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.