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The Fearless Monster Hunters by Elderscroller The Fearless Monster Hunters by Elderscroller
Another entry for the bi-weekly contest at :iconconceptworld: with the theme "Monster Hunters"

I had lots of ideas for this one, Vampire Hunters, Fantasy Monster Hunters, Cyberhunters... But it all came down to the same basic idea of some badass guy in a badass armor with lots of trophies/scars and lots of weapons.
But one of those ideas just kept crying out loud: A squad of monster hunter mice (the theme is plural after all :) ), hunting their sworn enemy: a cat.

First I wanted to put them into a fantasy setting, swords and all, but then I decided to put them into a posthuman world, where they have evolved, both physically and mentally.
They are scavengers, living on the garbage and rubble of the long gone human race. This garbage is their source of materials. This is why they are all equipped with slightly altered everyday objects.
Cats have become somewhat of a great threat. Slightly mutated and stronger, it requires special hunter teams to drive them out of their caves and exterminate them.


Software: Photoshop CS5
Time taken: around 20 hours
WIP: [link]
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:iconbladeninja76:
Bladeninja76 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah this is beautiful. I love the concept of their weapons and figured the muscular cat was just what they saw based on their size. Nice lighting too.
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:iconelderscroller:
Elderscroller Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconbazzkorg:
Bazzkorg Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
This is amazing and very imaginative 
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:iconelderscroller:
Elderscroller Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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mdude009 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Out of curiosity have you ever heard of the mouse guard series? Pic kind of reminds me of it.
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:iconelderscroller:
Elderscroller Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014   Digital Artist
I know about the comics and there´s also an RPG, but I haven´t played it yet. I kind of got the idea through a boardgame that was in development back then: Mice & Mystics. It´s quite similar to mouse guard in theme
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allison731 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats, you got :iconwizardhatplz:  WIZARD Badge for your work in WhisperMeWish group.
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Your work has a chance to enter in our Gold Star Championship finale too where you can get nice prizes from us and gather more fame for yourself. ;) (Wink) Good luck. :iconcool-smileplz:
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:iconelderscroller:
Elderscroller Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks very much, I´m honored! :)
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:iconallison731:
allison731 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: :sun:
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:iconhardwarelust:
HardwareLust Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Brilliant piece!  Really, really like it a lot.  I would definitely like to see more from this world.
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:iconelderscroller:
Elderscroller Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks very much! Maybe one day Ill revisit that world
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DarkDudXD Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student General Artist
that look so freakin' awesome! ... and kind of funny though
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:iconelderscroller:
Elderscroller Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconmadmaxx79:
madmaxx79 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Amazing art
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:iconnamelessmanic:
NamelessManic Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Now that is a team worthy of legend!
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:iconharvy355:
Harvy355 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Who won???
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:iconelderscroller:
Elderscroller Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Depends on what you are referring to :) As for the contest, I got 2nd place. Regarding the battle in the painting, well...Im not so sure that all mice survived.
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:iconharvy355:
Harvy355 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done on that second place, it is such a cool piece and very imaginative!
And I was originally referring to the painting, but since I prefer mice to cats, I'd imagine the mice called on reinforcements and outnumbered the cat lol
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:iconmerjia:
Merjia Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Oh my god I love this so much. Oh wow.
Thank you so much.
Wow.
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:iconelderscroller:
Elderscroller Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you for liking my work :)
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:icontrueseb:
TrueSeb Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Lovely!
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:iconayght:
Ayght Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Cannot decide which I dig more: The opened scissors as dual weapons or the the Duracell and stogie!

...the scissors win. :)
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:iconelderscroller:
Elderscroller Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Next time Ill paint scissors powered by duracell...especially for you :)
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:icontp32:
tp32 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Very cool picture !!
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:iconkeiiion:
KeIIion Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful work its so great i love fight pictures , but one question why has the one 3 claws on the foot and the other has 4
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:iconelderscroller:
Elderscroller Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Its a former battle wound
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:iconfeyamius:
Feyamius Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Extremely cool! :D
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:icondanihell-lima:
danihell-lima Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I loved this piece, very inspiring. great job.
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:iconelderscroller:
Elderscroller Featured By Owner May 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconstrimimic:
strimimic Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
DURACELL FTW! nice!
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:iconmirri:
Mirri Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe^^ That's awesome!!
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:iconelderscroller:
Elderscroller Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Vielen Dank! :)
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Sinisart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Excellent idea and wonderful piece :D
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:iconfuriantl:
Furiantl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great idea expertly executed.
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Taitaviracocha Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maravilloso!!
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Aleks-kun Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok... that's way kewl... totally love the button armor!

Still waiting for the infamous and epic "Main-Gate-Slaughter" though :giggle:
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:iconelderscroller:
Elderscroller Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012   Digital Artist
:D Thanks! The Main-Gate-Slaughter is not forgotten yet. And my skills now would at least be adequate for it. Maybe the next epic battle scene...

By the way, its about f...ing time for another lunch again :)
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Aleks-kun Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
And damn right you are... I'll call ya! :D
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MangaAssault Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Oh that's good idea.
I should train my brain :)
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GDSWorld Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome work Markus and by far my favourite entry for this week.
You already have my vote. ;)
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:iconelderscroller:
Elderscroller Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, Gagan! It was fun to paint :)
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:iconelle-arden:
Elle-Arden Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:lol: I love the battery pack and the button armor, this is awesome!
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
love it!
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HavickTheLion Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow awesome art
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Rayn3ll Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   General Artist
This is awesome. LOL. I hope you win. :D
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simtix Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning work(: ~ <3
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xiberiastudio Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cute, beautiful and funny !
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VassternichDrauka Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Writer
Fear the power of a Duracell battery flamethrower! Do not doubt the abilities of post-apocalyptic mice!:matrixfight:
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vampchilde Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
This is such a cute concept! Beautifully painted!
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Conceptbloke Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice idea!

Here is my crit: Would have played with the cats tail a bit more, could have been nicer with it curving around from the foreground to where he sits with some motion blur, would also have helped frame it. As it is its pointing out of shot. All the lines of action of the mice/rats work nicely. Trees are cool. With the stump behind the cat I would have made the lines of action again, making it more conve, as it stands is bang centre and devides the image in two and conflicts with the rats blade in foreground. Might have also been tempted to make the leader rat whos shouting look more toward the cat, twisting his torso. The cats arm that's supporting him looks a bit odd. Looks more human than a cat arm/leg. His arm to the rear that is raised also seems to have no upper section it goes directly from shoulder to forearm. Where the foreground rats toe is hitting the water the perspective is looking odd on the ripples, it make it look like the pond is tilted in to the centre of the image.

Hope that helps.
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