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Claire Redfield: Heat of Battle by Creativore Claire Redfield: Heat of Battle by Creativore
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Claire Redfied is my number 2 Resident Evil girl and i'm so happy to finally be able to depict her in this image as well as a second that will be released soon. What i really like about the girls of RE is that they seem like normal people (you know, except for the zombie killing action hero stuff) and it makes them very easy to relate with even in ridiculous situations. This image shows Claire's thick skin even in the cold environment she faced in Code: Veronica. 

I think i actually had the most fun creating the background in this image. I've been watching a lot of Bob Ross The Joy of Painting episodes lately and it helped me come up with some different techniques of painting the sky and landscape. If you haven't ever watched an episode of The Joy of Painting, go check it out and let the peace wash over you. :) 

More Claire!
Claire Redfield by Legendarysid
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As the commissioner of this piece, let me open with the fact that I was 100% happy with this piece. The art was done to my specs (though the background was Legendarysid's suggestions, and it worked out great!), done quickly and obviously with quality. I highly recommend Legendarysid to anyone who is thinking about commissioning.

My specifications were: Claire Redfield, a little beaten up, crouching defensively, but ready to fight.

So, down to the review:

Vision: The principle idea was mine, buy Legendarysid went beyond my initial idea and did so much more with it. The scenery was entirely his idea, and a great decision!

Originality: I'm giving this high marks for originality, because if I saw enough pics like this, I wouldn't have had to commission it! Again, I have to point out the background- you really don't see a lot of pics against the snow like this, with the injuries.

Technique: Legendarysid is a professional.That's the highest compliment I can bestow. Claire looks great, and he followed my specifications perfectly.

Impact: The "wounded warrior girl" is one of my favorite concepts, and for a tough girl like Claire, it fit perfectly. I was blown away when I saw this pic, and wound up beyond satisfied with my commission.

All told, great work, and I would (and subsequently did) commission Legednarysid again! Two thumbs up :)
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To start with her upper body is composed in a neutral composition displaying a fair bit of trigger discipline with a weary expression looking forward that says "I'm just a bit winded right now but when I catch my breath..." she's also displaying no aggression or childish showy fortitude! Her upper body is on tha level but...her legs are a different matter! Her left foot is under her so her left leg doesn't appear to be supporting her weight while her right leg is attached to her hip only by suggestion, it doesn't appear to be under her as it goes up and tha knee is right next to her shoulder with her right foot pointed! Her right foot might be pointed so she doesn't step on tha bloody "footprint" right there! The total composition when put together indicates an elevated level of flexibility but 1 that is hard to imagine anyone pulling off completely as depicted here but it could be I am admittedly overthinking this even for a critique! I would also like to impart here this looks a bit like Lara Croft's reboot incarnation to me but her & Claire Redfield do kinda look like each other in canon these days!

Now I will address tha set dressing on display in this scene! I would've appreciated a little more battle damage as it's kinda hard to appreciate cold-weather damage in a still image and it doesn't appear we can see her breath as you would in tha snow here! The cuts in her pants are bothersome because only near her knees are cut because every character that gets their clothes cut as battle damage gets it on their pants' knees or elbows if they have sleeves but just a few more holes/cuts in other areas of her overall attire and more dirt and/or bloodstains(some of it-hers)spread over her to a higher degree a bit more than shown here! That's a good shadow there except the sun-er-uh-moonlight..looks more like it's coming from the other direction next to where her gunsmoke appears to emanating from! I think that's supposed to be her breath that proceeds to become 1 with the gunsmoke going up into the air...that's tha best I can describe it! If she's actively tracking the entity that blood belongs to in tha moment this image exists then I would think tha gun shouldn't still be smoking! I'm also wondering why she's down in a miniature crater!

In closing I wouldn't say this depiction fails but it doesn't quite hit tha high mark it easily could've but even having cited everything about this I just have...I still can't give it a bad grade because it did do much right that shines through in the overall composition itself that it's actually..a bit above average in my subjective opinion!
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SableMyst Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
This is my favorite Claire picture I've seen on DA so far
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Creativore Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I'm glad you like it so much!
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SilentMortal Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
You could have include her iconic vest, but other than that, this piece is actually nice! :)
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Creativore Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I kinda forget why i didn't include it now, but i'm glad you like the image!
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P-a-pi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016
I really like the pose and background  :) 
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Creativore Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. As the description says, this background was created after watching Bob Ross' the Joy of Painting. Excellent series and it really helped with this piece!
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P-a-pi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016
Ah I see
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KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
"I'll be examining this - I hope this is not Chris's blood"
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adaw2 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Awesome work
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Creativore Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Axel-Vampire Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist
Amazing work :clap:
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Creativore Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Silverwarden Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such gorgeous work! The pose is very interesting and slightly complicated, yet you've made it look so natural. 
I usually prefer more realistic art over cartoon-ish ones, but this one I love. 
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Creativore Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love me some comic art! I'm glad you enjoy the piece! :)
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Sheenah Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, this is such a wonderful fanart! :heart: I love everything about it, great work! :love:

Extra :cookie: for removing her red vest :D
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Creativore Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so glad you like it! Thanks!
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Sheenah Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Remusmdh Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Ya know, a lot of people complain about how women are... I'll just leave it as "poorly represented" in video games. The fact you pointed out non visual traits to talk highly of Claire, I find promising. BTW, love the background for this piece, regardless of it being a commission and you were more or less told what to draw, cold settings are so rarely done justice.

Though my one complaint is the fact of how much women's nipples and how strongly they react to cold is so deeply entrenched in US and video game cultures.
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Creativore Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah it sure does look a bit "nipply" out. You know, just a tit bit ;)

I can certainly see clear examples of over-sexualized women in video games and media but i find that those characters fan base is fleeting unless they have inner strength to match. Better to just have an strong and intelligent woman who happens to be very attractive. :)
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Remusmdh Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Did you just... ahahahahaha *takes hat off* Touche ^^

I grew up around a lot of tomboys, so I'm rather fond of functionally athletic, determined, not 50's *educated" females *girls and women* in my stories. Mind you, I say this with a succubus as my avatar here and elsewhere, but considering that is a facade so she can function around human expectations...

Ironic how much we throw around "very attractive" when beauty is so wildly subjective. Sort of why characters that do the Galactus "look different to each person/race they encounter" are the truly "taking advantage" of racial and individual predispositions of whomever they meet, lol.

Okay, I'm got to burn this soapbox, I stand around talking too much with these things around *steps down and kicks the box aside* Particularly when me ain't gifted as da speaker >_>
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TRFan1999 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
Amazing piece! :)
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Creativore Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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xJillValentinex Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. This is absolutely stunning! First off, I really love the art style. It looks very much like a cover or a panel in a comic book. I like how you added little details like the dirt on her arms, the creases from her eyebrows, etc. The detail is just lovely. And I really admire how you captured the emotion in her eyes and the movement of the snow, the smoke, and her hair.
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Creativore Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you appreciate the little touches. I sure had a lot of fun adding them in!
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xJillValentinex Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! You did a great job! Hopefully, I'll be seeing more RE fanart from you!
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drb7364 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
Probably your most normal-looking artwork.  I feel as though her right leg seems a bit off but other than that a nice piece.  Who's your number 1 Resident Evil girl?
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Creativore Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jill Valentine, all the way!
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shingouki400 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
Gj dude i like all your artwork
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Creativore Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it!
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RadicalDanny Featured By Owner Edited Oct 2, 2015
Yummy Claire! ^^

Though she must be freezing! o_0
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Creativore Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't worry, in the next piece she'll be a little hotter... ;)
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RadicalDanny Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
On a tropical beach in a small bikini? ^^
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Creativore Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ehhh...
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RadicalDanny Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
Not? :(
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Creativore Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You'll see what i mean, stay tuned!
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RadicalDanny Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
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Psychoboy07 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 1, 2015
I'm curious. Was the snowy landscape commissioned or a result of you not wanting to draw yet another plant? haha

Bob Ross's painting sessions were ASMR material before ASMR was even a thing. Good luck finding a full episode, though. YouTube takes them down as quick as they're uploaded. Better to just compile a playlist of clips and play them back later. Just saying.
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Creativore Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, no plants were discussed, though i do enjoy a variety. Perhaps next time well paint a happy little snow plant! "And let's give him a friend.. i think everybody needs a friend." -BR

Funny enough, ASMR really gives me chills, but not in a good way. But i think that Bob Ross gives me the feelings that ASMR is supposed to. I believe there is an official channel on youtube with complete episodes and all. Check it yo! www.youtube.com/user/BobRossIn…
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topgun96 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
oooooooo love it love it !
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Creativore Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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abused-toy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Claire is cool, but my fave is Rebecca :3

Love how claire looks here, just waiting for another frosty zombie to come waddling in
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