So I've been working on this off and on for like... three or four semesters and it's FINALLY FINISHED! This is Fallout franchise fanart, (more specifically Fallout 2 and Fallout: New Vegas) of a weathered Enclave soldier who dawned an old world flag as a cape.
I've always thought the Enclave made for some awesome villains, especially considering they have better technology than the rest of the Fallout factions. Their story is even more compelling when it comes to *spoilers, (if you care)* how they were pre-war American, Neo Conservative Politicians who waited out the nuclear bombs on an offshore oil rig. They saw (maybe knew) it was coming, prepared for it, and as a result they've been in the most advantageous position of all. They still consider themselves to be America despite the fact that it was wiped out along with the rest of the world in 2077 (hence the word "obstinance").
However, the MOST interesting thing about them for me is how they are arguably the most 'evil' faction in the game despite how most of us (at least here in America today) would normally expect them to be portrayed. They're a perfect example of how a society can have such great humanitarian ideals, have them written down, studied, practiced for centuries, yet still wind up perpetrating the opposite. The Enclave is an exaggerated reflection of many societies today and throughout history (less exaggerated there). They are a warning that the possibility always exists for a government to become corrupted. As time goes on, leaders will inevitably find more loopholes and other ways to further their own agenda while hiding behind their society's doctrines. No society is safe without constant vigilance.
Blah Blah Blah, enough rambling about philosphies, it's a damn video game. Anyway, I hope anyone that see this enjoys it. Feel free to give me any feedback if you have any.Shit I learned on this one:
-Learn to draw capes, maybe look at references or something... something ain't quite right with the mid-ground cape in this image.Resources utilized:
-fabric texture from www.cgtextures.com for the foreground part of the flag
-reference images from my own gameplay screenshots as well as from [link]
-the brush pack from *Knockwurst
(freaking awesome brushes, btw) found here: [link]