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To Be Free by ukitakumuki To Be Free by ukitakumuki
6 hours PS 6.0, Airbrush, No ref.

:faint: im soooo tired
!!!! GRAR.

paying simple self-homage to my old works and that dark gritty look from Fusilade (yes i know its sp wrongly, couldnt help it.. fusillade was taken :tears:)

This is also the Urban Combat concept scene from the mod im working on ^^

Hope you all like it! It was great fun to do, enjoyed (so did not) repainting all those shitmasks. i hate masks now.

:stab: NYAR!
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Sage-Valentine Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You always amaze me with your talent my friend, I hope to see many more pieces from you.
Triumviratus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
This takes me back...
Shinzon3 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Very nice picture =) I love it =)
rone01 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Has a real WW2 trench warfare feel to it.
Eldardude1 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Do you mean WW1 trench warfare feel?
Hank15 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lonely-Insomniac Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
"FOR THE FREEDOM OF THE (insert nation here), CHARGE!"
ScuzzParkour Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
One of my favourites of your work. very very cool
DiceMasterOM3G4 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Man I love this, so awesome
paradikal Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
wow srsly man, like 4 years and some of your works still looks so fresh, honestly
Neeamuthkhan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
This work is amazing! Those 6 hours was sure worth it, excellent job! :thumbsup:
Hell yeah! I LOVE this picture!
sufferingindigital Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
beautifull , the word free really adds some meaning , you think , these people would rather die horribly that give up their freedom or continue on without it cause they probably never had it to begin with . But which ones are fighting for their freedom ? They look to well equiped to be freedom fighters . I wouldn't criticise your art , cause i don't know art but sometimes i wish sci fic artists would write a little story underneath explaining it , so you can get lost in the world they created . They tend to go into technical aspects which take you back to reality and make you awake to the fact it's just a picture . Ideally they could put the technical part a few spaces under the story .
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I tend to delve into those literary moments here and there with my newer postings, but then again sometimes keeping an underdeveloped or nonexistent story 'under wraps' is a much more effective thing to do- perhaps out of courtesy to the unwitting reader or your/myself as an artist haha. :p I rather not say anything if I dont have anything worthwhile to say!
sufferingindigital Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
I guess if you put in so much effort with the art you wouldn't want to ruin it with a half baked story . You should invite people to write a short story for one of your artworks and pick the best . It's a bad idea though cause it may unravel the belief some people might have that there's a mysterious story behind other works .

To me the story just adds so much to it , you can look a face an see expression that wasn't even suppose to be there just cause someone told you it's there . Those people dying for a few mouments of freedom before they die knowing it was a lost cause from the begining but they where so sick of living their only hope was for that brief moument of freedom from control . The relief they feel could make you cry if you could feel it for a second .

But yeah could stop them from forming their own possibly beautifull conclusions .

apologies for any conceit and for the long message i have nothing better to do .
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Nah man, its all good- Like I said I'm venturing more into penning down my thoughts on each piece alot more, in support of the very ideals you just mentioned above.
iStrife Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
this is amazing i cant truely explain how i feel when i see this... im at a loss for words... amazing just amazing

keep it up!
Mousse420 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
i love it artistically, but i find the message questionable :thumb4760358: looks like a high price to pay for alleged freedom, and some people actually want the world to be like this
Mueslistopheles Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
The sensation of being there is quite intense, I think that's the most successful aspect of this one. It's as if you've just glanced to your right and seen that, a hectic snapshot. Great use of carefully placed areas of detail.
Cainrae Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
Thats just beautilful, you have caut all the aspects and colors! Perfect!
JoshSommer Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007   Interface Designer
The scene is pretty damn cool. Great job.
OmegaGlitch603 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
is there a story to go along with this?
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
not officially, no :D
Chris000 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
6 hours. Wow, that DID take a while. But it was worth the time, ight?
TitusGrey Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
Im absolutely in awe by your work. Love to see more!
Cain12 Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
I know this gonna sound really stupid, but who are exactly the 'Good Guys' of all your beautiful artwork. It's just through all the amazing battles and emotional moments, I'am still very confused who's who xDD here!?!?!
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner May 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
There are no real good guys in this world, only bad guys who do good. :)
J-Humphries Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
no-one-here Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
Great adds to my :+fav: :highfive:
Deus-est-femina Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
great work my friend
FelixRJ Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Good lord :wow: I have yet to find anything in your gallery I can't like. I really like your art style heaps, It's refreshing in a way, and extremely unique to my sheltered eyes. I'm still stuck for words though, Just... damn man. :handshake: Great stuff ^^;
miKaireiDes Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
warpedangel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
seriously awesome. you could get lost in it.
Sykin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006
Dammit, I can't believe I didn't see this before! ...Could Seven Year War be the story to connect almost all of your works? I love these soldiers.
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
hehehe... yes and no.. but swaying towards 'yes' :D
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
haha!! oh no.. it doesnt link that far friend :D this is for a completely different project, not to be shared conceptwise with any personal works of mine. :d delighted u like it as a bg
Sykin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
Interesting... And I see those guys firing down at these poor bastards from the broken highway! Perhaps right after fire code Vermillion executes...? I also note Dive Signal being like those soldiers you deplicted in "Hell Divers." Very cool. You could have your very own action figures! Yes!!

And I hope you don't mind that I made a sort of altered background out of it (Built a new computer; had to have something as equally professional as the background for inspiration ;) ). It's hard to produce, or find, good desktop backgrounds for a 1280x1024 screen, you know?
ink5000 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
fav, your page composition on this is great, the attention is greatly controled by your placement of detail and shadowed forms. great job.
kvdo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
ZOMG!!! THis is too good for words from any mortal. I'll shut up and just stare. awesome job +FAV!!!
monkeyandco Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
iii luuuuuuuuuuuv it man. this is the cream of the crop, the sweetest of them all! i should slap u for being so pro XDDD gj and keep it up, i wanna see more!
LittleHunter Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
wow amazing!!, kinda reminds me of Killzone game :+fav:
xSlippyx Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2006
woah this is amazing...I could write a whole book about imaginations that come when i look at this pic xD
twmtwm Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
This is magnificent. I love it! It should be sold in prints! If it was id buy one!
Superb work!
Ashesh Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
davegoldartgallery Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
like your work very much. From your fellow surrealist Dave Gold
davegoldartgallery Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Like your work! From a fellow Surrealist.
ArtificialCrisis Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005   Photographer
Fricken awesome, man. I'm so inspired! ~<3
Bocao Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2005
Damn you! :clap: :)
cowwoc Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
FYI: Added to [link]
kevinwoodPHOTO Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005  Professional Photographer
Now my wallpaper :D
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