I am scanning my first round drafts; I will post them up here tonight. Thanks for the tips. The composite will be large in scale. I am using a focal length manipulation to bring the heroine close to the camera, and then have an extremely large and complex fight scene as the back drop to the warrior.
The place I found inside to power this picture is the title I chose:
"Sacrificial Exodus: The needs of the many"
Contrary to all “facts”, reported by the Vespian Colony News-Channel 642, Earth’s defense grid has fallen. In Reality, seven generations of warring between the residents of Angostura III and Earth was about to come to a culmanation.
It was about noontime on the planet and many were eating lunch Other inhabitants were tending to their daily responsibilities, the children were playing in the schoolyard The warning that came was too late. Chaos ensued.
The invaders launched a full-scale assault on the system of Sol where Earth is located. The best efforts of the 405th Silva Wing Defense Squadron were to no avail.
Injured and alone, Kira Stamper, a Sgt., in the 12th Armed Battalion, holds off the charging front lines of the enemy.
The last survivors of the human race have been stowed on board an captured military freighter. Minimally armed guards surround a group of children.They and a few others carry on their shoulders the weight of the last hopes and dreams of an entire civilization.
Their escape is all Kira can think of. Surrounding her everywhere is the product of a glorious last stand by her fellow soldiers. Her ammo is almost out, and her last clip has been put in. "I just need to see them leave…my daughter her mind is blurred,. Vital fluids seep from her body. She takes careful aim missing only 1 out of 3, shots. A blast has taken out her legs leaving her no where to run, or hide, Her remaing gun has no energy to power the clip. She slumps down to her knees and finally hears the rumble of the escape craft. The defense turrets fire wildly in an attempt to provide cover for the small craft trying to look as though the blasts were meant to hit it. The guise seems to work. Without a challenge the craft slips off to the dark side and into the stars to find a new home. The City of Luna has fallen.
The assailants draw nigh, Kira knows they will kill her slowly in the ceremonial mannor unless her remaining pistols discharge lands right between her eyes…
Here is a song I wrote to compliment this art piece. It is traditionally how I have approached things in recent history. It helps me get further into the piece. Since I will probrably listen to it on repeat during the completion of this art I made it pretty long. Its only 1.5mb but it is pro-encoded at vbr-100-250kbs. I hope you enjoy it since the animated post challenge piece I undertake will have this in the background.
Inspiration for this song- The current state of the world, Bush politics, F9/11, Blackhawk down and all the sci-fi you can shake a stick at!
Breakdown- the song is broken up into 3 main themes, pre-war, war, post war. Each theme as two sub-variations, sequentially as: basic training, being sent to duty, first day of mayhem, survival shock, innosence lost, eternal hauntings.
Connection to art entry- In every war brave often nieve souls are “prepared” for the day when their training will be put to the test. Then that day comes, they are scared but the commanders know this and pump them up, get them excited and fuel them full of rage, needed to kill. The landing or arrival marks the start of all things you never want to see. If your lucky enough to survive the first day, you wonder how you can possibly surive the next. You focus down and realize you are changed forever you know that face, that image, that haunt of your past yet to be.
[Download Sacrificial Exodus: The needs of the many.mp3](http://clients.vluna.com/aethyrprime/music/Sacrificial_Exodus-The_needs_of_the_many.mp3)