;)
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linksblood1227 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
lol....i wish i could carry a 249 like that, awesome drawing btw :)
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. And he's part of the Canadian Army's Super Soldier program aimed at bringing doom to its southern neighbours. :lmao:



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. :shrug:

Still I am glad you liked the picture. :)
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mastaman321 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Brilliant work. Congrats! Ever thought of a seal team 6 concept?
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Has crossed my mind. However I'm bugged down with other projects and ideas so it's not among my plans to draw them yet. I guess the closest thing I have for now is this picture: [link]
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Wisker Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Hurry up and upload the lineart. ;)
I'm always wondering how you get your lines so clean.
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oooops, totally forgot about that. hehe ^^;

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
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:iconwisker:
Wisker Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Damn, I was hoping there was a less labor intensive secret method. D:
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, another thing you could try is inking your drawing and scanning it. Then you go to Corel Draw or Inkscape (Which is free btw) and use the automated vectoring tool to generate a vector and you export that as PNG file. Upload in PhotoShop, and it's ready to work on. A cool thing about vectoring is that you improve the quality of your drawing and you can expirt the file as a PNG of any size so that you can determine the quality it should have in the final drawing.
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Wisker Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Cheers.
I've got a method down which I used in a few of my works which is basically:
[link]
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.
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, it does. However lately I've switched almost entirely to using the pen tool. It's actually fairly easy to use once you learn how to use it. And it allows for cleaner lines.

The only problem is that my files have to be relatively large so that lines have a good quality. ^^;
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:iconleenos:
leenos Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The poses are great here, I can almost see the motions leading up to and after them.

Always enjoying your work.
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. 'Though the poses were not much of a problem, they're fairly simple. But I'm glad you like the picture. :)
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Raphael7 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, like the scenery
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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Oberhorst Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
great Picture!
If just the Soldiers would be smiling that way in the reality ;D
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
Tja, deshalb ist es auch nur ein Bild.

Die lage in Afghanistan macht überhaupt kein Spass.
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Oberhorst Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
ja richtig, leider.
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StalkerRK44 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
"don't worry eh we wont shoot you"
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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pimphand Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool, I like the art trade you guys did and both are epic.
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I'm glad you like'em both. :D

Thanks for the fave as well.
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jano233 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks awesome man and about damn time to
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;) I'm glad you like it.
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teh50calFerretz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Very good piece, well done ^^ Happy to see a pic with Canucks, thanks for that!
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank :iconnd-2500: for that. He requested the picture after all. ;)
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:iconbloodsteelangel:
bloodsteelangel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
my ad did that
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You mean your dad?
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:iconbloodsteelangel:
bloodsteelangel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
ya dad not ad
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SDGHalo Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
also the boots were never bloused unless u were in camp on patrol the pants were let down.

also the body armour was seperate from thetactical vest and they had arm bussaredsgoing half way down the arm.

but still a job well done with this my man
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it. Thanks for pointing out the mistakes.
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SDGHalo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
no prob you did an awesome job
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:iconsdghalo:
SDGHalo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I was wondering you think you would do the Leopard 2A6M CAN you should see that thing in real life its a monster
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