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Death Looms by theMASman Death Looms by theMASman
Here's my entry for the GOW art contest and first attempt at drawing anything Gears related. I couldn't pass up the opportunity on a contest involving one of my favorite video game franchises. Plus there's 100 prizes that are all pretty damn cool so here's hoping I win something. :lol: :fingerscrossed:

I listened to the Gears 3 soundtrack the entire time I whipped this out and it helped inspire a ton, especially "Finally a Tomorrow". It's going to be sad seeing this series end but hopefully I'm wrong and there's more planned for the C.o.G. in the future.

I wont get too wordy about my process with this here, so if you curious about that check out my blog post about it here ---> [link]

Hope you all dig it. :)

MAS

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:iconttresnan11:
ttresnan11 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
i love clay's mask in this pic!!
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:iconseth-carmine:
Seth-Carmine Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
this is a awesome picture,

lol at clays fingernail
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:iconbioshockfan60:
Bioshockfan60 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you too one Xbox 360.
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:confused: I dont get the question....
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:iconbioshockfan60:
Bioshockfan60 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I took this picture because I love horror movies and games
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:iconfreshbreath3:
Freshbreath3 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
O_O

amazing, they are THE A-TEAM [link]
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:iconbobbafett1:
bobbafett1 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
very nice
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconbobbafett1:
bobbafett1 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
UR WELCOME
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:iconbrandonstewart:
BrandonStewart Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
nice work breh! love the clouds especially.
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks: Thanks man. I thought that would be more of a challenge going in (especially blending in the rift omen) but then I started on the armor and realized....this may take a while :lol: Glad you dug it.
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:iconzackariarezendes:
zackariarezendes Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
do you read the ultimates?
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Not currently why? I've been out of the comic loop for a while sadly.
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:iconzackariarezendes:
zackariarezendes Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
i only asked because the pic reminded me of the ultimates 3. i didn't know if you were a fan of joe mad and had a huge geek moment sorry
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:lol: O yeah Im a HUGE Joe Mad and Chris Lit follower to the point I praise them enuff that I dont want to meet them in person. I respect them that highly, yes. But comparing them to this work is beyond a compliment. :) This pic is nowhere near the badasseness they achieved with that cover and two totally different compositions imo.
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:iconsick-little-wolfboy:
Sick-little-Wolfboy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Holy hell this is great! I wish you luck in the contest!
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks:

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:iconblackcore11:
blackcore11 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
looks good for your first gear drawing.
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:lol: thanks, I know I'll do more at some point whenever I find time. Especially more of the Carmines and RAMM!! :D
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:iconblackcore11:
blackcore11 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
well when you do get around to doing it, an sure look good.
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:iconwisdom-thumbs:
Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Two issues:

Really hard to see that Retro Lancer on Baird's shoulder. It blends in with the background, especially the knife. And Clay's hand seems really unnecessary, because it's right where Dom's hand would normally be - makes it kind of confusing and muddled.

Other than that?

I love the way you've drawn the Gears. Everybody is perfectly done in their proportions, and the way you drew Sam is awesome. Hell, EVERYONE looks awesome. Faces are top-notch. Color is excellent. I want to be able to do stuff like this.
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:lol: thank you. Yeah Baird had to take a backseat in this one in comparison to everyone else so I see your point there. I HAD to have Clay pointing tho'. Some of the coolest wallpapers/xbox themes I like the most have an element of viewer interaction. So the pointing on top of everyone else focused on the viewer seemed like the more "welcoming" choice for a wallpaper/theme if they happened to turned on their computer/xbox. Plus I pointed out other reasons why I had to have him pointing in my blog --> [link]

Dom on the other hand, seems to be one of the characters that's more in the spotlight this time around far as promotion goes...even more so than Marcus Fenix. Plus he's like a sad depressed lil' pup this time :( (as he should be after the 2nd Gears). So having him as I left him just with that cold gaze instead of holding a gun or coming off more threatening seemed like the better choice for his character here. Otherwise I would have switched things around a bit to show off Marcus' famous scar (which is my biggest regret with this going in). :disbelief:

But my main focus here were character personalities and I tried my best to capture each one since the characters are the main reason I love the franchise so much and it's what separates it from other shooters. :) Glad you dug it tho' and thanks for the input. :thanks:
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ChaosBlazed Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Oh wow cool drawing! I love it and this is pretty good! I'm sure you'll win AT LEAST something! If not I'll beat someone up. Ahahaha. Nice job though and do you by any chance have a link of that song in the description? That'd be great if I could get a hold of it. Thanks!
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:lol: Here's hoping you wont have to. And here's the link to the song I had on repeat most of the time I did this up...probably the best track on the album imo. ---> [link]
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ChaosBlazed Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Oh yes! I downloading this song onto my iPod from 4-shared.com, now every time I play Gears 3, I'll switch from Heron Blue, Mad World, and now this song! Thanks!
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
O maaaan I was looking for that Heron Blue song everywhere on itunes ever since i saw the "Ashes to Ashes" trailer but I never knew the name since IT WASN'T ON THE ALBUM!!!! :pissedoff: . Now I know. Thanks!!! :D
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:iconchaosblazed:
ChaosBlazed Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Misguiding lables... pft. Your welcome :D
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:iconchaosblazed:
ChaosBlazed Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Hahaha yeah I know. Thanks so much!
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:icon7331dude:
7331Dude Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Just looks awesome
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks: Appreciated. :)
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:iconlawrencechristmas:
LawrenceChristmas Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Tight!
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:icondyceman88:
Dyceman88 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
it is awesome but...do i have to be the one to say it?....where is Jace? GOW 3 had two main teams of 4; Marcus, Dom Cole Baird and Anya, Sam, Jace and Carmine
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Maaaaan I was gonna' show u the progress on this on AIM a buncha times but you weren't ever on ...mainly my fault since I always work heavy the most after midnight for some reason when you're usually knocked out. :lol:
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Soundwave04 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Characters dying in Gears of War? Since when? :iconhuhplz:

That's just me being salty, the picture is pretty fab work, especially how Clay looks!
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:lol: Thanks dude. Glad you like it.
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:iconblackcorset:
BlackCorset Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome work and very great style.

Good luck in the contest. :nod:
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:icongeotrixqueen:
GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
I love how traditional it looks. :D
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:lol: Thanks Dom.
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:icongeotrixqueen:
GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Thankees Mas. :3
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:iconmoonglove:
Moonglove Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The details are really amazing and nice choice of colors. I dig the skull in the clouds
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Color choices were my biggest challenge here because Gears has a unique sorta' neutral color scheme. So the challenge here was making everything pop out while trying to keep that same color scheme in mind. The yellow lambent blood and the glow from that was a last minute touch to make things pop out more. Glad you dug it. :thanks:
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:iconmoonglove:
Moonglove Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dang... heck yes that looks dop haha :D
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:iconzherik:
Zherik Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Fantastic work. The look of general dissatisfaction on Marcus' face is perfect. And the inclusion of Sam is icing on the cake, too many people leave her out, imo.
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Samantha is my BABY!!! :lol: Definitely won my vote for "most badass looking chic" out of all the female gears they announced in the game. I had the most fun drawing her here out of everyone else honestly, so thanks :thanks:
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:iconzherik:
Zherik Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
She's the best. And you're welcome!
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
good stuff!
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude. Good luck with the contest too..we all are going to need it :lol:
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:iconbigbadshadowman:
BigBadShadowMan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
very well done
hope you win that contest
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man. :thanks:
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:iconbigbadshadowman:
BigBadShadowMan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
you're welcome
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