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Starcraft 2: Ghost vs Spectre by Tabnir Starcraft 2: Ghost vs Spectre by Tabnir
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It's been a while since I've done fanart. I usually don't do fanart because I'm not fanatical? Haha.

My friend told me I should enter this one SC2 art competition. I was resistant at first, but he used the "you could use more practice" argument on me and it was super effective!

I thought I'd test out my patience this time. Usually I slap down all my stuff in one sitting, but I took some time on this one, about 15 hours over 3 days. I think, quality-wise, this is a pretty big leap from my previous works. Now all I have to do is improve on it.

So here's a Starcraft 2 Spectre slashing at a Ghost with some sort of psi-charged kukri. SC2 is pretty damn fun, except I feel guilty when I play because the time could have been put into art. Got the best of both worlds this time, I guess!

PS4, many small studies done before painting but no direct refs.

I forgot, thanks :iconzeo-x:, :icon3xc355: and :icondasadam: for their insights and criticisms along the way.

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Can't bear to look at my previous works now.

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Edit: DD, wow. I'm honored; thanks everyone! Let's all keep producing and improving.

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It had been my intention to use this piece to write a process/walkthrough, and here it is:

Part I: [link]
Part II: [link]
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Ghost versus Spectre by =Tabnir Suggester says: "Tabnir has shown huge improvement in a short amount of time. His Ghost versus Spectre painting carries a great sense of action and is executed with vibrant colors." ( Suggested by XeroHaggard and Featured by MacRebisz )
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Dark3rthanShadows Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i start play starcrat 2 yesterday and i found this ghost and spectre very cool, where are they on the  game humans only have marines , besides why aren't so popular as marines? u find very few arts of them 
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MarineVasily Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Specter with kukri is SO true!CURSE YOU! 
I love this piece, it is great, details of the masks looks perfect.:) (Smile) 
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:icongrievousvsdarkahsoka:
grievousvsdarkahsoka Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hell yeah, THAT IS BADASS!
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:iconavagax:
AVAGAX Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work!
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:icon404medicfound:
404MedicFound Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist
This is awesomeness.
Amazing detail. :O
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:iconicefalcon29:
ICEFALCON29 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Artist
AWESOME!
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:iconredwingsdragon:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Awesome work here
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:iconsmile7z:
smile7z Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Love it!
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:iconshadowwshade:
Shadowwshade Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Anyways...amazing picture O_O
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:iconshadowwshade:
Shadowwshade Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
I bet the Ghost is like.. "silly, don't you know I always have a backup rope?:P"
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:iconlibbear:
LibBear Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing
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:iconlost-one-60:
Lost-One-60 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
The moment I saw this I had to fave it. It was just pure awesomeness and I hope the spectre wins
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Akilroth234 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Those two are my favorite units in the entire game. Spectre is the coolest, though, you can feel the aura of badass radiating from them. Best Starcraft II art I've seen, too.
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Guilleshin Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Nice.. really nice! I would love to see more about Spectre vs Ghosts pictures! Great job!
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razort300 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
ghost!!!!!!!!!
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:iconflamingshadowsfury:
FlamingShadowsFury Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Artist
This is a really good. I wish I had the talent like this. Hell, I wish I had talent even half as good as yours.
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Gamer-man-15 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Photographer
SPECTER FTW :D
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:iconrodo97:
Rodo97 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
:O
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:iconsoulslayer317:
Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
wow
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:iconsnodics:
Snodics Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been waiting for an artwork like this. awesome!
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:iconalchemaniac:
alchemaniac Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
*jawdrop
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:iconzennerdzero:
ZenNerdZero Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
10 bucks says the spectre guts the ghost like a fish.Mwahaha : P Well done this awesome work. It conveys an epic almost desperate fight between these two assassins.
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CaIN02 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
now this is a fight! :)) hahahaha
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:iconsekitonbo:
Sekitonbo Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
The scene looks nice, but I highly doubt that's the proper way to use a kukri...
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:iconmk456:
mk456 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Dang i think you should do more fan art your amazing at detail :)
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:iconballhair420:
ballhair420 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is so fucking awesome.
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DarkZeroXII Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
awsome bro
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BindedOnVGs Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
I always love this pic.
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:iconfredcajibble:
fredcajibble Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm rooting for the ghost!
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:iconalbuquerqueflare:
AlbuquerqueFlare Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
You wouldn't mind if I told you this is amazing would I?


BTW did you pick Tosh or Nova?
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:icontabnir:
Tabnir Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011   Digital Artist
I went with Tosh.
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:iconalbuquerqueflare:
AlbuquerqueFlare Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Good man
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
badass work man
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:icontinysticks:
TinySticks Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
:+fav:
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TinySticks Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
awesome! Who won? :wow:
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ConArtist-666 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
who will win ghost or specter i pick both
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:iconreds0n:
RedS0n Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
One of my favorite match-ups :D Nice Job!
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:iconshadowblade1246:
ShadowBlade1246 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Kick... ASS!!!!
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nordin92 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
crazy idea and creative idea.nice job.
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:iconjustanotherdeserter:
JustanotherDeserter Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
I love it. Nicely done!
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:iconvanmire:
vanmire Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Whoo love it!, go spectres!
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:iconkokyal0rd:
Kokyal0rd Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lets see here:
spectre:
psionis lash
psi round
stun shot

ghost:
lockdown
emp
snipe

hmmm.... what do you think has the better abilities?
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SoulEaterStar Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Spectre wins. Just like Charlie Sheen. Cause he chose Spectres.
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:iconreaperincs:
reaperincs Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
EPIC 帥到爆!
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willfrost Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
awesome!!! great work
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:icon70a:
70A Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Ghosts all the way >:D
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PaladinMagnus Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Awsome!! Two angels of death fighting to the last standing!
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:iconrgkruse:
RGKruse Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011   Writer
Hot Shit!
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ArathHunter Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
hmm, Then I JUST noticed the Do not use my Artwork thing.... What should I do? Delete the wallpaper I made with it on my laptop and computer? D:
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:icontabnir:
Tabnir Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha no, personal use is fine.
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