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Sniper by AlexJJessup Sniper by AlexJJessup
Info in image! Oh, posting more info on the rifle separately. It's basically an M82, I mostly just changed the aesthetics of it a bit. Scope is TrackingPoint, if you don't know what that is, check it out. Super cool, and I suspect the military will be using them soon for a number of reasons.
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LycanthropyInc Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago
Love the picture and I'm sorry for this but, GET YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER BOY. Gun safety 101 never put your finger on the trigger at least until you are aiming at your target or even holding the gun in a position to fire. 50 Cal kicks hard, he may look nice now but slip of the finger and he is on his ass. Love the pic btw.
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I love how many people like to point this out. The pose of his hand is drawn from a pic of a US soldier on patrol. The trigger discipline is a bit sloppy, since it's not on the receiver, but he's not actually resting his finger on the trigger. 
I've done plenty of shooting lol, I know what trigger discipline is. :)
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CostaP Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Just wondering, I have kinda used this image as reference to draw a sniper very similar to yours. I am using coloured pencils to colour the character in. How would I work with making the snipers ghillie suit? Would I just get 3/4 colours (green shades if hes jungle type, or yellow/cream if hes a desert sniper? And is the technique just using lots of strokes? Same goes for the clothes, by what I can see there different patches of light and dark green? Thanks! :)
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I don't ever draw with colored pencils, so I don't really know. But that sounds like the right idea!
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CostaP Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Ah ok cool thanks! :) Do you have a tutorial of how you made this character/ghille suit? Cant find any online :(
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No I don't sorry
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dragonsponies Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
that thing looks like it'd pack one hell of a punch when firing it!
it looks amazing though, still amazed by the size
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CrwnPrince Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
Thats a .50 cal? That gun is huge!!! Nice image!
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Mdanyle Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
how do you know that the military didn't make this suit?
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agentrsdg Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!!
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c00lflex Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
yes baby
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bigDaddyPen1s Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student Filmographer
nice version...it looks kind of lighter <3 anyway it's way better than the original
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Wolf-of-the-West Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome design! I really like the futuristic style you have but also incorporate some old themes as well: like the ghili suit. Nice work dude! 
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! :D
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Zorrentos Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Really awesome. Are the legs a photo btw? I would just LOVE a step-by-step or a short tutorial made by you. Maybe a lot to ask for, but you know ... Just if you ever get the time! :)
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
For the pose, yes. I paint over the photo to put the camo pattern, lighting, other equipment etc on there. Most of us don't want to hassle with getting poses right from memory; it's a lot easier to start with a photo and work off it from there!
I may make a tutorial down the road, I'll be sure to advertise it here if I do! :)
Glad you like my work!
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Zorrentos Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Ah, interesting process. Do you use your own photos or do you take the photos from some reference website? 
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Both, though when using anything from the internet you're best off painting over/changing as much as possible.
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Tygahman Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool :beer:.
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SciFiNovelist Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Writer
This image inspires me each time I think of a stationary sniper. Your work Alex is legendary.
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! :D
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francosniper99 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
By adaptive camo you mean...like...MultiCam or like another camo that would adapt to environments ?
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No, Adaptive Camo is a fictional name I was using for a semi-cloaking clothing. 
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ImperialTerran Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Cool image but as pointed out The Trigger finger. I would also point to weight vs posture. Unless he's wearing a Powered Exoskeleton He is not going to hold that pose for long.  That rifle is over 30 pounds unloaded.

"I suspect the military will be using them soon for a number of reasons."
US Army is testing it out as we speak on there XM2010 Sniper Rifle.
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KarlVaello Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is unbelievable. Your job is absolutely perfect. I love the way you place the annotations. And as you color and texturized, different materials.
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you man!  :D
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Paivakun Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Bealtiful. Can you make a wallpaper by this? *-*
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Maybe someday :)
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zachanscom Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
finger on trigger. stupid ass facemask. fail
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Cybre0 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
you seem to have downs, friend
that finger is hovering
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Nosaj141 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
1. His finger if anything is hovering over the trigger.
2. Snipers have worn face masks on many operations. 3. IF ANYTHING-that mask has built in optics; so it cuts half the job down. 4. It's a drawing not an operator; chill out dude.
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SciFiNovelist Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional Writer
Son clearly you know nothing of a sniper. A sniper with a finger off the trigger is worthless. Face mask? Clearly again you know nothing of snipers and camouflage/veils/masks. Should educate yourself before writing such ignorant comments.
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Ahmadmaps Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:o (Eek)JawdropEyepopping 
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tomtomkid Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Im digging the whole thing. The scope of the rifle is very very awesome. I love the rifle too. One of my all time favs. Keep up the good work. 
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! Glad you like it. :)
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Exyle-Studios Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Awesome concept.
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Gods-warfighter Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist
just a little something, when you say ADTV camo is not needed, i thought instead it should be not feasible due to the distance from and form of recharging point. so the ghillie having no need for power was the way to go
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That would make sense as well. I don't actually know how much energy they use though.
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Gods-warfighter Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist
its your story, takes as much as you want it to ;) in a military i man (called the human Coalition) thats how i had it for the early things. then i jumped it to they used both cloak and ghilie just in case
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miniminecrafter Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Gun looks like a m107 with tweaks.
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Basically is. As I said already, mostly just aesthetic changes.
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badger94 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Awesome pic
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BlitzJaeger Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I like the explanation of the ghillie suit and the various equipment...nice work as usual.
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man!
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Cybre0 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I dislike the lack of detail on the legs, sorry..
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry to hear. :(
Will keep in mind for future.
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Cybre0 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Sorry if it sounded terribly critical..
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Irish-John Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I don't know if I asked you this already, but do you have speed paint vids of your work?
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No I haven't messed with any of that yet, sorry. :(
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BETA368 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
TrackingPoint's sight is impractical, as the battlefield becomes more High-tech and networked, the sniper will have to be more low-tech and less networked, otherwise their own gear will reveal their position. Just like that radio equipment.
As for the ghillie (which is not needed at the ranges AMRs are used by one side of the fight, a handmade configuration is what the Marines go to for concealment, the material is normally burlap, the "accessories" are inserted by hand, you can't mass-produce a fool-proof ghillie.  And it should be lighter all-around, the more clips and buckles and loose mag pouches, the more noise made when moving. And a better  weapon would be something along the lines of a GM-6 Lynx, the barrel on that rifle can be pushed into the receiver, cutting it's length by roughly 25%…

I assumed you were going for "practi-cool" so I figured I would deliver an honest criticism leaning in that direction. Sorry if I was too harsh.
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