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Defused Slumber by Rahll Defused Slumber by Rahll

This is a piece commissioned by an EOD technician for the EOD Memorial & Scholarship Foundation. They enjoyed the previous piece the tech had commissioned from me when they saw it up in the Nukes Division, and they wanted a painting for their foundation.

This commemorates and pays tribute to the brave bomb squad technicians in all branches of the United States military. It was unfortunate that halfway through the piece I actually had to add names to each of the plaques, but in a way, I'm happy I was able to include them.

I hope you guys like it. This will eventually be up for sale on the EOD Memorial & Scholarship Foundation's website, and I'm sure the proceeds will go to help the foundations activities and scholarships. Please check out their site when you get a chance.

Technical details:

Being as I used a variety of techniques for this piece, I thought I'd make them clear to avoid confusion and answer some questions.

Given the realistic nature of the piece, I did used photographic textures to help create the look. For certain parts, I also incorporated portions of photos and completely painted into them to change lighting, details, and overall look. I used this namely on the gun, flag, and the seals, and as a jumping off point with the trees, which are mostly a custom brush.

The overall work is 5000x5350 pixels and prints at 20"x21.4" at 250 DPI. The amount of detail that had to go into each part to make sure it prints well so large made it both fun and challenging.

Take care everyone, more work on the way
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Princess-Pastels Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely beautiful and touching
leo729 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
unspacy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
i would be honored to have this at [link] Thank-U-miltary
thedemolitionman Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
one word... 'beautiful'
gives them the respect they deserve.

great job!
Nathan-Brown22 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Being a Soldier myself seeing this has a somber effect about the brothers and sisters that were lost to use but proud that they will never be forgoten. You did them proud with this peice.
Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm really glad you like it. It definitely means a lot to me when someone who serves in the military has something nice to say about the work.
Nathan-Brown22 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
no problem you deserve it, it is truly a beautiful peace.
godlived Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Like it is said ---------------------------> This Piece is SIC ! <-----------------------------------

Imthenats Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I've watched "The Hurt Locker." A great movie, stands out from all the other crap movies I've watched lately.
AlchemyFox Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, I love it!!! =)
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