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Fire and Blood by shadowfire-x Fire and Blood by shadowfire-x
Ikusu is one bad mother -shut your mouth!-. So yeah, while Maverick Hunter base is burning from a Maverick attack, and the plasma shots are still firing, he slinks in to pick off straggling Hunters, and any Mavericks that get in his way, as well...

-A two-month ordeal.. finally over.. =p
-done on Shi-Painter PRO
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God-CaringFilth Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
That looks awesome, I like the fact that there is bright colors against a grayish bg.
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Unfortunately, it turned out to be a lot more saturated than I thought, since I drew it on a laptop.. oh well =/
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God-CaringFilth Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
But that was my point, I like it that way. Obviously much more natural otherwise but the way it turned out looks awesome. Of course you could probably easily copy the image to a computer with better coloring and put in lighter shades of all the colors you used, then put it up separately.
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SilverFox33562 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
This. Is. GLORIOUS.

I..I can't begin to...

: D The hard work was TOTALLY worth it!!!

I just hope I don't have to wait another whole month for some more art from you!

((Though I'm lacking a hell of a lot lately too xD *Photoshop rots on harddrive*))

I really love the angle of his shoulderpads for some reason. They're really well shaded :]
His face, of course, is -AMAZING-
I could never get a handle on that sort of expression, but you've expressed it very well more than once in this gallery~!

It's hard for me to try and pick at this!
The angle of his mouth, nose, and eyes are PERFECT. Which is so hard to do! So GREAT job on that! :D
One teeny thing that bothers me (after staring at it after god knows how long XD;) is the shading on his upper lip. It keeps looking like a Hitler mustache to me XD;; And now that I got that thought in my head, I can't stop seeing it.

I'm amazed at how you managed to do the lines around the mouth where the cheeks fold over a bit without making him look ugly. o_O I could never figure out how to do that.
I must learn your ways, oekaki-sensei.

I LOVE the muscle on his arm there. ((I'm a big fan of manly mens. *squeezes his bicep*)) Though the abs aren't doing it for me. There's something a little off about their shape or position. I don't think you'd see them outlined so well through a body suit. I think it needs to be smoothed out and made more subtle.
His neck tendons/musculature are hawt, though. It adds a lot to the effect of his expression. :] Like he's really straining there.

The folds on his body suit look good (on his middle) but I think you could've done something more with that I think. If it folded like that, then it's too thick to see the abs, which just ties into the earlier crit so I'll quit with that.

It's nice to see his hair in a more realistic style; I suddenly understand it a lot more. :o Looks like he gels. Haha, Mr. Death and Destruction takes the time to fix up his hair in the morning.
Or he's just naturally hawt.
Yeh. That's it.
All Natural <3~~ >3

((I'd like to see him All Naturaaaal, If ya know what I mean~))

One last thing is the colors. They seem way too saturated to me. Judging from my more recent artworks, though, I go for more desaturated shades myself, so that might just be completely personal taste.
And my monitor is the old clunky kind, which doesn't wash out color like LCD screens, so it might look different to you anyway. @w@

All right. The background. IS SEXY.

He looks very appropriate for it, too. He fits into the background; it looks like part of the picture, not just filler, which is hard to do. I love the subtlety of it all. The tiny details like the lines of the road to the right, and the street lamps. The plasma shots in the veery far bg look great! They add depth :]

Overall, this is an awesome pic and I LOVE.
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! Big comment! How refreshing! <3 Thank you for all the crits. I admit, I knew his abs looked off, and submitted the pic because I was sick of it.. XD *lazy*.

And yes! Ikusu's crazy hair is all natural.. just like Gate's.. >3.

Also, I'm REALLY glad you like the background... it's like.. the most effort I've ever put into one.. XD
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SilverFox33562 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
I love writing short stories in place of comments XD;;; <3

Ugh, I know JUST what you mean about being 'sick of it.' xD After staring/working at something too long, you just gotta press submit and get it over with.

Rawrrr~ Crazy hair <3
Maybe he just tumbles around in bed all night and doesn't bother to brush it in the morning. >3

God knows if you left me alone with one of our messy-haired muses for a couple hours they'd come back out lookin' like a tornado struck. >.>

I wish I had more patience for BGs XD It pays off so well..yet..it's so EASY to just cop out!!
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samusmmx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. I like it. ;3
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! <3 And, thanks for the :+fav:! =D
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samusmmx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome. :3
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