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Starship Trooper by CrimsonMagpie Starship Trooper by CrimsonMagpie
*gzegzolka asked me if I could depict his character Ruff in my own style. I'd just gotten Jim Burns' artbook Transluminal for Christmas and was feeling all inspired to do some hard sci-fi, so I decided to amalgamate the two.

For those of you unfamiliar with his work Jim Burns has a very slick, detailed style incorporating a lot of airbrush. He's amazing at making things look genuinely futuristic and alien, to the extend he's been called the greatest sci-fi artest ever. I agree with this statement.
Check out his agents website - [link]

As a consequence of this inspiration I decided to my usual practice of working quickly and instead exercise the virtue of patience. I spent way too long designing the gun; originally I tried to design a laser gun, but ended up designing what I hope is a realistic looking assault rifle. :P

I ripped the title from a well-known song, tell my who it's by for a cookie. :aww:



Acrylic on paper, 42cm x 29.7cm / 16.54 x 11.7"
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Revan005 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Awesome!
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PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Klendathu Drop by Basil Poledouris. :3
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gzegzolka Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
I enjoy it in better quality :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yey! :iconhappytimeplz:
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PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Dat face, so adorable. xD
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So internet-retro. :noes:
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PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
It is! O.O
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Oilspill200 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This may be random (and not really relating to the art) but I think the song you're referring to is by the band Yes.

And I also like the background, a lot.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It is indeed, Yes are a great band, and I have a habit of naming images after songs if I can't think of a real title. =p

Thanks, I spent a long time on the background. :meow:
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Oilspill200 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite so. I do the same thing. :lol:

You're welcome, it looks like it. :)
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