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Catfight by arriku Catfight by arriku

My entry for the GOW contest.

Tools: pencil + paper, Paint tool SAI
Time: 35+hours

GOW designers, Y U SO DETAILED? The weapon and armor alone took up so much time, I had to draw them over and over. I think this is the most time I've ever spent on a picture... the sad part is, I'm still not satisfied with it.

I'm really hoping to make semi-finals, my e-machine laptop (which is ancient, ANCIENT I tell you) is finally dying out on me. I can't even use photoshop without there being a phenomenal lag. *cry*

Originally, it was supposed to be Alex Brand because she is just so awesome. Alas, I don't know if she'll be in the third game, so I changed it up to this lovely lady, Sam Byrne. Also featured is a lovely Berserker.

I personally love Gears of War. My favorite part was in GOW2, when we were inside this huge worm that could eat whole cities. :]
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Always awesome to see great video game art. You really have two strong points here: the incredible detail-work and the contrast of light and dark. The time you spent on the weapon and armour seems to have paid off since they look brilliant. Especially in the weapon, the details look painful. I also like how the Berserker was done, hulking and drooling. The lights on Sam's armour are a nice touch, though probably the opposite of helpful for someone hiding from something. The Berserker's body blocking out the sun in this work is a great idea, really emphasising its tremendous size and malevolent nature.

I could only comment on this as an artist since I haven't touched a GOW game. Therefore, I don't think I can really complain about much. Keep up the great work and good luck in the contest!
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lehibouvoyageur Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great athmosphere !
GamerSittch Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply put, awesome. Just like that.
DasTierLockjaw Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah... catfight... I see what you did thar. I think the Berserker may win unless Sam there gets some backup though... XD
mcrmy173 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i love everything. especially how to put the game's logo behind her. that was extremely creative
xRubiMalonex Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is INCREDIBLE!! Sam is totally badass, she'd easily take that beserker down!
Happytown124 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
I like how you desinged her weapon!
Lukas-the-Trickster Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Anybody else love the idea of Sam fighting a Beserker on her own and killing it? She always seems to have a flame grenade handy? :) love this pic.
dark284 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very well done, the detail in this is incredible, I especially like the glowing blue light on the armor and weapon it gives this a certain feeling and her expression is very well made, it shows that she is a professional and how she awaits for the right opportunity to strike. The detail for the weapon and armor and exceptional together with the background and the way the monster(you will have to excuse me for not knowing the name but I never played GOW so I apologize) blocks the sun is simply amazing. Well done.
Soundwave04 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011

Go on Girl! Smash Sam's face in! :rofl:
arriku Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
LOL, pro-Berserker fan?! Well, this battle could go either way.. :)
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