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Living For Tomorrow

I was supposed to finish this a long time ago, but this is a dedication to the Gears of War 4 trailer revealing Marcus, Anya and little JD. In fact, the only problem I had doing this drawing was the background.

Back then, I would find myself concentrating on exacting the shapes of a background and coloring them in with horrendous detail, and it would take too many weeks for me to work on them. This even happened on this drawing and I felt like I needed a faster method and a better technique to make my backgrounds look a bit painterly.

So researching a bit and coming across speedpaint videos, I was able to make a completion of a background from 2-3 weeks to 2-3 days! Other than making some of the textures a bit visible in the background, I am really proud at how I shook myself out of my fear of creating backgrounds. Although, I'm still a stranger to creating my own backgrounds, I feel like I made a big jump to learning something about background painting

Hope you guys like it too, and let me know what you guys think about it!

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Art © Stephanie G., aka MyFantasiWorld
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ElTuchoMoe Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Student Writer
Lovely
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017   General Artist
Thanks!
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm still upset that their happy ending was cut short by Anya's... Well. But man... they looked so happy. And they deserved every minute of that happiness.

Beautiful work. It's appropriate that the world around JD is so soft and shiny. Poor guy.
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016   General Artist
Oh, no need to worry about mentioning the death of Anya. I sort of predicted after not being able to see her during a part of a trailer for GOW4. I kinda knew as much! But that is actually pretty sad to know. :(

Thanks, appreciate it! I will update it later, because I'm starting to improve my background painting and probably change the celshading technique; I don't like it. :P
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WinterSpectrum Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
its awesome, even if i'm not fan of those two XD it was good seeing them togheter in peaceful times...


its a shame that *SPOILER¨








anya died and we don't know what happened (at least i dont know)
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Thirteen4one Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's safe to say she died of old age or an illness, like cancer.
Just because the Gears survived an extinction doesn't mean the small killers have no effect.
If it was something serious, a bigger deal would have been made of it. What I'm more interested in is why her grave says Anya Stroud and not Anya Fenix. Did she and Marcus not marry?
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WinterSpectrum Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
More like illness...probably, because i have read somewere that she died when JD was still a kid.
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Thirteen4one Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, illness sounds much more likely.
Still wondering about her grave, though. It could say Stroud rather than Fenix because it's on the Stroud estate.
Also, did she give birth to J.D? I heard she was barren, but I'm wondering if that was a lie to keep her out of Prescott's breeding farms.
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016   General Artist
Ah!!! Will not see spoiler! I'm still waiting to play the game!!! :D

Lol, I still love 'em, but I feel like as though I'm going to focus more on unfocused/non-canon couples like DomXMaria, ClayXSam, and BenjaminXAnya.... yes, you read right! It will be explained later once I make the comics I've been planning to make. :D
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WinterSpectrum Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Dont worry you will find it at the first chapher if you pay attention xD glad to know you finally own gears 4

Oh gosh!!! Cant wait to see it then! I miss your drawings. Some time ago i drew your design of clay and the monkey dog i dont know if you had seen it, i just missed the old times :D
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016   General Artist
Awesome, can't wait! And I actually do not have it at the moment. I'm expecting to get it, but I first need an xbox one, lol.

Glad you're looking forward to it. I have so many ideas, but life gets in the way and I usually never get the chance to. :/

Oh yes! I saw it appear due to my name being mentioned but I haven't commented on it due to moving and stuff, sorry! :blush:
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Icecoldapplefangs13 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Love this image, and the background is just so peaceful and serene, it's gorgeous!
I still find it hard to believe they actually have a baby, dreams do come true! :D
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016   General Artist
Thanks, and yes it is! But as soon as they instantly showed little JD, I fell in love with him! I can't wait to play the game to learn more about him and more!
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dimebagsdarrell Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
This is lovely :love:
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016   General Artist
Thanks! =)
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Parasidian Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
This genuinely got me all misty eyed, i didn't cry through! Because I'm a manly man! This piece is just so amazing, its hard to put in words how much i like it!
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016   General Artist
Lol, thank you so much, Sid! I'm glad it touched you in such a way like how I feel after going through The Last Of Us introduction. :D

Don't worry, throwing a few manly tears at my direction gives me confidence that I did a great art piece. :D
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Parasidian Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Ha! My mainly tears are very precious they must be preserved.
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016   General Artist
Lol, sharing is caring, ya know! 
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gearsgirl123 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg this is beautiful!! Love it!
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016   General Artist
Thanks! Glad you do!
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Nomad-Artist92 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Incredible just like from the trailer. The biggest question is how did Anya get pregnant because according to novels, she was infertile. Which is not able to produce, hopefully we'll get answers either in the game or in if they make a new novel or comic.
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016   General Artist
Thanks, and Anya being infertile was assumed by Baird. It wasn't actually known whether Anya could get pregnant or not, but since many of the communication officers were considered to have a lot of female recruits infertile, Baird had thought she was. 
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Nomad-Artist92 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah though it is clear that she only joined the COG because she wanted to be close to Marcus.
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016   General Artist
That, but also her mother wanted her to become a part of the service as a Gear, but she just stayed as a communication officer. :P
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Vegito-Princess Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work, as always.
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016   General Artist
Thanks, appreciate it.
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Manamba Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
Love this art! :3
About the background - I think you did a good job on it! IMO the tree could be a liiiiii~iitle bit more detailed, given it's in the foreground, but overall it all looks very nice :)
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016   General Artist
Thanks!

True that, but I ended up making the background a little more abstract because I wanted to see how it came out first doing it that way. But now that I see it, I think I should've detailed it. Thanks for your input!
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Spirit-Wolf69 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
It is a beautiful piece of art and it really captures the relationship between Marcus and Anya :)

Amazing work fantasi :)
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016   General Artist
Thanks, glad you like it. =)
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Fight4All Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
Aww it's so cute 😀
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016   General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Mana4X2 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Love it, Stephanie :heart:. When I first saw this I was like, "Awwwww!" You always have a way of capturing the emotions so perfectly. Gears 4 is going to be so good. Just wish the peace could've lasted for them. Lol, then we wouldn't have another game, so... hmm, well, okay, this picture will cement it forever anyway :XD:.
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016   General Artist
Thanks, appreciate it and glad you do!

True, but it's got me on my feet as to what happened to Anya since she didn't appear in the other trailers and gameplay with Marcus. Also, I wonder if this game is going to fill in some questions after GOW3, such as the disc that Baird was given from Marcus' dad. It's gotta play a role in the game if they want to keep it Gears of War worthy. :P

I think it will, since many of you guys love my Marcus and Anya work. :D
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Smash-Bros-Brawl12 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
awww, little JD is adorable
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016   General Artist
I know right! Thanks. =)
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Thirteen4one Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding work, my friend! :clap:
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016   General Artist
Thanks, appreciate it. 
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Thirteen4one Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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Z-Angaros Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great picture and the background looks great, I love how the sky looks :)
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016   General Artist
Thanks, and I think I have a good hand at making clouds. Now i just need to refine my background skills more. :P
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Z-Angaros Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Backgrounds are one of my weaknesses, I really need to work on them too :P
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016   General Artist
Practice, practice, practice! :D
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PunkMikeTaylor Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was schocked when I found out they have a kid! XD
And he looks so much like Marcus later, when he's adult.

But yes, great picture, a moment of peace.
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016   General Artist
Same too, and it's actually awesome to see that his kid does look like Marcus.

Thanks!
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WingweaverZephyriel Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016
THEY HAVE A KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDDDDD?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! :iconhappytearsplz:
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016   General Artist
Yes they do! :D
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WingweaverZephyriel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Yay!!! :aww: They deserve it!
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PunkMikeTaylor Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, he will be in Gears of War 4. The blond guy. :) XD
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