Shell Shock

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Raymond Soderlund

Sometimes, when surrounded, it's best to see what you're backing into...or, in the case of our two little warriors here, onto. Tieh Wang and one of his eventual comrades, the calm and cool Lang Bai Bing, are ambushed in a marsh by some shadowy creatures. Backing up onto a mound to prepare for the attack, they suddenly feel it move, and out pokes the head of a giant swamp tortoise. Lang Bai Bing is Tieh Wang's foil early on, as the former is a rational warrior, while the famed 'Iron Elf' is a bit of a reckless, emotional type. A consummate warrior, Lang seeks two things: to improve his skill and to complete a quest which he has apparently vowed never to reveal to anyone. This puts the stalwart fighter at odds with the group, who doubt his commitment if it comes to them or his secretive mission Much like the Tieh Wang image, this was quickly sketched in pencil, inked, and then colored on the computer. I once again decided to paint most of the background without sketching it first and I'm curious what people think of the technique. As for what the surrounding creatures are...I'm not sure. They seem to be a combination of the ninja from Lupin III, TMNT, and Rom the Spaceknight. Bonus points for people who recognize all three references,/i> 2001 Pencil and ink, computer colored

Published More than a year ago

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