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The Dawn Is Your Enemy_.v2 by leksbronks The Dawn Is Your Enemy_.v2 by leksbronks
Your persistence surprises me... Holding in to your final breath, you claw your way along. You hold onto what was once your world. But now, it belongs to the children. Be glad of the knowledge that your death... will bring their birth!

Listen...... Can you hear it? It is coming. Say your prayers.


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Not sure if I've mentioned this before, but Dead Space KICKS ASS all over the place.

This one turned out to be somewhat of a learning experience for me. I was looking to challenge myself to use Photoshop in a way I never really tried before, by focusing more on depth and contrast, painting using a more traditional manner, and experimenting. I think the thing I learned the most was patience - something I rarely exercise - and it definitely cost me a lot of that. I also tried to break myself of the nasty habit of using black and white to shade/tint, so I made a very conscious effort to avoid using either of those two colors anywhere in this. Of course, there are a lot of things that could be better, but in the end I learned a little and that's the good news. :)

Step-by-step process: [link]

Tentacle death in action: [link]

Dead Space font kindly provided by: [link]
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:iconarbiterninja:
Arbiterninja Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist
Holy shit this is amazing!
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Crazyj85 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Don't shoot the face Isaac!!! Shoot the damn big yellow like pimple!!!!
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MINECRAFTER326 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it was that guy in the video's falt for using the worst suit
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Carlos368 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. Creepy, AWSOME JOB
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ninjaboy240 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
OMFG i hate trying to kill this thing when it gets me, still scares the shit out of me and i HATE dr.Mercer those fucking Indians are crazy wish it could have been me who killed him
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Geroj Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student General Artist
one word: AWESOME
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:iconsimsdoc:
SimsDoc Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
"i active tentacle rape!" God i hated that part.
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:iconthe-world-will-turn:
The-World-Will-Turn Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Why is he aiming for the mouth?! Shoot the glowing boil!
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:iconasari-are-hot:
Asari-are-hot Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Nice picture.

If he does not act fast, he will be dinner!
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:iconjonhy3:
Jonhy3 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This once again reminds us why Isaac is the unluckiest character in videogame history :(
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:iconpyrovilekiller:
Pyrovilekiller Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*instantly sets as desktop background*
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toughraid3r37890 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
omg 0_0!
Very nice work :D. I wonder how Isaac would get out of that situation 0_o
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leksbronks Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Well, a number of death scenes say he didn't. :lmao:
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TheFullMonty1394 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
"Not sure if I've mentioned this before, but Dead Space KICKS ASS all over the place."

this is the truest sentence ive heard all month. great artwork btw, this guy has to have nadz the size of grapefruits for surviving this....twice 0_0
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PrototypeB Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanted to gut Mercer in the face.... at the very least I stopped him from becoming a necro....

And Isaac.... KILL IT WITH FIRE!!! LOTS AND LOTS OF FIRE!! :D
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leksbronks Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
The first time I played it and saw Mercer being transformed, I stood there like a dumbass saying, "Whoa, did he just turn into a -" and then I died. :/
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PrototypeB Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

talk about an interruption, the necromorphs are so rude...
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leksbronks Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Yeah, they did that to me several times. But DS had that way about it - mesmerizing you into the environment, then just when you're totally off guard they send the horsemen of the apocalypse after you. >.<
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PrototypeB Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL a perfect way to put it... I think I was more scared of the environment than the necros themselves... though I kinda cheated Dead Space a bit because I watched a bunch of videos wayyy before I got it... because I was 15 and terrified of it...

I got it recently... I'm really trying not to spoil things... even though I watched like the first... chapter... well bits of it... until Isaac gets his suit... I was scared with some of the stuff.
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Mangamad Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man. Issac is just a screw like my "Tentacle Death" image too. XD

*Can't wait for Dead Space 2 to come*
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mackofspades Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DUDE! This is REALLY good! Nicely done!!!
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:iconhipster-kei-rei:
Hipster-kei-rei Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
can't wait for number two! :excited:
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GrowlingLeaf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ho-ly shit...
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Keyonce Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
this is awesome
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OHmarmalade Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
has a great feel, reminecent of the game... good job, you have won LIFE! + faved
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G3N3RALxSAAM Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Student General Artist
i'm sure you've beaten the game, but have you ever just let yourself die, in curiosity from the final boss, believe me that is one long death scene brutal, but still long
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leksbronks Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Oh yeah, you mean the one where he ends up in its mouth for a while, then when he's pulled out he's got no arms? Yeah, I've seen that one a few times, fantastic! :lmao:
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kar123 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
this kicks ass I love it!
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Jontukka Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
Holy jesus! Awesome!
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Terminate421 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
I just beat the game, hopefully Isaac lives at the end
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DoomMaster307 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Yeah he does live.
that thing was an hallucination of nicole.
also get used to it cause theres going to be alot of those hallucinatios in dead space 2 ^-^
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Terminate421 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Well, dead space 2 wasn't confirmed at the time I made that comment
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Andemius Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Hey man that's great, it perfectly fits the mood!
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Duckyworth Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done! That boss was a BITCH to kill. I agree, Dead Space is an awesome game, it's just a shame you get stuck at many places, for example when you first encounter a Pregnant. Nice work! :clap:
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maggotXcorpse Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
dude i totally agree, dead space is THE shit :D i fuckin love that game so much
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:iconleksbronks:
leksbronks Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Yes... obsess with me :)
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:iconmaggotxcorpse:
maggotXcorpse Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
any time, i almost shit like 4 times in a row at the beginning alone, EA really knows how to lay on a good scare :)
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leksbronks Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Yeah, it's a great game to play in the dark. I've played it through a few times now so it's not *quite* as scary as it was the first time, but I remember when I first got it I played it in my living room with all the lights off. And it was friggin' scary - it's been a very long time since I was ever frightened that much by a game. I kept jumping off the couch and throwing my controller at the screen. :lmao:
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maggotXcorpse Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
i know, its the scariest game i've ever played, and i've played a lot of horror games. its also the only one to ever trully terrify me :) my aunt was the first one to play it and just watching it freaked me out. she must have screamed and paused the game five times before she even go to the first elevator. i've beaten it about nine or ten times :D its still scary because im playing through on impossible and i barely have any health left :/
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chiisana-no-neko Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow amazing
I saw your step by step tutorial
its realy great but I have a question
how often you change the coler for one objekt ?
or used an grafik tablet and take to colers and change them with pressure?

sorry but my english is not very good
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leksbronks Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Hi, thanks for asking! :) I use a Wacom Intuos 2 tablet for my work. As for the colors, I work in layers - I will apply a flat base layer of color, then use different shades and tints of that color to make the highlights and details.

Depending on the level of detail for the object, I can switch between many different colors - sometimes up to 10 layers of different colors. I don't use pressure or any other pen settings for color, I just change them manually using the Eyedropper tool to select the base color, then change it on the color mixer to a color I want to use. I also do a lot of experimentation, painting over previous layers of colors with others, sometimes.

I hope that answers your question, if you have any more please let me know.

Thanks, - leks
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chiisana-no-neko Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ^^ that answers my question,
it is the heavy way the result ist amazing.
I thik I will be use it in the next neko picture
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leksbronks Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
NP :) If you ever have any questions, please let me know, I will be happy to help! :)
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Candy-Ice Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Holy..
What...
DUDE!

This has to be one of the most amazing pieces of art I've ever seen! Dead Space is my second favorite game of all time, and I was just searching dA to see if I could use any pieces as a reference for some fanart I wanted to draw, and then I see this and I think holy crap, who the hell has the skills to make something this awesome?!

This, my dear sir, has to be one of the best things I've ever seen. I mean, right down to the sketch, it's awesome! The level of detail you put into this is just insane! And it's perfect! I honestly don't know what I could critize about this!

I just love everything about it--the approaching doom, the blood stains, the soft and rough glows...wow! It really does give this picture such a sense of desperation, especially Isaac! Everything is so spot-on and the coloring is just beautiful! The lighting definetly adds to Dead Space's legend of horror and doom. I love the folding on the clothes, the glow and detail of his suit, the crazy look of the Necromorph and all of its bumpy skin...wow!

I also love the reflections and the perspective, and the glow of the aimer of the plasma cutter really helps this thing stand out--you even went as far as putting the glow on the teeth!

This picture is just so amazing! I'm afraid I'll just sound like a broken record if I keep going on. Well done, very well done :D And a nice little Easter egg with the Unitology writing.
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leksbronks Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
I'm not in the habit of responding a whole lot, but since you went through the trouble to write such a detailed response, the least I can do is say thank you! :hug:

For some strange reason I'm in love with Dead Space. I was just inspired out of nowhere so I had to make this, and other stuff too. I've even been writing a fanfic lately, and I haven't written anything in over 8 years! I don't know why. If there really is a Marker out there somewhere, then it's definitely got a hold on me. :fear:
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Candy-Ice Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Aww, anytime :D This seriously deserved some praise!

Oh, there's no mysterious charm to Dead Space--the game is easy to love. I actually surfed through your gallery just now, and you've got a lot of great stuff! And as it turns out, I've seen you before :ohnoes: I'll gladly take a look at your fanfictions once I grab some time, too. If your art is amazing as this, no doubt your writing will be too :D
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leksbronks Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Again, thanks! :) If you'd like a direct link, I have the most current version of the fanfic posted at fanfiction.net: [link]

It's not finished yet, probably another few weeks or so. Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy and have a wonderful day!
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KAIJUfreak Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Those tentacle parts were always good! Dead Space Rules.
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shifter00 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
dude i love it!!
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DOOMMAN98 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
SO AWESOME :D

DEAD SPACE PWNS!!!
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