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Kamikaze Trooper

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This is one of a bunch of characters I was hired to illustrate for Molten Monkey Toys, who are developing a new action figure toy line that just debuted at the G.I. Joe convention in Providence, Rhode Island this weekend. The toys are being designed by some of the original G.I. Joe guys, which is pretty sweet.

Anyway, if you couldn't tell by the name, this is one of the bad guys, part of the Virus team. I had a lot of fun painting this dude, fleshing out details is always interesting. Hope you like it, more to come soon!

Also, you can check out a video of it here, some of the packaging/prototype stuff, as well as a cool animated video of some of these guys kicking ass. I did some of logos you see during the video too.

Also, thanks to `adonihs for the input.
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IllEatYourselfHobbyist General Artist
This is pretty awesome! I like how he has three knives strapped to his chest as well as what is either a larger knife or a sword strapped to his back! It makes me wonder if they call him a kamikaze trooper because he specializes in close combat, hence the large number of knives and almost nonexistent number of ammo clips for that gun! After all, it doesn't exactly look like he's going to blow himself up any time soon. XD *thinks of kamikaze pilots*
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Jaeox Writer
Love the design.
Tanuu's avatar
My favorite part about the design HAS to be the eye. Doubling a kamikaze rising sun headband as an eyepiece was a sweet idea. Not sure if that's what you were going for, but come on!
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Krevan-FalcoHobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, I watched you paint a small part of this live!

(omg Rahll, Rahll, Rahll, Rahll!) =)
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magicswordzStudent Digital Artist
is the series going to be aimed more at kids like GI Joe?
Because, I think it could be quite awesome if it was as hardcore as this picture

...
*pew pew pew*
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ImthenatsHobbyist Photographer
So crisp. The ambient colors really make it live. I like the design. And even the sparks are quite live and wonderful.
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Great work on the water and reflective light.
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ChazimcgeeStudent Interface Designer
Watched you painting the eye lense live. Amazing piece.
Utharas's avatar
I like how the single circle visor is reminiscent of the Japanese. Looks great man. Digging the new avatar by the way.
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RahllProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :D
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CharityBeckerProfessional Traditional Artist
Your textures always amaze me!
Wise-Idiot's avatar
You are a god! This guy looks unstoppable, and you made him amazing!
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carnivore-artStudent Digital Artist
This is awesome.I really like the attention to details like the disturbed water or how the light is reflected onto the dude's armor. The pose is badass, the textures fit perfectly. Its a really nice piece.

It reminds me of Quake 4, when you dropped into a Strogg base in coffin like ships, shattering everything in your path.

Nothing like a violent entrance.
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sstarkmStudent Digital Artist
Dude looks like he's ready for anything!

You know what would be a cool addition for this? Lazersights from the enemy!
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RahllProfessional Digital Artist
Haha, I actually already used that in another one of these paintings, I didn't want to overdo the idea. Maybe I'll put him up next.
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sstarkmStudent Digital Artist
Ooh there's more? Can't wait.
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RahllProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks man :D
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SquishyChrissyHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I've been watching your work for a while now, and everything you do just gets better. I love your art style, the textures and the depth of your art. Keep up the awsome work.
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RahllProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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SquishyChrissyHobbyist Digital Artist
You are more than welcome my friend! Without sounding like a kiss-ass I find your work insporational!
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RahllProfessional Digital Artist
Rofl, I read "insporational" and I thought, "It must be infectious!"
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