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Bioshock Infinite by AlexGarner Bioshock Infinite by AlexGarner
I had such a fun experience with the Portal 2 fan piece, I decided to go further and paint a bigger one for the upcoming game BioShock Infinite. This game's set design and characters are amazingly well done, especially Elizabeth; she doesn't have that dead-eye lifeless look you seen in so many video game characters. To see what I'm talking about, do yourself a favor and check out the 15 minute gameplay trailer. The action is insane:


Anyway, because I'm a big JC Leyendecker fan and the game takes place during his legendary Saturday Evening Post cover stint, I decided it would be cool to do a parody issue on the city of Columbia with the two main characters as the center. But after drawing my layout, I discovered that the smart folks at Irrational Games had ALREADY done this concept with a few Post parody Game Informer covers. But to me they didn't look particularly like Leyendecker's art, who had such a distinctive style, so I said screw it and just moved forward with my original design. Now, my version doesn't necessarily look like Leyendecker's stuff either (i.e. no where near as good), but I did try make it recognizable as such in the very least while still throwing in my personal stylistic touches.

A few notes: The was only one piece of online reference for the main protagonist, Booker, so this is more my personal interpretation of him. As for Elizabeth, I wanted the paranoia of Songbird's pursuit to resonate in her pose so that's why she's looking skyward. Columbia was done in all-gold because I wanted the city to look like an idealized El Dorado floating in the sky which also accomplished having the character colors pop.

As for how long this took? No idea. I nibbled away on it for like an hour a day in between work projects. Total blast to do. Thinking of my next piece now...
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Hebacious Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Is there a print available for sale?
fleurdiorra Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
she looks terrified by THE SATURDAY EVENING POST
digipokefriend2 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
But would this magazine even exist in there universe due to certain things?
PhotoofBerlin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
May I buy a print of this?
Scholarly-Cimmerian Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Fantastic artwork, this is just a beautiful piece from a terrific video game.
gaviju Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Just Wow..... :)
Haruhi1236 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
the picture is awesome
SpicedDemon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great adaptation of the Norman Rockwell style! Love this!
ThePyroPlatypus Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Mr. DeWitt looks so hot <3
ArtYouKnow Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
impressive art, you are so talented hope you can work with it, because you're worth it so damn good is this :)
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