Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
January 10, 2013
Image Size
884 KB
Resolution
1200×1200
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
11,425 (1 today)
Favourites
632 (who?)
Comments
125
Downloads
245 (1 today)
×
Surrounded! by JECBrush Surrounded! by JECBrush
A request by :iconmasterwarhero:~MASTERWARHERO of Krystal wearing her alternative costume in a perilous mission.

Sorry for taking way too long with this one. This took a few tries to make it look good. :doh:

---

Gen. Peppy sent Star Fox to investigate the disappearance of a mining crew in the glowing depths of Macbeth. Tight choke points prevented the use of Arwings and Landmasters, so the team set out on foot to explore the expansive caverns. To make matters difficult, communication to the Great Fox was spotty and impossible at great depths.

The camps and outposts strewn through the network yielded ominous clues to the mining team's disappearance. As Fox was about to piece things together, large insect beings pounced from the shadows when the team least expected it. Forced out into the open, Fox and the team defended themselves against teeth, claw and spikes of their attackers. The insects caused an avalanche of boulders to fall forcing the team to scatter and find cover.

Krystal finds herself separated from the rest of the gang. She fights for her life only armed with her staff and a few supplies against the swarm. She can only hope she can reunite with her team before Star Fox becomes overwhelmed.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconakiba165:
First of all, the set up is really nice and fit well with the starfox universe. The reflection on the water is flawless and the splashing of the water is fluid and really nice. the monsters in the background remind me of the aporoid from starfox assault but with a more insect twist which is nice.

Krystal look amazing on this , the detail on her clothes look great from the dirt of her boots ,the flame reflection on her face, her ripped pants to the dirt on her face .

The only thing I find a little weird is her pose but except for that , it's an amazing fan art.

Keep up the excellent work JECBrush !
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
11 out of 11 deviants thought this was fair.

:iconpowalski13:
This picture has exceptional detail. The shadowing on Krystal as well as the bug-things (Aparoids?) helps added depth. Also, having a light source from the background and the staff is done effectively; it appears that the fire being shot from the staff is real.

Making the background more smudge-y really aids in the emphasis of the foreground. Also, the reflections in the water have the perfect combination of light, shadow, and ripple effect from Krystal's feet.

I think that despite the uniform not being canon, this new uniform is better. It serves an actual tactical purpose with the side packs, rather than the Assault uniform only to make her look pretty... Good job!
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
15 out of 16 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconreo-c-ray-racheal:
Reo-C-Ray-Racheal Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
"Surrounded?  Great!  That means we can shoot in any direction and still hit them!"
Reply
:iconpetit-fluffy-wolf:
petit-fluffy-wolf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Simply AMAZING !! You successfully made Krystal's Command suit appear good on her, your job on the background is amazing, I love the water effects and the flames of the staff. The foes look perfectly dangerous too, perfect for a Star Fox mission ! Krystal's pose seems nice, except for her right leg looking a bit awkward. The dirt on her clothes is awesome too, you can't possibly get out of this clean ! :D
Reply
:iconpreliator116:
Preliator116 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
If I had to bring up a movie comparison, Krystal kinda reminds me of the Warrior Woman from Mad Max 2. Heck, the actress Virginia Hey could be the voice of Krystal, if there was ever a movie made.
Reply
:iconbrandonultimate:
BrandonUltimate Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cool!
Reply
:iconorbiterspore:
OrbiterSpore Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Decidedly one of your best detailed pics, Julius. :D

Hm... A question though, the creatures in this pic look very similar to the El Dagan from a MMO called Phantasy Star Online 2... Did you happen to take any inspiration from that, or it's just an awesome coincidence? :3
Reply
:iconjecbrush:
JECBrush Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could be a coincidence. The insectomorphs come in all shapes and sizes.
Reply
:iconllawlietvemo:
LlawlietVemo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is so cool. :O :)
Reply
:iconjecbrush:
JECBrush Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it!
Reply
:iconllawlietvemo:
LlawlietVemo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:aww:
Reply
:iconbigjim3d:
Bigjim3D Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very awesomely done. Great new touch on Krystal's new outfit. Certainly fits an angent on a mission a lot since it is more capable of attaching a sidepack and battle equipement or supplies. 

The colors are very wisely chosen, and very nicely blent with each other creating a semi realistic environment that adds to it. Incredible effects and highlights an the surfaces needed. And perspective and atmosphere preserves very well the background story behind this picture. 

This a very nice painting, and some beautiful tribute to the Star Fox series. Well done.  
Reply
:iconjecbrush:
JECBrush Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your review! I'm glad you like it!
Reply
:iconbigjim3d:
Bigjim3D Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sure. No need to mention.
Reply
:iconcharactertamersteph:
CharacterTamerSteph Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice job! Love Krystal's outfit! ^^
Reply
:iconjecbrush:
JECBrush Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconjust-f0x:
Just-F0X Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Nice!
Reply
:iconjecbrush:
JECBrush Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:icondemonangel91:
DemonAngel91 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work. Love the lighting, it's an absolutely beautiful pic.
Reply
:iconjecbrush:
JECBrush Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
Reply
:iconacebird1234:
acebird1234 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Get the hell out of there Krystal!
Reply
:icongh22:
gh22 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Epic
Reply
:iconsnowwhitequeen2000:
SnowWhiteQueen2000 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Get them! ;)
Reply
:iconred-fox26:
red-fox26 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
an amazing drawing. personally I thought Star Fox: Adventure made the fireballs look way to fake. this makes them look way cooler. and and awesome backstory to the picture.
Reply
:iconkrystal-fan2005:
Krystal-fan2005 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Wow this one is good. the insects remind me of the zerg a species who tries to win by sheer numbers rather than technology or power, most of the time. Ya Know I always wondered about how Krystal charged her staff I know fox had to use orbs on Sauria ,but can Krystal charge it by herself? and if so does she tire out if she charges it too rapidly or has to keep charging it again and again? Or is it more efficient in her hands?
Reply
:iconsaster43:
saster43 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
this one is great!
Reply
:iconbanditringtail3:
BanditRingtail3 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Oh wow, I love the fire effects in this! It kinda fits with the sound effect from the game: not so much a blast as just fire being ignited and projected in an instant. Nothing like a bug roast to get the blood pumping!

Let's hope they can fight them off! Swarm enemies are never fun! Damn Aparoids were bad enough!
Reply
:iconserge-salvatrice:
Serge-Salvatrice Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Digital Artist
amazing work on painting the water! water is so simple yet so difficult to get right >.<
your painting skills are so awesome. I wants them >:C
Reply
:iconjecbrush:
JECBrush Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! It took a bit of observation and photo reference to make it look right.
Reply
:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you keep painting these awesome pictures of Krystal, I'm going to sink into a depression of jealousy. :p Krystal's really in a bind here, and I love the blast/splash effects and foreground blurring that adds to the intensity of the action. How you manage to paint the water so well, I'll never know. There's a superb level of detail on her staff, as well as everything else in the image. You sir, are a GOD!
Reply
:iconjecbrush:
JECBrush Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, don't do that! :P Besides, your work is vibrant and full of life, which is something that I'm working on still.

I've painted the water based on several photographs that I've taken to achieve the visual effect. It was some studying and researching that made it look the way it did.

Well... I'm nowhere near to being a god. But if I became one, my first divine act would be cheese, cheese for everyone!!! (Cause I like cheese... and Sheogorath.)
Reply
:icondanifox:
Danifox Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Impressive
Reply
:iconjecbrush:
JECBrush Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
Reply
:iconmonster3333333333333:
monster3333333333333 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Need a cool story to go along with your picture? E-mail me at virus-Predator@hotmail.com and we can work together to create whatever it is that you want most. (I don't have a virus on my e-mail, I just used that name to scare away junk mail. PS It's working so far)
Reply
:iconjecbrush:
JECBrush Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks helping out, but I'm good. :)
Reply
:iconhikori777:
Hikori777 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, that was not very nice... I gave you a GOOD Idea for the next part of the Scene, and you delete it? How Rude! That is not a good way to do things, buddy. Everyone needs Help with Ideas every once in a while... And I figured that putting that up, it would have helped you with some Ideas.... >.>

But not even commenting back, that is just rude. Hurtful to me, but Shameful to you. I said I loved your Picture, that should have counted as a Good Comment.
Reply
:iconhikori777:
Hikori777 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! Sorry dude, I didn't see the Next/Previous Page on the Bottom! Disregard the Comment I put 32 Mins ago! I'm so sorry! :'(
Reply
:iconjecbrush:
JECBrush Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries! :P
Reply
:iconhikori777:
Hikori777 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah... I think I did give you an Idea for the Next Scene though. >.>
Reply
:iconjecbrush:
JECBrush Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's good idea. That was a one time thing and I don't really plan on a series from it.
Reply
:iconhikori777:
Hikori777 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Well Done! :D Now, I will add a Part to it, just to give you an Idea. ;)

*Krystal is surrounded by these Insect Creatures, but out of nowhere, a Red Plasma round flies past her head, killing the Insect creature that was behind her. Then a Person, wearing Dark Medieval-like Armor, a Black Cape, and a Mask that Covers his entire Head, only Red Holographic Eyes and a Blue Circle where the mouth is, was the only thing on it.*

[Dark Person] "Looks like you got seperated from your Team... No Matter, Follow me quickly, if you want to Live!"

*An Insect Creature came from behind him, but he reacted and Plunged an even Darker Long Sword into it's Head! His Plasma Magnum had a Wicked Beyonette on it, which he used to slice another's Claw! Then they Ran, where a Speeder was laying in wait.*

[Dark Person] "Come on, we have to get you to your Team mates. And before you ask, my Name is Dark-Blade. Leader of Star-Blade."

I Love this Pic. man! I just gave you an Idea, but it has my Character in it... :(
Reply
:iconjecbrush:
JECBrush Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for liking it! ^^ Your character sounds pretty cool!
Reply
:iconhikori777:
Hikori777 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :D I don't get many comments. You can look at a Picture of him on my Subs. He is B&W though, and drawn with Pencil.
Reply
:iconjecbrush:
JECBrush Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, I'll take a look. :)
Reply
:iconemperorzeta:
Emperorzeta Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Powerful work here good job.
Reply
:iconjecbrush:
JECBrush Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
Reply
:iconlazyrayfinkle:
LazyRayFinkle Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Excellent as always.
Reply
:iconjecbrush:
JECBrush Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
Reply
:iconrodersiverum:
RoderSiverum Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job! The motion in this really gives the sensation it should. And the effect of the staff firing is so great that it's eye catching!
Reply
:iconjecbrush:
JECBrush Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind comment! ^^
Reply
:iconwhitefox89:
WhiteFox89 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
wow!!! this is just epic work!!! keep it up=D
Reply
:iconjecbrush:
JECBrush Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
Reply
Add a Comment: