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I can't control myself by No-one-o1 I can't control myself by No-one-o1
EDIT: I needed to work out some things that bothered me. So,...
The colors are more luscious now, and the contrast between light and dark is stronger. The helmet should look more metallic now and I improved the shadow & light on nose, lips and right arm (the one in the back).
I also fixed the proportions of his forehead.

And I changed the color of the helmet-strap (thx to ~Dracina for pointing that out).

I also added skin (by ~zellfaze) and cloth (by ~emperorwarion) textures - you may need to download for full size to actually see it, though ^^;
/EDIT

I did it! :excited:

Soldier from Team Fortress 2.

I can't escape this hell
So many times i've tried
But i'm still caged inside
Somebody get me through this nightmare
I can't control myself
So what if you can see the darkest side of me?
No one will ever change this animal I have become

- Three Days Grace, "Animal I have become"

I know he doesn't seem to consider himself anything but normal, but the song inspired me to this ;)

Soldier-Logo from Official Fan-Site Kit
Used some of these Blood-Brushes by *Falln-Stock


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Music: Three Days Grace - "Animal I have become", Maggot Kombat
Time: Some hours
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TheAlternateSide Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015   Writer
"Soldier, snap out of it. Please, control yourself. You're scaring me Sol. Please. No, no, NO SOLDIER GET AWAY. PLEASE JANE SPARE ME! SPARE EVERYONE. JUST TRY TO KEEP YOURSELF UNDER CONTROL. JANE! JANE PLEASE STOP! THEY'RE GONE. JAne please.

Please control yourself-

Please"

That was that last that Jane hear of Dell, or Engie. The kind, soft spoken Texan who never hurt anyone (by his own hands at least). And Soldier had killed him after a rampage, his hands coated in his former partner's blood. And it all his fault he won't see that yellow hardhat, or hear him sing while playing to his guitar at 3 in the morning. Or eat one of his apple pies that melt in your mouth. Or make fireworks that light up the sky on the Fourth of July. And now his life blood is caked on his hands.

All because he couldn't control himself.

"Please."


(What have I done. Awesome drawing btw)
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Zakulf Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Bloooood, bloood, hehehehe! -Insane laughter-

I like it!

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Dracina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
yay, I contributed! it looks better. =3 good job.
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ForeverSonu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think about him every time I hear that song, so this draw is awesome to me XDDDDDD just perfect!
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PenguinGirl470 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Aw man I love that song! Nice job.
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JellySandvich-NOM Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing *o*
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KaraszKun Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
"I cannot help it! I am an amazing killing machine! I was made to beat maggots like you, and you, and you you you you!!!!"
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Dracina Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
:iconsoldierplz: :iconsaysplz: "See, red! oh wait... that's blood..."

I'm not the best at critiquing but I'll so my best. You generally did a good job with the shading of the blood and the soft tone given the harsh theme gives the piece an interesting feel. The shadowy silhouette version of him in the back is a nice touch and it almost looks like Soldier is having a war flashback as he looks at his hands. The shading of the cloth and helmet are spot on in my opinion but I think the straps on the helmet are supposed to be brown. Looking at your step by step process, it's a shame you lost the detail and emotion of the eyes. Eyes are windows to the soul and all that jazz. So really with soldier, you have to make his mouth show most of his emotion, which can be a pain in the butt. I think you did pretty dang good. :thumbsup:
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No-one-o1 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :hug:
Yeah, I opted for using the helmet cause I was concerned one might not think of Soldier immediately; that's why I put the shadey non-helmet one in the background.
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Dracina Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
I likes it ^_^ Yeah, Soldier never really is without his helmet. Even just hanging around relaxing, he has it on.
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No-one-o1 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, like in the comic where he and Demo were friend, he wore his jelmet even while fishing or in Las Vegas :giggle:
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Dracina Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Yup, I would have to figure he would only really take off his helmet for shower and bed. And he'd always have some sort of weapon on him, considering how paranoid he is in that comic too.
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No-one-o1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True. Taped to his ankle or something like that ^^
And/or gun beneath the pillow. His helmet wouldn't be far away when he's in bed. If he even sleeps in a bed. The way the comic looked, it wouldn't surprise me, if he'd sleep sitting with the back to that knocked over table :giggle:
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Dracina Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Well, I think he sleeps in his 'barracks' when he's with the rest of the group. I kind of see them living both at the area they're 'deployed' at and at what they call home. And yeah, his helmet would never be far away. He might just sleep with it on, if he's feeling particularly paranoid that night.
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No-one-o1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he might :D
Although I'd imagine that's kinda uncomfortable ^^;
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