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this is a detailed version of the sketch i posted two days ago in my blog.

i am not sure about the hair, tend to hate it and like it at the same time. since i wanna do more different paintings during my free time i leave that like it is and call it finished. :)
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Given 2009-12-25
Welcome home by *raybender
Home, sweet home.. With the help of well chosen colours and a great composition, *raybender has created a very dramatic scene. ( Featured by gucken )
Critique by TreeClimber TreeClimber/critique/169310828">Sep 20, 2009, 8:43:12 AM
Nothing quite says it like a hot-figured woman holding a gun to the back of a man's head!

The lighting in the sky and reflection off the characters is wonderful, all very well set in their places. However the bright light in the upper right has a beam that shoots toward his head and ends about the same location of her gun; gives off a bit of an appearance that there is supposed to be a connection between the two, when I know there isn't. Consider altering the location of that light beam a bit higher so that it doesn't look like a misaligned ricochet.

As for her hair, I noticed you mentioned you weren't too sure about it, there's an easy fix for that; the strands that stand alone shouldn't be as thick as the power lines above her. Thin them out a little, and remove the one that seems to fight the flow of all the rest of them (the thick lightning bolt single strand on the bottom of the section of long hairs that intertwines with those above it). Remember that hair is often shiny, some reflection from the light sources will help in its realism.

You've put amazing attention to detail throughout this piece, and I'm certain I wouldn't want to live there as it is well made to feel desolate and cold - a place I would rather not be.

The reason I gave you four stars for Originality, is that the vehicle and characters are very similar to a game I played a few years ago called Auto Assault, mixed with a bit of Halo.
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BULLETPROOFCHEETAH Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
This is  very accurate  of a woman carrying a grudge for a very long time...Nice work!Arkham Knight Icon 
InsmouthFishPerson Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Writer
"Sharon why do you always greet me like this?"
CryoGenius333 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Providing he's competent, that is an extremely easy position to disarm somebody from, and with the distance that blade is from him, and the way it's angled, he could easily step around and keep her from getting him with it.

Not going to contest the time and skill that went into this though. Very moving artwork, indeed, and very well done.
razvan-c Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
wow, i like it a lot! :)
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Writer
The perfect greeting in these non-atmospheric times.
Ceretaker Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Girl: Welcome back darling
Man: Home sweet home
Fluffballgato Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Their space armor is very cool.
Patriartis Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, she looks like a real piece of work, what with that knife (um, short sword?) and all. I feel compelled to know what the guy has done to piss her off like that, because I get the distinct feeling they know eachother from before ^^ Anyhoo, really nice scene and execution!
JohnnyThat1Dude Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Writer
I love saying hello like that. People usually scream though.
wbyrd Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
occasionally I see a scene that makes me want to hear the story leading up to it....and for this one ya can tell there is a very intersting story to tell.
artofpc Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
good job
6Thereaper Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
this is amazing
skarepa Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
awsum work mate wd
buzzybeetle95 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
looks like HAWX
TheHalfBEAST Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student General Artist
this is what happens when you forget a date with ur girlfriend, THE WORLD FALLS APART UNDER HER WRATH
NachoTheTrekkie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
I know you haven't asked for critique on this one, but having that vehicle ride almost flush to the ground pretty much defeats the purpose of the huge tires.
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Great work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
jedgraph Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great! I like this style very much.
xmademoiselle-surrea Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Spitzenklasse :star:

Und 'n gut gewählter Titel :)
dassM Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
great work !
Zareste Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
The guys at Pixar have this saying - something like "Our movies never get done. They just get published."
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010   Photographer
Hi ...dear Raybender ...!!!
This very intense Digital Art is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
dazhouhui2004 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Very interesting. :) I like how the sense of motion with the guns are captured, as well as the hair and how the atmosphere reflects a futuristic, yet not so completely technology-centric environment. There's the sky colors and the sense of being alone in this. :clap:
joeytheberzerker Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm not just looking at the rest of your gallery, I'm WATCHing too!!! great works Raybender!!!

piscies Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing!!! Looks so real!
leseraphin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Just amazing as the rest of your gallery. You always provide high quality job my friend
Dark-Phoenx Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
N3KRONOS Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
should put a story with these pictures, fascinating work :)
mestophales Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
FairytaleEndng Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
I love the title, and I love the story the picture tells!
RolandBoyce Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice piece and I love her attitude cool pic !
mstdesigns Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
All your art is simply amazing, i can't stop coming back to watch it again!

I have one question for you, recently i started digital painting after a lot of 8 hour classes in traditional drawing and sketches. I tried 2K but it was really difficult for me to work on it, it also took a lot time making it less pixelated, and it doesn't really look good zoomed over 1K. Reason is i have only 3GB ram available and photoshop took doing these drawings around 540Mbytes.
How much ram does an average painting of yours consume in 5/10K?

Thanks a lot :)
AlexBroeckel Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hi. i dont know your configuration, but in 2K at 8 Bit Color Depth there really should be NO Memory Issues at all with your 3GB RAM... sounds like a problem with your hardware
mstdesigns Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Oh no there are no problems at 2K just would like to know how much ram is consumed on 5K and on 10K, if my system is capable to handle it that is.
AlexBroeckel Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
dont know windows but my mac handled 10 K just fine with 3,2 GB RAM assigned. sorry
mstdesigns Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Thanks a lot that's really helpful! :)
1500Studios Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Your compositions are gorgeous. We really need to work together on a project some-day~
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
tsuki-chi13 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
amazing work! i love your gallery.
karanua Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting design on the mo-pad in the background. Make a nice model I think that.
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Cohead and Cambria? XD
FrosinaIlievska Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
featured here: [link] :aww:
uncle-shaun Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I love the vehicle in the background.
bakugan-addict Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Photophase-Nemesis Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
LOL, funny!
Broadshore Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this the same Rayblender in CGtalk?

Your work is simply awesome! Thumbs up piece here. Love the attention to detail.
AlexBroeckel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yes.. same raybender as in cgtalk :)
Broadshore Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome man! Big fan!
Aftrskewl-Xperiment Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Instant win.
DukeMills Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that guy must live a rough life.
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