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My entry for *nJoo's 2D Rock-Off #5. Theme is 3000 AD Gangster Warlord.

Ugh, I wish I had more time for this. It's such a cool theme! But I got called in for jury duty last week, and I'm sitting in on the trial this week. Which threw off all my plans. Bah!

I spent just under 3 hours on this. Wish I could spend some more time on it, but I really have to get my other work done before tomorrow. :(

The usual, Photoshop start to finish. No refs on this one.

Edit: Forgot to mention that in this 3K AD world, everyone's gone subterranean. ^_^
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:icon4kitty101:
4kitty101 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
I love how you did the water!!!
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:iconartist-00:
artist-00 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Student Writer
dead body being hauled away
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:iconlovemercyfree:
lovemercyfree Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
I love it even though it kinda creeps me out.
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:icongargu:
Gargu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Needs moar concrete shoes.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
:giggle:
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:iconbarefootliam:
barefootliam Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Uploaded on my birthday too - I hope it's not prophetic :D
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:icongupse:
Gupse Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
I LOVE the brush-strokes, texture, lighting, and composition!

WOW.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Thanks! :)
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:iconangiechan13:
Angiechan13 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
Ewwww...I hope the jury duty wasn't too painful.

As always, very nice textures and composition. It also lends itself to a number of ideas as to what the story is behind it. <3
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
It was long! Seven days for a misdemeanor!!! D:
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:iconeye-freeze:
Eye-Freeze Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this place look like a sewer, I like the lighting, and the characters design is wonderful too :D
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
Oh good! It's supposed to be a sewer! :D
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:iconsoaru45:
Soaru45 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
...WOW....
amazing nuf said
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
Thank you! :)
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:iconhubby-n-dad:
Hubby-N-Dad Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
very nice, the leader (I assume anyway) in the background looks especially good... good luck in the contest.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
Thanks. :) I didn't place, but I didn't expect to. Not with a 3 hour sketch. But it was such a fun theme, I couldn't resist entering anyway. Have you seen this round's? "Carniverous Bunnies." :D I don't know how he comes up with his themes, but they're a riot.
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:iconhubby-n-dad:
Hubby-N-Dad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
his themes are great, and you have a very good attitude... good luck if you enter.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
Thanks! :)
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:iconpuremoo:
puremoo Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
!!! I got called for jury duty too! My parents were surprised since I'm a student and I shouldn't get those. o: My sister's 25 and she hasn't even been called for jury yet -_-
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Ugh, this is the 4th time I've been called, and the 1st time I've actually had to serve on one. The first time I got called, I had just turned 18 and was out-of-state for college. :p

Meanwhile, my mom's been a U.S. citizen for 35 years, and she has never been called at all even though she's a registered voter and is registered with the DMV. Go figure.
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:iconpuremoo:
puremoo Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
haha wowww >_< Unlucky us :(
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:iconyoko-yakumo:
yoko-yakumo Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
Thank you. :) Glad you like it.
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:iconsarieu:
Sarieu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Student Digital Artist
the details are outstanding!
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Thank you. ^_^
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:iconsarieu:
Sarieu Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome *^-^*
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:iconsomethingorother:
somethingorother Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
wow, really different from your usual painterly style! i mean...it is still painterly, but more watercolour-esque. i like it a great deal! it doesn't seem to suffer from your putting less time in it. :)
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Thanks. :) I do love trying new things. I don't always post them though. :p
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:iconinu-yasha2626:
inu-yasha2626 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
"is this wat u do to ur enemies?" haha just kidding
Looks very chilling, luv it!
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Mwaahaahaaa..... ^_^
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:iconinu-yasha2626:
inu-yasha2626 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
*runing away* "ur crazy!!!"
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:iconemilynguyenart:
emilynguyenart Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
Love the textures as usual. It's an emotional piece I must say. I like how the light from the masks penetrate the darkness.

I wish you luck!
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Thanks, I'll take all the luck I can get! ^_^
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:iconriddlesoftrickster:
RiddlesofTrickster Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
wow what a mood this piece has
fantastic work imo

*thumbs up*
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Thank you! :)
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:iconriddlesoftrickster:
RiddlesofTrickster Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
You're welcome :D
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:iconkibikayuki:
Kibikayuki Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Woah! Cool! That's sure to knock off their socks! Great entry there!
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Thanks. :)
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:iconkibikayuki:
Kibikayuki Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Np at all! My pleasure! ^_^
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:iconcalenthrellii:
CalenthrellII Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Given of course, that there is water in 3kAD....
just kidding :P

It is an interesting subject...
But I very much like what you've done with it. The 'gangster' guys - and their masks... rock. Even though they're putting someone *in* the water, it seems that they're already underwater. I guess that sounds strange.

As always I love your lighting :) I think that, in this case, is what makes them seem as if they are underwater. Well, to me. And I'm weird, so... :P
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Heh, you've got a point there! ^_^

And thanks. Glad you liked this. :)
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:iconleoaioriadesign:
LeoAioriaDesign Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Nice i wish make one in 3 hours,
i like the light on the faces really cool.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Thank you. ^_^
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:iconvarethane:
Varethane Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Ahhhh I LOVE the designs of the glowing helmet faces and the cowl! It's a very strong visual effect and gives it this atmosphere that I quite thoroughly enjoy. :B
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Thanks! I was hoping to go for atmosphere since I didn't have time to go for detail. :p
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Very compelling sense of story here, what with not much being revealed, especially the obscured faces and very singular, centralised lighting amidst all the surrounding dark.

Well done, especially given the time it took :)
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Thank you, snowmask. :) You always give such thoughtful comments, btw.
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Your work is worth more than my time :)
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:iconrhunel:
rhunel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008   General Artist
Ooooh, dark and scary! Great job and good luck! Hope the jury duty is interesting.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Eh... Not the most interesting case in the world, I'm afraid. :p

And thanks!
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