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HB by Baron-Engel HB by Baron-Engel
Haven't posting anything of my busty raccoon character Jessica Knight in awhile so I decided to fix that. For many in the firearms community HB means Heavy Barrel, and that maybe true here to. However in Jessica's case it can also be used to describe something else in the picture.

This piece was from my Long Torso Era of figures but overall it still a nice piece. There were couple of interesting challenges to doing the picture. One was the rifle that Jessica is holding which is a Walther WA2000. When I did this picture way back in 2003 finding good reference for it was rather difficult. Most books used the same small somewhat blurry photo and it was from the wrong side! What other photos I could locate online were posted by the individual owners of WA2000, but this created its own problems. Walther produced only a small number of WA2000s and every owner seems to have modified their rifle to fit their own needs. This made it difficult to find out what a base model WA2000 looked like. After several sketches and communicating with a couple owners I got a feel for the rifle. Oh, in case you are wondering, yes they really are that big. WA2000 are huge!

The other fun trick was figuring out how to do camo BDU-style pants. In fact this was the first time I had done camo . Once again it is my usually colored pencil, marker, technical pen and gouache on vellum Bristol Board. The image is about 11"x 14"
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arcadunato Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
good gun, too thin of a waist.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well as I said it was from a period I now call my Long Torso Era when waist got a bit on the slim side and things got sort of elongated. But that is part of growing and learning as an illustrator.
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arcadunato Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yup. but i do like the rifle.
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Zomvee Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
I love the sniper rifle cause of one of the hitman has it :D
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Aramis-Dagaz Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
That's a pretty hefty gun.  Is it supposed to be a standard assault rifle or is it more like a squad support weapon?
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Neither it is a sharpshooter rifle.
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spyaroundhere35 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
she is one beautiful character
and she's weilding the hue and rare walther WA2000 rifle, making her even mor epic

love the detailing and weapon choice :D
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah the WA2000 is something of a rare bird. Glad you liked it.
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spyaroundhere35 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed it is. and you're welcome :)
what's the name of the character in this picture?
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Orca19904 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
When I look at that rifle, I'm immediately reminded of the sniping scene from The Living Daylights with Timothy Dalton and of one scene from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: 2nd Gig where Motoko Kusanagi had a rifle that was pretty obviously based off of this design.
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