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Sandstorm Patrol by wiredgear Sandstorm Patrol by wiredgear
I have always wanted to capture a few things i've experienced in Iraq in my paintings. I remember there would be quite a few sandstorms every once in a while and it can get quite thick. Us, patrolling the city streets or doing a mission knocking peoples doors to find weapons cache. It was cool though, experiencing the sandstorms. ^_0.

The last speedy I painted portrayed a soldier with his eyes shut inside of his thick exo suit. This is another painting of that soldier in full form. I will definitely work around with this character and evolve him into more of my paintings.

The climate looks really hot, considering that it's in a desert off somewhere in a strange planet so these suits would react knowing the unbearable temperatures and it'll self adjust the heating/cooling system to a safe temp. As for having the need to do numero uno or 2, I am pretty sure there's an easier way to go do that lol.

On the other hand, I kinda wish I worked on this on a higher res :/ It limited the details I wanted to add on to the background.

The soldiers are obviously running away from the huge alien/monster majig thingy in the background. They're firing hostile encounters, use your imagination :)

PS CS3. Intous3. 6-7 hours. Sandstorm fading took a while to get some areas right, especially the silhouetts. Gah, I need more practice.

(gah, getting my cintiq 12wx soon! Can't wait!)
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Euphreana Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Wow! I love the atmosphere (pun indended) here! (I especially love the creature in the back - I didn't see him for a few seconds and then I was like, 'whoah...')
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Nice! The sandstorm really is something!
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Joshua352556 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Wow this is really cool. I love the colors. If don't mind me asking, what did you do in iraq?
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spacezillazon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow Awesomely done & great look,details,effects.The mysterious creature is kinda hard to make out but good.

The soldiers look like ODST's a lot to me from halo series
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ec4370 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Epic! Great job!! :)
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aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This looks awesome. I think I acn tell that this is a photo refference because It looks extremely similar to a military picture Ive seen before
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Smiddle Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Love it, great visibility, and one very mysterious monster.
Bravo
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meganbednarz Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010   General Artist
Craig Mullins is AWESOME. This is great work too. This is a great image of a sandstorm, I love how everything is sand-colored. Sandstorms are pretty scary sometimes... at least when you're not wearing armor. But that thing in the background is scarier 0_o Sand monster!

Thanks for sharing your experience =)
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0buzz Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
awesome! Bravo!
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Student Writer
*Flash of movement in front of them*
"Whoa! What was tha-"
*Snake-like creature snatches lead soldier in a split-second*

Nicely done.
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