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Taking a breather by joulester Taking a breather by joulester
After a day of arduous cross-country travelling, an armoured convoy stops for the evening. Here, a tank commander and her driver takes a much needed breather from the cramped compartments of their SB-73 Strawberry Muffin heavy siege tank.

practice painting, 4 hours. Photoshop CS5

edit: added some clouds to give the sky some texture.
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:iconxenomega101:
xenomega101 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
Did you get the dia from metal slug the tank
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:iconscreenscan:
screenscan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011   Interface Designer
wow this is so perfect!!!!
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks =)
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:iconplasmafire3000:
PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
"Strawberry Muffin" sounds so nice... >:-D

Awesome composition, joulester.
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks very much =)
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:iconfotohunter:
Fotohunter Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Writer
Is quote a calm scene, even with the big guns there:XD: I like the contrast a lot:nod:

The driver and commander seem familiar:XD:
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yup =D

they're two people you know in dA
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:iconfotohunter:
Fotohunter Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Writer
Let me guess, is :iconjoulester:and:iconaimee5::aww:
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yes it is =D
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:iconfotohunter:
Fotohunter Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student Writer
Daww! You two are cute together:XD:
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks ^_^

we're happy
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:iconfotohunter:
Fotohunter Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student Writer
That's awesome! Go couple:w00t:
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
^_^
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:iconchaos-sandwhich:
chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it , where can i buy a strawberry muffin tank?
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i don't know, but if you find out, let me know :la:
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:iconchaos-sandwhich:
chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i most definatly will
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:iconqwertydesign:
qwertyDesign Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011   Digital Artist
I love this piece.
Such a bright peaceful scene with some excellent design work too.
And it didn't remind me of Metal-Slug!
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much =)
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:iconevov1:
EVOV1 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Strawberry Muffin tank... ... Love it!
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
XD
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:iconltla9000311:
ltla9000311 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This......is......COOL! AND done in 4 hours!
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! =D
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:iconxanaprime:
XANAPRIME Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
lol :3 " I can't hear you over the sound, OF MY BATTLE CANNONS~!" >:3
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
is that a quote from someplace?
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:iconxanaprime:
XANAPRIME Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
yes .u.

whoops I forgot the sorry D:
"sorry, I can't hear you over the sound, OF MY BATTLE CANNONS~!"
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hehe ok =D sounds suitable
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:iconxanaprime:
XANAPRIME Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
>w< yeah
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:iconearthcookies:
EarthCookies Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks really nice! The colors are awesome, and the lighting looks very good.
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much =)
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:iconmrnoxx:
MrNoxx Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:worship:
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:iconotakuwolf:
Otakuwolf Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that tank reminds me a bit of Metal slug X3X3X3
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
that's cool. I didn't have it on my mind the whole time i was painting this, but thanks =P
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Murasaki99 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent! I really like the touches such as the sun backlighting everyone -- it gives me a feeling of "being there". The clouds make for a gorgeous backdrop. I'm a big Hayao Miyazaki fan and his work always has that feeling of the space between earth and sky that this painting gives me. :love:

And... that's one heavy piece of mobile artillery there! Makes me think of siege-breaking equipment.
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
And yes, by looking at this artwork, you are there too! You are part of the crew and you are also partaking in a drink with the tank commander and driver. =D
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:iconmurasaki99:
Murasaki99 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That sounds wonderful. I'll have my coffee with cream, no sugar please. :coffeecup: :D
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks =D

I love your description of miyazaki's work - "the feeling of space between earth and sky". I share the same feeling and it's very apt.
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SHARK-008 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The design of the tank remember me Metal Slug.

Except that it's cute to see. ^^
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

It isn't supposed to be, but turned out that way, didn't it.
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SHARK-008 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh it's not a critique, I like that.
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks =)

hey no worries
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:icongeneralraccoon:
generalraccoon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
nice tank :P
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
didn't turn out like what i had in mind for it to, because I was too much distracted by the painting itself
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generalraccoon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
well i like how u paint it, with how the light hits it on one side and all.. simple yet works... :d
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks. I've put too much thought on method and as a result, attention to design has been sacrificed. I was too conscious of painting constraints. Still not too happy it reminds others of 'Metal Slug'. Must 'let go' more of the 'i cannot this and that' next time so that the true design can emerge.
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generalraccoon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
ultimately there will always be a similiar comparison to designs, always there will be a "it looks kinda like ....". So stuff like dat happens, just try to make it sufficiently distinctive to ur liking.
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry, that was harsh. Well, you are right - ultimately there will be some comparisons done, it's unavoidable. The issue i'm facing here is that the essence I plan for this artwork to contain is still not quite there, because the tank design is not true to the pictures I had in my mind. It's annoying =( I don't mind people making similar comparisons, really.

I don't normally accept anything lesser, but here immediately after finishing this artwork, I quickly became content and it's...annoying

Argh
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry, but I don't accept that =P
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:icongeneralraccoon:
generalraccoon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
its good to continually strive to better ones self :D
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dantiscus Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist
"You and your FUCKING Machines!"

A new machine masterpiece there ;D

Amazing job overall!!
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