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War Command - The Gharrana by AustenMengler War Command - The Gharrana by AustenMengler
Check out the Kickstarter for the physical release of the game here!

A highly religious and mystical race, coming from a planet of such dire living circumstances that war and survival have become a way of life. Their last high prophet foresaw the coming end at the zenith of their civilization. The ensuing migration effort, sending ships to build reception portals on a nearby habitable planet, undermined their economy and stripped their already dying planet of resources, plunging them into class warfare which grew into theocratic feudalism as their civilization splintered and broke apart. The holy flagships, sent off so many years ago with the life-saving beacons, had been all but forgotten to legend by the remaining tribes of the Gharrana. Still, when the great gates of light began to open in their once awesome temples, some remembered the old ways. Some remembered a way out.


Check out the trailer for War Command here!…

Illustration done back in 2012 for one of the loading screens for the upcoming Iphone and Android collectable card game War Command, depicting The Gharrana emerging from a portal! Spent a lot of time on this one as it was one of the most ambitious and complicated pieces I'd done at the time, and it took a lot of work to get it the way we wanted.
Done entirely in Photoshop CS5, the sky started as a matte-painting but besides that it was all painted with a WACOM intuos3 tablet.
The Barren Mage character was originally rendered by Edward Wang, which I painted over and incorporated into the scene.

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Leo-Mayson Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student General Artist
<font><font>Красиво и сильно!!</font></font>
miha9000 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
added to Finished Pieces in Sci-fi Archives
AustenMengler Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
009-1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Nice =D
mandospartangirl117 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
keren-or Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic use of light and colors. Quite an eye-catcher, interesting details. Very dynamic, and the pose is nice (though I'm a bit disturbed by the foot for some reason...). It's pretty great :)
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Beautiful work. Very well done.
dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
Weeboz002 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Bro your work is just SO DAMN EPIC!!!
PratikJog Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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