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Crazy Homeworld Portrait 1 by DeepChrome Crazy Homeworld Portrait 1 by DeepChrome
First in a series of, I think four pictures, that I did as part of a lark on the Relicnews forums.

They're all fanart of the Homeworld series of games by Relic Entertainment (HW: Cataclysm being from Barking Dog Studios).

The story behind them is this: I was trying to do full digital paintings of major Homeworld characters for avatars on the Relicnews forum. Well, one of them, the bad guy from Homeworld 2 -- Makaan -- was such a pain in the ass to figure out the look of. Not easy when animatics show him as a head immersed in liquid from the nose down, and wearing a pair of rather Borg-esque noseplugs. Well, one night I got SO SICK of the nitpickers telling me to change this or change that, that I pumped this one out.

The idea was he'd be just as annoyed as I was about my having to constantly redraw my face. Kind of like this:

Makaan: Do you MIND?!
Me: Just ten more minutes. I'd get your nose right.
Makaan: Well HURRY UP. I got a fleet to run here!

Aiptek 9 by 11 digital tablet, Photoshop 7.0. Probably half an hour to an hour. I wasn't keeping track of the time.

It started off a series of those crazy portraits. I have one of Karan S'jet, the Beast from Cataclysm, and the Taiidan Emperor from the first HW. I'll post these next.

Enjoy.

And really, gamers...I don't care if HW is old news from 1999. It's still a worthwhile game to check out if you can. It's probably 5 bucks at most gaming stores now. :XD: If you like sci-fi, realistic ships, and an interesting storyline, it's so the game for you. :nod:

Homeworld, Homeworld 2 are copyright Relic Entertainment and Vivendi Universal. Homeworld: Cataclysm is copyright Barking Dog Studios (I believe it's Rockstar Games now?)
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Mirax3163 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This made my day. You are a very awesome person. I have also been trying to draw these characters in detail and I have absoulutely no idea how to go about drawing Makaan. >:I
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well you can always look up screencaps of him online and use them as a reference? *shrugs*
And thank you!
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Mirax3163 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! I'll try that I suppose
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Atlasfield Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Homeworld, ever, too bad Sierra is dead, would be nice see a third game about this awesome world, cool music and excellent story. :la:
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. I think at this point somebody may try to make a spiritual sort of successor that isn't really the story.

I hear Mass Effect's a good one for the Homeworld fans, though.
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Atlasfield Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Agree, or recreate something before Higaran travel for the space, whatever. x3

Mass Effect? :lonely: Mmm, I´ll search it. :meow:
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zaku1986 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahahaha, this is nice one.
And this duck, LOL.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks. :D
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Thalia-Cabbit Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Ducky! \o/

Also, awesome art of Makan. >:3
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe. Thanks.

Somewhere in this gallery is another portrait-attempt at Makaan *outside* of his tank. It might be worth a look if you like the character.

Seriously, I have to post more of my Homeworld stuff on here one of these days.
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UnknownOwen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
LOVE IT, i like the duck...
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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Alex1508 Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
Poor Makaan (even though he's evil and tries to destroy the higarians) :D
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, the rubber ducky must be totally humiliating. No wonder HW2 got censored to eliminate any embarrasing images of the Vaygr's supreme commander. ;P
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Alex1508 Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Exactly!! :rofl:
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NeekoMasochist Featured By Owner May 2, 2008   Writer
Haha, what a great pic, I love the addition of the rubber ducky xD Makes it look like a giant bath tub rather than some large life support system (Or whatever it's meant to be lol)
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, thank you. I thought the liquid in Makaan's "tank" needed something in it. A friend of mine once suggested rubber battlecruisers, like bathtub toys, floating about. :D I keep meaning to do a new picture of Makaan like that, but other art has captivated me into making rather than this. :p Perhaps someday...
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Blueoriontiger Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Lol!!! Makaan has a rubber ducky to play with. XD I love all three of the drawings you did so far; where's the fourth? I can't seem to find it...
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah that was suggested later, and drawn in a bit later, becuase I had to. He needed a rubber ducky!

Thanks. :D
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dark-kelsk Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
I know this is old but :lmao: That is GREAT.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D It's nice to know people can still appreciate it, even though now I've got a better tablet (and hopefully better comic skills!)...
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MalletMann Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
I hope they recycle that fluid. You know, like a fishtank. I would not want to be floating in year-old goo. Although I wouldn't mind being a Fleet Command.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think they'd have to recycle it if it's what the person breathes...:shrug:
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MalletMann Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
How do you breathe fluid? I thought they had some sort of breath mask.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some fluids can be breathed. I remember reading in some science stuff a few years ago about experiments with a breathable liquid that humans could concievably gain oxygen from becuase of the way the chemicals interacted with the body.
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MalletMann Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
Awesome!
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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Csp499 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That rubber duckie is EPIK WIN.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahaha. :lmao: That was suggested by a friend online, so I drew it in. It is win.
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Ferum-Oxide Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
Haha Makaan has one of the coolest voices in the whole game. Ohhh sinister....!

Go play the skirmish/multiplayer Vagyr (I'm a sworn Vagyr player due to my addiction to strike craft).

"Laser corvette completed..."

Oohh sinister....!
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Umm, yes. I'm known on the RelicNews forums as the Makaan Fangirl. It's either the voice of the badass calm of the guy. :D

I'm also more or less a sworn Vaygr player. Their ship designs just look better suited to space wars and whatnot versus the Hiigarans'. However, I'm still ticked at whoever thought BOTH the mothership and Makaan's Flagship had to be relatively unarmed. WTF? :|
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EvilJoel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
HOLY CRAP! HE HAS A CUTE WIDDLE WUBBEJ DUCKY! Thank you ma'am, the next time he kicks my ass in HW2 (which happens a lot, as I'm terrible at RTS games), I will imagine him with a rubber duck bubbing around in his tank. That will make the defeat so much easier to swallow.

"I will reclaim what is truly mine!"
"Quack!"

Great work on the fluid (what the heck does those tanks contain, anyway? Considering that they've been floating around there for years, it can't be too fresh...) and shading, it's definately close to the HW2 style.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:rofl:

Thanks. I think this was my favorite and most cutscene-ish of the Homeworld portraits I did. Actually that was the first one. I had gone into this period of trying to draw Makaan as what he'd look like outside of the tank, and back then I went nuts. It was like "OH FOR @#*^'s SAKE WHY COULDN'T THEY SHOW HIS FREAKING JAWLINE?!" @_@

And I think in frustration I started imagining him bitching at me while I was working, and then this picture was born. :D

(Note: I did get over that, as you can look up my one Makaan portrait I did later on. You can blame Vaygr ship design and a long black trench coat I have for the uniform desigh.)

The rubber ducky was a suggestion from a friend. "Put a rubber ducky in there." (He's a talent for the random, yet utterly brilliant thought.) You can find him--and some more Homeworld art--on DA at ~MK01.

So, glad you liked the humor! :thanks:
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Djohaal Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006
HAHAH! I didn't notice the rubber duck, gotta love ya Chrome =P
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chrsee Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
I see we're being a little ceative with Makaan's portrait =D
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How could I not? ;)
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DeathscytheChan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
Looks good. XD Quite funny, and, :heart: Homeworld!
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same. :nod:

Thanks for the support. :D
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