My entry for the latest 2000ad Art Stars competition. The theme of this quarters competition is Rogue Trooper. A future war story set on a poisoned planet called Nu Earth. A place caught in the midst of a perpetual Galactic war between the Norts and Souther forces, from Earth.
Rogue is the last surviving Genetic Infantry man, a genetically engineered, blue-skinned, clone super-soldier who carries the bio-chips of 3 of his dead comrades in his Rifle, Backpack and Helmet (removed after death from the base of the skull). These keep the personality of the soldiers alive until they can be re-implanted into a new clone body. He is genetically engineered to be immune to almost all known toxins, can submerge in strong acid unaffected, and is able to withstand a vacuum in his bare skin. All the G.I.'s (apart from Rogue) were killed in the Quart Zone Massacre, when they were betrayed by a Souther General giving the Norts the location of the G.I.'s landing site. Rogue's mission is to find and kill the Traitor General and get his buddy's back to their base to be re-gened.
I decided to draw the deaths of Rogues comrades (Codenames: Helm, Bagman & Gunnar), with Rogue being the one still firing, as I thought most of the other entries would focus on Rogue when he is carrying his friends in his equipment and I wanted to do something different.
The pic isn't as detailed as I usually draw or paint as I only had a day to do it. Simply due to the amount of work I have on at the moment. Still it hasn't come out too badly. I hope you like it.
Acrylics, Inks and Pastels on A3 Acrylic paper.