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Battlefield by Colourbrand Battlefield by Colourbrand
"...the pulse weaponry fired with intensity, shattering the marble materials they all took refuge from death. Despite the attack ships and walker support, with their comedy but lethal oversized guns, she was nervous.

The firing was getting more intense, the smoke rising from the consequences of war; she was scared.

But she had to press on; everyone else were doing their jobs, regardless of gender, race, and ability; and each with an equal risk of victory and death...and the battlefield never favoured anyone; it was either success, retreat, or being killed.

She took a break, checked her weapon, and then moved on..."

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This is one of a new series of pieces I am doing, where your's truly is trying to branch out into something different.

This was inspired by the uber-artist Jim Burns, who tends to depict very organic designs in typical settings; spaceship parked, war-zone, alien city, whatever;  but always with an organic, sleek curvaceous aesthetic to his work, hence why the guy won numerous Hugo Awards.

So I went along to try and see if I could do something similar; that and also to do stuff that IS not STAR WARS or STAR TREK....

The weapons and gunships were a joy to do, because they are very alien to me; the walker was a pain, because I had no idea where to proceed, and I had to force myself to get it done. Came out...alright.

The lass; we'll see, but I loved how the costume came out with that exotic texture. To be honest, I am loving the texture effects so far :nod:

Comments and feedback most welcome! :)

Enjoy!:D
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
nice
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Has its moments ;)
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BaronNeutron Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
You know I love your stuff man!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow: thank you matey :D

One will try :)
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joulester Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
Loving that gunship a lot!! And also that walker. Makes me wonder what kind of propulsion they have. The glass cockpits are a bliss to take in - the bits and pieces of details and lights give it an AWESOME touch. Textures on her suit adds a whole new dimension of feel to the military technology of the faction in green, in contrast to those they're fighting against, based on the environment. Indeed something different - and bold! Great job here, Chris!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)

The power and propulsion systems - leave that to your imagination :) And that's what we need - imagination :D

Thank you for picking up on the cockpit detail - and the texture work - and I am trying minimal palettes now so watch this space :D

Thanks again my friend :D
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ArthurRamsey Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you once again sir :)
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:iconscorpionlover42:
I like the design vibe you have going on here. The scene makes me think of the sci fi novel covers I loved back in the 60 and 70s when I was kid. The weapon she's holding looks like the sort of over the top sci fi toys that existed then...Oh, I want one! :D (Big Grin) 
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY!!!

My intention is met :D

I am glad you like this :D

And hey, who knows ;)

Cheers again my friend :D
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
What kid of any age doesn't want a high-tech blaster with lights and sound effects?;) (Wink) 
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeedie - especially if it works ;)

Cheers matey :D
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ow trying new things is always great. And have to say you are doing an excellent job. The organic feel makes this piece stand out even more.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir - this is what I am trying to do more of - something different; I am glad it's appealing to people :D, especially uber talents like you :)

Cheers my friend for the kind words :D
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DonaldBrent Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do like the curvy alien-aesthetic technology, and the lady's armor is quite nice :nod: Great work, I'd love to see more of it!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir - glad it appeals - and you will be seeing more similar ideas in the not too distant :)
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DonaldBrent Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet! :D
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blacklion68 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 3, 2017
This is a different take for you. The illo has an late 70's sci fi book cover vibe, which is good. Hope to see more, if you have the time and inclination.:) (Smile) Clap 
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir for those kind words :D

And yes, more is to come :D

Watch this space :D
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RecklessCharge Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Very good! It's not too often you do a close up of a person and she looks awesome!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much my friends - one tries and glad it worked this time :)
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Professional Writer
Verrrrrry cool :D
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you matey :D
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KHUANTRU Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the best perks about your work is the love and care you put into your digital journey into the 'sci fi' realm as well as the detailed information on what inspired you and your progress of work. Kudos for sharing and taking the time in writing detailed information pieces along with your work. With today's generation now, it's all click and go now. Maybe another decade, things may resort back to normal on deviant art. Where users exchange work and comments to one another regardless of the field they are in. 

Will definitely check on this 'Jim Burns' work I think I've come across his stuff on the old heavy metal comic illustrations, 80s retro sci fi work is somewhat better than todays detailed sci fi work.. different strokes for different folks. That's art for you, it evolves with you.

happy weekends and stay creative in art and in writing 
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What great and encouraging words :) I do my best sir and express the whats and whys - sometimes I don't put it down because one wonders if others care; hearing your statement is great :D

From now on, I will be putting down more on the efforts on the piece :D

as for Mr Burns here's a link my friend :) www.google.co.uk/search?q=jim+…

Happy weekend to you my friend, and thank you for your wisdom and vision - you are a rare and special breed, and it is an honour to know you sir :)
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Night-Forager Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017   General Artist
Fantastic work! I love the designs and the colors are great!

I would definitely grab the book off the shelf if it had this on its cover!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY!!! Thank you sir for the great words :)

One tries :)
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
Whoa nice
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir :)
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