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Soldier: 76 by einlee Soldier: 76 by einlee
I was super excited to be commissioned by DeviantArt for Blizzard to draw a character from Overwatch! I was really drawn to Soldier 76's back story, one of such loss and disillusionment.
Instead of his usual guns-blazing badass look, I tried 
to capture something more poignant and evocative: a moment of repose after a long day.

Edit: Please do not use this image to sell as mousepads, prints, tshirts, et cetera.
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GingitoGraphics Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Artist
Forget 76, the real amazing detail is those clouds! Nicely done!
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Chromastone64 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017
I love this kind of art! Shows he not just a grumpy old guy yelling "move the payload!" every five seconds. Bloody good job :)
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Zanikat Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I really love the setting. I don't know how to say it, but this picture say more than a thousand words
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ChungKeePanda Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Just wow. I really got that sense that you were going for. He's just a soldier after all 
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:iconwickedprince:
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017
Very nice with this and Tracer. I really like the looks of these characters and the backstory for them. I'd love it if they did an RPG with them exploring their world. :)
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KahviApina Featured By Owner Edited Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Atmosphere in the picture is great. It's also bit desperate and bitter I think. That sundown in the destroyed city with characters expression makes me think about what he probably thinks: "How far I've come?", "How many I've killed?", "Can I ever forget what they had done to me that day". Character fits so well together with background: orange and blue make here great pair. Also of course I really enjoy the style you've drew this picture. Great work, I need to say! :)
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Mikaru-Blackspade Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god I seriously love this.
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:iconlistoric:
Listoric Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, he looks a little young with the black eyebrows and the beautiful face, but I reeeeaaaally like it. It has this "What will you become?"-vision of the future vibe to it. Love it.
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Kaduceus Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
According to newest info, he's 48-50 so not THAT old tho ;)
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:iconlistoric:
Listoric Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
True, he just doesn't look older than 40 here. Maybe just awesome genes and good lighting 😄
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:iconkaduceus:
Kaduceus Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But he IS 48, not only on this pic ;))
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grifter974 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
magnifique, très réussi...<3
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:iconandacalagon:
Andacalagon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
so coool! love this. :)
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Frostbite07 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice :love:
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:iconmanofmanyminds:
ManOfManyMinds Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
You're one of those heroes, aren't you?

.... Not any more......
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Demondog888 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding detail! Nice use of contrast with the blues, very hard to make just right.
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Keriidan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
There's something eerily beautiful about a wartorn man in a more serene scenario, yet still showing all the signs of a battle having been inevitable.

Beautiful beyond words, mate!
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FreekKittin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
Very awesome!  Love the detail and the depiction of so much emotion!
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AzakiShimo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i aint gonna lie but to be honest, youre art has put tears in my eyes and im for REAL.... :worry: 
I love your art style!!! Keep up the good work, PLEASE!!!!
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OrangeCookieArt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
whaaaooooaaaaah this is gorgeous!
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Depardokai Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist
perfect expression/emotion. His posture portrays exhaustion very well
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Josianne Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So, embarrassingly I googled "Soldier 76 hot". 

Was not disappointed.
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petalsword Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
Just wanted you to know that someone is seling your work on ebay under nick shie_sji if it's not by your permission then I thought it would be good for you to know this. Good thing I saw your work on tumblr and found my way here :) love your work
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cotemporaryfx Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Student Interface Designer
this made me bust
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Haleff Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
It's beautifullllllll.
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phyzimpa Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA i love it
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TheWintersChild1982 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Student Writer
Beautifully done!
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:iconwindowartist1994:
WindowArtist1994 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, and very detailed!
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Aruuki Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Erm, why black eyebrow ? He's supposed to look old, here he looks pretty young..
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:iconwindowartist1994:
WindowArtist1994 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jealous much?
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Aruuki Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I would lie if I said I weren't, then again that has nothing to do with it. The character, Soldier 76 is supposed to be an old man, which I'm pointing out, it has nothing to do with being jealous but saying something actually relevant. Don't know why people on the Internet don't think before posting something.
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WindowArtist1994 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I agree that part of the character's features may not be relevant; however, instead of pointing out the artist mistake for the whole world to see... You could have private messaged he/she to inform them of their error instead of embarrassing the artist.
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Aruuki Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha alright you're one of those. Sorry but not everyone gets embarrassed over something like this really. Seriously you think that anyone, because of what I said will now think "Oh how lame the art is because of what he said oh my god" ? Well okay maybe some immature kids will, but most people will still recognize the quality of the work, and just think that, oh, maybe the artist is like us after, makes little mistakes ;)
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TheWintersChild1982 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Student Writer
Actually, if I may point out your grammatical errors... This is how your comment should have been written once I have properly corrected your mistakes.

"Wow, you had to block me? Well, you must have been pretty upset. Additionally, I wanted to point out all the mistake's you made, as my grammar is not perfect either. I mean, "privet messaged" does not seem like an English word to me. Plus, you used "characters features" when there was only one character. Furthermore, let us not forget about the use of "first off," when you clearly did not incorporate a second or third point when making your argument.

Really, that is just sad to see someone trying so hard to find something to say when you have absolutely nothing. What a shitty person you are."

First off, your accusations were ambiguous, and your use of foul language was quite childish. Second, your English teacher should have corrected your appalling misuse of commas and periods, as I could not decipher where one thought ended, and another began. Third, you did not need to space the punctuation marks from the end of your sentences.

Now, please do correctly edit your comments before you decide to berate other user's grammar.

Sincerely, 

TheWintersChild1982
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WindowArtist1994 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, in all honesty I can not understand what you're trying to say due to your incoherent sentences. Please work on your grammar a little more next time.
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ZhixianAru Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
Wow, you had to block me ? Well you must have been pretty upset. I wanted to point out all the mistake you made since my grammar isn't perfect ! I mean, "privet messaged" seems like a really english word to me, as much as talking about "characters features" when there's only one character, why the "s" mate ? oh let's not forget about the "first off" when you've got not second or even a third point to make.

Really that's just sad to see someone trying so hard to find something to say when you've got absolutely nothing. What a shitty person you are though.
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TheWintersChild1982 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Student Writer
Actually, if I may point out your grammatical errors... This is how your comment should have been written once I have properly corrected your mistakes.

"Wow, you had to block me? Well, you must have been pretty upset. Additionally, I wanted to point out all the mistake's you made, as my grammar is not perfect either. I mean, "privet messaged" does not seem like an English word to me. Plus, you used "characters features" when there was only one character. Furthermore, let us not forget about the use of "first off," when you clearly did not incorporate a second or third point when making your argument.

Really, that is just sad to see someone trying so hard to find something to say when you have absolutely nothing. What a shitty person you are."

First off, your accusations were ambiguous, and your use of foul language was quite childish. Second, your English teacher should have corrected your appalling misuse of commas and periods, as I could not decipher where one thought ended, and another began. Third, you did not need to space the punctuation marks from the end of your sentences.

Now, please do correctly edit your comments before you decide to berate other user's grammar.

Sincerely, 

TheWintersChild1982
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:iconlordnilock:
Lordnilock Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
"I'm not a young man anymore..."
Beautiful piece you've done here. i like the twilight in the background
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:iconadvent3546:
Advent3546 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
War... war never changes.
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:iconshellsock:
Shellsock Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016
He looks like he's asking himself if it was worth it
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:icondepardokai:
Depardokai Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist
Seems as if he always has that 1000 meter stare. Asking, what just happened... what did I just do... when will it end...
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G-cat Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing work ^^
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kuruwusu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ur too late i already have this in the sin bank
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:iconnickelion:
nickelion Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016
Great work. You really impressed the feeling in the work. I perceived it before reading your description.
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Gerbil-Powered-WiFi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Student Artist
IVE GOT YOU IN MY SIGHTS
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ravensep Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Soldier 76 is like (by what other critics would call) the most predictable character ever. But in my small amount of time playing with him, I have grown attached to him..I dont know why.
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ChloeTheAssassin Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Photographer
Guh, this image evokes so many feels. Fantastic!
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kdog566 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
I love your take on this character =D
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Cambion-Hunter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
He is like an American version of Mad Max. Great work BTW. :)
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