whoo! finally finished an old piece of my character Shaden i had started. now i can go back to working on commissions xD; this was done as a quick break from stress and worrying about anything. i actually really like how it came out =3 hope you guys like it too. (he's soaked because i was hanging out with and that crazy girl inspires weird stuff xDD)
right also i can see a few anatomy mistakes, like his arm farthest from us looks awkward where it connects to the body, and down under his abs its a bit off too. but i don't really care cuz it was just a sketch to start off xD;
Race: Arcadian (Dragon-men) Class: Legionnaire (Heavy Soldiers) Weapon: M1 Garand Rifle with Bayonet, Gladius for short range combat
These guys are the main 'good guys' of the story I'm writing. Representative of the Republic of Arcadia, these guys are, all and all, the world's policemen. Their nation is very militaristic, and they have a very strong sense of honor and discipline, though they also highly value martial strength and view the other lesser nations as being too weak to defend themselves and needing a counter-balance to the Central Authority (their primary foes of the story, not to mention highly xenophobic).
*gzegzolka asked me if I could depict his character Ruff in my own style. I'd just gotten Jim Burns' artbook Transluminal for Christmas and was feeling all inspired to do some hard sci-fi, so I decided to amalgamate the two.
For those of you unfamiliar with his work Jim Burns has a very slick, detailed style incorporating a lot of airbrush. He's amazing at making things look genuinely futuristic and alien, to the extend he's been called the greatest sci-fi artest ever. I agree with this statement. Check out his agents website - [link]
As a consequence of this inspiration I decided to my usual practice of working quickly and instead exercise the virtue of patience. I spent way too long designing the gun; originally I tried to design a laser gun, but ended up designing what I hope is a realistic looking assault rifle.
I ripped the title from a well-known song, tell my who it's by for a cookie.
Reality is a mix of randomness, coincidence, and random coincidences -- based not on what reality actually is, but what we are able to notice.
This concept does not negate the ideas of deities, fate, or 'a universal plan' -- but it does mean when one begins to take what they notice, and twist it to explain why bad things happen to good people, why bad people are born into wealth and/or power, why decent people get sick, etc, etc, etc -- they are speaking only for themselves, and selfishly covering this over with notions of gods and fate.