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Heretic Composite Bow: Top view by Samouel Heretic Composite Bow: Top view by Samouel
Hi 2 all,

This is my next art from the Heretic set. All other stuff from this set you can find in my gallery

Art gift for my BEST buddy :iconj-century: hope you will like it bro!

Software : :icon3dsmax9: and :iconphotoshop5:

©Samouel 2012. All Rights Reserved.
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Given 2012-03-23
The intricate level of detail and careful attention to shading make Heretic Composite Bow: Top view by ~Samouel seem entirely real. Unfortunately, this epically cool weapon, exists only in our dreams. ( Featured by Moonbeam13 )
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Undoubtedly a magnificent piece! Well done. Bravo, truly.... this has to be one of the best examples of hyper realism I've ever seen.
I'll start with the basic rating categories. Vision? Certainly. I gave 5 starts because you created this weapon from your own mind and creativity and used your talent to express it through art. It's obvious your vision of the bow was not constrained by details or technicalities; every piece that should be there, is. Many artists out there, including myself, who would try to do a piece like this may not go through all the thinking as to what components would belong on the bow to make it workable as well as totally believable, as well as how those parts may connect to each other, shape the bow, etcetera. It's as if you were a weapon designer as well.
5 starts on originality because I feel it is an original piece. There are so many genres these days, you can't draw anything without it being put in some category automatically, thus already putting it in the contexts of competition and comparison. However, this piece is unlike any other. A comparison would be inappropriate. It maintains the basic skeleton and shape of a bow, but its structure and components are astoundingly creative and well thought-out. The gentle curvature and honed edges complement each other gracefully, the design both impeccable and innovative.
5 stars for technique... That's obvious. The color choices go well with the apparent material of the bow (metal), and you kept within the proper tone and hue ranges wonderfully. Your shading and highlighting is awesome--with all those little pieces, the fact that you individually highlighted and shaded each plane of each part is remarkable and shows an admirable dedication and drive.
I gave 3 stars for impact because, with such accurate hyper realism, the awe and respect for the drawing can at times be somewhat difficult to connect with or register. It's like a part of your brain, unconnected to your consciousness, is still viewing it as if it were a photo, so even when you consciously know it's not, the emotional reaction to the fact that it's a drawing can seem slightly masked. For some, it is impacting them as a photo of some handiwork. The last commenter I saw believed it was a model and didn't realize you created it digitally. My critique is, in the face of such beautiful artwork, it should at least be recognized as artwork (photography's artwork, yeah yeah I know, but you get what I'm saying here). This is more opinion, I realize, but the question I would ask you is what you wish to accomplish with such art? Or what is important to you when you're making these pieces? If you solely wish to impress others (which isn't a bad thing; lots of dA users post up art because they're proud and want others to see) or simply enjoy spending your time creating such hyper realistic pieces, than your goal is accomplished... but even then, not quite, since not everyone is seeing that it's a drawing. If, however, you also want to invoke more emotion or thought in readers (which comes with their awe and respect, but as I said, with such hyper realism, it can be hard to connect with your conscious feelings), or basically ensuring you'll have more an impact rather than, say, an impression of a picture of a really cool bow, I'd suggest doing a few things differently. Though I understand the range of creative titles may not be as long here, the title only further makes it seem as if it's a photograph, particularly the "Top View" part of it. Also, perhaps a signature, or a more apparent one if it's already there... The bottom gray border only further makes it look like a photo. The background, being so simple, could be argued as limiting when trying to promote more, "feel," in this piece. Perhaps making some of the background darker, bringing more drama to the piece in general, or something... Of course this rating is subjective to my bias as to what the, "impact," would entail. Like I basically said before, if, to you, the main impact you're seeking is to surprise people it's actually a drawing and / or show them such hyper realism is possible, you deserve 5 stars for impact because in that case I would say you fulfilled your goal just fine.... although, still, some havent realized it's a drawing.
Essentially, this piece is so amazingly realistic it almost does itself an injustice, for in its amazing hyper realism, people fail to see it as realism-- they just believe it as real.
Regardless, this is remarkable. Truly amazing. You have a gifted mind as well as a gifted hand.
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As previously stated: the level of detail in this is simply amazing. The way you've shaded and just generally nurtured every single aspect of this is quite astonishing. That being said I have to wonder: Did you create this hoping that it would actually work if fabricated in real life? If so I have a few minor details to point out. Feel free to take my advice or not(as a bow hunter).

1.) The grip is too small. All of the pieces of this seem to be crafted out of some type of metal or alloy which would make it incredibly heavy unless you are using a very lightweight metal which would tear apart from the strain of use. A bow has to be able to withstand enormous pressure to be able to fire an arrow at the speeds that some modern bows do. In that sense your hand grip design seems both inadequate to support the weight of the bow itself as well as looking all around uncomfortable for the user. I imagine that your hand would cramp up immediately and it would be a huge strain on the arms and even shoulders to hold such a wieldy weapon with such a meager grip.

2.) It could be just me missing it as there are numerous parts and components, but I fail to see an arrow rest. Without an arrow rest the arrow would simply drag down at the front end or have to be held up during full draw by the archer. This could be dangerous if the arrow itself has sharp edges or if the archer is moving as it could result in a misfire. Just for consideration.

3.) Your bow "string" seems to be made of some type of metal material as well. This is a problem unless you're using some type of highly flexible metal mesh that would work similar to a string. The problem with using such a thing is that the metal might become weak after extended use if it even has the strength to support the strain in the first place. Also consider the vibration that the string will undergo during use. Said vibration would be terrible on most metal mesh.

4.) The gear-esque wheels on the "face" of the bow might cause an imbalance in real world applications that should be looked at. Consider making the wheels smaller or using some type of carbon instead of the metal present

5.) Consider adding some type of stabilizer. Most, if not all, modern compound bows have a stabilizer which stops the arrow from "wobbling" when it fires. This in turn helps the arrow shoot straighter.

6.) Finally, the arrow concepts the you've posted seem bulky. It's highly possible that in the real world they wouldn't travel fifty feet if they shot at all. Remember to try and keep the weight down. They would probably work perfect if they were crafted out of aluminum. Something else to keep in mind is that most metal arrows are hollow, which is the only reason they shoot. A solid metal arrow is heavy.

Those are the main details that I can see causing issues. Overall it's a really unique and interesting design and I personally would love to have a working model. One cosmetic thing I would suggest, and it's purely preference, would be adding some type of sights.
Great concept and keep up the good work!
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banism24 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
how u render that?
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:iconsamouel:
Samouel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
by pressing F9 button :icontrollfaceplz:
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:iconbanism24:
banism24 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wth
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:iconprimnull:
primnull Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Professional Artist
all else fails you can run into them and stab em
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:iconawlita:
Awlita Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
je veux le même !
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:icon93miller:
93Miller Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It's, like, steampunk! Or gear-based. Now that is an awesome bow. Makes me wonder what kind of arrows that thing uses!
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:iconretep39:
Retep39 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW
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:icontenshimitch:
tenshimitch Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
this is way awesome!
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:iconmontoya43:
Montoya43 Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely badass
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:iconelearu-hiru-firetail:
elearu-hiru-firetail Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy GUIA I WANT I WANT THAT BOW GODS HELP ME I WANT THAT BOW!!!!!!!
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:iconjessie--chan:
Jessie--chan Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Student Artist
I want that bow   ̄ω ̄
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:iconstarcrosser64:
StarCrosser64 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel like someone, somewhere, is going to try to make this bow into a reality & succeed at it.
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:iconanimemusiclover2015:
Animemusiclover2015 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning! Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died. Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on a Monday night at 12:00 a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you and watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if you copy and paste this to ten comments in the next ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow.You will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl in you
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:iconanemiking:
Anemiking Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Cool design
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:icontygrus:
tygrus Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
4 Words:
I WANT THAT BOW!!!
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:iconalexi-basq:
Alexi-Basq Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wait, so its not real? Awh... i was just gonna ask you how much it was :( 
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On the other hand, THIS IS AMAZING DONT U REALIZE?????? EVERYBODY THINKS SO IF IT WERE REAL I WOULD BE THE FIRST TO BUY IT!!!!!
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wolfgirl2902 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning! Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died. Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on a Monday night at 12:00 a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you and watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if you copy and paste this to ten comments in the next ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow.You will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl in you
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:iconrima12:
Rima12 Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg it looks awesome! I WANT IT.
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:icondraconia4:
Draconia4 Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
._.
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:iconexionianartist:
ExionianArtist Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
oh damn! u deserve dat DD!...I wonder if i can kill a (insert word here) with that bow
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:iconzarnvladak:
zarnvladak Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks like it was designed by square enix
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:iconterabyte843:
Terabyte843 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These things are amazing. Just a few questions. What program do u use? About how long does one of these take to make? Also what is the proses that you take to make one of these? These are just amazing.
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:iconsaber360:
saber360 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
AWESOME :D
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:iconkopynft:
Kopynft Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
DUUUUUUUUDE I really want to buy this bow, your arrows amd the Sowrd... man this work is pretty awesome and look great, besides i love Bows and yours is the best one thar i have seen
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:iconjamespaick:
JamesPaick Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Cool Design!
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:iconmanwiththemetalarm:
ManWithTheMetalArm Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Well, it seems Chaos really does mark all :D (yeah, that was a horrible joke)
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Dolphine1 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
i wish i could do this, or even had the possibilty to use it somewhere relevant, but alas, i am to stupid and bad to make such wonderful and beautiful artwork like this, i hope you like it, what you have done, and hope you can be a happy person, but still, awesome artwork! and beautiful, but awesome!! =) :) =D :D ;) ;D
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:iconx-streamchaos:
X-StreamChaos Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's cool!
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:iconmatteonl97:
matteoNL97 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gotta love me some Steampunk. Looks neat.
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:iconnicholasmigliacci199:
nicholasmigliacci199 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Student Photographer
big question- does it actually fire arrows? 

If it does- that just went from awesome to "indomitable" 
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DominicanBoi024 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is a 3D render, not real but I can see how you could be fooled it looks amazing! 
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:iconarrekusuurufu:
ArrekusuUrufu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Shut Up And Take My Money!!!!
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:iconstargirl2791:
stargirl2791 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i was going to ask if this was functional but then i saw that it was digital.... whoa dude!
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:iconcaptviper:
CaptViper Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
you do amazing work
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:iconitachixsakura7777:
itachixsakura7777 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
cool
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:iconallamabinladle:
ALlamaBinLadle Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This would be so intimidating. Just walk into the archery rand and watch everyone's jaw drop as they see your epic now.
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:iconkuchenanderung:
KuchenAnderung Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Its amazing!!
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:icongrabsomeclay:
Grabsomeclay Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
GAH! How is this so epic?
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:icondesmondlogan:
desmondlogan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work looks so real
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:iconellie53711:
Ellie53711 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wait... you mean to tell me... that's NOT a real bow that you just took a picture of???? No way!
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:iconmusicandartismylife:
MusicAndArtIsMyLife Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
AWESOME LOOKING BOW!! :D
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:iconnightkit123:
NightKit123 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It's beautiful
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Tamuril2 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist
Wait, wait, wait.OMG SHOCK.  That's NOT real??? *faints*...*is revived* Revive Emoticon 

Okay, this is one of the coolest 3D arts I've ever seen. Ever.
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:icontost88:
Tost88 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:iconsierrawheeler:
sierrawheeler Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so beautiful <3 honestly i want to own it XD
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:iconwinsterpin:
winsterpin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh that looks so great. Amazing detail put into this and it definitely paid off. Sort of a notorious appearance.
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:iconnealman11:
NealMan11 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
This looks rather impractical, but cool.
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:iconmustangdor:
mustangdor Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
pretty!
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