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.:Soldier-A:. by David-Holland .:Soldier-A:. by David-Holland
Working on my character painting techniques. No major use of custom brushes or anything, just straight up chalk brush painting. Still got a long way to go but it's a start i suppose.

Photoshop CS2
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:iconpiiichan:
Piiichan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!
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Max-CCCP Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Mega Cool
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:iconjlta:
jlta Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Student Artist
oh wow thats so cool! very cool very cool!
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:icondavid-holland:
David-Holland Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
Thank you :)
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:iconjlta:
jlta Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Student Artist
no problem
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:iconrengard:
Rengard Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Reminds me much of a game called S.T.A.L.K.E.R Gosh...I need to take some kind of studies or learn way more , to be as good as you. I like the design , guy looks like someone just ready for battle. Would be very good concept for some game I think :)
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:icondavid-holland:
David-Holland Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Yeah i was looking at some screens for it the other day funnily enough. Don't think it got very good reviews though which is a shame.
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:iconrengard:
Rengard Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Yes kind of...But I don't really care about what they say about game :) I prefer to play and to get my own opinion , both S.T.A.L.K.E.R games are awesome because of climate.
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S1-1AN3 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008   Digital Artist
wow.... nice one... do you mind looking at my work? i need some comments as i just started learning to paint with the tablet thank you
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:icondavid-holland:
David-Holland Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
I'll check it out :)
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:iconj-o-r-d-y:
J-o-r-d-y Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008   Digital Artist
love it, looks great. you say a long way to go still, personally, i think its great.
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:icondavid-holland:
David-Holland Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Thank you :D
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:iconlikaspapaya:
likaspapaya Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Its amazing how you can come up with these painting with just a single type of brush. Fantastic work man.:D
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:icondavid-holland:
David-Holland Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Thank you :D
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:iconharleyng:
harleyng Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
ah do you read this comic?
[link]
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:icondavid-holland:
David-Holland Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
Ha thats pretty good! Bookmarked!!!
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:iconderbz:
derbz Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
WW1 is a good place to gather uniform resources, with the combination of masks, webbing and early body armour you can create some great figure designs.

Nice design anyway fella, top work
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:iconakdesignstudios:
akdesignstudios Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work!
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:icondavid-holland:
David-Holland Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Thanks :)
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:iconspex84:
Spex84 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Cool! I like the plating over his shoulders/neck, etc.
I'd suggest adding a little bit of definition to his fingers/hand, and checking the angle at which his feet are pointing--they're looking a little splayed out at the moment.
Good job working on this stuff, though--do it now, before you get a job(unless you have on already) where you suddenly have to draw characters, and have a complete panic attack like I did :D
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David-Holland Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Cheers spex! Yeah i always have trouble with hands, need to do some serious work on them. You think i should turn the feet in a little? Mate i'm crapping myself at the moment, i start work at bloody disney in a month and i have no skills in character work at all. It's hard trying to nail a style i like working in but i think just a few simple brushes works the best.
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:iconspex84:
Spex84 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Yeah, the simpler the better. For now, anyway!
Good luck with the disney thing. Sounds intimidating 0.o
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:iconneo-br:
Neo-Br Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great, as usual!!!

Very good!
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:icondavid-holland:
David-Holland Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Thanks mate :)
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:iconx-a-n-a:
X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
My god, how the heck do you concept artist types come up with these kinds of designs?
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:icondavid-holland:
David-Holland Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Had a look at some military uniforms from the first world war and then doodled for an hour :)
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:iconx-a-n-a:
X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
orly? From the FIRST!?!
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:icondavid-holland:
David-Holland Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Yeah i found some really cool pics of a few soldiers after a mustard gas attack and they all had masks on etc. Then i sketched in some body armor, threw on a modern helmet and thats pretty much it ;)
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X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
oic. Yeah, that gas was some gnarly stuff. The masks are pretty cool, too
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:icondilrd:
Dilrd Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
So is that a biohazard suit or an atmophereic containment suit?
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:icondavid-holland:
David-Holland Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Well i was thinking about chemical warfare so i suppose it's a biohazard suit :)
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:icondilrd:
Dilrd Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That’s good to know. So armor piercing rounds then.
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:iconadrian7812:
adrian7812 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Looks awesome!
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:icondavid-holland:
David-Holland Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Thank you :)
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:iconmorelwen:
Morelwen Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Great texture and shading!
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:icondavid-holland:
David-Holland Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Thanks :D
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:icondenjinprime:
DenjinPrime Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Nice improvement on your freehand character work. Great job on making a readable form.

I would increase the detail on the stomach-bag area though. The lines are crisp directly above (on the chest) and below (on the belt compartments). And since the light is coming from behind/left, the light should be hitting his left lat/oblique/upper thigh area.

But this is much better than I can do!
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David-Holland Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Thanks mate, yeah the bags and stuff do kind of blend together. It sort of shows my skills off in a way; doodle heads quite a lot, sometimes do shoulders, don't really draw chests, maybe do some hips if i'm lucky and legs....? What the hell are legs?? Haha! I shall improve!!!! :D
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:iconcielolei:
Cielolei Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Awesomeness. Did I mention I love the textures?
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:icondavid-holland:
David-Holland Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Thanks :D
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Ikimono1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Looks real nice man.
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:icondavid-holland:
David-Holland Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Thanks :)
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:iconcarlovalente:
CarloValente Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
some particolar brushes for the armor?
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:icondavid-holland:
David-Holland Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Nah just the standard Photoshop square brush
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
not bad luv the textures
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:icondavid-holland:
David-Holland Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Thanks :D
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:iconwiredgear:
wiredgear Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008   Digital Artist
Nice one, you've gotten extremely a whole lot better dude. Keep it up :)
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:icondavid-holland:
David-Holland Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Thanks mate :)
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bailey-is-a-robot Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
awesomeness
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David-Holland Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Thankyou :D
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