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Holey Locust by Farkwhad Holey Locust by Farkwhad
All hand painted by me, PS CS4, 17 hrs. Didn't end up using any of the Gears assets (a challenge to myself). But yeah, it's still a WIP, but hopefully you enjoy it nonetheless.

Oh crit is very welcome as well.
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:iconwesker86:
Wesker86 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is awesome!!
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:iconwhakeena:
Whakeena Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE IT!
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:iconpakdematt:
PakdeMatt Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Killing spree.
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:icondyceman88:
Dyceman88 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Marcus look like he is having fun....either that or Baird finaly sent him over the edge or he's going on a rampage LOL
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:iconstarnge:
starnge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
such vivid detail its too beautiful
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:iconhammer326:
hammer326 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
this is seriously awesome. I love your take on the silverback.
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:iconnesthebest:
nesthebest Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Artist
dude this is so amazing keep up the good work :)
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:iconhammer326:
hammer326 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
THIS is AWESOME. I would love for silverbacks to look like this.
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BananaSandwich Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
If this is a work in progress I quit. XD Extremely awesome job and believe me, I'm a stickler when it comes to Gears art. Love seeing the locust's head obliterated.
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Sly-Mk3 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
I'm sorry to say this, but this picture is great and you are done with it. :P

Seriously, amazing job! Hand painted, so I assume you use a tablet, may I ask which one you use? Mine is quite old, not as accurate as it was and the pen is a bit "wrecked" and I'm thinking about getting a new one. That's why I just had to ask. :D
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:iconmarikimaru:
marikimaru Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
that's just gorgeous :heart:
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:iconpasss07:
Passs07 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student General Artist
hey
whats the armor's name?
i cant seem to remember
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. the colouring and texturing is impressive.
and lol for the pun. hol-ey indeed.
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:iconblackcore11:
blackcore11 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
wow, well done.

looks like a epic battle is going down.
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:iconhelldemondavey:
HellDemonDavey Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OMG ! this is the ultimate gears of war art :O
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:iconsanyaca:
sanyaca Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, this is perfect perfect!!!!!!! hand painted :o !!!
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:iconjring383:
JRing383 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
this totally should have won!
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:icondeviatedone:
deviatedone Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student General Artist
DAMN! WHAT AN ENTRY!!!
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:iconstarr-king:
Starr-King Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Good job!
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Hey man, I really thought your's was gonna place! I'm disappointed in two of the winners : /
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dreno360 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Really am I the only one who is noticing this...it's looking more and more polished every couple days....am I crazy or what?
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha, well I'd have to say you're only partially crazy. The last time I updated it was a few days before the contest closed, but I was updating it almost every other day for a while. But yeah, it's been the same for probably two weeks now. :P
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dreno360 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Looks really good from the first posting
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:iconseavannah:
Seavannah Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really great pic. Love the perspective of it. Congrads on the Semi-Finalists place.
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad to be one of the lucky ones.
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:iconryanwc:
RyanWC Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
dude I wish you the best of luck. I hope you make top 3. I wanted to enter, but for some reason I was unable.
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
There's always next time. ;) But thanks dood! I've already met my goal of making semi's, so anything beyond this is just a heaping layer of frosting on the cake. :D
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RyanWC Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
hehe 200 bucks.... that worth it. I was working on several peaces, but man I had a hard time polishing them. I got to a stage where I was like....this really sucks. I did that about 4 times, and on each one I spent like 8 hours on it. so yeah, it was disappointing, but I don't really care now. next time.
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MXCoriginal Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Is there anywhere I can find the 4800x2700 version of this?
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Sorry, I didn't make this available for download because I wasn't allowed to put my signature on it. Hope you understand. :)
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dreno360 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
wow!! I swear you are updating this day by day lol cause everytime I see it it looks more polished :D
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:iconjenniferhealy:
JenniferHealy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Honestly, if I were to choose the 1st place winner, I'd pick this piece. My favorite by far.
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow! Thanks a lot, glad you think so. :)

Best of luck in the contest as well!
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:iconprevisha:
Previsha Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Looks really cool.
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:iconphorros:
Phorros Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Wow. I like the muted color change. Epic stance and the blood coming from the exploding head....gorgeous. I feel so bad for that locust. He didn't even see it coming. Also the angle of focus is well chosen.
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
The field of depth on this piece, is remarkable...your colors are spot on, some entries people posted are too dark some are too light, but you managed to use excellent colors and awesome darks...truly a stellar piece...Good Luck man. One of my favs in the contest.
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I've been tweaking the colors/lighting on this for a while now, so that is extremely relieving to hear. :D
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:iconreyjdesigns:
reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Yeah you have balance on this artwork. U did an amazing job. I wanted to enter this contest but I had some dreaded deadlines that I had to get some designs done. But all in all good luck man.
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:iconkapow2003:
Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
I like the flip. It flows better this way.
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I felt it was more readable.
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:iconwycoffsart:
wycoffsart Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work. Love the textures and lighting. Very well done.
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbrucethebandit:
brucethebandit Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
kick ass!!
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Glad ya like it!
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:iconthegameworld:
thegameworld Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is going to be 1# 90% :D
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Destructiconz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
ouchy!! to both that dudes head and my chance of winning! Friggin awesome.
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unbreakablestatic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is awesome!!! if you get a chance check out my entries!! And good luck! [link]
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:iconjose144:
jose144 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Dude come on now I have to do another one because I fell like mine sucks lol dam you, amazing work man! Looks like legit concept art.
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JustBark Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
I'm guessing there alot of exitment around this " Gears of war" Hope it exedes to everyones expectations, whatever that may be. Also any critiques for this in my opinion are realy minor so not mush use presenting them, but improve otherwise.
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DEchartea Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Looks Awesome...Good Luck!!!
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