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Sentinel by ourlak Sentinel by ourlak
A personal work in order to improve my character skill.
The image itself was yet again inspired by some paintings by OmeN2501

hope you like it ;)


[...] What do you believe that a soldier thinks during the war?
Kill, kill and kill or just in what he'is going to lose if he dies...

Small moment of sweetness in a world of killer.

[...] A votre avis, à quoi pense un soldat durant la guerre ?
Tuez, tuez et encore tuez ... ou juste à ce qu'il va perdre s'il meurt.

Petit moment de douceur dans un monde de brute ;) ;p



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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-09-06
Sentinel by *ourlak Suggester says: "A soldier thinks only to kill, and it is nice to see a little tenderness." Also suggested by =OminousShadows and =prosaix ( Suggested by Esi0n and Featured by MacRebisz )
Are you kidding? You want a critique of this? You should be teaching a master class somewhere...

That's like Beethoven walking up to stranger and asking him to critique the Moonlight Sonata.

"Umm.. nothing. It's perfect."

The lighting choices are beautiful. The palette explains the meaning immediately. This stark-black, severe figure stands looming amid a gorgeous mixture of blues, greens and yellows in the background with a warm red in the fore, maybe even conveying or adding to the sense of danger he presents.

The water surface in the foreground is absolutely incredible and I feel your pain on the meticulous carbon fiber-mesh armor.

The texturing throughout is brilliant.

Generally I would take an all 5-star review as, "oh, well that person just really liked this piece," but in this case that is not just so. I mean, I love it, but I can't really find one flaw or demerit here.

Everything about this is something I haven't seen before.

Brilliant work, ourlak.

Please tell me you do this for a living and you don't work at some awful job that doesn't involve this.
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exetleos Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen your work be used in music video.
I like your work.

At first, he thinks it is his duty
after that he thinks about survival
followed by a mix feeling of anger,rage,grief and despair
In the end, thinking and actions are a consequence of his refusal to die
the killing part, is something natural and necessary
if he thinking what he's going to lose if he dies then he will die
fear is death in the battlefield

At least this is my opinion.
Rampant-Dreamer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh hum, comment dire... je .. viens juste de regarder toute ta galerie et que dire? j'ai mal aux fesses ? bref je suis subjugué, couleurs magnifique, compo, juste génial, texture woaw ! j'aimerais pouvoir faire ça, ou même dépasser cela, mais franchement il me faudrait des années pour cela ! j'aimerai avoir le même rendu sur chacun de mes projets. Franchement je ne peux que te respecter et m'incliner... est il possible de devenir jeune padawan ? x) Après je me demande il y a t'il des bases de 3D ou nada ? juste toshop et puis basta tu ponds une beauté pareil ? ( et combien d'année de travail tu as derrière toi pour avoir ça). Bref je vais essuyer ma bave la. Continu comme ça, au plaisir de voir d'autres projets et même de discuter avec toi si possible ! à la revoyure! :)
andokadesbois Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh la vache O_O
vee-kay Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am speechless. Fantastic!
N7Cha05hunt3r Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you deliver again. This image is very powerful & strong. Your artwork is great btw, thx for sharing :)
DJ-Harder Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Hello, great pictures you make! I am looking for a front cover for my next release. Title "Overdosed".
Could you help me?
Info:   :) (Smile)
virnagray Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work:happybounce: Clap 
samvye Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Magnifique !! Vu que tu semble vouloir t'améliorer, j'ai peut-être juste une chose à l'idée que tu pourrais retoucher...  Il s'agit de la cuisse/ tibia( gauche), qui semble un peu trop courbé dans un même bloc, la courbe pourrais être plus droite pour le tibia. Tu peut mettre plus ressorti la 'clavicule' du genou pour ajuster la jambe. Si tu vois pas trop de quoi je parle, tente de dessiner une ligne qui passe par le milieu de la cuisse/genoux/tibia/pied. J’espère que ce comment va t'aider!   D'ailleurs belle galerie sa vaut la peine de prendre du temps pour observer tes choix de couleurs dans tes œuvres! 
WindsCaller Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
shravanrawal Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Clap Clap 
Myluz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. Perfect!
mc-comic Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013   Digital Artist
Very nice :)
cwolf222 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Tout simplement magnifique !
qkitkat18g Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
"I am an assassin... and I need flowers!"
SupremacyRain Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
As a person who sees war and violence everywhere in my culture, this piece really caught my attention when I saw the flower. This war hardened soldier has more depth in a single moment than most characters in books or movies.
A very well deserved Daily Deviation. If you hadn't had one already, I would have suggested this instantly
As for the actual art, I have nothing to say. It's perfect!!:iconiluplz:
LLPR Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
beauty all around us if we'll only take the time to stop and notice it :)
FeedYourSpirit Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally amazing piece.
VR85 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Amazing! Outstanding use of textures.
volotation Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
LilithAnnSephaos Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing. I would love to see more work of yours like this.
IliPena Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome, you are amazing! really talented!!
Absolutely love it!
bull2by Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pinaiz il envoi !!!!
Ippman475 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
what's with the cute flower
Lifestar-ArcaN Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
DD amplement mérité, j'adore la grâce létale qui se dégage du personnage. On pourrait croire que c'est cette lame qui le rend dangereux, mais on aurait bien tort ! En réalité, c'est lui, l'arme...
ADevilSee Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Awesome picture.. Poor flower :/ Great char concept (reminds me of crysis armor/special forces) Great effect with the water :D
Sharindan-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If Assassin's Creed and Crysis ever amalgamated this would be it.
Great job looks fantastic
Zekfir Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I cannot express how much I love this. Great job!
twilightgamer92 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Looks like a Spider-Man Sentinel, so awesome.
3ihard Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Digital Artist
fck yeah
WithintheMechanism Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Nasty good work.
Loone-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beat some guys and plant a flower like a boss. This piece is awesome.
Shima-Games Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
very cool
T-blan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
On peut peut être pas le voir ou le sentir , mais en dessou de cette armure, il y a un coeure qui bat.
You may not be able to see or feel it but there a heart under that wretched armor.

:clap: bravo m'sieu bravo
GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
It's surpassed great! This is beautiful! I love it. You did a really good job
rotsentu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
outstanding work. this image have a powerful emotional message.
the light, textures and character design are phenomenal.

is this photoshop only or did you use couple of applications?
antoinepaugam Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i thought it was spiderman ^^
DrachenQueen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Xperiment-art Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Une combinaison diablement efficace du suggéré , du figuratif et du fantaisiste .
Chapeau bas c 'est une très belle pièce.. Bonne continuation ^^ , la France à aussi des soldats de première classe ;)
monenfer Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this piece was like posted last year but it'z still awesome...well art is timeless after all
Ferd1nand Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Aww.. He is picking that flower
kailonrames Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Wow, I like it very much the colors, the skill, the contradiction of the sensitivity of a killer. very nice. thank you.
AsGaRDiaN28 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Simply amazing image! I love the detail, the sentiment & man your character is badass looking!!
Tikioaktree Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
hey umm if you dont mind... what program do you use? PS CS5???
Tikioaktree Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
SWEEEEEETTT work :) im a practicing digital artist atm... seeing this inspires me more :)

by your statement over war...we're kinda on the same line i did a series called the puppets of war it really relates to it...i only made this acc recently so until then not all of those works are up yet...still for the ones that are you can take a look ;).
when im done ill put up the poem i wrote "the puppets of war" which really lays down the message :)

cheers mate
GuardianOfEvermore Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
o mon dieu !!!!! :D
MusumetalArt Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student
è pazzescoooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! o.o
PoetryMan1 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Filmographer
Hey cool. Not sure what's going on with the abstract background, but I definitely see a lot of thought process from the soldier's perspective.
prissxx Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really niceeeeeeeeeeeee.
Wolfnet92 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
sin palabras, increible
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