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Hope, Ablaze by paultree Hope, Ablaze by paultree
It's been too long. I won't tell you how long I've been working on this one but it wasn't fast, that's for sure!

Starting from scratch and never having painted a full "human" figure before, it was more of a personal challenge than anything.

Just glad to finally have it finished!

Enjoy.

Thanks so much for the DD! Was the last thing I expected!

- My work is not to be used in any way shape or form by anybody other than myself, without my written permission.
Thankyou.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-02-02
The suggester says: There's one word that sums up this piece and that's the word destruction. Hope, Ablaze by ~paultree is a scene full of intense atmosphere and lost hope. Impressive explosions and finer details focussed on the character, this piece is a real feast for the eyes. ( Suggested by KittiesGoShoot and Featured by gucken )
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Jovha Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hey! that guy donīt fear anything, nice composition XD
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VAMPluverGOTH Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Wow very detail and I love the future feel of it too! XD
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:iconcreggzart:
creggzart Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010   General Artist
I'm jealous of your popularity! Haha, good work though
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:iconpaultree:
paultree Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
:P You've got more views and stuff...
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:iconcreggzart:
creggzart Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010   General Artist
You've got more lovers! Hahah,
Nah, I'm looking to find some photography gigs to do soon, looking around.
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:iconpaultree:
paultree Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
change your age! haha. 16 :P
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:iconyunomee:
yunomee Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey Paul... Nice work!! Can you friend me? Guy
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:iconpaultree:
paultree Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Thanks Guy :) I friended you!
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:iconyunomee:
yunomee Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great! I really love your art work Paul!!
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:iconcoolio2654:
coolio2654 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
This looks completely like the latest Halo game, whatever it's called.
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:iconevethethird:
evethethird Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:D I like it!
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:iconjblask:
Jblask Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, random deviant.:D

This work is very well detailed. The title and image make interesting becuase it is open to different interpretations from viewers. the lighting, envoirment and soldier go together well to make for a very interesting scene.

Congrats on the DD by the way.;)
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joeb101 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
For never having drawn a human figure, this is exceptional. The proportions are just right and even though he does not look flashy, he still draws your eye first. Overall it is excellent.
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BigVRoman Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know if anyone has said this yet, but it's like all the best parts of Halo and Warhammer combined! I don't know if you did that on purpose or not, but it's brilliant!
The style that you colored it in reminds me of how flashbacks are done in some media and the smaller details are what really bring this piece alive for me. The archway crumbling in the back while being hammered by missiles from an aircraft. The exposed wires and chains on the pipe, falling into what can only be an bottomless pit from a previous attack. The soft sparking and glow of the armor.
I love how you made the plane/choppers. There's also the explosions of course! lol Who doesn't love those? Truly, the last hope in the middle of a war zone!
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paultree Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Had a few try and tell me that I "ripped off" Halo. Of course the influence from Halo is there, along with Starcraft because I use to play that and Warhammer because I grew up with my dad painting the figurines. The influences are many. Command and Conquer, Total Annihilation, Gears of War... and that's just games. But oh well, haters be hating, doesn't matter what it is...

Glad you like it though and so many others! The details are what took the longest, so it's a relief to hear people appreciating them. Thankyou!
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davidbrown Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
nice work dude
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tarekarts Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i like it cool
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:iconreilune:
Reilune Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nice work :clap:
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:iconsoul-control:
Soul-Control Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Love it
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:iconsomeguynobodyknows:
someguynobodyknows Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome. The chest needs to be bulkier, more like actual armor, but otherwise It's quite cool. I like the fanged helicopter mouths and the glowy lines of the armor.
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lovewarandhate Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Shit be going down!!! Thats so awesome. I love the peaceful-ish look in the sodlier. Just kneeling thaere.With the destructive and grimm backdrop. i love! Perfect work!!
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Bbirdmank Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Everything is everything is everything. If this had come earlier the former would resemble the latter, so I won't even say.

Very nice job on the foreground and background, and congratulations.
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soulseeker89g Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
he is awfully calm despite the burning hell behind him
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:iconpaultree:
paultree Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
:) that was the plan
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Tetsuro-kun Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Reminds me of Mega man , and a mix of Total Annihalation and Command and Conquer atmosphere ^^


maybe a bit of Halo too XD


Awesome ^^ Greath Job
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I-hate-waffles Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Student Photographer
Is his crotch exploding? :/
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:iconthe-great-shiniku:
The-Great-Shiniku Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Masterchief with space marine shoulderpads.. there's a fine line between 'inspiration' and 'ripoff'

The proportions of the body are off, and the pose is a bit stiff. For someone to have a torso that narrow would seem freakish, let alone a soldier type wearing supposedly thick armor.

But uh yeah, nice work, I like the rendering.
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Ookami2509 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
WOW! neat. I like the picture very much! I don't know if u played halo 2 or 3, or halo 3 ODST, but the helmet pretty much resembles the ones in ODST troopers. Not that i'm criticizing but, it's nice to see how artist manage to leave impressions on one another. Keep up the good work! CHEERS!
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paultree Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Played all the Halo games :) Having originally started gaming with Starcraft and later moving into Halo, the influences are definately there. Had no intention of copying either of them though. Thankyou for the comment ;)
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PieProtector Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
lovely stuff. i really like this, if u have time please look at mine, thanks [link]
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Manutaust Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Great artwork, very precise, very aesthetic. The apocaplyptic atmosphere is brilliantly rendered =) .

I also like the composition of the image, it actually reads from top to bottom, and therefore from back to front, to finally end on the abyss.
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Manutaust Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Apocaplyptical*, pardon me. My english is still kind of shaky.
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:iconpaultree:
paultree Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
hehe. You said it fine the first time, but either works! Thankyou by the way.
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PEACETHROUGHPOWER Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Very good! ^^
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:iconlazerus-reborn:
lazerus-reborn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Amazing? nah thiers got to be a better word for this.
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soulterror101 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
great job ^_^
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:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a great piece! =)
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:iconmakeythebrave:
MakeyTheBrave Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Student
hmmmm... [link]
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TsurukiMaehara Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
interesting

nicely done
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:iconhandsomepirate:
handsomepirate Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
very nice :D
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:iconnull-elemix:
Null-Elemix Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Looks like master-chief and a space marine put together.
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow great job on this :love: I'm captivated by the defeat mood in this work as well as the feelings that the character conveys to me <3

Wonderful artwork!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
congrats on your DD for this very cool piece!
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:iconageshero:
ageshero Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
I would like to hope this isn't halo, because i loath it's plagiarism against other series.

But this is very very well done. Thank you for making it so that we could see it.
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lodylood Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
awsome work :)
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:iconvoidblade:
Voidblade Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
nice armor.
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Thorntail Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Great Job, man!
Looks Cool
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UtenaTenjou1212 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
The details :faint:!
super fantastic
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:iconpain-designs:
pain-designs Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
congratulate to Daily Deviation :faint:
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