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Crazy Homeworld Portrait 1 by DeepChrome Crazy Homeworld Portrait 1 by DeepChrome
First in a series of, I think four pictures, that I did as part of a lark on the Relicnews forums.

They're all fanart of the Homeworld series of games by Relic Entertainment (HW: Cataclysm being from Barking Dog Studios).

The story behind them is this: I was trying to do full digital paintings of major Homeworld characters for avatars on the Relicnews forum. Well, one of them, the bad guy from Homeworld 2 -- Makaan -- was such a pain in the ass to figure out the look of. Not easy when animatics show him as a head immersed in liquid from the nose down, and wearing a pair of rather Borg-esque noseplugs. Well, one night I got SO SICK of the nitpickers telling me to change this or change that, that I pumped this one out.

The idea was he'd be just as annoyed as I was about my having to constantly redraw my face. Kind of like this:

Makaan: Do you MIND?!
Me: Just ten more minutes. I'd get your nose right.
Makaan: Well HURRY UP. I got a fleet to run here!

Aiptek 9 by 11 digital tablet, Photoshop 7.0. Probably half an hour to an hour. I wasn't keeping track of the time.

It started off a series of those crazy portraits. I have one of Karan S'jet, the Beast from Cataclysm, and the Taiidan Emperor from the first HW. I'll post these next.


And really, gamers...I don't care if HW is old news from 1999. It's still a worthwhile game to check out if you can. It's probably 5 bucks at most gaming stores now. :XD: If you like sci-fi, realistic ships, and an interesting storyline, it's so the game for you. :nod:

Homeworld, Homeworld 2 are copyright Relic Entertainment and Vivendi Universal. Homeworld: Cataclysm is copyright Barking Dog Studios (I believe it's Rockstar Games now?)
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Mirax3163 Sep 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This made my day. You are a very awesome person. I have also been trying to draw these characters in detail and I have absoulutely no idea how to go about drawing Makaan. >:I
DeepChrome Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well you can always look up screencaps of him online and use them as a reference? *shrugs*
And thank you!
Mirax3163 Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! I'll try that I suppose
Atlasfield Apr 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Homeworld, ever, too bad Sierra is dead, would be nice see a third game about this awesome world, cool music and excellent story. :la:
DeepChrome Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. I think at this point somebody may try to make a spiritual sort of successor that isn't really the story.

I hear Mass Effect's a good one for the Homeworld fans, though.
Atlasfield Apr 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Agree, or recreate something before Higaran travel for the space, whatever. x3

Mass Effect? :lonely: Mmm, I´ll search it. :meow:
zaku1986 Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahahaha, this is nice one.
And this duck, LOL.
DeepChrome Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks. :D
Ducky! \o/

Also, awesome art of Makan. >:3
DeepChrome Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe. Thanks.

Somewhere in this gallery is another portrait-attempt at Makaan *outside* of his tank. It might be worth a look if you like the character.

Seriously, I have to post more of my Homeworld stuff on here one of these days.
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