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September 27, 2008
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As requested by :iconpolishtrooper: :)

A small group of polish soldiers are pin down on the rough streets of *Enter Middle Eastern city name here* fighting against the MEC.

Two soldiers are using the Kbs wz. 1996 Beryl rifle with EOTechs (Note that because of my ignorance about these laser sights I forgot to draw the damn laser pointers :roll: ) and a third one is firing a PKM.
The Kbs wz. 1996 Beryl is a derivate of the Kalashnikov series but it has been designed specifically to fire the NATO 5.56 mm round. The PKM is a soviet made machinegun. The Polish forces still use a large variety of russian weaponry but they're currently being phased out by equipments developed and produced in Poland and other stuff made outside Poland mostly from NATO members.

So.... I did hurry coloring this pic :) Polishtrooper didn't specify exactly how should have their request look like so I decided to try new stuff here (My drawing skills are constant Work-in-Progress ;) ) I tried again to make a cool scene with multiple bodies. I also wanted to aply a close-range perspective to the first soldier you see but I went short about it. I think this picture is pretty good. One thing I would have liked to change from the lineart was the background. But on second thoughts I'm glad I didn't overwhelm the picture with an extremely detailed background.

Some things I want to try in the future are drawings that focus not only on one side (Like this picture does) but I want to go further into drawing general combat scenes where you can see both sides or an angle of combat in which you don't get to see easily who is who (Which is a situation that often happens in war). Hmmm... But since the request was about having polish soldiers then it was pretty obvious that the picture had to be more focused on the polish soldiers (Duh! :D ).

In this picture I used a variety of special brushes for photoshop. I used "Distressed", "Grunge and dirt", "Gravel and sand" and "Bullet holes" (Great tool I must add) brushes from :iconredheadstock:
I also used a wood brush (Not highly noticeable) on the wood boards in front of that door. That brush is from :iconmiloartdesign:
The lovely camouflage I applied to all the soldiers was made using some photos as reference. There is a brush pack from :iconrl-brushes: which I used to generate what I hope is an accurate camouflage pattern currently in use with the Polish Land forces. :)

Well... there ain't much to add now. :D I'll take a day or two from having to worry on any further projects and then I will start working on the colors of Polishtrooper second request.
Once that is done (And I promise it's one of my most kickass drawings :D ) I'll work on some pending projects like... well... :iconmagicswordz: had tagged me to do a Nyu's art meme so I will get into finally doing one (And that way I can practice some funny expressions :D ) and :iconcsp499: tagged me for an Female-Self meme recently. So I think it's time to put into practice my humor :XD:
I don't promise I'll make from that a high quality work but I'll put my best effort on it :nod:

I'll get to all your comments, replies, deviations and journals as soon as possible. :)

Until then... See'ya in the Battlefield! :salute:
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Germanyisawesome Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Oh poland
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Problem? :iconikissitplz:
MrLovelessss Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
MRWHITE81 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
why r polish troops in the mid east for?
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For the same reason everyone else is: To fight terrorists and insurgents. =P

Oh and while this particular piece is not based on any particular event, Polish forces have been present in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
benracer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Sniper support provided by the SWD-M
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maru54 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
that's not a PKM its a UKM-2000
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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