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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:

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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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:iconsundance31us:
Sundance31us Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
Gorgeous. Also this is my favorite rendering of Booker.
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:iconk-h116:
k-h116 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Fantastic
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:iconrebellinglemming:
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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:iconthecadaverous:
TheCadaverous Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should totally be selling prints of this.!! Need one for my wall.
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templerman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Not familiar with most computer games, though I do like the "Saturday Evening Post" cover homage. I always loved that magazine, as well as "Colliers", "The Country Gentleman" etc... Better times then, slower and less ambiguous, Words meant something then, and there was time to live without everybody and his dog trying to infringe on your time and peace of mind.
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:iconhebacious:
Hebacious Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Is there a print available for sale?
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:iconfleurdiorra:
fleurdiorra Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
she looks terrified by THE SATURDAY EVENING POST
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:icondigipokefriend2:
digipokefriend2 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
But would this magazine even exist in there universe due to certain things?
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:iconphotoofberlin:
PhotoofBerlin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
May I buy a print of this?
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:iconscholarly-cimmerian:
Scholarly-Cimmerian Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Fantastic artwork, this is just a beautiful piece from a terrific video game.
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:icongaviju:
gaviju Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Just Wow..... :)
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:iconharuhi1236:
Haruhi1236 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
the picture is awesome
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:iconplumpetalpixie:
PlumPetalPixie Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great adaptation of the Norman Rockwell style! Love this!
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:iconthepyroplatypus:
ThePyroPlatypus Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mr. DeWitt looks so hot <3
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:iconartyouknow:
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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:iconnirzor12:
nirzor12 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Looks authentic for a news cover
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:iconkazuma27:
Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Super Awesome, one of the best Bioshock fanarts i've seen so far ;)
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:iconiczerfae:
iczerfae Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very recognizable and very awesome art!!!! I'd buy a print (If I had $)!!!!
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:iconrethe:
rethe Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This gives me life.
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:icontorntwilight:
Torntwilight Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Nice. Good attention to detail. Kudos.
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:iconsquidpeg:
squidpeg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this by any chance available as a print anywhere?
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:iconinfinitemassoblivion:
Awesome Job
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:iconrad-puppeteer:
Rad-Puppeteer Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This came out really awesome!
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:iconrenatakaleah:
Renatakaleah Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. I just started playing this game and I fell in love with it. It's designed so amazingly well and your art does it justice and more <3 
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:iconcottonmouth86:
cottonmouth86 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
One of your best.
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:iconnadien-esta-aqui:
nadien-esta-aqui Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
fino
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:iconvoxeloid:
voxeloid Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...I'm speechless. Not only is the idea great but holy shit you're good at shading.
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:iconalexgarner:
AlexGarner Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconerebusx:
ErebusX Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Absolutely spectacular. I only wish it was big enough to be a wallpaper. Perhaps you could consider it?

Pretty please? :D
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:iconalexgarner:
AlexGarner Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Unfortunately it's probably too big as is. It's been illegally sold by thieves before.
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:iconcubeecraft:
cubeecraft Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome piece, great concept for those character with the SEP and Leyendecker influence.
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:iconprincesslunamoon15:
PrincessLunaMoon15 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We love this game.
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SinPlomo92 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Damn good Work! I like it !! =D
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Frik111 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Its Awesome art !

Is it possible to assume that the amount of alternative dimensions we can
 find in Bioshocku that you can create any  dimension and describe it a little differently than it did in the game, or rather assume that Booker's death was an event over  dimension and over time so it eliminates the possibility of the  other aerial city?
if we assume that there may be a universe in which things went a bit differently whether it can be assumed that, for example: Booker defeated his alter ego and, together with his daughter left the sky-city?
And here arises a place for RPG sessions with multiple players?
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MercenaryBlade Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love it, captures the feel of an old pulp magazine
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:iconadamforce:
adamforce Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What does your arsenal consist of in this piece if you don't mind me asking? (Tablet, program)
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:iconadamforce:
adamforce Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!
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:iconleonx47:
LeonX47 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Really great piece, missing Elizabeth's thimble on the pinky, but doesn't take away the awesomeness of the final product.
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:iconalexgarner:
AlexGarner Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I did this piece in late 2011 before Irrational decided to remove her finger. 
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:iconthomasjakeross:
ThomasJakeRoss Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
  AMAZING!!!
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:iconaliceholmes13:
AliceHolmes13 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Should of been the game cover! the original is so... so... BLAH! But this is amazing!
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:iconnasubionna:
nasubionna Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lordy lordy, this is truly spectacular!
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:iconshadamy20:
shadamy20 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Best game ever
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:icongodofwar12345:
godofwar12345 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
An amazing work!
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:iconcgandro:
CGAndro Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Love this one.
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:iconkrisiskiller101:
krisiskiller101 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Saweet!
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:iconwondlalovin:
Wondlalovin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why does Elizabeth look freaked out?

SHE'S A DAMN BEST WINGMAN!
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:iconwhite31:
white31 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
I love this. Of course, I'm old enough to remember the old Saturday Evening Post and it's wonderful covers, so I get an additional thrill from it. Good work!
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:iconalice-fujioka:
Alice-Fujioka Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Artist
Elizabeth lost her pinky 
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:iconalexgarner:
AlexGarner Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
She still had it when I did this piece in early 2012
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