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Vega Conflict Hologram by DNA-1 Vega Conflict Hologram by DNA-1
Character illustration for VEGA CONFLICT, which is KIXEYE's brand-new space combat RTS title. My assignment was to illustrate a female holographic AI, whose job is to guide players through the tutorial mission and beyond. Definitely invites comparisons to Cortana from Halo, but we knew that going in. At the very least, we tried to remix the formula a bit with a simpler, blockier bodysuit, longer hair, the inverse color palette (which looks great against the blue-black palette of space), and most importantly, some dramatically different FX. Nobody wanted to reuse the same-old horizontal scan line approach, circuit board patterns, or other worn-out staples. So instead we focused on distortion and light effects.

My boss Nathan Carrico did a lot of heavy lifting on the FX pass, so credit where credit's due. And the lovely background comes from the game team. Thanks, guys!

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VEGA CONFLICT is a brand-new space combat game from KIXEYE. Check it out HERE.

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SlyFXZ Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nathan went to the gym, while you got it done?
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asdf4467890 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
think they changed her a look a little bit but still cool!
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Guess they went a little darker with it, but hey, it's all good.
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martinsilen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Nice!
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AnyaStorm Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
great
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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AnyaStorm Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
you're welcome
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Reilune Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Fantastic :D
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet--thanks! :D
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Ultamisia Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice!
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Mr-Donkeygoat Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dropping some major sex appeal into Vega Conflict, i love it dude, nice work!
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, man! :)  :)
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QuantumCrab Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Yeah...I'm clearly not an expert but despite pushing the boundaries of "how not to look like Cortana", this just looks like..NotCortana. Maybe try doing something different? Not a female? Or perhaps more abstactions with the human form? All the flavors have been changed but you're still making hologram girl cake, bro. Looks great though.
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're not wrong, but the assignment had set parameters.  Did my best to compliment and remix the Cortana idea, but of course they're bound to look like sister characters given that both are attractive female holograms. 
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QuantumCrab Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Good sir, I completely understand. Apologies if it came off snarky. 
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not at all! Like I said, you're not wrong. :)
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Indigoth Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
I suggest having her walk on a virtual hexgrid and only have the hexes light up when her footfalls come near them.
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's a great idea.  Maybe I can scrounge up some time to do that.
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work Naka, this picture has been catching my Eye on adds on Facebook I think...
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're right!  I noticed it popping up in the last week or so. :)
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