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Never let go by AndreeWallin Never let go by AndreeWallin
Ok, this painting was bothering me too much for me to let it stay in my gallery so I had to put in scraps. Thank you everyone who fav'ed and commented on it, but most of you are right, the anatomy needs much more work and this is not something representative of what a finished piece should look like in my opinion.

Requested by ToZeG

First of all, thank you so much for all the suggestions! I read them all and it's always so incredibly hard picking just one, but since I really liked this idea (and I also noticed a few other zombie suggestions) I chose this one. I also felt that I had to practice my non-existent character skills.
The painting itself once again inspired by adonihs and marek, whose character skills I'd kill for. Fortunately for them they're too far away, so they're safe... for now.

Thanks for watching and see you all soon!

EDIT: I give up, I just can't get the girl the way I want her. But shouldn't be a surprise, I suck at anatomy.. I'm sorry, you're gonna have to take her as she is. :) The angle of her leg is intentional though, since the soldier is in the process of turning his body rapidly to the right.
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Wesker86 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
vikings2win247 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Awesome! Very exciting.
Tropfich Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Iam :+fav: number 2000 :D
supermarioART Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Splendid work dude!;-)
Serveris7 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
:wow::wow: that is really amazing wokr on this pic, I really like it a lot!
oneoldman Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Why does the soldier and the bulky zombie in the back have such short forearms?
canadian-weapon338 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
its breath taking i fucking love it man
sadrazam Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Wow Amazing !!!
Enerael Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
no print? :(
depex Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
Carcrafter7 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Damn why did you put this in scraps? This is a masterpiece. Okay the anatomy isn't that great for the little girl but who cares.
Gargu Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
"Welcome to Baldtown, population 2"
Gargu Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
A scrap with nearly 2,000 favs.
Hwaigon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
ok anatomy maybe, but your effects are just splendid.
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
the anatomy ...? more work .. ? No way. It's fine the way it is .
BlackWeisse Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
oh damn that's beautiful!! really intense drawing !
thekilon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
I love this , it is full of drama and I love the expressions on the faces , not necessarily realistic but very dramatic ..... I think you are mistaken to dismiss this.
Steel-Raven Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome work!
DragonDesicrator Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Holy shit dude this Picture is AMAZING! - Very nice work!
XenoSolii Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Scraps, schmaps! The motions and action in the scene is incredibly good. That alone should, even if you aren't satisfied with the piece as a whole, mark it as an excellent example of your ability to branch out of your comfort zone.

Also, zombies! Squeeeeeee!
WillGChew Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
That girl looks scarred for life. Great job. =D
Ekonk Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
The smoke from his right gun is really... juicy.
Mike2468 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Jagged88 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey man don't sell yourself short I would kill for you're anatomy skills...... where do live again? lol
SneakyRaty Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Dear lord I wish you could sell talent in a bottle. Sadly you can't. Hopefully, you don't need any. :D
The blood and smoke effects are out of this world, and your usual attention to details all over the palce truly makes this peice comme to life. I can almost hear them scream...

oh yeah, and that guy one the left is SO hunter from l4d. :3
archdivine Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
God,I can never get tired of zombie apocalypse!
This work is so mesmerizing,love it!
Storm-is-king Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Ok man...
this is hot lol
one thing i dont like is the lil girls face looks older then it should and she seems too short lol
and also i reccomend lightening instead of fire, the fire added into a zombie scene looks cool but ruins ur concept...
for your next painting i suggest trying a robots vs monsters scifi theme or something that would be cool
agaillard Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
the motion blurred guy at the left just kick asses
defense2 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
my only thing woudl be is that shes too small to have hanged on, hes going to lose the girl... but i like the painting, if its a acturall painting then its 1(insert infint 0's) better then anything i can do, if its painted in photoshop or other computer program it is 1(insert a large number of 0's) better then i can do. either way you have more skills then i do.
VibhasVirwani Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
truly epic !!! :D
EquitasX Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
did you say that you suck at anatomy? I think the word isn't suck, but kick ass. Good work. Nothing like good old fashioned zombie ass kicking to inspire one before the work day.
juyideviant Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
BONO is saving kids !!! xD
ishmadrad Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009

However, Andree is right. The girl is not "alright".
The rest of the picture is quite impressive. Nice details, blurring effects, lot of coolness.
ShadowSento Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Student
OH god this is even more epic than the other two pictures I commented on >.<

Permission to use as a wallpaper? :D
iamthemonkeyhead Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
You can really see the movie happening in this one. Super Badassery II: Bad with a vengeance.
I love how his hair manages to stay rad all the way through.
Burningplain Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
This is great, the mag in the air as he drops it out, the casings falling from the gun, it's a perfect snapshot of one moment in time, a brilliant picture. 5 stars[link]
Burningplain Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Okay yeah it didn't work [link]
Burningplain Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Ya know what I'm gonna stop trying the smileys, they're just not displaying.
Svenningen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist
i thought the man that got shot was bruce willis xD
Mind31 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
love this one... and I love the expression on the soldiers face... so dude... your character skills are better than you gonna admit... :P

you should maybe add some swoosh to the weapon in his left hand to show the turning of his body... to build "speed"... just a suggestion...
Sacknassos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love all kind of Projects that involve Zombies :D
And i like how you gave him protection goggles... we've seen it all in 28 Days later.... getting Zombieblood in your Eye(s) will turn you into one of them in no time!! Almost no one thinks about this when doing movies/games/pictures... but you did. I salute you!
Beside this important fact the rest of the picture is.... great... wow... i don't find the right words to describe this... so i'll stick to.... epic.
ZEROresolution Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
I Hates Zombies. :P
JaimeGervais Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! That's amazing! Really have a sense of urgency there and fear on the little one's face! The struggle is clearly translated. Excellent work! :D
StreaksPsyche Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
True, the girl's legs are swayed away...though the girl could just have her legs around the soldier instead.

If the situation was real, that's what frightened kids would most probably do; wrap all limbs around the one who is protecting them and hold on tight.
Raydiant Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Sick lighting and color! Just curious, do you do more life or photo studies?
the-sketchman Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
waw its good!!

it reminds me the WWZ of adonhis xD
tazm3k Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow rly awesomely amazingly wow! when i first saw the guy in said picture fo some reason i thought STRANGLEHOLD... i dunno why but the guy just seems to have an Inspector Tequila aura around him :D
Ryngewar Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The kevlar is amazing... I can totally feel how solid it is. Fantastic!
5th-ninth-993 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
This is amazing, oh my god! *___* :heart: I tried suggesting it for a DD, but I'll have to do it at another time, you've had one in the last 3 months! What a stupid rule, you totally deserve this one too. :( <3
Pathea Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist
wow, that's amazing!
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