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Re: VTHU: Illustration Round 17
Date: 8/11/14 7:10 pm
In Response To: VTHU: Illustration Round 17 (Postmortem)

Sorry I'm late, professor! Had a bunch of work to get done, and had to put this on the back burner for a bit.

Anyways, this is my ancient San'Shyuum warrior. This specimen's physicality is not mangled by years of inbreeding and old age. One of the things I wanted to get across with this was the fact that the Forerunners and Humans described the San'Shyuum as being muscular and beautiful. So I wanted to make their facial features much more human, less wrinkled and smushed.

With the clothing/armor I was heavily inspired by an art book called "Art Deco Fashion Masterpieces". Originally I was going to go with a personal armor system like the Forerunners because I figured they would've already reverse engineered some of the Forerunner tech found on the Keyship. However, I felt that the influence of Art Deco in their design worked perfectly with their culture: grandiose, luxurious, indulgent, and oppressive.

There's at least three little design easter eggs with this guy. I'll give you one since it's a bit obscure: the knives on his waist are based on the knife that the Prophet is wielding against the Sangheili in this image.

Messages In This Thread

VTHU: Illustration Round 17Postmortem7/27/14 10:52 pm
     Re: VTHU: Illustration Round 17Grizzlei7/27/14 11:19 pm
     Re: VTHU: Illustration Round 17Quirel8/11/14 12:23 am
           Never mind.Quirel8/11/14 12:44 pm
     Last call for submissions!Postmortem8/11/14 4:11 pm
     Re: VTHU: Illustration Round 17TDSpiral8/11/14 7:10 pm
           Re: VTHU: Illustration Round 17davidfuchs8/11/14 7:20 pm
                 Re: VTHU: Illustration Round 17TDSpiral8/11/14 7:28 pm
                       Re: VTHU: Illustration Round 17Postmortem8/11/14 7:36 pm
                             Re: VTHU: Illustration Round 17davidfuchs8/11/14 7:39 pm
           Slow clap *NM*ZackDark8/11/14 7:26 pm
     Results posted.Postmortem8/11/14 7:58 pm

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