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Uzag's Borzuka - 40k-ified

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LOOOONG overdue half of an, albeit lax, art trade, but seriously, I started this in what? October?

My half of an art trade, as said, with ~Uzag.

I elected to do her character Borzuka, but with a bit of 40k added to the orkyness.
Inspired by this:
Borzuka is the second on the right, the big one, obviously.

Was fun, but damn I need a tablet with 16:9 proportions rather than my old 4:3 WACOM Graphire. That and I need to practice digital colouring more. MUCH MORE!

Despite being late and all this, I hope you like it, Uzag!

Done in GIMP 2.8 and MyPaint v1.0
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Tundra-Sky's avatar
Tundra-SkyHobbyist General Artist
:clap: Excellent work converting Borzuka to WH40K Ork; your skin tones and leather shady are very nice! I'd bet my boots that's an Evil Sunz ork in the background :D
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BelazikkalHobbyist General Artist
Thank you!

Damn straight it is Evil Sunz! Every'un knowz da red 'unz go fastah!
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Ooh, looking great! : D

It's a neat and simple conversion of the character, adding in "typical" ork stuff like the skull motif on the belt buckle and "wrapping" on the weapon. But also the physical proportions appear to be more on the WH style, but that may just be your way to render orcs in general.

I love the black leather sections, the detailed shading really brings the clothing out, giving it an great texture. Nevertheless, the steel shading is also very impressive, especially where they are "placed in the dark", such as the boot plates. I also appreciate that you went ahead and added a lot of in scarring.

The background looks super rough, but it works! I never expect any backgrounds, so it's a pure bonus. I think it boosts the insensitivity of your style well, I image the heavy shading and clear colors wouldn’t be favored by a blank background.

Fun detail with... what's going on... in the back there... Err, orks being orky XD
It really sets up a good atmosphere. The whole plating on the vehicle looks awesome, but the crawler tracks stands out even more to me. This section is being really detailed, it's kind of like an extra art piece sneaked in there.

I enjoy the blue <> yellow, slightly dull, palette, it’s relaxing to look at. The red clashes in, just sitting in the corner, but... it's an ork vehicle. It has to be RED.

Thanks!


(Heh, jag segar efter med min del... Om du vill ha en WIP på min halva kan det ordnas!)
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BelazikkalHobbyist General Artist
I have a more simian way of rendering orks, which is close to the WH way. C:

Scars seems mandatory with Borzuka. It really did. But it is one of those things that can be added last in a digital painting.

I didn't want to have too much detailing on the background, and I am also not very used to it either. Practice needed.

I did want something "orky" going on in the background, so the Boy/Gurl on the trukk was added. And OF COURSE the truck had to be red. Red wuns go fastah, but it also made all the green greener. It also forced me to make the blue sky blue and the sand very yellow, creating a quadrant of colours.

Så glad att du tyckte om den! Jag har en A4 version liggandes om du vill skriva ut den.

WIP skulle vara kul C:
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Thanks again, I sent you a note ^^
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annemarieHobbyist General Artist
It be time fer da krumpin' if yous don't watch out!
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BelazikkalHobbyist General Artist
It be always time fer crumpin'!
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Walking-MaelstromHobbyist Writer
Wot'z dis? Girlee orkz tryin' ta muscle in on da boyz? We'ze betta get da nobz ta figya dis out uverwize iz gunna be a propa mess fer da boss! D:
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BelazikkalHobbyist General Artist
Well, yeh can't 'ave a race of Orkses without dem gurlz, boss. As long as dey bring dere own dakka, we're guud.

Speakin' of: Borzuka IS a Warboss, more or less.
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Walking-MaelstromHobbyist Writer
Not ta Kaptin Bluddflagg. :iconpekplz:
Belazikkal's avatar
BelazikkalHobbyist General Artist
*oo da ZOg is Kaptain Bluddflagg? An' why's 'e so dis-re-spectin' o' da gurlz?
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BelazikkalHobbyist General Artist
Ah. 'im.

Me, I prefer Zagstruk and his Vulcha skwad as well as Snikrot. Dunno why, just love 'em.
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Walking-MaelstromHobbyist Writer
'e'z a luv'bull freeboota 'e iz. Settin' gitfindaz ta panzee an' dudn't 'fraid a' nuffin. :meow:

My fave is the Great Boss Tuska story. For as brutish and predictable as orks can be, something about that WAAAAGH gestalt that brings me tears of lulz.
Nightbringer24's avatar
Nice scarring. Although he really doesn't look too happy. Which is somewhat odd for an ork.
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He's unhappy as there are no enemies to fight in this drawing, except 'da lil' piddly wuns in da korner.'
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BelazikkalHobbyist General Artist
Borzuka is a she, though. Me and Uzag being biologists, we don't believe in non-mammals having mammalia ;)

Borzie is a pretty grumpy type. Like the Ork version of Grumpy the Cat, but she's just very protective of her boyz and gurlz.
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LOL wat woud an Ork be widout 'is Dakka?
Belazikkal's avatar
BelazikkalHobbyist General Artist
'E'd be no Ork, dat's wot!
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purpleshadowboosterHobbyist Artist
oohh look amazing and like the ork in the background :D
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BelazikkalHobbyist General Artist
There needed to be more dakka and orkyness going on, according to *Walking-Maelstrom. I took the advice XD.
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purpleshadowboosterHobbyist Artist
xD Yes. Now i want to watch the video with the bored ork :lol:
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