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Yep, I’m still trying to become a recognized artist… While I currently work as a freelance web-developer / graphic-designer / residential-painter… One of these days I hope to contend with the likes of Sam Kieth, Frank Miller, & Simon Bisley… From what I hear artists don’t hit their stride until they are 30 or so… *finger-crossed*
Creating the Epic Sci Fi Soldier

The ‘Epic Sci Fi Soldier’ took 40-60 hours of puttering in photoshop to create. This digital-art took 40+ layers of sketching to finalize. I overdid it with this one, only because I wanted to see how far I could over-draw a single digital-painting.

One of my favorite techniques used in this piece is the metal texture. If you take a noisy-canvas (black and white pixelation) and add a two dimensional-blur (motion-blur) you can get a great metal effect. I then used layer masks to isolate the metal effect on chosen regions.
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Thanks very much! ~ I checked out the 'Glyos series' those are some nifty miniatures!

There's more of this stuff to come in time. For the time being I'm working on my comic-project, along with coaxing myself to be less of a perfectionist.

Thanks Again!