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A request from :iconpanzerfire: as part of our art trade. ;)

His part of the trade: [link]

What he asked was his OC, Lieutenant Helga Nadler, a panzergrenadier in the German Bundeswehr and some of her fellow squad mates been pinned down under heavy fire in a middle eastern setting. :)

The sketching process started on December 3, been doodling Helga and some regular BW equipment for familiarization on scrap paper. Unlike my regular works, I've been drawing each character individually on a single sheet of paper before scanning, inking and coloring them in Photoshop CS5 and Paint Tool SAI, with the help of my trusty Wacom Intuos4.
The weapons you can see are a regular G36 with its integral carrying handle, a regular MG3 equipped with a 50 rounds drum magazine and finally, Lt. Nadler's customized G36A2 fitted with a Eotech sight, AN/PEQ and a AG36 40mm grenade launcher (First time drawing a tacticool looking G36 =P). Most gear is standard to the Bundeswehr, such as their Mehler ST ballistic vests and the Gefechtshelm helmet.
Background wise, Panzer actually requested a simple wall riddled with bullet holes, but for some reason, I just went on and couldn't resist adding more elements as I sketched the blue ink draft with my tablet. This includes the unit patches too, he said that it won't matter if we don't see them.
The flecktarn pattern (Both wunsterntarn and the regular woodland) were done through a long and tiresome method known as...stinging a graphic tablet with its stylus, gotta keep that 'Handpainted camouflage" look haha =P, had to tweak the colors a couple of times since most of the references I got off the internet had different exposures. But the most important lesson are the brush settings of SAI, the "spread" function was used to give the nice fluffy look you can see how those clouds, looking forward to use this technique more often. ;P

Anyways, this took almost two weeks to complete, longest project I've been working on so far.

HB2 mechanical pencil, mechanical eraser, Wacom intuos4, Photoshop CS5, Paint Tool SAI.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! :santa:
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:iconmeiyeezhu:
meiyeezhu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
:cannon: :cannon: :cannon: 

:BombingEscape: (Surprise artillery barrage knocks G36 Soldier into the air, causing him to lose his gun and helmet)
Running Man Me: Hang in there, sir! I got your back! (Runs after injured soldier)
:crippled: Soldier: Don't worry, I'm alright; lost my gun though
Give Gift Emote Me: Take this with you...

meiyeezhu.deviantart.com/art/H…
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:iconmrlovelessss:
MrLovelessss Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing dude, just bloody amazing. I give it a 5 out of 5. 
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:iconndtwofives:
NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Haha I'm glad you like it man XD

Almost from more than a year ago, and it still remains my most favorited upload here @.@
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:iconredkruger:
redkruger Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
speaking of which this actuelly reminds me of the broken arrow scene kinda the same "being overrun" feeling
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:iconredkruger:
redkruger Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
german troops in iraq?..........i could see the we were soldiers theme playing over a scene like this 
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:iconndtwofives:
NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Naah that's Afghanistan xP
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:iconffdp-neko:
FFDP-Neko Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
A sticky predicament for those soldiers and a great picture too
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:iconndtwofives:
NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hehe, as it would seem :XD:
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:iconffdp-neko:
FFDP-Neko Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
For sure
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:icondrfuturism:
DrFuturism Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Writer
Why does the guy in the middle have a WW2 German Chain Gun.
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:iconndtwofives:
NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Because the MG3 is the MG42's descendant~

Looks identical, but chambered for the smaller 7.62 NATO round lol
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:icondrfuturism:
DrFuturism Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Writer
Finely someone who knows more about guns then me!
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:iconndtwofives:
NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
XD
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:iconcolonelbsacquet:
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Aren't there some MG-42s still around in legal armies and chambered in the original 7,92 x 57 ?
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:iconndtwofives:
NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hmm, can't be sure, but ammunition would a problem, considering that the original 7.92mm Mauser round is no longer a "Standard"
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:iconmonsterhunter-xd:
Monsterhunter-xD Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Er ist kein Mensch, er ist kein Tier, er ist ein Panzergrenadier!
Good Work BTW.
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:iconndtwofives:
NDTwoFives Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconmonsterhunter-xd:
Monsterhunter-xD Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np. =)
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:iconredcomic:
redcomic Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is nice work!
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:iconndtwofives:
NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks friend!
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:iconbadmillennial:
BadMillennial Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
In my world, they are fighting other German factions: Imperials, Nazis, and Communists.
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:iconndtwofives:
NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Will we see a glimpse of your world in your gallery soon? ;p
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:iconbadmillennial:
BadMillennial Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Oh, we'll have to see.

The North American continent is divided into about a dozen nations: Alaska, the Atlantic, California, Canada, Cascadia, the Empty Quarter, the Great Plains, the Maritimes, New England, Quebec, the Southland, and Texas.
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:iconwisker:
Wisker Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
This is pretty sweet. Good proportioning and detail.
The perspective really pulls the viewer into the action.
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:iconndtwofives:
NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks man, your words about doodling large scale projects as a small thumbnail definitely helped me out for this one. :)
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:icontroll-killers:
Troll-killers Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can just say : WTF ?!
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:iconndtwofives:
NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Heh I take that as a compliment. :D
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:iconpopokarimz:
PopoKarimz Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Artist
wow very nice, like always ;)
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:iconndtwofives:
NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks man, that's the project I was talking about today, the one that took 3 weeks. =P
Just gotta remind myself not to use black again when shading XD
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:iconpopokarimz:
PopoKarimz Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Artist
ahahah yea that s it ;)
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:iconcem26:
cem26 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
10/9
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:iconndtwofives:
NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I guess that's a good sign. =P
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:iconjmig3:
jmig3 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how you did their uniforms. ^_^ b Nicely done :D
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:iconndtwofives:
NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lots of research and doodling was done for that, glad you like it man! ^^
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:iconjmig3:
jmig3 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime bro :S|D
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:iconthegman0:
theGman0 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist
awesome.
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:iconndtwofives:
NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks man, all the time spent on it is worth. :)
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:iconsev808:
Sev808 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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:iconndtwofives:
NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconbroadshore:
Broadshore Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work! Looks like the Armour has been requested and they are on their way.
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:iconndtwofives:
NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
They better be there ASAP. ;P
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:iconsecondhandhappyness:
secondhandhappyness Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
What a surprising coincidence! I know one girl, who is reconstructing German theme. Shi is blonde, and her call sign is Helga :)
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:iconndtwofives:
NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You better let :iconpanzerfire: know about that. =P
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:iconsomeoneabletofindana:
someoneabletofindana Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It aint tacticool as long as you aint having a cupholder for that diet-coke xD

This is...I have no words. There is so much I could write right now ;A; Like how huge yet accurate that picture is or all the details.
I think it obvious what I think of this piece of art :P
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:iconndtwofives:
NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ah that cup fitted with rails where you could attach a AR-15 carrying handle as a handle, that idea's so silly. :XD:

Thanks man, managed to get all the details in because every character you can see here was drawn individually on a single sheet of paper, before been shrunk and placed together to fit in the final background. ;)
You gotta thank :iconpanzerfire: for that idea too =P
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:iconsouthernwriter2:
SouthernWriter2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cool. I know in the US women aren't allowed in infantry, but I'm not sure what the rules are in other nations like Germany.
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In Germany women are allowed to serve in all branches of the military. Including the KSK special forces. This is due to a court order issued some years ago.

Since then more women have entered the military in numerous roles. I have yet to hear about them getting into the Special Forces 'though. The training there is particularly hard so it maybe a long while before a women manages to get trugh it.
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:iconsouthernwriter2:
SouthernWriter2 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's actually very progressive. I'm impressed.
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed.
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:iconsouthernwriter2:
SouthernWriter2 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ok
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