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Too Late by Pyrosity Too Late by Pyrosity
Absolutely exhausted. Will fill in descriptions later.

Edit: Ok, now that I've had some sleep...

This is the illustration that I created for the "Process" show, hosted by the Unit E gallery on Santa Fe in Denver for the month of May. It depicts a scene out of Alexa's story, where she is traveling with an Anchortop Motor Cavalry company. After years of being displaced from her home, she is finally on her way back to the mountain foothills of Calur's northern borders, eager to find the man responsible for the razing of her home town and to help push the Confederates out of the Vanaen capital of Pevlidhe.

In this scene, the Anchortop tanks arrive at a sacked Reiden village, raided just days ago. The lead tank's driver, Vashili, comforts Alexa before they move on, too late to help.
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Given 2013-05-06
Too Late by ~Pyrosity is a perfect example of the level of story telling and illustration this piece is capable of. ( Suggested by CabooseRIF and Featured by KovoWolf )
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BlazeFirethorn Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The emotion shown here is simply amazing, my words cannot describe how deeply this hits me.

I certainly hope whoever did this gets what they deserve, however your story goes.
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risingstar1011 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Something tells me they will be in no mood to take prisoners later on.

Collateral damage is inevitable in war. But to deliberately kill unarmed civilians with no military assets anywhere in sight crosses a line that puts you on par with a wild animal.
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Dantist00 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Hello, for some book this illustration? And whether this book in Russian?
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Heya :)
I'm sorry to say no; I haven't yet had the chance to finish the story this is based on yet, let alone translate it!
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KarenRonwood Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ow, right in the empathy.
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ilyraChardin Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is not ordinarily a subject that would interest me - i tend to be drawn to more "serene" subjects in art, but your work on this is so outstanding that I just had to fav it.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
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dan338 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Oh man I love your art !; It is awesome :squee:
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thank you!  :D
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dan338 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
You're welcome , your designs are so cool Tails RULES Animation 
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Tank50us Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice work, and a very sad scene... You can almost hear medics/corpsmen calling out for ANYONE who might still be alive
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Heart 
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Relinquish022 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student Artist
So...Sad...
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PeterHOOPAH Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
props dude or dudet i love this scene even though its sad but fucking awesome 
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
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Mr-Ichart Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Ok, I kinda have to say this since I am putting this in my fav folder. I ended up here from you "Human Militaries" deviant. Now I will admit that I am not a fan of anthropomorphic artwork, but this piece is something that caught me off guard. The body language and just simple expressions bring out such emotion that it gives me a cold shiver, I can truly feel for the characters. The vehicles and the background are so well done that I can see a sense of realism along with all the characters themselves. Its a powerful piece worth its praise. 
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad to see it's gotten some attention outside of the usual anthropomorphic fans ^^
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TurtleVVisperer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Tom! I was just wondering what your art was looking like so I googled you and this was one of the first results. So awesome! The thumbnail looked like a photograph, this is amazing. Congrats on the DD too, that's sweeeeet.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

Oh snap! Thanks :D

What exactly did you google out of curiousity?

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Orkronos Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
I wish you would draw more of this tank.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

In time, I definitely will! It's an important vehicle, not just for Koshya/Anchortop, but as a base for many other derivatives.

Actually, I was working on some of those derivative designs in between working on this, I should get around to finishing them...

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AB1Project Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
I dunno if I commented before or not, but everytime I look at this picture I feel so saddened by the scene. It just hits me hard. You did a fantastic job with this and I praise your efforts in making such a great piece of art.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

Thank you so much ^^

It was a huge step for me, to be able to create such a developed illustration for my world; I have done so much planning and world-building, but very little in the way of artwork like this. I hope to do much more in the future, and actually make use of this world I've built over many years :)

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weaveandrust Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The simple Fox to the left of the tank, hand to helmet, really adds gravitas to the scene.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

Originally, that soldier was going to be human, but I decided to make them a Reiden as well. This helped accomplish two things; it shows that the Anchortop army is bi-racial*, and through the connection of race it brings an additional angle of empathy to the scene. While Alexa is grieving for her own people, the soldier feels vicarious empathy for the villagers, who aren't of the same nation, but are still Reiden nonetheless.

*Anchortop as a nation is the coming-together of the struggling human colonists from Koshya, and the sparse native population of Reiden tribes in that area. Both Humans and Reiden have equal stake in their nation's politics and military.

Thank you for the comment ^^

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enots2112 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't know why, but this evokes such emotion D': (but in a good way)
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Working as intended then, I'd say..

Thank you
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5hape5hifter Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Stunning work, great use of angle and perspective to put into a scene that shows a lot of emotion.
Also a wonderful use of colours and shading to give a very natural look to details. Definitely going in my list of favourites!
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you enjoy it :3
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raptorcfaulkner Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is cool and sad at the same time.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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raptorcfaulkner Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome
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Ironpaw Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Man... glad to see you get a DD. This pic certainly deserved it. O.o It's perfect, really.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I wouldn't call it perfect... but it does represent marked improvement over my portfolio, which is currently a bit dated.
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neil115 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
lukn nice
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Awesome work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :3
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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Somelarder Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It looks like reality, I'm impressed !
Congratulations ! :)
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Somelarder Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome !! ;)
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Mattmaster112 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
nice picture. shame it is ruined by the furries
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