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VTOL Version 2 by ProlificPen VTOL Version 2 by ProlificPen
After the surprising success of the first version of this piece I did last week. I decided to go back into it and make it really shine for a contest I am entering soon. This is the first of 5 pieces from my gallery that I will be revisiting and reworking for the contest. After looking at some of the past winners, I decided that a lot of my big panoramic vista scenes could be much improved with the addition of an interesting foreground element worked into the composition. In this case an original soldier design with a new weapon design as well. I hope you like what I've done with it. All the elements of the original are still there, but with some new elements too. I will leave the original up for the time being. Wish me luuuuuck!!! this contest could be very big for my young career.

ProlificPen is available for commissions year round! Email ydavros@gmail.com or note here for more information.

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:iconashkanie2:
Ashkanie2 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
amazing
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:iconeg312:
EG312 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
breath taking

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:iconacebird1234:
acebird1234 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very amazing
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:iconrebel-othalan:
REBEL-OTHALAN Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great stuff!!
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:iconbayar07:
bayar07 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Прикольно, очень атмосферненько :)
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:iconnorthcarolina1:
NorthCarolina1 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Really cool love it
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:iconshohndon:
Shohndon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How come the notion of "Space Afganistan" comes to mind?
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:iconprolificpen:
ProlificPen Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Because it was partially inspired by the wars in the middle east ;)
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:iconboltofthunder:
BoltOfThunder Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Kind of reminds me of the Giant Soviet transport helicopter, only with jet engines...
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:iconfluffballgato:
Fluffballgato Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool pic! :D
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:iconmalcho1234:
Malcho1234 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Am I the only one who's thinking of Planetside 2 when he sees this?
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:iconprolificpen:
ProlificPen Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Heard that game was great, but this was painted in 2011 :) Maybe the devs were inspired!
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:iconmalcho1234:
Malcho1234 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope so. Though this VTOL is a bit cooler than the one in-game... It can carry vehicles, which is a definite plus for me.
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
NICE!
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:iconheavenly777protector:
you should do a close-up of the VTOL, THAT THING IS MASSIVE!
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:iconjoey2900:
Joey2900 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
Love it!
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool, gritty tech! Very neat VTOL design :D
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:iconkelso323:
Kelso323 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
The smallest details are always the best; no matter how far into the future we go, a grunt is always gonna want a cigarette after the fight...
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:iconschlegel120:
Schlegel120 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   Digital Artist
amazing work.
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:icongreen--ink:
Green--Ink Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thats awesome!
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Outstanding!
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:iconironsides11:
ironsides11 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
That is one awesome rifle!
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this picture very much.

The VTOL aircraft and soldiers are very futuristic but still clearly influenced by their real life counter-parts. The scenery is also similar to the Afghanistan terrain.

Clearly, no matter how advanced weaponry will get in the future, wars will still be fought by men and women of flesh and bone. And wars will always have the same old logistical complications.

This picture is awesome. Great work and keep it up. :)
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:iconyagamiseven:
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
cool
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:iconclintovsky:
Clintovsky Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Soldier 1: Hey Jeff got a light?
Jeff: shut up man i'm watchin the VTOL's!

great work by the way :)
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:iconzarieoz:
ZarieoZ Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I have to say that adding this foreground was a really good choice :)
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:iconzaku1986:
zaku1986 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks really great. Very nice weapon/vehicle designs and background.
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:iconrobi71:
Robi71 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
OUF! Good, Good, Good...
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:iconsergiovi:
Sergiovi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
the picture is alive! excellent work dude.
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:iconjaevric:
Jaevric Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
I just found my new desktop. Congratulations, you just crowded out the Apollo 11.
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:iconglandalfsama:
Glandalfsama Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Hello.
I like so much this sketch. I'm working in a free sci-fi wargame rulebook, and I would like to have this illustration on it. Can be possible?
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:iconprolificpen:
ProlificPen Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It is possible, but you would have to purchase the rights to use the image. Send me a note if you are still interested and I will go into more details.
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Glandalfsama Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
The rulebook will be free, so we can't afford lot of expenses ha ha
But if the use rights are not very expensives we maybe can get them.
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:iconprolificpen:
ProlificPen Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well, thank you again for your interest in my work. However, I have long since stopped taking on free projects. As someone who does this sort of thing as a profession, demand for my work has steadily increased, and so do the rates I can charge. I tend to stay away from projects that have limited budgets these days. I hope you understand my position, but I have to eat and pay my bills too friend. However, if you would be interested in something custom for your project, I have no problem working within a budget, as I am very used to people here on dA asking me to do so. As long as it's reasonable, my paintbrushes are totally for sale. Send me a note or an email for specific rates. As for the illustration you mentioned, It is for sale, and we can talk about that too, just not here on my public comments section.
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:iconglandalfsama:
Glandalfsama Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
I think better we can use miniature photos for the book, and reduce cost.

Thanks for your time and attention.
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:iconzerrnichter:
Zerrnichter Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh how i love these kind of aircrafts! very moody man!
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:iconwillgart:
WillGArt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY CRAP! This is sick! Nice one :D
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:iconsaurabhinator:
Saurabhinator Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice. :)
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:iconexocolumn:
exocolumn Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Great work!
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:iconjohnxx26:
johnxx26 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
very good, I like
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:iconalfiq:
alfiq Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
cool story bro!
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:iconweilumaumatika5:
weilumaumatika5 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
great job dude .
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:iconspectorknight:
SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
In a word; Spectacular.
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:iconericj562:
EricJ562 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Not bad...
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:iconchameleon-unwf:
chameleon-unwf Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
I like it. That aircraft is so awesome! =)
it is nearly the same as mine, but futuristic. =D
I have a little bit realistic aircraft =D =)
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:iconaldark:
Aldark Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another epically inspiring piece. n.n I esspecially love the front guys rifle. Is that a guass rifle or mini railgun by any chance? =D *loves snipers*
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:iconbrotherostavia:
BrotherOstavia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Luck? You've won already. :wow:
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:iconcorkbottle:
Corkbottle Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
awesome
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:iconaznmilton:
aznmilton Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
reminds me of my old favorite action toys called Metal Force from back in the day =P
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:iconaznmilton:
aznmilton Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Excuse me.. MEGA FORCE !
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