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Make your Move by samuelcroes Make your Move by samuelcroes
Illustration for the Ion Age wargaming franchise (Alternative Armies).
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ManWithTheMetalArm Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student
This reminds me a lot of 40k.
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samuelcroes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
I can see how any type of powered armour might make people think of 40k (yawn). Though the Ion Age is all about knightly heroics, not grimdarkness. :)
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Meep-and-Mushrat Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I just love her expression. Awesome work!
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samuelcroes Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Thank you! Ah the expression... Her face was a lot of fun to draw, and actually was what gave me the idea for the entire piece! :)
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is quite a cool concept and design, I love the feel of the future with the electronic display of the small figures, but with a little hint of medieval with the authoritative chair, nice work. =)
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samuelcroes Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Thank you very much! You really hit the nail on the head there; indeed, the Ion Age is a far future setting with a subtle medieval flair to it. I imagined that while it's a high technological society, it's government is feudal in organization. So you have nobles who have quite a bit of wealth to spend on extravagant decoration such as the medieval inspired chair/throne you see here. :)
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, that sounds very interesting, the two different cultures and times, I think, would make for a really fun negotiation of how they would combine, what traits would remain and what would no long. Is this part of a game or story you are working on?
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samuelcroes Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
The Ion Age is a miniature wargame universe owned by Alternative Armies, for whom I'm currently working as lead designer. So as well as sculpting miniatures, I'm also doing artwork for the books and such. This picture was originally created with the boardgame "Firefight" in mind, though the picture really fits anywhere into the Ion Age setting as a whole.
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh cool, I just checked out ionage.com. I really like the small figures, they remind me of some of the games me and my brother used to play when we were younger. Cool job bro!
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samuelcroes Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
There's big ones (28mm scale) as well, they have yet to be added to the new website, but still available for the moment from www.alternative-armies.com. For me personally, the look of those "space knights" was really what drew me into this thing :)
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