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IFX - Captain of the Guard by Gorrem IFX - Captain of the Guard by Gorrem
I did a tutorial for IFX magazine's Science Fiction October issue, and this was the result. The assignment was to make a "space opera" character. Basically I just did Dune, if I didn't care about being lore appropriate. You can read the article and watch the video for it in the issue, I even had audio!

Updated image 5/27/2014
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:iconsalopla:
salopla Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
very out of this world
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:iconasari13:
asari13 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
badass
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
All the horrible art that gets DDs and this one does not?? Yeah, ok, I know that DDs are just a matter of admins' tastes but it does give a huge bout of visibility, something this wonderful artwork does definitely deserve...
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aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
maybe one of my favorite charac designs ever!
A strong, capable, non-white, non-sexualized female character that looks totally badass!
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:iconjumpspark:
JumpSpark Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Beautiful!
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:iconcardofanto:
cardofanto Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
amazing
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:icone-dwayne-caldwell:
E-Dwayne-Caldwell Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014   Digital Artist
I thought this was something from Dune.  The nasal cannula she's wearing kind of tipped me off.  :P   If royalty wore stillsuits, I think they'd totally look like this one.  Great job!  :D   
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:iconsupercj:
SuperCJ Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Dune is wonderful
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:iconkuroro8675:
kuroro8675 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
awesome , really beatiful
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Wicked pretty styley! Great details!
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:iconbugfacegard:
bugfacegard Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Have this one, good tutorial.
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:iconladycat17:
LadyCat17 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Wooowww!!!:heart:
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:iconddorrity:
ddorrity Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is very awesome.  Did you make this high enough resolution for a print?
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:iconartbrojohn:
ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconlion1984:
Lion1984 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I was so looking forward to this workshop in particular in imagineFX but when I got it there was no video...I was gutted :( Amazing work by the way, I'm an avid watcher.
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Gorrem Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awww, I wonder if they'll ever release it then. It could have been too poorly chopped together for them, haha. Half of it is the other painting I did  as a paint demo, and for this painting I only covered the latter half of the painting and it's mostly just me talking about Space Opera as a genre and my design process. You can bug them to see if they'll give it to you maybe?
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Lion1984 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
The workshop was really good regardless, you just don't often get audio with the vids. I thought it was awesome you made the effort so was really amped. Plus I love Dune and thought your interpretation was real cool. Not to worry though, like I said, great workshop and your gallery here on DA has some very inspiring stuff!
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:icontygahman:
Tygahman Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it :).
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Nice
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:iconinsmouthfishperson:
InsmouthFishPerson Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Writer
It must be really difficult to pass her in a narrow hall.
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Artist
Spetacular character!
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:iconyonshimmy:
Yonshimmy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, that's what i'm freeking talking about! Best idea for the assignment, man.
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:iconmargueritesauvage:
MargueriteSauvage Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
powerful image !
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:iconmonkeylovin1:
MonkeyLovin1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
I like it.
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:iconyelbertes:
Yelbertes Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice.:D (Big Grin) :) (Smile) 
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:iconaoifasd:
aoifasd Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW!
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:iconsammael89:
SammaeL89 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it   good job  !  
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:iconvanguard3000:
Vanguard3000 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work!  Reminds me a bit of Moebius' Dune character sketches, but much more refined.  I love how the costume looks ornate, but the black outfit beneath the cloak looks very functional.
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:iconaquaeevee:
aquaeevee Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dude, she sooo fits the universe
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:iconroyshtoyer:
royshtoyer Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student General Artist
truly beautiful and intense,you managed to capture so much energy and movement,great art
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
whoa!!! this is fantastic!!:D
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:iconmewmewmyoo:
Mewmewmyoo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Cool design! :O
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:iconedsfox:
edsfox Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love it!! :D!
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:iconhaochen:
haochen Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
I love the shape and design~ amazing!:)
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:icongmangar:
gmangar Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
She definately has to be very careful with any nails in the walls when she walks :P
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:iconkarichristensen:
karichristensen Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional
Nice man! So many great things happening in this. 
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:icongiariko:
Giariko Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Love it.
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:iconweaponix:
WEAPONIX Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome work!
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Greatest-Nightmare Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so freaking cool! I think the outfit is awesome, the colors are superb, and the pose is dynamite!
Great work as always! I also really enjoy the background and believe it adds a lot to the piece.
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Deathbypuddle Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is amazing! :wow: 
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional
sweet job
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hotbento Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
I read Dune not so long ago and as far as I know... it was hard, at least for me, to imagine the whole thing. But the things on her nose made me realize that it was Dune related xDDD So it doesn't really matter if the drawing is not exactly as the lore, it's still awesome ^^

Good job sensei <3
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cinemajack Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Hell yeah!
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:iconyanareku:
YanareKu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Welp. Time to go buy the latest IFX magazine.
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:iconbrooklynphoenix:
BrooklynPhoenix Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome
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:iconmmhinman:
MMHinman Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is cool
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AlexGhost Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Awesome. :3
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:iconziblie:
ziblie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
You know the whole painting's gorgeous, but I REALLY love what you did with the boots.
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:icongorrem:
Gorrem Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, the boots were a pain to figure out actually :P

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