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No escape

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Swiftly the assassin lines up it's weapon...

A Tappco manufactured sendai SADUS assassin right before taking out an informant who had thought he was safe... apparently not. This is an older image art piece originally done in 2002. I decided to go in and do some major color tweaks and add new little touches all over for a much stronger image than the original was. I always dug the basic shot so it was fun to pimp it out to the feel and atmospherics of the new material posted and to come. The background was a rendered pencil illustration that I kept rather dark in the photoshop layer in order to keep the grit of the pencil work for a dirty feel to the environment. I also wanted to amp up the noir atmospherics so the colors and lighting went darker this time. The weapon the little sendai (only 4 feet tall) is wielding is a Dies (Deese) shettier. More work is on the way.

Cheers!

Pencil, inks, digital colors Photoshop CS3
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Nanaga's avatar
I love the color and lighting in this pic. It's so simple but it gives off this really cool mood and cinematic feel.
marklungo's avatar
Glad to see you back with yet another great pic! The assassin's helmet/mask/whatever is effectively creepy.
VulnePro's avatar
Thanks Mark. It's a little bio-mechanical life form so that's it's head, it's designed by the artisans at the company that made it to look like that.
quickblast's avatar
he look so cute^=^
VulnePro's avatar
LOL Well I guess that depends on whether he's pointing the gun at you or not XD Thanks!
Rob-Cavanna's avatar
Crispy! Love the atmosphere and color quality. Makes me think of a Shirow-esque cyborg in a certain Ken Ishii video. Great grittiness.

I like that this sendai character design is sort of stocky and non-descript. Exactly as an assasin should be --not large sexy and flashy.
VulnePro's avatar
Thanks a lot for those comments :) I haven't seen the video you spoke of so I'll have to check that out. Indeed I wasn't shooting for an uber crazy sexy look for this thing, I think you got the idea right off. I wanted it to look unique and nondescriptly intimidating, more a quiet menace in it's simplicity.
Rob-Cavanna's avatar
If I got the concept right away, that's cuz it was well put together. Here's that video, if you're interested: [link] --directed by Katsuhiro Ottomo, I believe (Akira creator/artist). Worth a quick look. Has a similar future-noir back-alley grit.
philby's avatar
My only crit is that he doesn't seem to be aiming in the same direction he's looking. Other than that, it's all good :)
VulnePro's avatar
My thanks for noting that, should'a just fixed it before posting but I didn't get to it. I did a quick fix so now the little fella is looking where the weapon is pointing. Thanks again man :)
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VulnePro's avatar
Aye, tis true. I planned to fix that. I'll prob do a little edit and move the eyes. The original was intended to be a series but I didn't end up doing that so you have a mind-action shot that makes him look off target. Danke for the comments though ;)
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