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Chaaaarge!

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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:icontoonham:
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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:iconlehibouvoyageur:
lehibouvoyageur Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great athmosphere !
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:icongamersittch:
GamerSittch Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply put, awesome. Just like that.
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:icondastierlockjaw:
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
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:iconmcrmy173:
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
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:iconxrubimalonex:
xRubiMalonex Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is INCREDIBLE!! Sam is totally badass, she'd easily take that beserker down!
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:iconhappytown124:
Happytown124 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
I like how you desinged her weapon!
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:iconlukas-the-trickster:
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.
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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.
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:iconsoundwave04:
Soundwave04 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
BERSER-KER! BESER-KER!

Go on Girl! Smash Sam's face in! :rofl:
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:iconarriku:
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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:iconsoundwave04:
Soundwave04 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Sorry, Berserker's are awesome. ;p

Besides, I really... REALLY hate Sam. :/
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:iconarriku:
arriku Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Will I know why if I play the game? :3
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:iconsoundwave04:
Soundwave04 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
She's very smug, her voice makes my ears bleed and like Zero Punctuation says, her sole purpose seems to be to remind people she's a girl.

In My Opinion. ^^;
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:iconarriku:
arriku Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, it's a subjective thing then. :)
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:icondullvivid:
DullVivid Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
oh the coincidence...i just beat wave 30 with Sam on horde.
And the boss was the 3 Berserkers.
very nice work, i love the title and all
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:iconarriku:
arriku Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Humm, I actually haven't played the game yet... but I'm looking forward to that. What a coincidence :)

Thank you!
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:iconblackcorset:
BlackCorset Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful job, very detailed!

Good luck for the contest. :nod:
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:iconarriku:
arriku Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I made to semifinals! Thank you for your best wishes. :D
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:iconchanethedemongirl:
Chanethedemongirl Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AwwwwSOME!!!! :squee:
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:iconstonewasher:
StoneWasher Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, that's amazing
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:iconmana4x2:
Mana4X2 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
A truly remarkable piece. I am glad you went with Sam rather than Alex because I know Sam's character better, thanks to the third game. Lol. I have to agree with the comments made on how good the lighting is in this. Usually I'm not a big fan of the Crimson Omen, but the placement of it here works very well. All in all a very good concept, so I wish you all the best for the competition :thumbsup:.
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:iconarriku:
arriku Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I actually placed in the omen symbol just to be safe, since the rules said to use materials from the asset pack. I'm happy it turned out nicely in your opinion. :D Thank you very much for this well thought-out comment.
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:iconwisdom-thumbs:
Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And then Sam and the Berserker had hot, steamy, lesbian MURDER.
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:iconarriku:
arriku Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
moments like this I really wish there was a like or thumbs up feature on deviantart comments.
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:iconwisdom-thumbs:
Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I couldn't agree with you more.
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:iconkrisliao:
KrisLiao Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
what tablet do you use?
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:iconarriku:
arriku Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
intuos =]
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:iconkrisliao:
KrisLiao Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow heeheh very expensive
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:iconarriku:
arriku Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
oh yes, yes it was... T___T
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:iconkrisliao:
KrisLiao Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe xD it's ok LoL xD nice art BTW
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:iconpapineau:
Papineau Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it!
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:iconladymartel4000:
LadyMartel4000 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
That is really good! I love the lighting involved-especially the glow off the armor!!

Absolutely love it!!!

GOOD LUCK WITH THE CONTEST!!!! XD
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:iconarriku:
arriku Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconladymartel4000:
LadyMartel4000 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
You're welcome!
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:iconstud797:
Stud797 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Should have traded her for the bacon! XD
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:icondannydestro:
dannydestro Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
I am in love with this. Very detailed and fluid. Amazing work.
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:iconleadheart787:
LeadHeart787 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! I love the concept of her armour; bulky but still keeps it's traditional COG shape! Good luck, this one's a beauty <3
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:iconarriku:
arriku Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the well thought comment and best wishes!
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:iconleadheart787:
LeadHeart787 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime! Hope they consider it! :)
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:iconjournei:
Journei Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Shit. Just. Got. Real.
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:iconarriku:
arriku Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yes. x3
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:iconsufferingsquids:
SufferingSquids Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Mmm, bacon.
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:iconarriku:
arriku Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
When I read that I thought about the berserker. Then I thought about the berserker as bacon. D:
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:iconsufferingsquids:
SufferingSquids Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Mmm, berserker bacon...
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:iconshockmen11:
shockmen11 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
one hell of a sexy lady ^^
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:iconarriku:
arriku Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I like her design a lot. x3
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:iconprogrammedpaints:
ProgrammedPaints Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Yours is by far one of the nicest in the contest.
I'm sad I can't partake in this contest. :I

It looks so fun. This video game series is amazing.
That part in GOW2 broke my heart. xD
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:iconarriku:
arriku Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
D: Are you out of the US? or underage? That's a real shame, I do feel bad for those that can't enter.
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:iconprogrammedpaints:
ProgrammedPaints Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Underage. :c
I don't know why the cutoff was 18. You can play the game when you're 17.
And some of us need the money for college. xD
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:iconarriku:
arriku Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
AMEN TO THE COLLEGE THING. I'm flat broke. ;.;



you could try drawing and having someone of age submit it..?
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