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Alley Ambush by Dreamkeepers Alley Ambush by Dreamkeepers
Another of our old commissions, done for RedFox [link] [link] of his character Leon Dota.

He’s in a dark alley of Anduruna, using his power in retaliation to a street-gang attack. The situation isn’t going so well for the bad guys, and I think they’re just now realizing how screwed they are in this climactic moment where, and I love typing this, he is PUNCHING A GUN!! No, not jumping the gun - punching it! There’s just something about that phrase that I find irresistibly awesome.

“What were you doin’ last night?”
“Oh me? Nothing much… punching a gun.”

Another point to this commission which I had fun with was Leon’s forceful chokehold on the much burlier gangster - it’s fun illustrating the effect that supernatural strength can have on an engagement, where the uneven strengths are flipped. Adding the snow into the scene really polishes it off for me, creating the perfect atmosphere and depth to make the action really come alive in a flurry of violence suspended between the flakes.

The same art can be seen in his gallery here: [link] or in his FA gallery [link]
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septemberfringe Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  New member
this reminds me of me , I build body augmentation systems, and I tested punching a gun and it bent the barrel(broke my arm too) and my fursona is also a fox ^3^
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origami388 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
reminds me of something that happens in France: three guys tried to stole the credit card from a man and ended up calling the cops (3 times) after realising he was in the Raid (elit units of the police)
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Isura--LizardOfLust Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Artist
i love the guy half way into the window just hang there. lol.
Very awesome.
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Oktos Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
The person on the bottom right hit their funny bone I bet.
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:iconhuffingtontheonly:
HuffingtontheOnly Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
again... really cool. is he a fallen angel? because i see a lack of angelic wings. again awsome
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CalvinCopyright Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Eh? He's a Dreamkeeper! They all have halos when they're using their powers...
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arcadian123 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
awesome
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jordanday2011 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
pwned.
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FurryFreakLover Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i love the way you did this. such smooth blending and coloring. the snow is also done in a brilliant way that makes it looks like the wind is blowing it down the alley way. at least i think its snow. anyway great job. faved
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Scubacat17 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Woah! This is really good! I hope that I can figure out my computer enough to do this with my work.
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GrUe101 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
that is most definitly an 'oh bugger' look on the lady gangsters face
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:icontrentagon:
Trentagon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
You really captured the action!
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KikaiShiro Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
XD That's awesome!! ^_^ :thumbsup: great job
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pancakemanX Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Totally epic rendition here.
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GabrielsThoughts Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
I know this comment is going to be ignored, but seriously this page should be the cover to book 3. its a shame you made it as a commision for someone else.
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Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
...But even ignored comments are read and loved. :love:

...Would make an awesome cover, but I'd feel bad since it shows a scene that isn't in the book. I hate when other comics do that. :explosion:
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jeff106 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet
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FurryLoverz Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
It gets even crazier if you actually EAT the gun right after you punch it... Nice, though ^^
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Kal-aMari Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Too bad he gets arrested the next morning when the gang reports him for abusing his powers :<
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:iconorigami388:
origami388 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
they won't. they are also breaking an essential law: no weapons outside the hands of the city guards
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DJRad-Foxx Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Well too bad I fled the scene and all the gang members were TAUGHT A LESSON IN AWESOMENESS.
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Pyratn Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Epic picture is epic please? Love the details on the gun that is splintering!
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BanditRingtail3 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
The girl with the gun has that "Oh sh--" look going on. She's probably reaching the conclusion that this was a bad idea, and in record time too.

I just hope what passes for the police don't show up real soon. =P IIRC, our friend here is breaking a pretty big law right now. No halos allowed in the big city.
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DJRad-Foxx Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
I'm using it for good though D:
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BanditRingtail3 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Not sure self-defense is a valid exception. Politicians can be very touchy about you breaking their laws, even if following them would get you killed.
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DJRad-Foxx Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Well I'm not a politician...I'm an actor. I get paid to be awesome :D
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BanditRingtail3 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Point, but still... might wanna vacate the crime scene, just in case.
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:icondjrad-foxx:
DJRad-Foxx Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Oh trust me, I did.
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silverschein Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
dear god thats pretty on so many levels
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BloodyKillOokami Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Ok that is TOTALLY kick ass! not just literally lol! I LOVE the intensity of his expression! If I could punch guns...and break them... That would be a good day XD.

I totally agree with you something about the snow just sets the whole thing off! Plus your eye is guided around the whole thing. I'm practically dying to commission you XD
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NoahFlare Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
very nice!
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guiltyORION Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Similar to what I said about your equally awesome piece "Storm Front", you really have knack for capturing motion in a still image. The colors, the lighting (especially the halo's light reflecting on the subject), and the snow effect all add up to make this whole image a joy to look at. :+fav:

And yes, the gun punching and exaggerated throat grab make me love this piece that much more. :D
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Star-Seal Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
I think this is one of my favorite works of yours. So much happening and so dynamic and clear. I can really see you improving every time you submit new stuff.
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Hexabeast Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It took me a minute to figure out he was actually punching the gun to figure out what was happening to it. I don't really see his fist making contact with the gun, it looks more like the force of his punch forced the air to disintegrate the gun... ...which is just as awesome. O:

That being said I just adore the exaggerated poses and expressions. They're all so dynamic that even the one clutching his hand seems very powerful and epic. :D Nice job! I really like this image!
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Star-Seal Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Dave! You're such a dork! 8D
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:icondreamkeepers:
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
OF course not - If I was a dork, would I do THIS? ---> :jedi:
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Star-Seal Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
OH MY LORD, LADIES HE'S GONE OFF THE DEEP END.
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VengenceMkII Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Not to be nitpicky or anything, but does that strength also include... um... disintegration fist? Cause punching the gun would certainly drive the gun into the victim's shoulder, shattering it and all. Ooo this makes things even better! Disintegration fist AND super strength =).

Or just do this for the sake of awesomeness haha. Laws of physics do not apply to photoshop.
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Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Hmm... I don't think the character's power includes disintegration, you would have to ask the commissioner to be certain though.

The answer I *like* is that the gun's shattering absorbed the force of the blow, redirecting it outwards rather than into the character's shoulder.

The real answer is that I didn't think of the stock ramming into the person's shoulder. :onfire:
Artistic honesty - OW, it HURTZ!
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VengenceMkII Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Haha I understand and don't mind =). Artistic license eh? Hold one moment as I find a bandage for that injury... Oh dear, I don't think it can be healed. Not like it needs healing though ^^;. The idea is better than the actual physics involved anyways.
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DJRad-Foxx Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
No, Leon's power is just Super Strength, for the record x3
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VengenceMkII Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Hehe yeah I know, I was just kinda joking ^^;
Cool character too.
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DJRad-Foxx Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Hey thanks <3 :3
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DarznWolfe Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll give $100 for the gun that he punched, i want to mount it on my wall.

thats just amazing,
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:icondjrad-foxx:
DJRad-Foxx Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
AND THE BID STARTS AT $100! Any takers? Any takers? $100??
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:icondarznwolfe:
DarznWolfe Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I MUST NOT BE BEATEN!!!
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:icondjrad-foxx:
DJRad-Foxx Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
I think you're safe, buddy.
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BanditDragoon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I BID $200 ;3
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:icondarznwolfe:
DarznWolfe Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh noes! 350!!!
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:iconbanditdragoon:
BanditDragoon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmmmmmmmmm * looks at bank acount * >.>.......im out oh well ^.=.^
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