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Homeworld 2 fanart - Makaan by DeepChrome Homeworld 2 fanart - Makaan by DeepChrome
Okay...the Crazy Homeworld Portrait 1 piece I recently posted shows just how exasperated I was getting with drawing this particular character right. He's the "bad guy" in the RTS game Homeworld 2. A Warlord of a space-faring race of fighters from the Outer Rim of the Homeworld Galaxy.

THIS is my one successful attempt--besides a few comical pictures involving a Viking Beer-Drinking Helmet--that I feel got his face and appearance right. The V logo is from the Vaygr fleet badges in Homeworld 2's single and multiplayer setups. It was the default logo for their ships, and obviously, the logo that needed to be on his uniform. Because there were hints that the word Vaygr was based off a Russian word for Viking, I had the feeling that he should have blonde hair and blue eyes. Hence why he looks the way he does.

Yes there are a few Darth Vader homages in the use of black and red the way I did that. ;) How could I not? He's having a "I find your lack of faith disturbing" moment there. :XD:

This is somewhat WIP in that I need to put an energy field around his sword, and come up with a background that doesn't feel half-assed. But the character himself is as done as I'm ever gonna get him.

Oh yeah...and something else that's bugging me. I'm almost positive I've seen that face somewhere before on some actor. If anybody has an "OMG I RECOGNIZE HIM" moment, please, PLEASE tell me who it is, because I have gone nearly crazy from trying to remember who it was?! :faint: Thank you.

I did this in a more comic-book style, but I still consider this more or less painted in a digital sense. Done in periods of 2-3 hours over 2 days to do completely right with all the tweaks. Drawn and painting with Aiptek 9 by 11 digital tablet and pen on Photoshop 7.0.

Homeworld, Homeworld 2, and all characters, ships, and whatnot are copyright Relic Entertainment and Vivendi Universal.
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AlexiTrebornova Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
I dont think i ever imagined Makaan as an aryan, but it suits the viking nature of the Vagyr as you so rightly put it. By the way do you have any concept art for the Godship Qwaar-Jet?
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do, but I have to go post it over here. I keep forgetting. :lmao:

I also have to redo it in a better level of quality. Muahaha....

Also, thank you. Yeah, the Vaygr struck me as basically space Vikings. Some have said space Mongols too, so I tend to imagine the blonde ones are a bit rarer...:shrug:
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AlexiTrebornova Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
The Vaygr tactics are piratical, as is becuase much of thier technology is not origonaly thiers (the planet killers are bentusi, the fighters and that are Taiidani ect) so i can see the viking reference. oh and they suck at defending against fighters. long hours of dieng at BannaQueens hands are begining to wear thin...
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lmao: Yeah, they are, aren't they?

Yeah at their core they really are a pirate empire IMHO. I often wondered if they were really a ripoff of the Turanic Raiders from Homeworld 1...
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AlexiTrebornova Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
maby (sorry i took an age to reply) and btw i realy do know a player whos screen name is bannaqueen. she changed it from Diamids_wrath after reading your fanart.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahahaha, awesome.
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AlexiTrebornova Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
indeed ^^
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togoman00 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
That's how a leader should look like! Makaan was fierce, no doubt about it. And this regal look suits him well.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. That's what I thought of when I did this. :D Regal, imposing, intense, and visually captivating.
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Specter01 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Damnit, I hate Makaan. Next to last level, just before I killed his flagship, he sends kamakazi fighters and kills three of my destroyers. THREE OF THEM.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh. He's a tough ol' bastard, ey? :D
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Csp499 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm, I thought he was bald.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The idea was that in the tank he had to keep his head shaved, but if he ever got out, I'd think he'd regrow it. (Or that he had hair before he went in there, much like Karan did.)
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Csp499 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, good point.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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friecco Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
I dunno about an actor but, I do know the fictional character his face is based on (quite similar). LIQUID SNAKE (MGS series).
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting. I haven't seen that series, so I've no idea what you're talking about. :)
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Aeires Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2005
Looks good. Very fond of the color combinations.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Yeah, I really like how the colors turned out in this one. :nod:
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Bareck Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005
sweeet i like the colors
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I like his uniform colors too. Very stylish, yet not the 100% black of most "bad guys"...I was trying to make him the more "Noble yet creepy" type.
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chrsee Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
Thankssss Chromeee.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anytime. :)
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alcoraiden Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
Huzzah, more Homeworld character art! Yay for Makaan having really shiny blonde hair. I like shiny blonde hair... :)
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lmao:

From the first time I saw him in the animatics, I had the feeling he was blonde. Not sure why, but I thought that was how he should look. :D
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MK01 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Teh Mak! Best I've seen of you so far. Faved.

Great to see you're finally uploading all that suff here on dA.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave. :D

Yeah, thought I should give it a try.
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DeathscytheChan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
hahahaha, awesome.

By the way, something that's been bugging me... in this old RPG, Traveller/Mega-Traveller (awesome skiffy RPG, by the way) there's a wolflike race called the Vargyr. Hmm. And it's similar.... that's alll.... heh.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting. :)

Well the word "Varyag" or something came up on well-of-souls.com's Homeworld Shipyards area as the Russian reference to Viking raiders. I suspect Relic jumped on that VERY quickly, and came up with their race of space Vikings from there.
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DeathscytheChan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
Hahaha, probably. And a good move too.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: :D And thanks.
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