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Search and Destroy by Rahll Search and Destroy by Rahll
Another image for Molten Monkey International on their new S.K.O. toy line. This guy unfortunately doesn't quite have a name anymore due to some copyright issues, so I'm gonna call him Samuel L. Fishburne.... My client will probably swoop in and correct me with his actual new name, rofl.

Anyway, I worked on this image on and off for quite some time. I tried a whole new process and approach, and I'm pretty happy with it. The matting and background painting took forever, and by the time I was done with it, I hardly wanted to do the guy, haha. Anyway, hope you like it, more soon!

Also, check out *7377s page, he's the creator of the toy line, awesome guy and great friend.
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:iconcrazytomboy18:
crazytomboy18 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student General Artist
This reminds me of a video game scene.
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:iconthemaster307:
themaster307 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Nice! But, one question. Why does he have his light on in that time of day, and lighting as such around him?
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:iconbloodrebel:
Bloodrebel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice picture wading through the jungle has a certain... Romance behind it. If that makes any sense.
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:iconbfflae1:
BFFLAE1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. I especially luv da backround (da jungle) looks so real!
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:iconboricuanart:
boricuanart Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hmm Clever Girl
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:iconchevx:
Chevx Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Filmographer
Some serious detail was put in this Masterpiece It looks so believable
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:iconarcherw0lf:
ArcherW0lF Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student
I mean WOW.
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:iconliquidink80:
liquidink80 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student General Artist
This type of setting would be great for a Tarzan piece. Great job on the video review of the Cintiq 24 hd you convienced me to make the switch from traditional to digital.
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Shabbs Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Self taught? wow, that's amazing. Yah i was about to pick up some of Dusso's stuff too haha. Ballistic publishing? i'll check those out as well. Appreciate the advice, you're very good at what you do...probably one of the best artists i've seen on here. I presume you work in the gaming industry?
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Rahll Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :) I actually haven't worked on any games at an official capacity yet. I did some internal key art for Brothers in Arms: Furious 4, but that doesn't really count.
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Shabbs Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
You're still pretty young, so i'm sure you'll be able to find work in whatever field you'd like. Don't undersell your work in Furious 4, haha. Keep up the good work, i'd like to see more great art from you!
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I literally had almost nothing to do with it, and the work I did will never see the light of day.
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Shabbs Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
hell big fan of this piece! was the background done with the help of some plates...matte painting style?
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it! The background did have a heavy amount of matte painting involved.
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Shabbs Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Okay awesome! That's what i figured, you're very good at matte painting. Mind telling me where you learned how to do it? I myself have been trying to learn matte painting and environment artwork and have been using tutorials from likes of dylan cole, i think that's a good start..what is your opinion of him? Sorry i just appreciate your input because you create some truly awesome environments.
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Rahll Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm actually self taught in regards to matte painting. I do have some resources I glance at from time to time, but for the most part I went about figuring out the methods my own way and refining my technique by picking up little tips and tricks from videos or asking a question from time to time.

Dylan Cole is a great resource, so is Dusso if you check out his matte painting DVDs through Gnomon as well. There's also a couple of matte painting books through Ballistic Publishing that might help you out.
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braineater3459 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Looks so realistic
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:iconvyner:
Vyner Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
again .. Amazing Light my friend...
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:icondevilrikku:
devilrikku Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
wow itīs awesome *__*
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Incredible and detailed work on the scenery! Amazing set of colours
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:iconel-gallo:
el-gallo Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Good colors, good composition, is perfect!
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:iconbfg8800gtx:
BFG8800GTX Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Apart from the kinda constipated facial exp, this is brilliant!!!
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:icontekmeb:
tekmeb Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
excellent atmosphere; great work :thumbsup:
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davidbrown Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nice work
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DroppinApples Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Overall I love the composition in this piece. I just had a few small bones to pick with some shapes on the gun (As it is part of the main focus of the foreground character.)

There are two main "cylindrical" issues with the mounted pieces on the gun. The flashlight being the foremost, because of it's light it immediately catches your eye. Even though it is mounted on the side of the gun the shape of the lens would still resemble that of the scope (which looks correct and awsome) on the top. This is a vanishing point problem and I struggle with the same thing. second the gun barrel, almost appears to be situated on the lower left side of the gun (seeming more like an attachment than something issuing from the overall assembly.) at this angle I wouldn't imagine you would be able to see quite so much of the interior of the actual barrel at the tip.

the only other thing I would point out is the interaction between his legs and where they meet the water. a couple ripples or something indicating that he had recently displaced the water would go a long way.

Awesome painting overall, love the background details and the lighting.
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kaede-kit Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Great work!
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:iconlongshanks104:
Longshanks104 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Looks like the "Jungle" map from Black Ops.
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Did that look like a jungle? :D
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:iconlongshanks104:
Longshanks104 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Obviously. I noticed the temple thing in the background and thought about that.
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ROOK!No Name!!

Love this one to bits. The detail in the environment is just plain craaaazy :D
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks! I was looking at your latest work the other day, didn't have time to comment tho. Looking awesome.
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fenrysk-art Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is great work, especially on his face and the background environment, but something about that rifle keeps tripping my eyes up
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Husam-Elfaki Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Love the details man really nice one!
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:iconbombdoll:
BombDoll Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
The algae and flotsam on the surface of the water is very well done man!
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
looked at this last night! Cant remember if I left a comment now or not. Anyway this is a great piece my man! Fantastic detail in this and I'm totally feeling the jungle mood
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darkness404 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detail in the background is amazing! And the guy in front of it too ^^
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emerald-moonlight Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student
The amount of DETAIL. GAH. I think I just died from awesomeness. D:
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NaygonElvanleii Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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renslo689 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow man that is awesome. The whole scenery is amazing, I am more impressed with that than the dudes realistic face, lol. The lighting rocks, reminds me of Farcry 2 in the jungles.
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DPencilPusher Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011   General Artist
THIS IS NOT 3D? DAMN! AWESOME!!!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow I love the detailed background. Great work!
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:iconmister-brown:
Mister-Brown Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
wow, nice lighting
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:iconblitzjaeger:
BlitzJaeger Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Great job on the face and background Reid, very realistic looking. You said it took a long time, and it shows! So many colors to those plants, nice work!
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:iconcambergreber:
CamberGreber Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
You must have SLAVED over this Congrates
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:iconraeh:
RAEH Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
In the background, do you use some photos? or is all of this painted?
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:iconfishpaste89:
FisHPastE89 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
cool work.... nicely done
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:iconimthenats:
Imthenats Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The Landscape looks really pretty. I like the red flowers. It looks like I can see beads of sweat on the guy. Man what a scene! Great lighting, I guess that would be an understatement.
Hey, watchout for predator.
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:iconquazzie:
Quazzie Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Whoa! Man, the improvement since I started watching is astonishing. :):horns:
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:iconthegsp:
TheGSP Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
lol flash light in the bright jungle

Looks like you avoided your usual blue/purple/orange colour scheme.
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SonicSpeed Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Teal'c is exploring off world, alone. Very nice.
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