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-Dark Side of the Galaxy- by Lurking-Leanne -Dark Side of the Galaxy- by Lurking-Leanne
After so much time, paitence, hassles and not to mention; issues getting this scanned in - it is finally done :stare:

I have been meaning to draw something like this for a VERY long time. Something for both Ace Hardlight and Ratchet.

Based on the time of their conflict during the DreadZone days in the Shadow Sector of Solana - when Ratchet had to come face to face with Ace and the other exterminators.
Although Ace had a more significant effect on Ratchet than the others; because Ratchet used to look up to him as a kid. Used to always hear about Ace's sucess as an intergalactic superhero and all.
Ratchet is quite outraged and disturbed when he finds out about what Ace had become over the years of his absence from the Solana Galaxy.
And at first... the lombax doesn't understand how he changed into such a villian... until later on, that is.


Damn... I haven't drawn Ratchet much at all ._. and this is my first time drawing him in the Liberator Armour too. Even though he isn't supposed to have that armour until he defeats Ace. Oh well! I just wanted to draw this for fun anyway. This is more of a symbolic illustration anyhow. Not an actual scene from The Fallen Star. The title "Dark Side of the Galaxy" is refering to them being in the 'dark' part of the galaxy where DreadZone was located - The Shadow Sector. And to symbolize the dark times these two had endured during their time there.

And yes, that is Ratchet's actual size compared with Ace. Man he is such a shortass! :XD:

I actually need to thank my good friend SonyaLS for helping me out with this one; she gave me some real good critique on my sketch of this - which you can see here [link]
As you may notice, the sketch had quite a lot of flaws. But thankfully, she helped me notice things from with it and so; I tried to correct them. I also tried improving other bits that I noticed on my own. So yeah, thank you so much :la: I really appreciate it a lot - especially coming from such an experienced artist like yourself.

I still don't think I made this 'perfect' though, of course! Ratchet's guns bother me the most... but then again, it is the first time I drew them. And the background didn't quite turn out as good as I imagined. I ended up using my Prismacolor pencils in the background to help make it better. I even used this new Copic product I got to do the stars and some effects! (Copic Opaque pigment)


Well overall, I am quite happy with how it came out.
And I feel tired now :eye: it might look a bit off, because I had to scan this in four parts and put them together in PSP9. The picture is 14x17 INCHES large. Bigger than A3.
First time I scanned the pieces and put them together; PSP9 shat itself and crashed, I lost the progress. Not cool.

But this time I made sure autosave was on!

Hope you guys enjoy this pic almost as much as I enjoyed making it :icontardgrinplz:

Done with Copic Multiliners, Copic Sketch Markers, Prismacolor premier pencils, Copic Opaque pigment.
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Crito-the-Tropy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Absolutely adore this piece.
Would love it if I could get a print... :P
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow this looks pretty heavy! I really like the red glow around the planet on the right and all the detail you put into their armor suits! And the texture on the left planet is quite detailed and interesting looking, how did you do that?
Sidfan12 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Wow! Looks amazing!
Evy-Lin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Very beautiful colors,i love how you have colored it.:)
Very beautiful image.:)
MeoAgcat Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome! 8D
Lombax-Soldier Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
This picture BLEW MY MIND. And still does :O you only keep getting better with your art and I just love how Ratchet came out too! plz draw him more often :XD: but of course, Ace is perfect as always in your art :) I hope to see more pics like this from ya!
CassiePens Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is truely epic. i have no other words for it :wow:
ZoDy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   General Artist
It's really hard to grasp with the fact this was all coloured traditionaly D: I'm so freaking jealous I make give up drawing for good!
SilverWingsDevil Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I.... i can't believe this is traditional. You really revamp it 8D
Awesome work, no words can describe it, really :thumbsup:
TheSupremeOverlord Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Great work! Ratchet's gladiator armor is amazing! :clap: :clap: :clap: And Ace looks outstanding as always! :woohoo:
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