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Some Isolon fist troops during an inspection in Negav. The elf in the right is one of the two battlemages that are normally  assigned to a battalion ( felarya.com/wiki/index.php?tit… )
I was thinking about the speech of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman when I was sketching this one XD
I might try some more of those casual pictures depicting everyday life in Felarya :3

Thanks to Kikijonson for the idea and to Blazbaros for the uniform design The Isolon Fist by Blazbaros
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There are a great many things I like about this piece. It is will composed and easily gets across the point of a commander of sorts giving a speech or berating his soldiers... but images of commanders in front of their armies are, while not overdone, not uncommon.

Overall the technique is good. The line quality is sharp, with some sketchy quality adding some textural flavor where needed, like the lines on the commanders cloak under his arm. The characters are diverse, with no copypastas to be seen in the ranks. The only critique of the scene that I can muster has to do with colors, in that the lower portion of the scene is a bit dull, fully saturated with earth tones and with little contrast. The flag brings a little color to it and the mage's and commander's cloaks bring some light to the field, but otherwise its pretty dark.

Speaking of light, the city in the background immediately drew my eye(not a pun I swear) with its bright contrast to the bottom half of the scene. Its got a utopian sort of feel to it I like. It also drew two things to my attention. The wall in the foreground(behind the soldiers) and the rock spires in the background have more textural detail than the city, which seems to be of whitewashed stone. This could be a testament to how smooth the buildings are, so it might not be a bad thing. The second thing that came to my attention was that there seems to be no specific direction the lighting in the scene.

The lighting in this scene is easily the only real gripe I have about this piece. For the sake of perspective, lets suppose all of the soldiers are facing south. The rock spires in the far background seem to be getting hit by sunlight from the north west. The buildings on the right side of the middle-ground seem to get hit from a much more westerly direction than the towers of the wall in the near foreground, which are being lit from the NW. All of the soldiers seem to be standing in a large shadow, with some minor shadowing going on(suggesting light from the west) but not enough to give me the impression of sunlight, rather they seem to be lit by the ambient light that keeps a shadow from being pitch black. Pushing the lights and darks(and thus improving the lack of contrast I mentioned earlier) could have helped to alleviate this. It is made most noticeable with the elf mage, who's cloak is almost entirely the same color as the commander's cape, only it is nearly monochromed with the shadowy color of the commander's[cloak] cell shading. Pushing the brightness of that little highlight on the hood would have helped immensely.

Overall very pretty and visually interesting. Better than I can do at any rate.
~Boozy
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BadStories Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
The soldiers bear a resemblance to imperial guardsmen... given what I imagine the casualties must be like, it's fitting
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Ah, good old Sergeant Gunny. That guy is awesome. But I do have to say I like the inner look at the people who live in this weird world of yours. 
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Talicia23 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist
Lol, I love it
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money64367347 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
 TF2 Soldier Emoticon If fighting is to result in victory then you must fight! ................. sun Tzu said that and id say he knows a little more about fighting than you do pal because he INVENTED it!! .... and then he perfected it so that no living man could besk him in the ring of honor......... and then he used his fight money to buy TWO of every animal on earth and he beat the crap out of every single one.............................................................  AND FROM THAT DAY FORWARD ANYTIME A BUNCH OF ANIMALS GET TOGETHER ITS CALLED A ZOO!!...............................................................................................................................................................................................unless its a farm!
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endofan2000 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Reminds me of a scene from " Full Metal Jacket " somehow.
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agarc123654 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Alright there's only two kinds of people in this world steers and queers and I ain't seeing any horns. (BTW no need to offend anyone)
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Nitwitsworld Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Oh my god! Why didn't I think of this sooner this series Predated Attack on Titan before it became a thing! XD O.O m.youtube.com/watch?v=lt4329_W…
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ChaosKing57 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
ATTENTION SOLDIERS! Almost everyone one of you is about to experience a terrible vore filled death!
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kmathel94 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Commander:  "SWEET MOTHER TERESA ON THE HOOD OF A MERCEDES BENZ!  YOU SOUND LIKE A MAJESTIC FUCKING EAGEL!"   
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Psuedonoms Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha best comment by far, good reference =)
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Lanos-Lovahs Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
omg his facial expression XD its so hilarious
i wish i could draw like that O_o
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Xzinic Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student General Artist
By the way, I'm a big fan of Lataran. And I was wondering if... perhaps you could create a scene similar to this in reference to what a Follower Of Lataran will do? Or if not my poorly developed short, then could you create an image in reference or example of a F.O.L (Follower Of Lataran (pronounced "fool"))?

[?] 
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Xzinic Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I can see death in there future, death by liquid fire.
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LightningLord3 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
"ALRIGHT, CHUMPS, WHO PUT THE SPIDER IN MY ICE CREAM SANDWICH?"
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johnxx26 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Very good, i like
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Karbo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Insanity4362 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome! Makes me wonder what Deluran sergeants are like and what Anna as well as Shane's group thought of them? Anyway, great work as always!
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altran79 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
looks like my old math teacher...
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha
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SimonLorimer Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist
Great picture! As said before I love the raw emotion of the sergeant and the sense of scale provided by the man on the wall far behind :) Clearly a lot of thought has gone into the army heirachy! Looking forward to this everyday life ('nichijou'???) series and how different it'll probably be to what we call normal!
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Karbo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
heh now I have pictures of Nichijou in Felarya XD
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SimonLorimer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh God no XP I'm not sure even a land as crazy as Felarya is ready for Mai's ultimate trolling!
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fiumecalmo1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Really good; also details are very well made. I think men are more afraid of that guy than the girl.....anyway a very charm supervisor
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Kormmarade Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
That lass on the right reminds me so much about rylai crystal maiden 
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SpectreChaser Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
PECKING ORDER: you < the dirt < the worms inside of the dirt < Hartman'stool < Lady Lesona < ...and Hartman =P (Razz)

P.S. I know your sergeant's name is not Hartman, but you didn't name him and it fits very well :)
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JSxeno Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
All I'm thinking the drill sergeant is saying is... "Alright men, cats and elves! I have no idea what these symbols mean on my uniform!  I don't even know how to read!  I know one thing though!  How to make your lives a living HELL!"  

Oh... he's a gunnery sergeant... my bad, zam. ;p
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Karbo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha :D
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Mildora Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
thanks for the laugh
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Foxby Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Ooo, branching out and I love itttt
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McKay91 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
I'm hearing the drill sergeant from Attack on Titan Abridged.
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alipheesefateburn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
WELL SWEET MOTHER TERESA ON THE HOOD OF A MERCEDES BENZ.
YOU SOUND LIKE A MAJESTIC FUCKING EAGLE
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McKay91 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
HARMONISE WITH ME MAGGOT
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alipheesefateburn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
OH MY GOD IT'S A NEKO IT'S SO FUCKING COOL HOLY SHEEEIIIT
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fwyrl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I thought I was the only one who thought they looked similar!
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Asuroth Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Really love the idea of these casual pictures- even if the sergeant is anything but casual XD.  Poor guys, more afraid of him than any giant predator really :P.  At least the battle mage is keeping her cool of them heh.  But I do agree that these kinds of little things help add just even more life to everything and it's great to see more of just everyday life for people in Felarya :).
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Karbo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hehe thanks, more of them to come ;p
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JohnboyX Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Just read about them in the Wiki. So this is Negavs (or should I say the Ps'isol Magiocrats elite force Do not cross a gang of ninjas... ) .

I really like all the little details on their uniforms Thumbs Up . This especially goes for the soldier holding the flag with the Isolon Fist symbol (I assume he's the captain ? ) and the two battlemages [the blonde elve lady and Major Payne Giggle (film reference) who's doing the briefing] .

Judging by the serious, composed and worried look on their faces my guess would be that they're probably about to go out on a more dangerous mission outside of The Isolon Eye's range into deeper Felaryan territory where the chance to encounter giant predators is quite high Sweating a little...Oh Noes! .

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Mrxx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Someone has eaten some angry pills. Good dramatic shot :)
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Yukimy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!!!
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Daiyoukai-sama Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Artist
He looks like one of the teamleads I know from office^^
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Karbo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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vorefan31 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
It's crystal maiden
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Jakethecardsculptor Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Could just as easily be a scene from Negav or Florestica on Ayralef. :D
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RomanticStelma Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This soldier on lefl have cat ears :3
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MaxAlokin Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ALLRIGHT MAGGOTS!! SOME OF YE MIGHT COME BACK! SOME MIGHT NOT! BUT DO I LOOK LIKE I CARE!! *comes close to the elf* ...no I don't...
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Tanoshiiatsu Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
"Attention duelists! My hair is telling me that you're all worthless maggots now, but work hard and you'll become top-notch defenders of righteousness in the city!"
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
**Giggles!**

:music::music:One of these soldiers is not like the others ... one of these soldiers is not like the others ... :music::music:
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Karbo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
=p
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