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Hey everybody! Yesterday I finally managed to record myself painting something. It was quite fast and sloppy, but a lot of fun. It's very rough and off in a lot of places. But it was just a quick 1,5h concept. I might do something more planned out with this idea.. I also tried out some new brushes from Jama's [link] brushset while painting this. I love some of them! I just haven't sorted out which ones to keep and whatnot. . Anyways!
I've got it uploaded on both YouTube and Vimeo.
So take your pick. Obviously vimeo hasn't got any commercial stuff on it. Which is always nice.

And finally, if you find this interesting and want me to do more videos like this, please share and spread the love.

Best,
Thomas
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BassoeG Featured By Owner Edited Jul 9, 2016
Settle down kid, and let me tell you about these 'Empties'.

Back in the days of the Stranarkian Empire – yes, it was that along ago – there was a primitive race called 'humans' and the Stranarkians, being the paranoid beings that they were, decided they couldn't let this race survive. Their only extrasolar colony was demolished by an armada of ships far beyond anything that humanity could combat, and with all attempts at contact and diplomacy being ignored save for one message: a starchart of the Stranarkian Empire. It covered hundreds of systems, a boast that there really was no way humanity could hope to survive.

The civil human government began to fall apart, but the military seized power and began a massive program that they claimed would save their race from extinction. Hundreds of small sleeper ships would be built, each carrying a number of human colonists. Loaded with supplies, it was hoped that at least some of them would survive. The true purpose of the project was, however , kept secret from the public.

A full half of the sleeper ships were loaded with soldiers, equipped with the heaviest weaponry the humans had access to, and were pointed at the Stranarkian planets as a final gesture of defiance. It was suspected that the life support systems would fail en route, given how far away the Stranarkian worlds were located, but the combat AI in the servo-suits would take over and complete the mission.

My cousin's brother's wife's best friend's ex-wife was working in orbital control on Ktarr Minor - yes, that Ktarr Minor - and detected a ship coming in for a very hard landing on the other side of the planet. The rescue party reported that nothing was alive on board, but there were a few suits with remains inside and so we brought them back to the colony so that we could give them a decent burial.

My cousin's brother's wife's best friend's ex-wife was working in orbital control on Ktarr Minor - yes, that Ktarr Minor - and detected a ship coming in for a very hard landing on the other side of the planet. The rescue party reported that nothing was alive on board, but there were a few suits with skeletons inside and so we brought them back to the colony so that we could give them a decent burial.

Midflight the rescue party's ship failed to respond to hails following some erratic flying, but scanners detected that their transponder had failed so no-one thought there was a reason to panic - border world, old equipment fails all the time and they assumed it was just a system failure. The only odd thing was the ship's computer was downloading an awfully large amount of data from the central core.

Obviously all she had access to was the transponder data and unencrypted communications, but what she saw was that the ship followed standard approach procedure towards the landing field until it flew over the center of the colony, upon which the ships hastily descended and crashed into the main governmental building. She then heard reports of suited figures emerging from the flames, massacring the survivors and any bystanders. The last contact from the surface reported the spaceport was being overrun by eerily silent figures who could take a plasma bolt to the chest, have half their torso vaporized and pick themselves back up and carry on. After that nobody's really sure what caused the explosion that destroyed the colony, but a simultaneous overload of the central power grid combined with the detonation of the emergency reactor fuel stockpiles would do it.

Orbital Control naturally panicked, and called for help. The garrison on Ktarr Prime sent a reaction force, but when they landed there was nothing left of the colony but a smoking crater and a few badly damaged emergency data recorders. One of them was the internal monitor from the rescue ship, and even through all of the static and data corruption you could hear the terror of the crew as the supposedly dead creatures rose up and slaughtered them all with the calculated brutality of a machine designed for nothing but death.

You see, back in the days of the Stranarkians Ktarr Minor was a major refueling point for their armadas. The humans must've pointed one of their attack craft towards it and hoped for the best, not realizing that Stranarkia would fall centuries before their dead soldiers arrived.

Of course, the official investigation told us that it was renegades from the Outlier Cluster, but who're you going to trust – some politician who's scheming to advance his own agenda and hasn't seen anything past his own constituency or me, a seasoned starship captain who's seen things that'll flash freeze your blood and thaw it out again before you can even think about screaming? It was the Empties I tell you, the Empties! Spirits of vengeance from a long dead species, uncaring as to the identity of their victims and driven by a single line of logic – revenge.

Now remember what I told you earlier, about how half of the human ships carried colonists? What if, somewhere out there in the depths of unexplored space, one of those ships defied the odds and made it? What if there's a world covered in enraged monsters, biding their time and contemplating revenge?

I've told you what their dead can do kid, and I lose sleep at night imagining what their living are capable of.
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Michal266 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
"Hey! Who turned out the lights?"
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darth-biomech Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The more i stare at the picture, the more I see a male and a FEMALE space suit. And dthis all of sudden makes picture very sad.
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Whoa looking at this makes me think of System Shock 2
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DrawswithaPC Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very well done
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willyshlecnaught Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
dude thats litterally scary as shit!
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LE0PATRA Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Imagines how they came to be there and how they got stuck... and how one inevitably had to go first and the other one is left there and knows he is next... :fear: :iconscaredplz: :iconruncryplz:

Awesome dude! :clap:
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MECHFIGHT Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Really like it. Chilling concept!
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome !!
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DofKeefe Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
How did the spiders get there?
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:iconthomaswievegg:
thomaswievegg Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
from earth perhaps?
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sebaxD Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
awesome
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NERDcustard Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What brushes do you like to use?
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:iconfraterchaos:
fraterchaos Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome work!
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Domazetov Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
The. Most. Awesome.
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Username-91 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looks amazing. It looks like they didn't made to save there innocent lives, shame. Let their souls rest in peace.:fear::tombstone:
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ToxicSauna Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I actually like this one better. It's really cool. Nice work.
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Patriartis Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really nice, and I agree with many of the previous posters, it's got loads of story potential =) Now I'll go watch the process, tata!
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliantly Eerie Wow such a wild look a truly Amazing!!!
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:iconbobbykamikaze:
Bobbykamikaze Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Vashta Nerada?
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ThierryCravatte Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deliciously horrible ! Great work !
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:iconbrolken:
Brolken Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Great, ..it's quite cool
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:iconzakaevz:
Zakaevz Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
"Hey! Who turned off the lights?"
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CW390 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
*checks self for second shadow*
Whew! Just one. :)

Great job with this!
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:iconresidentevilowner11:
residentevilowner11 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Guy #1:i told you we shouldnt have done this
Guy #2:shut up!
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Portosilva Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome work!

I love watching this kind of stuff!
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Mic-Gold Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I don't think the safety harness worked for them . . .
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Idontknowwhoyouknow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Or it worked too well.
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:icon113crc:
113crc Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, who turned out the lights.
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CrystalCircle Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They must have had two shadows...:fear:
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tigercat070 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Hey who turned out the lights?
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:iconklingschohr:
klingschohr Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
great pic, I love how it bears a lot of stories :)
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TheMasterHama Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Man, the concept of this really gets me. but it's a great one, I love it!
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0LoveRainyDays0 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is cool!!
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:icongabian:
Gabian Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Very nice ! I love the Motive kinda reminds me of the Fallout games. Dont know why ..
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YusakuJon3 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This looks like a nice premise for a horror/sci-fi mystery.  Well done for a fast and sloppy painting.
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inventivedreams Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The moment, great work :)
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Figit090 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
beautiful work, I enjoyed watching the paint, what I had time for at least. Keep it up! I'm in for a watch.
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gph-artist Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great! Eerie and very cool; the lighting is well handled.
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:iconismaelnoerenberg:
ismaelnoerenberg Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great!!!
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:iconcivilizedsavagery:
civilizedsavagery Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
love this so much, you're so good with lighting. please make more videos!
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PIMI1023 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
makeme thinK in .......MEGADETH!!!
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:iconhipknowtizer87:
hipknowtizer87 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
That's exactly what I thought, man!
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DavidKupka Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012   General Artist
It made me remember the book 2001: Space Odyssey. The chapter that the hibernation men died.
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GunRave71 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome man.
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raiyukein Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
hey who turned out the lights?
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Sianiieee Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That was the first thing I thought of when I saw this, I guess I got beaten to it xD
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veddabredda Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too. x)
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Sianiieee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ahaha, I guess we all must be amazing people then. xD
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Animehorses4eva Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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