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Unto Dawn by Elucidator Unto Dawn by Elucidator
EDIT: Revamped the lighting and colouring. The old one is nowhere to be found! Ha-HA!

Been working on this for a couple weeks now as my chillout / warmup painting between some commissions. Sketched the face in my sketchbook and it all unfolded from there! This is my first sci-fi illustration, my first serious armour design, my first gun design, my first (good) character illustration, and my first painting of 2013. Further up, and further in!

Title is a nod to Halo 4 (I loved it), though this is not meant to exist within the Halo universe.

Critique welcome!

Wacom Cintiq 22HD
PSCS6
Corbin Hunter
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NargaHunter218 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Awsome! a drawing of a military girl whose NOT wearing skimpy gear! on the other hand that rifle looks like a Rail gun or something of the like. Add on the fact that its a sniper rifle and i would not wanna be on the other end of its sights
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Though I don't necessarily have a problem with lady characters showing skin, it simply isn't my jam. I like painting functional badasses :). Thanks!
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JohnSavite Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
An excellent painting. I love it that she's fully armoured and dressed. Thanks for the powerful image.
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank-you, glad you like it! I'm a fan of powerful, kick-ass female characters :)
Though this painting is pretty old now, and I should get a couple more like it in my portfolio!
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DHBW Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Really nice...liked the movie too.
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
... What movie?
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:icondhbw:
DHBW Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Forward Unto Dawn...Halo movie.
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh, I was specifically referencing the UNSC Forward Unto Dawn. Forgot the web series existed!!
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superhermit Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done
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Ultamisia Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
seriously everything about this pic is amazing! coloring, texture work, detail
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it!
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Player-Designer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful!
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank-you!
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Sgt-Sahara Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool :)
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
She reminds me of the Brotherhood of Steel
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:icontraxlord:
traxlord Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hot Hot Hot! I got to hire you!
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:icontraxlord:
traxlord Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hot Hot Hot! I got to hire you!
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it :)
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Player-Designer Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Gorgeous work!
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconcreeppingdeath:
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
beautiful
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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GeorgeLovesyArt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is nice man good job
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjstncloud:
jstncloud Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Freaking amazing.
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks! :)
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:iconjstncloud:
jstncloud Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem :)
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meta625 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is pretty amazing stuff I see here!
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thanks! Glad you like it! :squee:
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:iconasemharun:
asemharun Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Badass! Reminds me of Mass Effect tbh
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Trivia: The original file is not called "Unto Dawn", it's "Badass Bbae.psb". Haha. And I've had a few comments that it's similar to ME, which I take as a compliment!
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asemharun Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha that's awesome
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:iconzcemex:
Zcemex Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student
That is awesome!!!!!
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank-you! Glad you like it!
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:iconzcemex:
Zcemex Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student
Glad you made it!
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EnthusIam Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Great work, you sir are seriously talented :)
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank-you very much! I must ask, how did you find me? I'm getting a strange surge of traffic today :shrug:
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EnthusIam Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
lol, Unto Dawn caught my eye in the "more like this" panel from RobShields World on wire ([link]) that was promenent on the bottom bar yesterday.. May it bring you lots more traffic, you deserve it :)
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhhahahahaaaaa! I see now. Thank-you so much! You've solved my conundrum!
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JTofSD Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
I think it is well done. Good uses of color.
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I really struggled with the colours, so I'm glad they came out okay!
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FirstSquad Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow! So awesome! Great job!
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank-you! :D
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at [link]
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank-you! :D
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ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, bro ;)
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Gorgeous work I love how smooth it all is :)
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100redeye Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
love it
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