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No stars, no planets, no nebulae, no space ships that's right just a giant dragon with giant guns and a few poor marines fighting it. Anyway this was inspired from many places, first being me wanting to try something new, the original image that started this piece was called "The Orthene T.REX" by Per Haagensen which is a giant T-REX armed with modern guns killing bugs, great stuff, so I thought I'd combine it with an old dragon design I came up with during A-Level art. Its my first attempt at a full digital painting, not a matte painting like my other non space related art. The infantry were painted by hand using custom brushes and looking at photos as a reference. The whole scene was inspired by the new transformers 2 trailer which was just a huge explosion fest. Anyway let me know what you think.

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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

Superb job! The entire picture really conveys the feeling of that tired military corps and their seemingly fruitless efforts to bring down a mythical being that just so happens to be fused with a butload of guns. WOW! That's a mouthful!

Plot aside, your painting skills are great. The reflection of light on the helmet in the bottom left looks far from legit (in the good direction <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt="=P" title="=P (Razz)" />)

Anyhow, now for the constructive critique: I swear I've seen something like this before, just a dragon instead of a crazy dinosaur thing.

The awkward pose of the beast sort of messes up the flow, in my opinion and the entire upper third of the frame is blank, and crowded in the other 2 thirds. For this, your impact suffers.