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Another Planescape portrait with a rather uncreative title. This one is of a regular guy...he's the youngest in the unit, and the least experienced in terms of battle. Of course, he's not young anymore, but he's not too old either. He's got a wife back home, waiting for him, but he's uncertain if he will make it home again to see her.

This one was done, hmm, late last year again probably. I don't remember. This is probably my favourite of the group of soilder portraits I did, though there are some holes in the technique that bother me.

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Copyright 2005, 2006 Jacob Probelski. Do not reuse without my permission.
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Rauden Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Cool
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NonieR Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
I like this - still a young face, but with that wary/weary tension in the facial muscles that I've seen in a lot of veteran friends.
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, this is brilliant. I love the amount of character that comes out in his face - old but young, of course. Really like the frayed look to his torso armour as well - nice touch!
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BurritoBraiN Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Student
This is really good... great work :+fav:
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UnicornPoki Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
wow! great pic! great face!
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BetaTestedRobot Featured By Owner May 26, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His face is gorgeous and the emotion is very nice, the metal detail jus adds to this piece so well :)
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2006   Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I got a lot of practice with metal when I was working on that project. :nod: It was good practice I think. Anyway, very glad you like it, thanks.
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jekaa Featured By Owner May 12, 2006
Wonderfull character and very expressive face! He looks tired of all those wars...
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ezzen16 Featured By Owner May 7, 2006   Writer
ur so goddamned picky!
its great!
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mizutamari Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006  Student Filmographer
my gawd! The blue-green hues in this are PHENOMENAL!!!!!!
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jakface Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
GUh. *melts*
Your metal texture/colouring just gives me SHIVERS of AWESOME every time I see it.
Beautiful dark glow to the whole thing... his face is coloured beautifully. Great job on the subtle cheek scar!
Such great work you've been doing lately, OJ. <3
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006   Digital Artist
Thank you. Your comments are so awesome. Very glad you like it, thanks! XD
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Inc- Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006
Wow, good job on creating very convincing skin texture. :) It almost looks clay-like...
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006   Digital Artist
Actually, I think it looks flat. XD But in-game it's far smaller so you don't notice it much...if at all. Thanks anyways, I am glad you like it. :)
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XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
His eyes are haunted. Great facial work, he looks young but hardness is sapping his youth.
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006   Digital Artist
Well put. :D That's pretty much what I was aiming for.
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XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
:w00t:
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pazazz Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done. His expression does seem sad.
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Mydian Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006
Nice... his expression is rather haunted. Perfect for his situation. ^_^
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006   Digital Artist
Yeah, I was supposed to make him seem slightly sad/nervous. I think that's a particularly hard expression to do, and I'm not sure I nailed it, but it's close enought. Anyway, thanks for the comment. :)
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Mydian Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006
It's pretty good, I think. :) You're welcome.
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liquidartz Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
he looks as though you have captured a great expression of the pain he has experienced and i like it alot.
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006   Digital Artist
Thanks. I figure he has experienced war, and he doesn't like the effect it has, but he knows his duty and will rise to the occasion regardless. :D At least, that's my take on it, the character in the game doesn't quite have the same feelings.
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crazyadams87 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006
Dude you know what your drawing look like? They sorta remine me of "Elder of Scrolls Oblivion" O man thats a kick ass game.
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Mizamour Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006
WOW... I love this - reminds me very much of Liir in "Son of a Witch" :D
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Mizamour Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006
It's such a good book! :D But read "Wicked" first... "Son" is the sequel. "Wicked" is a retelling of the Witch of the West's story... and amazingly awesome. Maguire makes Oz a wholly real, fleshed-out, and political world - and the characters are seriously unforgettable. Awesome books.
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006   Digital Artist
Hmm, I've never heard of that before. :D I will have to go googling now. :P
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Photograph-of-Sin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006
I love the texture on the armor... it looks so realistic! O: !
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Animeshikanai Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006
Its amazing how well you can draw humans realistically. A lot of emotion in his solemn face.
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Satious Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006
ah! thats so awesome^-^ great work:D
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kkvte Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Clothing is just lovely, I don't understand how you do it <3~
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006   Digital Artist
I actually didn't think I did clothing too well. ^^; Glad you like it though. :)
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006
he is real cool!
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Tears-of-Angels Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006  Hobbyist
amazing, you can tell he has seen a lot in his life. its so great
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006   Digital Artist
Glad it gives that impression. That's what I was trying to get across. :)
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theunusualfirefox Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
That is so awesome! I shake my fist at your fantastic talents! :shakefist:
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006   Digital Artist
Well, I err, shake my fist at your kind compliments, then! :shakefist:
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artgyrl Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice. I really like the texture of the armour and the solemn expression on his face.
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C-D Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006
I really like the lighting and colors used on this one :D
niiiice
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006   Digital Artist
Thank you. :] I was going through a green phase then. XD
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Sekala Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006
very nicely done :) I love the finishing work and the colors that you've used :D :heart:
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