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Calibration by Wildweasel339 Calibration by Wildweasel339
Our captain is very particular about his mechanics. Due to a rather 'special' condition, he is frequently in need of repairs and limb calibration. He's tough on new crew members. Few can withstand his scrutiny for long, and in this time of war it has become very difficult to find qualified engineers. However, the new hire seems to be a good fit so far. The captain has given her a hard time, as expected, but she is confident in her abilities and holding her ground. I think the captain is really quite pleased with her performance, especially after his squeaky arm socket was fixed. He's just bit reluctant to express gratification too openly.
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CielaRose Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I keep coming back to stare at this one.   Every time, I find something new.   I'm sure that must say something about the depth of this piece... o.o
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Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D 

Great to hear! This one was a fun challenge. Looking back at it, there are a few areas I would be tempted to refine a bit more, but perhaps the looseness is part of it's appeal. Better I focus that energy towards the next image.  

I want to do more illustrations that focus on the interaction between characters. It's an interesting dynamic when the design and pose of one character influences another. 
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CielaRose Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you should do more character interaction!   I'd love to see you tackle the relationships and connections between characters, especially unique ones like your Red 3 concepts.   Wowie.
I always get excited at the thought of new pieces from you.  :D

I love the looseness of this image, actually, it has such an earthy, real quality to it.   The subjects feel alive.
Would you mind if I used this as an inspirational laptop background?  (it's okay if you'd rather I didn't, thought I'd ask)
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Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Of course! No need to ask :)  I change my background all the time with art I admire. The only problem is, I can barely see it due to a cluttered mess of icons! 

I actually just started on commissioned illustration that I couldn't pass up on. It involves a lady, a large brown bear, and tiny armored mouse in the same scene.  I don't think I can share it publicly for a while, but if it turns out any good I'll send it to you.   
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CielaRose Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!  :D   I just like to ask first, just to make sure.   And now I'm curious what on earth does your desktop look like and how many icons do you need?  XD

Oh my word I would absolutely love to see it!   That would be amazing!   I'm very interested in how you're going to tackle those various elements in an image.  Good luck!
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Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Let's just say that organization is not my strong suit... Although for the past year I've managed to keep all my work in progress files in a WIPs folder. That has been an achievement! 
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CielaRose Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A fellow messy person!  *high fives*   
That is definitely an achievement!   XD   I'm actually OCD about organizing my files, but everything else in my life...yeah no.   Nope.   Who needs to organize?
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Jinshin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Saw the title and expected Mass Effect content. Still, I'm not disappointed in the least. ;)
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Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Mass Effect did have an influence :)
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Tiancum Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the narration is perfect here. love the mood and lighting as usual. you are a master in your style.
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