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Zonetrooper - WIP by godwinfj Zonetrooper - WIP by godwinfj
I started this in March of 2008, (and I never finished it, I might someday soon, though the last time I touched it was in March 2009) as I remember finding C&C3's art direction severely lacking, and after seeing the Starcraft 2 Marine teaser trailer, I just had to do something. That was also before 'Tiberium' or 'Kane's Wrath' was announced, and much less C&C4. Well, things happened and I lost interest in games and fandom in general.

The point was that I wanted to make the Zonetrooper look plausible and well, badass, but at the same time not deviating too far from the source material. This was where I stopped. The image has been cropped.

It is also meant to be some kind of propaganda poster for the GDI, taking after how militaries and governments usually present themselves to the public. At that time I was interested in exploring fiction as a viable platform for discussing issues (right of war, world governance, effects of ideological clashes on the individual level on non-combatants, soldiers etc.) which games should inherently already be doing yet generally ignore. This was (and still is, and probably is why I gradually lost interest in most mainstream games) puzzling to me because developers constantly create rich universes just to shortchange themselves with generic pigeonholed game play marketed to prepubescent and teenage boys.
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landro117 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
''Troopers in the field!''
''Get a lot of this''
=p hey is it okay if i post your art online with a link to this art? i really love this
LurkerZerg Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
do you mind if I use this as some cover art?
40kwarlord Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm shocked every time I see the Zone troopers at the similarities between them and The Space marines from Warhammer 40000.
Natealot Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
I am having trouble find similarities. 
LurkerZerg Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
that looks better than the suits with the greenhouse helmets in the game
PennsyltuckyXTimes Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Can't even tell you how many times these guys have saved my ass! XD
Copycatbear202 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
,,Troopers in the field,,
hammer326 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
neater than how they actually turned out.
Sturm532 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
loving/liking this very much when i get new inkt for my printer your Picture/drawing/Incredible work is coming out of it.

Zonetroopers/mechsuits is/are one/all of my favorite's
If wanting something new how about Appleseed Landmate's and cyborgs its really great if you like mecha and future Swat visions( sortof S.w.a.t. like but then with cyborgs and mechsuits wich fit in buildings

Cheerio and happy painting
godwinfj Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Thanks for the note, those Landmates are cool. I was actually looking at Dorvack power suits and other designs of Makoto Kobayashi while still working on this.
zak965 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Really a great work!
vasile20022003 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
9874569 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
i like it
killsmith Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
these are quite cool!
LukeDanger Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Niiiiice. Really good artwork; it looks very close to the source material. I suppose the faceplate change makes me wonder how they see through, but otherwise no complaints.
Ademonsdream Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
ARTRIAD Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great pic and design of battle suit.
ec4370 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
KOGR Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
wel done.
Digaloid Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010   Artist
Henskelion Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
Manages to capture the apocalyptic atmosphere of C&C pretty well, even if the trademark Tiberium infestations are absent.

And I tend to feel the same way about the series. It's pretty much my favorite sci-fi ever, since it managed to combine B-movie sci-fi elements and contemporary politics in a very niche manner, and managed to have one of the greatest villains ever at the same time. Shame about the direction EA has been taking the games, though. While I'm not really to say that Westwood would have done an amazing job with it either, C&C is really a poster child for why gamedevs need to realize that video games as a medium could be more art than entertainment.
megadolon013 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Do Not Touch. It is perfect.
machine3589 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
I have always thought they could have made C&C3 much better if they wanted to. Lets just hope they dont screw up C&C4.
t2100ex9 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
EA should create more of this rather than outline work of unit concept art.
machine3589 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Indeed. I always believed that the Tiberium universe was one of the best SF uiverses there is, and that they could have done more with the story.
t2100ex9 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
agree...well, we always got Godwin here filling up the empty spaces... :)
GhostHuckebein Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Nice artwork.
radu-jm Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Superb work!
The complexity of the image is stunning!
supersampled Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Looks better than the artwork i've seen for C&C. Way better.
Valhalla-Studios Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, but i would want to be seen in that bulky thing rofl!
SDMN Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
this is sweet. it already looks completed. will we get to see the full painting? still gonna stick with it being a propaganda poster?
cutiefox Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
This is really cool, the colors are great! And the background has an interesting feeling.
Likozor Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very much impresses!:la:
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