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Legend of Korra Season 2 marathon today, had to draw something epic and tundra-esque. (OMG, the FEELS! Still not a Mako fan but everything else that's going on...shit's getting real real fast. Super excited for next episode.)
This started out as just a lighting/cloud study then the Fire Nation attacked... *shot*


...ahem.

PLEASE DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION, GIVING CREDIT, AND LINKING BACK, THANKS!
Ocs Overkill and Panya created by ZetsubouZed
Star Wars (c) George Lucas/Disney, etc.


Inspired by:

"Unfinished Life" - Audiomachine
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsRmNn…

"Heart of Courage" - Two Steps From Hell
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRLdhF…

"See What I've Become" - Zack Hemsey
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UeA9N…
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DaLintyMan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
...I suspect that you guys weren't expecting this.

Or maybe they did? :shrug:
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Only the next page will tell!

...as soon as I finish it.Sad dummy 
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:icondalintyman:
DaLintyMan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Of course.

Strange how they're going for the kill shot on the gal(?) rather than the clone...
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Pepsomo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Love it! Did you use Adobe illustrater for this piece of art?
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Nope, I used Photoshop for this one. I'm more of a Photoshop person, I like all the different brushes!:squee: 
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Pepsomo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Thanks man!
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Gorgeous piece and music :)
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:iconzetsubouzed:
ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! Epic music is my jam.
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EchoArcher Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is awesome!!!! :D
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks!Pikachu watching 
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EchoArcher Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
No problem Natsu and Happy (Thumbs Up) [V1] 
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TheLastWorshipper Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's qrwa AMAZING!!!
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks!Happy dance 
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TheLastWorshipper Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're godess od drawing!
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Stare At The Flies 
*feels unworthy*
Thank you though!
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xXNike-KovadrinXx Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student General Artist
The detail. The foreshortening. The color. 

HOLY CRAP! THIS IS AMAZING!

Anyways, I really love the expressions on their faces. That paired along with the color and environment, creates something so emotionally moving for me. 
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank youuuuu~~~~

I hoped so. Gah...I need to finish this story arc. I've got it all sketched out. MUST. FINISH...
STARE SCROLL 
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Tipsutora Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So freaking awesome! I love your style to draw. I'm so jealous xD
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hooray, thank you!  I'm honored, really though, it's just practice. :icononionbowplz:
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Tipsutora Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're very welcome =)
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Jade-Max Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Wow... though, wouldn't a head shot be a guaranteed kill? *grin*

The feel of this piece is so epically dark and hopeless, and at the same time, fantastically rendered. Fabulous!
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I know right?
Yeah, one of those things I notice AFTER uploading... didn't want any awkward tangents, as faces tend to have a lot of them and a laser lining up with them would create either visual tension or make it look like they've got laser vision or something.  Meh.  Valid point. 

Glad that got across, that was my goal. Thank you!
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Rookie141 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks awesome! my only question is why nobody does aim for the head xDD
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad you like!
That is an excellent question.  Partially it's one of those things I notice AFTER I upload and people comment on it, but you could argue that they want to take them hostage rather than kill them or not all of the enemy have had a chance to aim yet.  That, or they could be aiming RPGs or some other horribly destructive projectile weapons...
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Rookie141 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you can also turn the situation as you want xDDD i like the variation with hostages most :D
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SkiraReed Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFG!!! O_____O
I want to draw something epic like this!!! TT_____TT ARGHHHHHHH
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
DO IT!!!!  Over-cat demands it!
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SkiraReed Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's easier to say then to do TT__TT
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JennaKeeli Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
This is beautiful! The shading...the landscape...the the.....Run Away IZ AMAZING. Your work always epic sauce!
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I tried!  Epic sauce worthy? I'm honored! :iconbummiesplz:
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rayn44 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And now, my dear - I'm dead. I'm just dead. This is the most epic thing I saw in a long time. You really want to make me cry. This is stunning!! I so freaking love your art, and I'm truly jealous.
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
*LIIIIIIVE!!!*
-revives-

Glad you like! So honored you like my art! Right back at you!  Your style and sense of humor are also most admirable!
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eregnar Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Yay Korra! Yay Overkill!!!
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
HUZZAH FOR THEM BOTH!
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ThomasBlack1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic piture and what happens next? how do they get out of this mess?

Korra: I love of fast things got intens and the whole civil war thing between the water tribes and brothers and I love Tonraq!
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!  Been mulling over the before and after of this pic recently, might do some follow-up, even if it's just a quick fanfic page or two.  Any theories or things you'd like to see? Still in the writing phase.

Korra: SO MUCH YES.  YOU SEEN THE MOST RECENT EP? Same here! I feel so bad for him until Korra apologizes and stuff.  Poor guy deserves all the hugs. Same for Korra's mom.  Varrick's turning out to be one of my new faves too, he and Ju-lee remind me of Ironman and Pepper if their story was played up for all the humor elements.
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Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
If they haven't shot yet, I'm assuming whoever has their sights on Overkill and Panya wants to take them hostage...
...Why can I see Overkill chewing his way through whatever they use to restrain him.

Also, mad props to whatever guy is lying on the ground with his sights on Overkill's thigh/groinal region.  That guy knows how to take a hostage.
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Something like that.
Probably because he'd do just that.

Ha ha yeah...looking at the comments I feel like I should have added a bunch more lasers, but whatever, if I draw more of this scene I'll do just that.  This was a spur of the moment "drop everything and draw nonstop for several hours until it's finished" kind of pic.
As for the laser on his leg: judging by where the laser is coming from, I'd say it's a guy he'd shot already who hasn't quite croaked yet, or is taking cover behind a tree stump or something.  Or a really pissed off ewok that somehow got hold of a blaster. Hadn't really decided on nationality/species/armor of the antagonists yet.
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Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
OM NOM DELICIOUS DURASTEEL BLAST DOORS!!!

I know that feeling.

Well, after the tweaked-out-raccoon-with-a-chainsaw story I was told by the sheriff, pissed-off-ewok-with-a-blaster sounds totally plausible.
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RyokoToast Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
aaaaah I really want to know the story behind this! I love your art AND your characters! :D 
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yay! Soon enough ^_^ lolz, I'm tormented by all the flaws in any picture I make, but yeah, I guess I kinda like 'em too...
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RyokoToast Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
flaws? pfffffft! *flails* The amazingness of this picture outweighs any flaws it might have, besides, I don't see any from where I'm at. :) 
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Jedi-Cowgirl Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O_O I don't like this.... I freaking LOVE it!
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad to hear it! :happybounce: Gotta love "back-to-back-badasses" poses...
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Jedi-Cowgirl Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's just plain epic :dummy:
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