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Essa with rifle by RedShoulder Essa with rifle by RedShoulder
This is the cover illo for a client's science fiction novel. I'll post up the info on the book later, but this is his character Essa, who's a tough girl in her early teens who takes on her foes with a "smart" rifle and a "smartsuit". I did the drawing back in '12, but finally finished the color version this year. Damn, I'm slow...

At any rate, Essa's look is a little different from my normal style, at least I think so.

Drawn in carmine red, inked in Manga Studio, and colored in Photoshop. Enjoy and comment!

[UPDATE] The book "Essa: an In the Real of the Gods novel" can be purchased for the Kindle via Amazon: www.amazon.com/Essa-Realm-Gods…. Check it out!

Essa created by R.P. Bird, artwork by me.
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Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Essa looks like quite a badass there. A very battle-hardened female Space Marine-type one.

She reminds me of Samus Aran, but different.
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Sovereign64 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. :)
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RedShoulder Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Thanks much!

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Sovereign64 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem. :)
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RedJoey1992 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
EPIC :D
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RedShoulder Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Thanks man!  And I'm also glad that the client liked it a lot too.  BTW--I'm still working on Blazeflare; it's just taking a while since I'm trying to work on commissions with close deadlines.  I do hope to have something soon.

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"I sell my soul, but at the highest rates."
     --Harlan Ellison
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RedJoey1992 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Welcome

That's okay. Take your time.
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RedShoulder Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Thanks...!

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RedJoey1992 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Welcome.
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SultanOfAwesomeness Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm. Gun reminds me of Mass Effect Lancer for some reason...001 - :icantbelieveit: + PLZ
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RedShoulder Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
The client wanted to use the Lancer as a jumping-off point for the rifle, so I ended up looking at the designs from the ME artbook I own.  I also used it for help when coloring Essa's smartsuit.

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"I sell my soul, but at the highest rates."
    --Harlan Ellison
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SultanOfAwesomeness Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, I can see a bit of resemblance between the Noveria Police (I think) and Essa's suit. ^^
Didn't know you liked Mass Effect. ^^ Have you played the other games?Liara La
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RedShoulder Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
I _love_ MASS EFFECT.  I've played through the first game at least 3 times, and the second one twice.  I'm still playing through #3--taking my time with it--but I like it so far, and I suspect that I will not get so p'od at the ending (just heard a few things, nothing really spoilery). 

The artbook THE ART OF THE MASS EFFECT UNIVERSE is amazing--a lot of designs from all three games and the two DLCs from #2.  It's also perfect for references.

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"I sell my soul, but at the highest rates."
    --Harlan Ellison
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SultanOfAwesomeness Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah, yeah, the game is amazing. When I first saw it, I was like: "I can get so much inspiration from this!" When I saw what was in the art book, I nearly fainted from all the amazing sci-fi ideas and concepts in there; the ME universe is so technical and has info on just nearly everything, from what a ship would look like from the outside while traveling at FTL speeds, to how powerful an explosion a Dreadnought's slug can cause. THAT'S why I love mass effect. ^^ sorry for the rant..
honestly, I don't think the ending isn't THAT bad, but it's not the best either. I suppose a lot of people were expecting something a lot better. :/
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