Here's my entry for the Gears of War 3 Contest. Hope you all like it!
First, let me say that it's been a lot of fun participating in my first Deviant Art contest. Heck, my first art contest, period. There's some great work out there and the competition seems pretty fierce!
Now, about the piece itself:
As per the contest rules, I wanted to capture the feel of the Gears series, yet not be too violent. As the winners may be featured in Microsoft Theme Packs and other marketing materials, I wanted my art to be PG-13.
That being said, I thought I could still capture the essence of the patented-Gears ultraviolence. Because imagination is so powerful, I hope that violence still shows through here.
Basically, I wanted the audience to all but see the locust's head explode as hot lead bursts through in a bloody mess... I wanted them to imagine Cole Train plowing through the locust with his Lancer.... but to not ACTUALLY show those things.
And finally, a big THANK EPIC GAMES for not only throwing this wonderful contest but also for making one hellavuh game series!
Here's the step-by-step breakdown: [link]