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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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fleurdiorra Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
she looks terrified by THE SATURDAY EVENING POST
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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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PhotoofBerlin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
May I buy a print of this?
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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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gaviju Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Just Wow..... :)
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Haruhi1236 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
the picture is awesome
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SpicedDemon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great adaptation of the Norman Rockwell style! Love this!
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ThePyroPlatypus Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Mr. DeWitt looks so hot <3
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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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nirzor12 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Looks authentic for a news cover
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