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Only Human by bluemattersoda Only Human by bluemattersoda
Welcome to Mombassa.
Here it started
and here it will end

Well, i was very close to abandoning this piece, but thanks to everyone's encouragement I finished it off. So thank you every one who offered support and advice - i am truly grateful.

But yep, i'm off to Hong Kong in a few hours, and it's exactly 30 mins to new year where i live, so I guess I should say Happy 2008!!!

again, I can't stress how thankful I am for your support (you know who you are ;) ) - I am now a lot happier with this piece, in fact, very happy :D

thanks all for viewing!

step by step: [link]

Closeup details:[link]

ps: i felt like adding that i used only a couple of textures in this - the camouflage texture, the hessian bag texture for the gloves and some slate textures for some of the rocks. the scratches, foreground rocks and everything else were hand drawn with a tablet
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DaLintyMan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
"Spartans get all the glory. Halsey, all the blame.

But what people forget is that it was us, the grunts, those who were only human, who held on in the face of destruction to allow them to secure victory.
Heroes are photogenic and easily sold to the populace. When was the last time you saw a Marine pointed out to the populace, and they were told "They are the ones who hold the line for your 'heroes' to pull off their missions"? Or a Fleet ensign, "they are the ones who die fighting superior Covenant ships, but volunteer anyway"?"
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Triumviratus Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Suffice human.
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masonicon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
So why this art is titled only human?
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bluemattersoda Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a play on the phrase "we're only human". Apt for a story about extraterrestial genocide!
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masonicon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
It's because the Halo 3 ODST main characters are just ordinary humans
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SpiritOfFire117 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Awesome. Just amazing detail all around. Good job.
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bluemattersoda Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TheChaosDice Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely love it!!!!!!!!!

It's definitely worth putting up as a print maybe =X
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bluemattersoda Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, thanks dude! i think it is available as a print (but i suggest you downlad and print as jpeg, its cheaper that way...you didn't hear that from me ;) )
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TheChaosDice Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
ROFL yeah true. I might take it to Staples though and get the HUGE print so it can go on the wall with my Marine stuff xD
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