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Resistance is Futile by DeepChrome Resistance is Futile by DeepChrome
That classic Borg phrase...what else could I use as a title for a piece like this? :giggle:

I've puttered with 2 other backgrounds to the Borg in this, and neither worked quite as well as this smoldering wreckage scene. This pic's languished in my puter for probably 2 weeks now. It took 2 days to do the Borg drone, and several days of staring at it, puttering with backgrounds, staring at it some more, before I finally settled on this look here.

This is basically what I think some of the Borg's heavier-duty tactical drones would look like. The ones they'd send against races they've been trying to assimilate for centuries, to no avail. That's a shouldermounted cannon on his left shoulder, and a targeting system on his right. ;) Let your imaginations work on what kind of things he could do. :D

Painted with Aiptek digital tablet and pen on Adobe Photoshop 7.0.

Star Trek and the Borg are copyright Paramount Studios. I'm just adding to their glory. :giggle:
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:icondarth-synge:
Darth-Synge Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Wow... Borg drones are so hard to draw right, let alone paint... and you certainly did this right. Well done!
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)

This was from a while ago, so I may take another crack at the Borg someday.
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:iconcmdrgabee:
cmdrgabee Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
OH WOW, THIS IS PRETTY AWESOME O.O!!! beautiful and kickass work on painting one heck of a borg ;)! i really like the dark and gritty texture, and how it has a painted feel to it ;)! way to go, deep chrome ^_^! PS: I'm a Trekkie so YAY for your trekkie art :D! W00T!!!
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, Gabe. :D :hug: I'm glad you thought it was so cool. (I had fun doing it, although armor texture and detailing isn't my strong point.)
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Thelma1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2005
Wow, amazing, a stunning piece of work :wow: :wow:
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :blush: I'm amazed at the response this one's getting. I'll have to post some of my other Borg art when it's done. (I have one that's 90% done, and needs some tweaks. There's another that's more humorous, that's also needing some finishup.)
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
Look forward to seeing 'em :hug:
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: Thanks. One Borg deviation's up already. (Fashion Assimilation is its title.)
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Sloan47 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2005
Wow, this is very good. :D
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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:iconschwig:
Schwig Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice! though i'm not a big star trek fan, i do like this =D
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Schwig. :D I'm not as big a Trek fan either, but there are times when I get on a big Trek bent. This is one of them. :D
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karyaazure Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005
nifty i like the detail and the facial expression
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it, even though I know most people aren't into Star Trek nowdays. :shrug: :)
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Novacron Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work, I like how the green light shines off of his chest.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I tried to get his armor to really look like it was reflecting the glow of his weapon. :D
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Novacron Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You pulled it off nicely ;)
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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ScreaminCricket Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005   Writer
I really like the sort of hologram-y look you've given the prosthetic eye. and as always, your attention to detail is much awesome. :D
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, Cricket! I had fun doing this one. :D
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QuinnDx Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005
Whoah. It turned out AWESOME! A little more colourful then I expected, but my opinion hasn't changed. Excellecnt work, DC. You've excelled yourself again with drawing.:nod:
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :blush: I'm glad it impressed you that much. :aww:
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:iconodical:
odical Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005  Professional Artist
whoa! great job! like the green light very much! =D
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D I'm glad you liked it enough to comment on it!
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Goldey--Too Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2005
Now I'm going to have nightmares!!! :jawdrop: :sprint:
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only if you let yourself. :rofl:

I can honestly say I've had one or two dreams with Borg chasing after me, but I never get assimilated. :giggle: Hell one time I had a dream that there was a Cube in orbit, and the military tried to nuke it. No joy, thing just stayed put like one of those ships from Independence Day. I felt we were screwed THEN. :rofl: But those dreams always came out with a "Oh, wow, cool" vibe that kinda kept me from being scared.

I'm sure that changes the day I wake up from a dream that I got assimilated and taken apart on an assimilation table. :O_o:

Weirdest part is I've had two surgeries on one eye where they kept me awake once it was numbed. Suffice to say I can almost guess how it feels to get an eyeball replaced by a piece of hardware. Second time, pretty much a quarter of my head was so numb it felt like I had a block stuck on the side of my face. :O_o: I kept poking it to make sure I still HAD part of my head there. :crazy: And I wasn't in the best of moods afterwards, so if anybody took pictures of me then, my face would've looked like a Borg's--total deadpan. :rofl:

Suffice to say I prefer to avoid operating rooms unless a major benefit is going to be had from going in there. :shrug:
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cmdrgabee Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
WHOA O.O!!! Just out of curiousity, how did it really fell when they were operating on your eye? did it hurt during operation? did it hurt afterwards? man, i bet that felt really WEIRD @,@! *is curious now*
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The first surgery they gave me enough local anesthetic (the stuff that numbs you) that I didn't feel a thing. Hurt for a while afterwards, especially when I moved it.

Second time, somebody must've underdosed on something cuz I felt waaaaay too much during the surgery. Strange cause half of the left side on my head was numb??!! It hurt a good deal worse afterwards as well, but I recovered. :shrug:

The eye got blurry for a while immediately after surgery--first time it generally recovered to where I saw faint halos around big streetlamps at night. Second time I'm *still* waiting on the cornea to de-blur itself. :| Which it is, something I'd almost given up on for a year....

I hope that helps. :)
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FusionWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2005
Some day, i want the borg to assimilate video games:

Resistance is futile... All your base are to belong to us...
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:rofl: CATS! I have no bloody idea what that is, but I've got two friends who quote the game that's from till my head explodes! :lmao:
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FusionWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2005
:rofl: Worst translation ever = Best comedy material ever!
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:rofl: :lmao: :pointandlaugh: That much is true!
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FusionWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2005
lol!
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Flickwynde Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You WILL become one..with the borg...
Very awesome :D
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D :thanks:
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Flickwynde Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Sure thing
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Andhakara Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2005   Writer
Good work, I really like the colors used and how they lights blend in.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D I had fun picking the colors, and trying to get them to work. :)
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