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Dominance War - Warlord by nJoo Dominance War - Warlord by nJoo
Hope you guys don't mind me uploading sketches, just thought instead of doing a tutorial, it'd be more fun showing step by step my design phase at the same time have input from everyone (thanks a tonne btw)

I've decided to go with #3 from last batch and also mix a bit from #6 (Thanks a tonne to all those that voted, I'm surprise the #1 and #3 basically tie)

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The concept so far is some god of insect, thus the beetle like shell perhaps, it also serves as the nest of the critters. the inner arm have sharp claw which slices the enemy while attack from the main arms will infect and swarm the wound with insect, penetrating the enemy's intestines,etc.

Now that I've kinda decided to go with the warlord , anyone have any suggestion for a name that might go well with the theme?

Also, I need to still design an ancient weapon to go with the concept. Ideas?

Here's my Official CGtalk Dominance War Thread -> nJoo's CGTalk Dominance War Thread
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:iconpedropassos1:
Pedropassos1 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
which technique you use to draw? interested in learning. Thank you!
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epiic89 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
lance - yes
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:iconkoldtrane:
koldtrane Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
For the love of Zombie Jesus, can SOMEONE tell me what Dominance War is?
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:iconlandoff:
landoff Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
did you sketch this in the pc with wacom? I really dig these designs.
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godhorse Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
I Think Roland would be great name!! :)

No one want to be friends with a guy whose name they cant prononce. :) i actually think, thats as a previous person said, giving him a name that cant be callled is a great idea, so that he can be called according to the terror he evokes in ledgend; Plauge or Pestilance or Blight.
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Cixeled Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
the gem in my opinion could serve as a variety of purposes. Since we're talking warlord here you might want him to be able to revive the bees as long as the gem is intact.(?) My idea for a name would be Solemnitas or fester in latin; i got fester from the bees in his hive. Think about it. Please , I feel you should be the one to win this.
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Zanpacto Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
If I may it's just a little bit too empty a the waist even though there's a "ancient gem" you can't realy see what it is.

Oh well maybe with some coloring it would be ressemble more to some warlord. ^^

I somehow see it letting out swarms of beasts out his shoulders and having it's arms mutating continuously to adapt to the enemys...
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ZombieSandwich Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Professional Filmographer
there... THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconderfblue:
Derfblue Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice concept, maybe you could form something like a blade with the insects.
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Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks awesome! 8D very nice!
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:iconmonolithium:
Monolithium Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
i have an idea for the lance :P
make one of bees
could be sweeet
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:iconwendylynn:
WendyLynn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes!! I'm glad you went with this one; it's the most fun!
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:iconpirsion:
pirsion Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
wow nice work
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:icontai4:
tai4 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
damn amazing
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Gnargleboy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
I love seeing your creative thought process. thanks for posting your sketches!
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:iconsebbythefreak:
Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Professional Filmographer
He needs feelers xD
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:iconelemental-magus:
Elemental-Magus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is truly an Awesome design :nod: :clap:
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Ikar1kun Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
i feel the urge to have that ancient gem
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:iconaczamudio:
ACZamudio Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Professional
(Love love love the multiple arms~~~)

If he's an insect god, I'd say some kind of a spear or something spikey like a horned beetle or a wasp.
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:icon3zz:
3zz Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
I don't like the feet too much here, maybe you'd want to work a little on that. Otherwise it's great.
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:iconludjia:
Ludjia Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Automatick slingshot? like a mechanical bow for rocks or skulls or other blunt objects that might lie around, that you can set fire to or push insects into to infest something off in the distance.... like a hollow ball that all them beetles will hide in then sent flying off to leech on its enemies.
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Ilikemypics Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
nice choice..
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dmcblooddevil Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
za warudo:D
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boosnap Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
very cool design. i like the skull around his body as if it were his jacket. He's very ugly and gruesome looking. Also, he, i mean "it", is like a giant infected creature, i get the itches just by looking at it.

good job!!
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zero-warrior Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
no tail imo. Insects dont have tails, or at least not like that
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EroticPanda Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Why not make the insects part of his weapon? he's got that hive on his back/shoulders right? Perhaps he could build up a type of electric charge in his body that fires the insects out like bullets. sort of a biological minigun that fires living bullets that then proceed to bore through the flesh of any living creature that they come into contact with. If you were to look through the Tyranid codex from Warhammer 40k they have all sorts of stuff you could use for inspiration. maybe get a direction you to go in.
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AngelX-Studios Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
FREEEEKEYYY
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victorsbane Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Way cool!
His lance should be more like a partisan and the blade should have the ability to click open to reveal a gun of some sort (just a thought :) )
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ChaosDragonAzoth Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Oh man, a monster that shoots bees. Win.
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Shyguy9 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Love it. I can't get over that image of a face within a face. It's quite awesome.
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CandyWarlock Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
I'd say a huge flail with hollow balls which contain insects in them.
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QueenGwenevere Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Weapons, eh? For some reason when I look at him I keep imagining he shoots something out of those holes on his shoulders - like a sticky thread with something nasty at the tip (poison stingers? A gob of infectious larvae?)

And he has a tail - maybe throw a big hooked stinger or blade on the tail?

Either that or I picture some sort of blades resembling beetle pincers - long, curved, shiny, and with teeth on the edge... Maybe embedded in his wrists or shoulders and retractable... (Speaking of which, if you ask me the claws on his inner arms could maybe be longer and more insect-like...)
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Jizames05 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
i think itd be sweet if it had either a spear with a huge spear head on it, and for the spear head to have like little alcove things so that the edges look sort of like insect legs. either that, or a schimitar thats just super huge and stoney looking.
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DavidBrainbow Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
I think his weapon should just be massive swarms of various insects! Like hundreds of rabid bees with 5inch long stingers with instantly fatal venom. Or like.. attachments that go on his arms, that are long and sharp like matis front legs that he can use like two swords... I dunno, i suck at weapons and names and stuff ^^
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Budouka Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, here's an "out of the box" sort of idea. What if this guy IS the powerful artifact weapon? I mean, he's got a freaking magic gem embedded in his abdomen! You could have one of your other concepts operating a corresponding gem that controls this guy. And that dude could have the lance.

If you don't like that
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Budouka Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...hehe, wrong button. If you don't like that, I vote for a natural weapon. I think it would be cool if he had some ability to summon huge swarms of insects. Alternatively, he could have the ability to reshape his shield-face into a big, chitinous weapon and administer lethal, insectoid headbutts.
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Sakashima Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Fantastic work!!

I agree with SWETQ and TisDemFunk, mantis like scythes but something more retractile from the main arms so it could smash and/or slash while infecting... for the name it gotta be short and insect lik sound like kordok almost voyalless...k'rdk
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Sakashima Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Wrong not slashing but like a mantis the weapon would be for graping purposes more like a hook
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:iconiradam:
IrADAM Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
or a mini catapult on its shoulders maybe lol
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:iconiradam:
IrADAM Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
looking for a personal name or a class name? and for the weapon, how about a sling? he can hurl more nests or eggs into the fray and release more bugs
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SkeletalFeather Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
I really like the insect nests on its shoulders.

I could really picture it wielding an axe. If you want a sharp pointy thing, you could put a spike on top of it.
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doaIvI Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For the name, Cabunaptra or Kabunaptra sounds insectis and warlordish to me, and it fits his aspects. Dunno Cabunapta, Anarkam, Argonaxias, Beetle Juice?? lol Nice work though!
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doaIvI Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also, if his arms and legs are bug nests, and those lil dots are bugs, don't make him hold the weapon. Why don't you make something like, when the shell closes, a blade or spikes come out from the inside, coming out from the open spaces of the shell? If you make him hold a weapon the poor bugs will sqeeze together, that will make the beetle juice literal! XD
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doaIvI Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Or why doesn't spits acid through the eye wholes of the shell when it closes? something poisonish. God, I'm getting too much Ideas, and yeah, sorry for making this a three way post!! ^___^;
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Omega9000 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Lol, I love the random stick figure in the background. =)
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sw1tch3r Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Oh and for a weapon I like your idea for a lance, Its kinda like the stinger from an insect, goes with your concept.
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sw1tch3r Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Bicota Alarva

WORD HISTORY: The word larva referring to the newly hatched form of insects before they undergo metamorphosis comes from the Latin word lārva, meaning “evil spirit, demon, devil.” To understand why this should be so, first we need to know that the Latin word also was used for a terrifying mask, and in Medieval Latin it could mean “mask or visor.”

Bicota means a loud kiss in portuguese so the name has the meaning of recieveing a kiss from the mask of an evil spirit.
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elsevilla Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
cool concept
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Hellstorm6514 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
A great hammer would probably suit this guy quit well , make use of the four arms. Have beatle shell and horn detail on the maul and twisting angular shafts perhaps to hold it. Just a thought.
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Aakr Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Amazing! Thx for posting it. Without u i would never know such an awesome contest existed. Now i'm thinking of entering too!

About weapons for your guy, His arms and legs seem to do the work on their own so it'll be a waste to get them out of comission by putting a weapon in them. However, i noticed a small tail back there, so maybe some sort of tail-spear, or a tail held gun...
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