Infestation by gabriel


by gabriel in 2007-2011

This turned out to be quite different than usual. This was thought to be a beautiful landscape scene of a wonderful waterfall filled with a thick forest. Then I started thinking too much, how it looked simple and how bad ass it would look if I added more meaning to the whole concept. So I figured I’d add one of my soldiers scouting the top of the waterfall. Afterward I added the bunkers (or whatever you want them to be). After that, it all just went uphill. The top of the waterfall wasn’t supposed to be infested but I as always, experimenting, put down a tad bit of pink on a multiplied layer and thought the color looked pretty well on the canvas.

So the story behind this concept is basically a recon mission. The elite soldier on the bottom right has a mission to scout the area they lost contact to. He’s to investigate and fin any clues to the disappearance of his comrades and the civilians in that area.

Done in PSCS5. 8-10 hours. Wacom Intous4.

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  • JurgenDoe


    This is brilliant and awesome .. I first thought this is a photo

    Nov 22nd, 2012 Reply Shadowness Staff
  • Amanda


    Such amazing detail.

    Feb 6th, 2011 Reply
  • Aki


    Very beautiful painting! Well done! me too did not noticed the soldier until later.

    Jan 27th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
  • 7Shadows


    I thought it was a photo at first. Also, that soldier did a good job hiding in the bush... Didn't noticed him until later.

    Jan 27th, 2011 Reply
  • dehk


    You did a great job adding the soldiers, And great job with the camo, coz I didn't even notice him for a whole minute till I start reading your comment.

    Jan 27th, 2011 Reply
    • gabriel


      lol, I wasn't aware that a lot of you guys didn't notice the soldier! Pretty cool I guess.

      Mar 18th, 2011 Reply
    • dehk


      That only means good camoflask

      Mar 19th, 2011 Reply