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Space Elf by Phill-Art Space Elf by Phill-Art
I always wanted to mix fantasy species with sci-fi, so I put an elf in an armored suit. It's not apparent, but that is why her helmet is shaped like that.
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LordDarkstarr Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Armored space elves? It's been done--Eldar and Dark Eldar in Wh40K. But like I mentioned on your trpoical mermaids pic, it's always nice to see a new twist on an old standard, something unexpected or refreshing.

This is another idea that could use fleshing out and expanding on. I think she'd make a believable character in a cross-genre RPG like Rifts or TORG, or perhaps as a concept for a RTS or MMO? Eh, what do I know, I'm only a writer and RPG designer... (As yet unpublished, but largely because I have a bad habit of leaving things unfinished... :( (Sad) )
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Siince it is a elf, BTW great design, then the riflie must be a techno-magic gun. Combo magic and technology hence the horns. Read or better yet play RIFTS. I do and I have seen design of thecno-guns. So I am pretty familiar with this.
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Sounds awesome : ) Thanks for the comment!
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
How about that elf with friends or alone exploring a submerge wreck.
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Nice ideas.
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
welcome. I aim to please. And about rifts? Any thoughts about playing.
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Shioroi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Artist
what's with the horns on the rifle? oO
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
What it does is gathers excess energy created by the core battery when firing...... Dude I dunno, it's sci-fi-y, I did it for looks. What's fun about sci-fi is you can justify any crazy concept you make up with some crazy bull shit idea : )
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Shioroi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Artist
hah, well, I liked the first part of the explanation, but it's kinda unfinished :P
but I agree with you there :D
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
: D
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ForTheLoveofSatire Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Nice image! It would be greatly appreciated if you submitted this art into the Battle Ready Womyn's group, in the Sci-fi folder. Hope you don't mind contributing: [link]
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Sure! Thanks for the comment : D
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Perturabo93 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Awesome! Have you ever heard about Eldar (Warhammer 40000)?
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Thanks : ) I haven't, but I know of Warhammer 40000.
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Perturabo93 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
You're welcome ^^
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome speedpaint!!
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Heh, I wish I could say it's a speed paint, it's actually when I was first getting to know photoshop, so it probably took me longer than I'd like to admit lol.
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Krigsy Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Awesome! Fav!
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JDogindy Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Very nice work here. I do like the design, and as for the helmet, well... it's unique.
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Lord-ShinRa Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Certainly beats James Cameron's blue space elves.
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Thank you! That's flattering, but come on now! Despite if their core design was kinda like a blue tall kitty, the execution of expressions, movement, lighting was breath taking, which made a species we've never seen before interesting a believable!
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Lord-ShinRa Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Trust me it wasn't. The technology had existed for several years before and had been used in two films and one opening to a video game (and that is simply from memory).

Truth be told however I wouldn't be so irritated by them were they not one massive insult to every technological genius humankind had produced. From the caveman who invented fire to the bloke who spent weeks rendering neytiri's nipples to attract a larger audience to the film.
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Just because it was used before, doesn't mean it's easy to write off the talent that worked on the film... My point is despite one's opinion if they like the design or not, it's impossible to say it was a waste of time, there are too many redeeming qualities over all.
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Lord-ShinRa Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
That's the other problem. Too many of the redeeming qualities I quickly came to realise had been taken from other, more famous, franchises.

For example I kept getting the feeling while watching it that I'd seen the human forces somewhere before, and that their machines looked very familiar.
Then during the final battle it hit m.: VTOL rotor gunships, military forces acting in hostile environments, large machanised humanoids; these weren't the human forces from Avatar. They were bad copies of the Global Defence Initiative.

And half the creatures of Pandora held very recognisable visual traits with Zerg and Tyranids.
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
It's practically impossible to have any new franchise totally avoid having a design look like something that came before it, especially in the same genera... Alright, so the design of the rotor gunships look like Orcas (from C&C) perhaps? Heh, it also kinda looks like... lets see... The Hornet from Halo, the Banshee from Starcraft 2... It's a common design for futuristic helicopters. And how can you even consider those 'mechanized humanoids' as something ripped from something specific and not realize Mech suits are to Sci-fi as Dwarves are to Fantasy. Hmm, I wonder who ripped the idea of mechs from who out of: Mech Warrior, Aliens, Starwars, Starcraft, Warhammer 3000, District 9, The Matrix, Iron Man and Anime has a whole mech genera. Artists use elements from other artists... It's how it works, it's unfair to disregard something just because it reminds you of say.. a strategy game you played when you were 12.

As for the creatures of Pandora, I disagree, to say a creature is ripped from something just because it has six legs, or bat like wings is reaching.
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Lord-ShinRa Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
You seem to misunderstand what I am saying, I agree that it is very difficult to have a totally different approach to an old subject but it is not impossible. Originality these days is not so much creating new ideas but showing old ones in a new light. Look at Terry Pratchett for example, a fantasy author who took some very traditional and generic staples such as Dwarves and Kings for his Diskworld series then totally changed them.
Or how about Starcraft, while initially it steals all of its basic ideas from Warhammer it aims towards creating different appearances and techniques to each of its races as it tries to move further away from the series it originally plagiarised. You mentioned Aliens amongst the examples you listed, correct? Well in some ways that is even worse as not only is Cameron being unoriginal but he is recycling his own previous ideas. Or let me take another example, there’s a major dispute going on about Cameron stealing the designs of creator of YES’ album covers. Seriously, go look it up and compare it to some of the shots from Pandora.

In most cases many people taking old ideas will at least try and put some new elements from them, but Cameron is simply copying and pasting previous parts of old series to create his supposedly new world. Also take into account that not one but TWO films were made with very similar premises less than a year after it was finished and created, that’s got to be more than something of a coincidence.
And at this point the only thing which could hold it up would be a very new and original plot. Let me use this to sum up my answer to that: [link]
The film only had one thing going for it: Its budget. It allowed every shallow and stolen element of that film to be brought out in glorious CGI from which was little more advanced than that of Final Fantasy Spirits Within, a film with a much smaller budget created several years before.

And finally, the wildlife: Many elements of what had been seen instantly reminded me of Tyranid units I had seen less than three hours prior to seeing the film. Many of them simply reminded me of crude combinations of creatures existing on earth which had been spliced together to create something supposedly alien and new. Again, nothing new there.
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
I totally agree that the movie as a whole isn't original, and to some extent its visuals as well. Also, while I was writing my previous reply I thought of how the story IS basically Pocahontas, haha (but even after I first watched it in the theaters I realized that the story was nothing special). I see your point, it's not taking any new leaps or bounds with the genera. The point I was trying to make was only commenting on the visuals, despite how much money was put into it, it's glorious CGI IS glorious because of the talent and artistry that went into it, which should be acknowledged, despite familiar elements, and mediocre writing.

Heh, it's interesting that Cameron is being accused of stealing from album covers.. Although, I'm looking at a few of them, and I think people are reaching... I mean, how many wooded planets have there been in StarWars? Oh and the fact Cameron is using a mech in another movie doesn't feel the same as to what Michael Bay does with his movies... It's like Bad Boys 2 was the the source of his recycled ideas such as, objects falling off the back of a moving truck (The Island), or a rotating camera around a gun fight (Transformers).

I'm not bothering to look up Tyranids, but I know that the creatures didn't remind me of Zerg. Plus, aliens are always taken from creatures on earth, granted some designs are less obvious than others. Though, using creatures from Earth can make alien designs more believable and easier to relate to. Take the new animated movie How to Train a Dragon (an awesome film btw) here they use characteristics of cats, dogs, lizards and bats, which makes it easier for the audience to relate to and enjoy the fictional creature. The number one thing a fantasy or sci-fi story must have is anchors of something familiar.
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korblborp Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what, exactly, is wrong with a tall blue cat-person, anyway?
i did notice that most of the wildlife had six limbs, though, or two with a split in the upper...
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Lord-ShinRa Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
How long a list would you like?
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korblborp Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
not space-elves !!!
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fnally, you done posted something new....
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Yea, I was working on a new Nintendo vs Sega poster for awhile, but my brother challenged me to do a really nice picture like the cover of a gaming magazine.
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differentego Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow! this is awesome :thumbsup:
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MiharuAkimoto Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Student
You forgot to add fairies : D xD J/k..

Looks good : )
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