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Rudolph the Heating Systems Engineer

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considering how intensely cold the arctic can get, most buildings and traversal tunnels have integrated heating systems. unfortunately, sometimes they break down, and an engineer will have to go fix it. lately, Rudolph here (his mother thought it would be cute to name him after the famous christmas character) has been having to fix a whole slew of broken heating systems lately. something caused a bunch of individual systems to go down, so he's trying to figure out where the source of the problem is coming from.

on the topic of his nose, he has what's known as a "Rudolph nose" alteration (named after the famous christmas character). it's base purpose is a light source that can help UAC (United Arctic Colony) residents see during the darker months of the year, along with providing a distress beacon in case they get lost in a blizzard or snow storm.  different manufacturers and clinics can add additional uses to it, such as a laser pointing system that can operate with different devices (such as the tablets rudolph has, or pretty much anything with a touch screen) in order to provide a hands free experience. this can also act as a security measure, since the nose can also act as a wireless key for specific locks. some clinics even add HDI (Holographic Display Image) support to it to allow for holographic display.

here's my sketch of it ^^ rudolph sketch by MetaDragonArt 

also: OH MY GOD I HAD SO MUCH PROBLEMS FIGURING OUT THE BACKGROUND!!! >.> 

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resources used:

Texture 036 - A
Seamless Denim texture
Jacket Texture
Cloth Texture 01
Seamless tiling fur texture (2048x2048)
metal texture 7
Fur Texture V
Scan Lines
Texture - Frost 02
McCormick Place and Soldier Field
Winter tree
45 Wood Textures
additional effects from deviney on Daz3D www.daz3d.com/deviney
IMAGE DETAILS
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3000x1688px 8.25 MB
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toonhamHobbyist General Artist
:star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
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I really like the re-imagining of Rudolph in this. He is still recognizeable, though he holds a different job while making use of his signature nose. Your use of resources is very well done with each coming together like a jigsaw.

I do think you overdid the frost effect as it blankets the whole canvas in the same way, overriding the effects of the other textures. The prominence of white in the work makes it bright, causing me to wonder why Rudolph bothers to shine his nose to see.

This is pretty well done and I like the description that goes along with it.
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HuskyRemoteHobbyist Digital Artist
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
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That is absolutely amazing! I love the background of the picture and all the details. You are truly an amazing artist and I love that you can incorporate that story feel to the picture. Even looking at this picture I can tell that there's some sort of story. Unlike other artist who draw a picture and the caption reads "This is me and my friend. I drew this." That's not any fun! Having a back story is so much more fun to read and follow <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>

(I have to fit a 100 word minimum so ignore this xD great picture though :3)
anglrios's avatar
awesome and pretty handy too
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MetaDragonArtProfessional Digital Artist
i know, right? C:
anglrios's avatar
heck yeah 
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ShiStockHobbyist Artist
Very pretty work, I like this idea :)
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MetaDragonArtProfessional Digital Artist
thank you! ^^
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ShiStockHobbyist Artist
You're welcome :)
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kyo4kusanagiProfessional Digital Artist
awesome neat XD
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MetaDragonArtProfessional Digital Artist
ee thanks X3
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kyo4kusanagiProfessional Digital Artist
welcome ~
zaneGrimm430's avatar
very nice artwork and everything! not sure if you meant for it to be this way but I get Dead Space -esk vibes from it and I think that is the coolest thing about this!
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MetaDragonArtProfessional Digital Artist
im assuming dead space 3 vibes because of the snow, yes? :P
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thedukeofweaselsHobbyist General Artist
I love the concept and storyline!
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MetaDragonArtProfessional Digital Artist
thank you! :D look around some of my other pictures for other little drops of lore to my cyberpunk world :P
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