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Dead Space

There are many reasons why Isaac Clarke has become one of my favorite fictional characters. As far as the actual game mechanic goes, he did well in Dead Space, squaring off with with the unknown with pluck and a steady aim. But his character? Betrayed, left to die, haunted by the monstrous ghost of his dead girlfriend. He's led, he follows, and is driven by this fierce desire to help, save others as well as himself. And what is he left with at the end of Dead Space? A fierce case of post traumatic stress (a very real and underrepresented disease as far as media goes, this deserves a nod in itself), nightmares, insanity, the specter of his girl, screams, gasping for breaths, the stomach turning nausea of zero-G.... And despite all these terrors, I don't take him for the angry type. Sad, introspective, yes. Whereas I personally want to strangle every Unitologist, Isaac probably would just pity them. Poor sap.

So in other words, I haven't played the sequel yet. I'm getting there! I have this fantastical romantic notion of Isaac on the shuttle, waiting to be rescued or just having been picked up by government ships. He's alone, terrified, and apparently naked. I wouldn't be able to wear that suit after all that stuff on the Ishimura.

It would be a kick if he ran into Schneider from DS: Salvage. :D Btw the hastily scrawled text behind Isaac is "What have I brought back?"

YEAH YEAH YEAH SEQUEL WE KNOW WHAT HES GOT DONT SPOIL IT FOR ME @_@

I really hope to pay tribute properly to Dead Space, continuing on my quest to make better arts.
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SerpentSabatour97 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! It shows but a taste of Issac's nightmares due to his dementia. *instant fave*
Nice work dude/dudette!Turtwig Drummer Plz 
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Thank you! <3
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SerpentSabatour97 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob! :D
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Arbiterninja Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist
-Is still staring at all your amazing pieces- For the third time... Teach me your ways @_@
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
This one and most of the early ones are pencil sketches that have been taken into photoshop.  I had this thing where I'd use a 3px hard line to slowly scratch in every little bit of color.  It was time consuming and fun. 8D 
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Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
awesome
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Nightofcrows Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Isaac is mostly likely the most unlucky engineer ever :D
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SwitchBlade-582 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, as it perfectly describes what most of us all feel about Poor Clarke... he wants to help...but,... even though he pities the Unitologists...he resents them...while its not his fault that the marker was found...or the sub subsequent ones... all he wants to do is get rid of them, and the Unitologists stand in the way....
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Crazyj85 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Don't forget he get's betrayed as well.
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SwitchBlade-582 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that is absolutly true
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Anonymous10000 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
No...I'm pretty sure Isaac hates them too.
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RobotProphet Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh my gosh i love this!!
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thanks!
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Sasha-NBT Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
That could be one sick plot twist)))
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Well, I drew this during the days of Dead Space le original, so it did kind of work out! He was haunted. Very much... It would have been interesting however to see an advanced suit necromorph.
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DmTheMechanic Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isaac is Engineer, not mechanic, just letting you know.
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Sweet jesus the grievous error I have made! Thank the lord you corrected me! I bow down to your mighty power of correcting my shit that I wrote without saying anything at all about the art itself

yeah
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DmTheMechanic Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... lol
Thanks?
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MoshxChurch Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing ;D I've actually just invested 8 hours into Dead Space 2(I'm on Ch. 13), and it's by far the greatest game with the most developed character I've ever played as. Your description of him is right on, you've hit all the major points that make me love him and all the points that weigh him against the other characters I've played as in games. I personally can't wait for Dead Space 3, I'm always looking to enjoy a game with a well rounded character.

I plan on preordering the third game as soon as possible, as well as buying and playing through the first, being as I feel quite guilty starting with the second.

Anyways, thank you for drawing such a deeply innovative piece, I love it and although I haven't played the first game, I feel as though I can associate Isaac with this piece of work (:
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Thanks so much! Awesome you're enjoying the games. They really are works of art, to me at least, who's pretty emotionally invested in the plotline. If you have a chance, give the first one a go! Though the major plot points are spoiled, it's still a hell of a ride.
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MoshxChurch Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for such a late reply! I actually recently got the first one, and it's quite a bit more surprising than the second one! I've found myself jump multiple times whereas in the second one it only really got me in the beginning. Regardless, they are definitely works of art... can't wait for the third addition!
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SentientNecromorph Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Artist
This looks like Dead Space 3 :)
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
And it's funny, because I drew that for the first dead space! :D Yay longevity of themes!
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SentientNecromorph Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Artist
:)
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TheEncounter Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
This is awesome! Hard to describe, accurate.
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Thanks so much! Twas done before DS2 was released (before I had played it at least... not sure on exact dates) and it kinda still holds true! Poor psycho man. :(
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TheEncounter Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
makes me wonder how they are going to do his whole madness thing now that the third game is going to be co op
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
There have been some rumors of a 'dark isaac' taking the place of random phantom torturing Isaac, but who knows?
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TheEncounter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
yeah heard that too... but its not your co op buddy thats some local that fights with you. maybe they cabin fever or something after being stuf with each other.
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
I saw footage on some german site of single player. It looks magnificent! I think they did it well, making things good for either 1 or 2 people.
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bloodlusthonour Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
i think that represents isaac perfectly. well done
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Thanks so much! It's held its own since DS2 was released.
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MarcoHalfBodt Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Artist
Sssh.. Isaac.. Everything's fine...
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TestSubject006 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bad ass.
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Thanks so much! <3
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TestSubject006 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, is that Isaac cowering under the suit or just an Ishimura worker
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Tis Isaac!
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TestSubject006 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome.
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Aincalandorn Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That is seriously creepy. Wicked, though!
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Thanks so much!
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Imperilga Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's... a beautiful description of Isaac~ :iconiloveyouplz:
You hit the nail on the head how I feel about him, too. :heart:

This is a gorgeous piece, by the way~ :love: You have some of the best Dead Space themed are I've seen so far :iconsobeautifulplz:
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Thanks so much! This was my first one, with a good year+ of hidden DS love welling up inside me. I had no idea I loved it that much until it struck me just randomly. Fanart was um, cathartic? XD Maybe. Thanks so much for taking a look!!
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wolf-boss31 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
His mom was a unitologist
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I know. :O INTERESTING STUFF
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wolf-boss31 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thats a wtf right there...
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Or character building. There's a reason he hates 'em so much right off the bat. If you read his journal through ds1, instant condemnation of Unitology.
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wolf-boss31 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oohhh....now i understand.....
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
The power o' dead space. The plot is actually pretty involved!
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wolf-boss31 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yep....
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avon22889 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
You should read martyr.no pity is deserved for them, any of them except Altman.
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