Choice of inspiration is actually from the song "Solemn Hour' by Within Temptation, though the title ended up being taken off of the rather poorly written song "War Games" by F.C.F. Actually, both of those songs are just plainly bad. At least the latter despite being Eurobeat is tongue-in-cheek with some research behind it. Either way, inspiration, song titles or what not, been wanting to do something like this for a long, long while, but I am extremely style cowardly. Armed with Photoshop, and pretty much unappreciative of my Corel, trying to making something look more painterly depended on how long it took me to figure out a brush combination that would do the sloppy, semi-oil look that WWI and WWII artists utilized before cameras were the default. Remember my old World War art history assignment... oh, those were a terror. Some people got the diseases, others weapons, nope, my artsy group got all the grotesque pictures to sicken the class with.
Characters in the image, top-down: Vita Sanguinence (Life of Blood), Mewblade (Letum Falcifer), Iustitia (Justice). All of them are my lovely Fatalis Dators and my three Legendary Fakemons (healer, killer, scary *itch queen of the universe). If such a situation existed with them all in the same timeline I would totally believe that dramatic entrances are for sure, though less butt-kicking than what would be asked for since Vita is a pacifist, Mewblade generally stays out of human conflicts minus some minor intervention, where Iustitia probably would have personally stormed every last Nazi bunker, and would there ever be blood. War over in 12 seconds flat if she showed up. Still makes for absolutely wicked imagery and such images are definitely what I wanted to show in connection with my girls.
Image was originally an overlay of several aerial shots that were composed into the current compilation. The entire thing was painted over since the lighting was just wrong, there are no colored photos of any of the blitzes from above, and I needed the blotchy painterly look that I was aiming for in the end. Spent hours literally blotching the entire background. The girls were far easier, despite all the odd angle shots and poses. Generally just wanted to have lots of fun with this, and I really did in the end. Did my mandatory boy picture and it rocks!