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The Vindicates on planet LV-426, concept/test art by Amalgamation100 The Vindicates on planet LV-426, concept/test art by Amalgamation100
UPDATE:

There's an unspoken rule in art, and it's that when you're done, you're done. Otherwise you'll be touching it up forever.

Unfortunately I do no follow this rule. After receiving some constructive critism I decided to go back and redo my first ever Amalgamation Universe render with some touch ups.

I fixed some of the lighting and posing issues that were commented on and replaced the shotty Commander Shepard amour with an actual commander Shepard model (ripped from game) and decided to centre him. After all I do think of Commander Shitface to be the Captain Murica of the Vindicates, because of his leadership skills and the confusion of whether or not he's superhuman or not lol. I also added in way more Xenomorphs and messed around with the fog AND composited the image using Blender's compositor.

You can still view the old version here

The Vindicates on planet LV-426 (OLD) by Amalgamation100


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Made using Blender and Photoshop.

I created the scenery and the planet in the background, used a wallpaper for the stars and the models I downloaded then rigged and I pretty much modified all of them... notice I redesigned the ironman and Samus is glowing, etc.

It makes sense that this should be my FIRST post here, because this was the image. This is what made me say "okay, I'm gonna do this. If I can make this, I can make the comic I want too make," it's one of my first ever renders.

Now for the story behind this...

This is set in a universe which all manner of other fictional universe exist as one, from Marvel to DC, to all or at least most of the Sci-Fi’s you know and love, and even fantasy worlds with medieval settings, magic and weaponry.

When I created this I imagined it was set roughly in the 2100 or 2200's from a story arch revolving Earth and her colonies, sometime after both the Flood and Reapers have been defeated (note that in this universe they had a connection and showed up at roughly the same time), the United Earth Government has finally seen the need to establish a “response” group to deal with crisis out of ordinary humans control, similar to the days of old where costumed heroes would battle threats no normal human could, catastrophic events have brought fourth the need for enhanced or specially talented humans to join forces once again and defend humanity…

So when a distress signal was picked up from LV-426 (planet from the first & second aliens movie) a response team from this group was sent out to investigate the cause of the signal.

This team consisted of:

-Commander Shepard of the UEG Navy.

-Isaac Clarke, an Engineer and survivor of the first Necromorph encounter/infection.

-Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, the most accomplished Spartan/augmented human of the UEGA’s Navy

-Rhodey Stark, a genius descendant of one of the greatest avengers who ever lived: marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Rhodey_S…

(her armour looks different because I wanted it too/modified it)

-Samus Aran, a biologically enhanced product of a private paramilitary organisation known as the galactic federation (cannon for this universe)

As you can see, the mission is not going well for them, on the plus side they may of found the cause of the distress signal…

Note that this was concept art, the actual story and universe has developed in my mind since I made this and circumstances change, though I definitely plan on visiting LV-426 with the Vindicates one day.

EDIT: since posting about the concept of this universe it has come to fruition and developed a lot, here's one example, it has it's own galaxy map:

amalgamation100.deviantart.com…

Please checkout my gallery if you wish to know more, it's organised nice and neatly so you shouldn't get lost. Comics are available under the title "Vindicates #1/2/3 etc" in there own folder to the left.

amalgamation100.deviantart.com…

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:iconnapalmstix:
First off, I'm not a writer, so I can't really critique the story part, but I will say that I LOVE this concept and I really want to read this comic

Anyway, The background is really cool looking, but the background planet looks very flat. It should either be brighter because it's catching the sun that is shining on the other side of the planet (much like our moon) or much darker with a lighting around the edge if it's eclipsing the sun.

For the characters, I have two suggestions:
First, Isaac, Shepard, and Master Chief are all in nearly identical poses, which makes them look a little mundane. Throw some variety into their stances.

Second is Samus. Her lighting is way too bright for how dark the other characters are and she is very deistracting, taking about about a third of the horizontal space. I didn't even notice Isaac in the image until I read the description and went back to look. I would suggest slimming up her silhouette a bit (a more vertical stance) and maybe moving her off center, and then letting her light reflect off of the other characters and the xenomorphs to help them stand out more. Also, that green light showing off of all of the xenomorphs would look pretty sweet.

I hope this helps
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tokyo-lover2 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
most of the parts are blurry and some characters are way too dark in order to see what they look like and what  they are doing
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Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both of those were conscious choices as part of my composition, the blur is to establish movement in the scene and the characters in the background are meant to be shrowded in darkness to convey there um... well, devious nature.
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tokyo-lover2 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
i understand...i wish this scene takes place during the day for a better
anyway keep the good work.
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it was my first 3D scene on open ground (previously created two scenes, one in space and one inside a spaceship) and although it doesn't look like it, it's supposed to be the moon LV-426 from the first and second alien movies, which is always dark.
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skotve Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
really good :)
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!! :D
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:iconsorakeyblader258:
sorakeyblader258 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love this so much~!Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I do have other related images for it and three and a half comics made :)
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:iconsorakeyblader258:
sorakeyblader258 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. I need to go looking for it then~!
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everything is organised into folders on the left :)
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Commander-Burn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
Significant improvement,good job:)
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Perfection is my middle name XD
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Commander-Burn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
No problem.
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconwynet:
Wynet Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it! It may actually be a good cover for your next comic!!!!      :D :D :D :D
Ohhh!!! I am excited about it!
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, it's still just a concept piece at the moment, I was just trying to implement some new skills to improve upon it. :)
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:iconwynet:
Wynet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Keep up the progress then my friend! This is really a nice piece of action!    :D
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Wynet for all your support and comments :) and I will 
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:iconwynet:
Wynet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thank you for the art dude!     :D
You see, is really difficult to me to find someone with cool ideas more than mere Ponies, TF2 or whatever people now at days likes, I am not getting tired neither I am bittered but I am a lil bit disappointed, so I thank you for the stuff you create man, is original and fresh and I like that!     :)
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Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww thanks :D

It's not too original though, I take great inspiration from the likes of lonefirewarrior Archangel470 and Herioc107 
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:iconwynet:
Wynet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As how George Lucas got inspired from Hinduism, Qigong, Greek philosophy, Greek mythology, Roman history & mythology, Chivalry, etc. to create Star Wars!

As how Viceral Games got inspired from The Blob, Half-Life, Alien, Resident Evil, etc. to create Dead Space!

As how Marvel got inspired from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kaliman, etc. to create The Mighty Hulk!

As how Makoto Kano got inspired from H. R. Giger, Alien, Dariom Argento, etc. to create Metroid!


Everything is fine and original when you follow a source of inspiration more than stoling.     :)
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahah yeah I agree! :D
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:iconthe-pbg:
The-PBG Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
"Remember your training men: always aim for the groin!"
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who is aiming for the groin!? Hahaha

seriously though is it a good improvement from the original?
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:iconthe-pbg:
The-PBG Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
What it's a tactical manuver, you not only incapacitate one enemy but his friends as well. Not only that but you prevent him having children to come and have revenge.
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unless he already has kids but yeah

Also killing them prevents them from having kids too... XD
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:iconwynet:
Wynet Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice job!    :D
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D

This is my flagship on this page but there are plenty of other related works and even comics telling this story :)
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:iconwynet:
Wynet Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would be really interesting to wonder about those comics!     :)
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They already exist in my gallery if you're interested, they have there own individual folders in order to keep everything organised :)
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:iconwynet:
Wynet Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll take a look then! Thanks for the art again!       :D
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries mate :)
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ZeroSanity2713 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
looks better than the old one (although that's the whole point ahahhah)
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU CAPTAIN OBVIOUS!!!

lol nah thanks.
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ZeroSanity2713 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
:P
np XD
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:iconjc-starstorm:
jc-starstorm Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
Pew!
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PEW PEW PEW
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KingYorkshire3rd Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I'm from ProjectComment and HOLY SH- 
Duuuude! This is awesome ♡♡♡ I LOVE evrything about this! The darkness, the rare neon colours and the Action in a still image! I could write a 600 page vook about why i love this piece! But like with all pieces, it has flaws. The lighting is a bit off and it would be better to stick with ONE main colour like blue and make the green lighting more visible 
Other then that, Its truly a masterpiece!~
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Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! This was one of my first renders, and it was one of the first ones I was really happy with :)

It needs an update from what I've learned since, perhaps I'll remember to reply to this when I've done that to get you to check it out again :)

Also the comic is up, check the bottom of the description or just go to my gallery, they're all in individual folders to the left :)
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KingYorkshire3rd Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
:D ok! Your welcome! 
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I updated it :)
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PinixTheRaoGuard Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
Stunning! Great job, really! Good luck for your comic!
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Comic is up and it's been going pretty well actually, had it's ups and downs :)
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:iconpinixtheraoguard:
PinixTheRaoGuard Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
Good!
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I updated it :)
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:iconpinixtheraoguard:
PinixTheRaoGuard Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
That's great!
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Dragontrance2253 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
They are so dead. Nice job
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:iconamalgamation100:
Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who? The Xeno's or the team?
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:icondragontrance2253:
Dragontrance2253 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
The team the xenos out-number them, plus I think there the ones from alien isolation.
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Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those are the models I used yes lol

they're nothing special it's just that you don't have the same amount of firepower in that game as a marine would to take em down

the team does though. And they're all badasses who have saved the universe or the galaxy a few times at least haha.
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