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injury study: headshot by ZetsubouZed injury study: headshot by ZetsubouZed
From the scene I've written where Headshot gets the scar on his forehead.
Long story short, the rescue mission they're on goes sour and he takes a sizable shard of shrapnel to the face. Given the amount of blood oozing out of the helmet, Ewok fears he's dead, but before he can reach him he's pinned down by a commando droid. Suddenly a bloody helmet smacks the droid in the back of the head. Droid looks over it's shoulder, only to be decapitated by an incoming blaster bolt.
Threat eliminated, Ewok looks over as well, and sees Headshot leaning against a chunk of rubble and clutching his head, blaster pistol in hand. He smiles a little, then promptly passes out before Ewok reaches him.

Why? Because blood is more difficult to draw than water, and I need all the practice I can get.

Inspirational songs for this pic:

"Sound the Bugle" by Bryan Adams
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSWz3o…

"Man's too strong" by Dire Straits
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVdB-U…

:happybounce:OC Headshot created by ZetsubouZed, please do not use without permission, giving credit, and linking back, thanks!:happybounce:
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Jade-Max Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I can see why blood is more difficult to draw than water. Very evocative piece; Headshot does -not- look happy.
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Sonny007 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Is he wounded by a canister spall? :(

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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's what I was going for, does it look like he was?  Kinda hard to see under all that blood, but I did my best to make it as accurate as possible.
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Sonny007 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
 Yep,the wound on his forhead looks exactly like one caused by a canister spall.
 And the injury effect gives me a conceive for a piece of a short and sad story Im planning in a form of a comic.
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rayn44 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, this is so... I can't find a word, fascinating? Maybe that can describe it. You're so amazing I want to cry!!
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Indeed, morbid stuff does have a kind of primal draw to it, like you want to look away but there's something eerily interesting about it.  EEE! So glad you like! :highfive:
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rayn44 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't help it, I just love morbid stuff... :P And you, you're so awesome drawing it and everything else!
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nimbus2224 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, headwounds bleed a TON. Good thing he had a good medic like Ewok to help him out on the spot. Shrapnel tends to do a lot of damage to the skin and I like how you showed this. Even up to the bruising around the wound. Most people skip that part despite the fact that it's literally like getting metal or rock bashed into one's head; of course it'll bruise! ;) Blood is difficult to draw. Especially in varying degrees of healing or after the initial wounding. I tend to use a very vibrant red to show fresh blood and a darker maroon to show that really dark blood from a bad wound. :) And if the blood loss didn't send Headshot out cold, just the sheer force of the shrap would have. ;) Good story too. :D Great attention to detail too. Keep it up! :D
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yup, copious amounts of blood. Glad it came across as vaguely accurate.  Flesh tears in varying manners depending on the area affected and what kind of injury it is, so that, plus covering it in blood makes it a little complicated.
Actually inspired by this one hardcore guy named Phineas Gage, who, during a demolition accident, had a sharp metal rod shoot up through his cheek, go through frontal lobe, and land several feet away.  He remained conscious the whole time, and despite being generally pissed about the situation he survived against the odds.
Humans are miraculous creatures, like Hobbits - you can learn everything there is to know about them, but even after 100 years they can still surprise you.
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nimbus2224 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I run into that problem a lot too. :p It's like, "Do I make the blood seem like it's welling up? Or would it be drying already? Or should it all be kinda clotted/drained out already??". Very difficult to depict if you ask me, simply because I've never had or seen anyone have serious wounds like this. I often find myself looking up modern war wounds or scarring on Images (which can be quite gruesome, especially for me :dead: ). I think you did a wonderful job here though, especially with the limited amount of references we have to work with. Oh no! The poor guy. I think I've heard of something like that with a dude falling off a building or something onto a three foot long drill bit. I've heard Civil War stories of guys getting bullets lodged in their skulls or brains, laying in 'dead piles' or 'dead fields' (places where bodies/bodyparts are left to rot) and somehow surviving. 0___0 The human body is extremely tough, though, I think the guy with the drillbit began to have personality changes due to the damage to his brain. :l Lol, Hobbits, I love them all. :love: Keep up the great artwork! :dance:
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