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Heavy Infantry by Prasa Heavy Infantry by Prasa
Bookcover illustration for scifi action title 'Mercenaries'. Clients requirements was these:

Big Guys, Big Guns, Big Action.

... and I can say they are very satisfied with result :)

All done in Photoshop in cca 20 hours. C&C welcome.
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:iconpadawanserg:
PadawanSerg Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Is this soviet troops?
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:iconmikija:
Mikija Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Paráda :)
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Mikija Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Parádička. Už na to koukám tak půl roku před spaním na obálce knížky. Absolutně mi to sedá do děje tý knihy. Je to podle ní, či obráceně? Žamboch by napověděl, ale... :)
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heavenly777protector Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
umm.. calling those enormous guys heavy infantry is like calling the USS Enterprise a rowboat.
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:iconlapis-lazuri:
lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Dune 2, only played on the Ordos' homeworld :D
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Seukonnen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought you should know, this is my current desktop. I found the image in a thread on /tg/ some weeks ago, and let me say I am happy to have found its original! :D
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:iconvex2010:
Vex2010 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Oops XD just realised im lookin through someones Favorited list XD
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:iconvex2010:
Vex2010 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Its good but its a shame that i don't think you drew this.
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:icondaedor:
Daedor Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Aiming is for poor people who can't afford a gun that's big enough.
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:iconjc2172:
Jc2172 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Holy crap... That is some exceptional artwork right there, being a sci-fi gamer guy myself I can the see you blended a lot of different styles to make your own for this picture, including:

Fallout 3 (helmet and armor design), Warhammer 40k (armor style and overall size of the armor), and a little bit of Starcraft (armor, and markings on the armor itself) and Mechwarrior (armor again, and the surreal barrenness of the terrain around them)

Exceptional work, If I ever need a sci-fi piece of art, I know where to go, is this it okay to use your artwork with permission and credits? (Figure I’d ask in advance in case I can find a use for it somewhere… ^_^)
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Saitar1337 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Warhammer?
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Tehmaster31 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Artist
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thegeekofwar Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
:)
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xefenaiah Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
dude....thats boss
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the originality of the design. I have honestly never seen anything quite like that armor and weaponry before. The giant slab panels on their sides are probably the reason for that, and the idea of a gun being nothing more than a bet-fed cylinder (a HUGE cylinder) is just plain sweet.

However, it's difficult to discern what is their head and what's a shoulder. Though... one could argue that that's a brilliant design choice to ward off snipers aiming for visors. Fridge brilliance, there.

I must compliment the decals on the armor and equipment. The red spade on the gun adds to the mercenary feel, and the rank chevrons establish a firm military 'precision and order' feel, and those red spikes (missile pods? bazinga) bring just enough barbaric ferocity to balance it all out.

A few criticisms, though... first, the shell casings are epic. But they get lost against that guy in the background. It might have been better to have had the fallen guy in the foreground, bottom left corner, but that would really take away from the 'offensive' feel, and make it seem more like the big guys are making a defensive last stand or something. At the very least, things need to be arranged a bit better next time so the fallen guy remains, but the shell casings aren't lost in the plethora of detail on that side of the piece.

I'm also a little uncertain about the two types of ice represented here. The stuff on the left looks like stationary stuff that's been there for a long time, undisturbed, while the stuff on the right seems to be the same thing, but much more wind swept and vicious. Like the bakground is visibly split in two.... But overall, not too bad, because it makes the background more interesting and visceral.

Kind of hard to find anything bad about this. The details are awesome, the piece is badass, everything about it kicks ass in some form or another, and the colors are AWESOME. Just AWESOME.
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Korfakiz Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Epic art is made of win.
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TK-4117 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Could you give a link to the clients book. I might want to make your eyecatching work another reason to spontaneusly spend money on something I don't really need. ^_^
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Fernschzet Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
They're like the NSF on crack!!
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omg: you officially became a "Space Cadet" in my new News article >> [link]
Your great image(s) is also featured in my journal you can find here >> [link]
Hope you like it and have a cosmic time!!! ;)
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:iconseltaya:
seltaya Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Sweet! It looks like something out of forgotten planet.
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:iconzwierzyniec:
zwierzyniec Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
fantastic.
:+fav:
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:iconhalonut117:
halonut117 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you've managed to create a sence of desperation and possibly anger.

excellent work my friend.
enjoy your day :wave:
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jvgce Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
Big Guys+Big Guns+Big Action= Awesome.......:wow:
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:iconblazeofminds:
BlazeOfMinds Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
Big Guys+Big Guns+Big Action = Gai Bum Sex
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:iconhalonut117:
halonut117 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if thats what gets you going...
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:iconephynephryn:
Ephynephryn Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007   Digital Artist
yeah cool! :)
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Nice heavy assault armour and weapons. LIKE THE ARMOUR and the blasting rounds with furiously ejecting shells. A few explosions would be nice.
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:icondamner-svk:
damner-svk Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
pekna praca,
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:iconman0204:
Man0204 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
wow
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
i am so in love with the designs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 have you heard of Enki Bilal?! your work reminds me of his dynamic colours and movement
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Prasa Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
Wow! Coments from my hero :) .. Thanks a lot!

And Enki Bilal .. never heard of him yet .. I check web for him :)
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TwistXD Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Mood: Wow!Mood: Wow!Mood: Wow!Mood: Wow!Mood: Wow!Mood: Wow!Mood: Wow!Mood: Wow!Mood: Wow!Mood: Wow!Mood: Wow!Mood: Wow!Mood: Wow!Mood: Wow!Mood: Wow!Mood: Wow!Mood: Wow!Mood: Wow!Mood: Wow!Mood:
ITS AWESOME, CONGRATULATIONS BEAUTIFUL WORK
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ARC-1138 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
They look like 40K Marines but in clunkier armor.
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:icon0zhan:
0zhan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
And yet they look cooler than the terminators (is that the name of the heavy infantry for SpaceMArines?)
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:iconarc-1138:
ARC-1138 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Yes, that's the name of the Elite troops of the Space Marines.
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:iconheartgrenade:
HeartGrenade Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
Wow. That's really incredibly good. I don't normally like mercs, but that actually kinda makes me want to get into them/it. Good job!
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Darkserpent08 Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excellent
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:iconnehack:
nehack Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Student General Artist
anything that shoots never goes wrong, neat!
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:iconfurael:
Furael Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Fantastic!
I love the gun design.
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:iconpoorkrat:
PoorKrat Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
Wow. Just Wow.... That's great.
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:icondagorath:
Dagorath Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Rar! Big, angry guys :D
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:iconnuindaeiel:
Nuindaeiel Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Great piece, the colours are amazing and the composition too ;)
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:iconeresemeth:
Eresemeth Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
fricking awesome
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:iconpodliver:
podliver Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007
awwwesome colors...:+fav:
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ildfrost Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
:)
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:iconildfrost:
ildfrost Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
big work :) lokks like they come from Warhammer 40 000 :)
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:icont-34:
T-34 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007
Do you mean that this is a cover for a book?
Mercenaries, i got to buy it someday
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:iconbranchewski:
Branchewski Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow:
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2501sodapop Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Big Guys, Big Guns, Big Action.

HELL YEAH :headbang:
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viliusm Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
definetly a fav!! RESPECT!
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