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Crazy Homeworld Portrait 2 by DeepChrome Crazy Homeworld Portrait 2 by DeepChrome
After doing the one of Makaan, I was like: "Well I'd spent HOURS on end trying to do a picture of Riesstiu IV the II, the crazy Taiidan Emperor from the first Homeworld game. How about doing one of him too?"

And since he was paranoid as hell, he wouldn't like my hanging around there either. :XD:

Emperor: "You. Get away from my throne."
Me: "I can't even SEE the guy through that bubble. How the hell am I supposed to draw his age lines?!"
Emperor: "Can you hear me. GO AWAY! And tell Elson I'll kick his ass! The little traitor..."

(Homeworld players would know the Elson reference. ;) )

The throne is from a cutscene, which shows him as a barely visible body inside a sphere full of what was probably life-support fluids. ~MK01 pointed out that the sphere is a bit small for the Emperor's body compared to the cutscene, so I'm well aware of that flaw.

Done in Photoshop 7.0 with Aiptek 9 by 11 digital tablet. Took probably half an hour to 45 minutes to do this one. The starfield in the back was the hardest part, actually. :XD:

Homeworld, Homeworld 2, and all their characters, ships, and whatnot are copyright Relic Entertainment and Vivendi Universal.
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LastOfTheAnnunaki Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
"Karan... You have taken one step too close to me..." Oh my GOD, he's a PSYCHIC!!! :omfg:
That giant contraption he was in always seemed a little silly, but given that Taiidan ship design seems to be to look as intimidating as possible within performance? It was probably mostly for show. Nice image, and I agree about never seeing the villains fully. To finish off the game's main villains, I'd say do the Beast, but as that would be icky and nearly impossible...
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Tar-Minastir Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice...Taiidan Emperor Riesstiu IV the Second...my favorite character after Sajuuk-Khar Karan S'jet...I especially like his throne as shown in the cutscenes, it amplifies his majestic and imperial presence...it's just weird that somehow he had psychic abilities that only the Unbound are supposed to have...
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D Glad you liked it.

Yeah I chalk that up to the writers having one more loose end they couldn't tie up in the story. :shrug:
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Tar-Minastir Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, the story of Homeworld has a LOT of LOOSE ends...it has been discussed numerous times in the relic homeworld forums...
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a moderator over there by the name of Chrome. ;)

The Homeworld Series forum has seen probably every single variation of debates about those loose ends. :giggle:
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Tar-Minastir Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I am in fact familiar with you...my username there is Tar-Minyatur - you will probably remember my post: "Which race is more advanced? The Progenitors or the makers of Naggarok..."

Anyway, I wish that there will be a Homeworld 3, so that it could clear everything in Homeworld's storyline...
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D

Well, given Relic's track record...if there's a Homeworld 3, it'll probably cause more questions, not answers. :giggle:
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Tar-Minastir Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True, true...
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Alex1508 Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
Damn it!! how can you draw him if you don't see him? (please do one with the bentusi too)
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, the Bentusi....they'd be tricky, but maybe! :D
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Alex1508 Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Dude, that would be great;)
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
I always had the impression that the little bubble at the bottom of the machine was....well...a hologram....

Since after all we don't see any use of hologramatic devices in the origional HW... Empy must need a lot of gear for his body to be projected.

Cool anyway.
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Fediken Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
Ahhh, good ol'e Elson...what would we do without you.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. :D
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Bareck Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005
ROFL
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thanks.
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MK01 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great White Rubber Ball of Doom! Woo!
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup. :D :nod:
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DeathscytheChan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
XD Okay, this one got more than a cuckle out of me. KUDOS.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D Glad you liked it. I had fun coming up with them. I did 'em purely for the humor, so it's good to know the laughs aren't just mine.
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