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.::Calm Before the Storm::. by BluntieDK .::Calm Before the Storm::. by BluntieDK
Concept art I made for a possible job opportunity. Can't go into details 'bout the project but I had to be a lot more realistic than I usually am in my style. Quite a challenge, actually, but I am pleased with the result.
Started with a bit of stock photography for the tank, and then just painted on top of that...I'm guessing the pic is about 90-95% painting and 5-10% photo by now.
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Photoshop, stock photo, Wacom (god bless it!), and about 3 hours
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:iconcreeppingdeath:
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
it's so awesome! Love this
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bloodwolf23 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student
this picture is so cool! amazing detail!
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:iconspriggs:
spriggs Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
thats awesome.
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:iconbluntiedk:
BluntieDK Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconbroadshore:
Broadshore Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome piece here. Love the coloration done to your work here. Was this done in Pastels or program. I got a pretty felling it a Art Program Painter X. Again! Awesome Piece! Very Powerful fell to it.
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steamw Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
great =)
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:iconstardude692001:
stardude692001 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
as only neo could say it "wo"
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:iconszarge:
Szarge Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Awesome! :D
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:iconthecheesenl:
TheCheeseNL Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
Do I need say more then the other comments? I'm speechless.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007   Digital Artist
3 hours?! That's awesome. The detail is astonishing! Great stuff.
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:iconsudsysutherland:
SudsySutherland Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Captures the atmosphere of getting ready to roll out the gate and go on patrol real well. Nice use of color and lighting!
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megavocalsHxC Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007
i like this pic being that i'm a solider myself

keep it up nice colors and awesome attention to detail!!
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:iconfuriousraven:
furiousraven Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
Looks like Israeli troops. Well done.
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:iconpazam03:
pazam03 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
merkava and probably some golanchikim
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:iconlaetitiaferra:
laetitiaferra Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
SO MOVING and BEAUTIFUL! Looking at it, I could swear I am standing right next to the soldiers, smelling the sandy heat. I simply love it! My current favourite on deviant art !!!! Keep it up !!!
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:iconthunor:
Thunor Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
Skilled.
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:iconzyamaman:
ZyamaMaN Featured By Owner May 17, 2007
Ah, man, that so awesome! Looks like a piece of concept art for some cool blockbuster!

And the tanks is obviously a Merkava, although I'm not sure which one exactly. I would place my one on Mk. III, probably an early mod. Am I right?

Oh, and you'll be laughing but I figured out it's a Merkava even before I spotted the ambulance with the red David star in the background...
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chickenscissors Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
Amazing! I love the color palette. I'm sure that this piece will impress your potential employer. Great job.
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:iconark-lancaster:
ARK-Lancaster Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
Nice pic!!!
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:iconjakednb:
jakednb Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
smoking on operation ????..... doesn't look very realistic to me.. but amazing pic.
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:iconshabut:
ShaBut Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
I am awed
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:iconinfluenza06:
influenza06 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
There is so much detail that you captured that is amazing! Great piece!
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:iconnj-92:
nj-92 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007   Interface Designer
its pretty amazing
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:iconchasejacques:
chasejacques Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007
Those are Israeli troops. If you notice the vechical in the back it has the star of david then the tank is an Israeli made tank. I notice because I seen these when I was in Israel during conflict with Lebanon and from looking at their rifles it looks like they are carrying M-4's if not the M-16A2 rifles then you have to look at their uniforms and helmats those are Israeli designs. Anyways nice drawing
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:iconmindphlux-wasted:
Mindphlux-Wasted Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007   Digital Artist
Reminds me of Call of Duty.

Love the depth of it.
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:iconchaos-priest:
Chaos-priest Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
It' look so ... great !!
Let's Chaos bless you :)
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:iconclinkerpl:
ClinkerPL Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006
fuckin war...
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Nice picture.
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:iconwaiwaky:
WAIWAKY Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006
simply amazing, incredible atmosphere scene.
wonderful job :D
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:iconhaidak:
Haidak Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2006
Great work!!! more desert then it is. Merkava?! Demn, look good!!!
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Galandir Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
hehehhe ;) great work :)
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:iconsegel:
Segel Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006   Photographer
3 timer.... det er jo sygt.... På den sygt fede måde
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:iconkarezoid:
Karezoid Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
GAZA
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:iconmrrat:
MrRat Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006
Wish i could paint like this..
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:iconbogamaz:
Bogamaz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
good job. love the sence of tension, feels like somethings gonna blow
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:iconbluntiedk:
BluntieDK Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. That's what I was going for as well. :)
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Bonsoir Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
It's strange how all my attention goes directly to the mouth of the soldier on the right. An excellent picture, I can see why you featured it.
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Ego-Trap-graphics Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005
I think it great looking. The tank came out very well.
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Wintercross Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005
looks awesome, I like the detail you've put into tje tank, and the soliders :D
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DandyZombie Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent job
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
I like it just for the detail and setting.

I thought as I looked at it - "Those soldiers look Israeli" - then I looked closer and saw the Shield of David on the vehicle back there.

I'm guessing this is a reference to the Six Day War or Yom Kippur War?
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pazam03 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
sorry man,
this is probably gazza or jenin or something.
the 2000 intifada or later. (merkava, m4s and vests)
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:iconrommel13:
Rommel13 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
Still cool 8-)
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:iconpazam03:
pazam03 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
yes it is
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:iconterame:
Terame Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005
Wish I could afford to pay for you to do the cover of my book - sigh
evocative, as always :)
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
vely beautiful :D
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:iconkaynne:
Kaynne Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2005
Everything is so perfect, the colors details and technique are unbelievable :judge: Great work :clap:
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:iconbluntiedk:
BluntieDK Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks alot, much appreciated. :)
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Leap Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Anyone that has ever been that close to a running tank will get an immediate chill looking at this. Excellent job!
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MatrixFlame Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005
That gets meh fave for the day great work
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kocho Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Bloody awesome..
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