Borderlands painting

#1 Edited by st0ve (6 posts) -

SUNDAY, JULY 22 EDIT: VOTE FOR A FELLOW GIANTBOMBER https://www.facebook.com/borderlandsgame?sk=app_188664487928805

LAST day to vote for me, dudes. If everyone who clicked on this thread voted for me, I'd be a clear winner! I'm in 2nd place right now, so let's take'r home. First picture on the top row.

Thanks to everyone who already has. Means a lot! You guys are great.

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Hey Giant Bomb dudes n' dudettes. I wanted to share this painting I did for Borderlands. What I tried to do was to include some of my favorite elements about the game. There's a lot to pick from, but I wanted to go with just a few. I loved the "alien western" setting and the open-style of gameplay. I also think the Skag is one the best "henchmen" in games today. I see it as a sort-of modern-day Goomba. I also put the Outrunner there in the background.

The two contrails in the sky represent this being the sequel to the original.

If you like this, then could you please take 15 seconds to vote for me? 2K and Gearbox held a poster contest recently and I ended up being chosen as one of the ten finalists. Please help out a GiantBomb brother and go to this link, Like it, and then click on Poster Design Contest. My entry is the first one on the top row. Thanks, guys!

https://www.facebook.com/borderlands...88664487928805

#2 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

Dude that painting looks so depressing but it's so good. I checked out the other posters and you definitely have the best one so I voted for yours. It's a shame that the one in first place is... well, kinda ugly. A darn shame. Clearly that person is doing a good job at the social networking thing.

Anyway, I hope you win.

#3 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

I feel so stupid for asking this...but uh, that isn't hand drawn is it?

#4 Posted by AlisterCat (5704 posts) -

If I had known about this I would have absolutely entered. Damn. Voted for you.

#5 Posted by HatKing (6059 posts) -

Damn, I really don't like the one in first. Really, I only like the one you posted and the Lou Romano looking one. I'll vote for you though, doesn't seem like the other has a snowball's chance in hell.

#6 Posted by benspyda (2042 posts) -

I voted for you. Good job duder.

#7 Posted by Jimbo (9931 posts) -

"CLICK LIKE ABOVE TO GET STARTED"

Ugh. No.

I do really like your poster though. The skewed buildings make it.

#8 Edited by st0ve (6 posts) -

@SuperWristBands said:

Dude that painting looks so depressing but it's so good. I checked out the other posters and you definitely have the best one so I voted for yours. It's a shame that the one in first place is... well, kinda ugly. A darn shame. Clearly that person is doing a good job at the social networking thing.

Anyway, I hope you win.

Lol. I didn't mean to make it seem depressing, but I did want it to have a real moody look to it, so I can see why you say that. I'm glad you like it though, thanks a lot. I think you're right about the leader ... but I was in like 8th or 7th place on Sunday and I'm now in third. That's thanks to you guys

@AlisterCat said:

If I had known about this I would have absolutely entered. Damn. Voted for you.

@HatKing said:

Damn, I really don't like the one in first. Really, I only like the one you posted and the Lou Romano looking one. I'll vote for you though, doesn't seem like the other has a snowball's chance in hell.

@benspyda said:

I voted for you. Good job duder.

Thanks for voting for me, guys, that's awesome of you.

@Jimbo said:

"CLICK LIKE ABOVE TO GET STARTED"

Ugh. No.

I do really like your poster though. The skewed buildings make it.

Thanks man, but I know. :( It sucks, but that is how they let you even view the pics, let alone vote for them.

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

I feel so stupid for asking this...but uh, that isn't hand drawn is it?

Yeah it is actually, but it's a digital painting. Painted in photoshop. Sometimes when I tell people I do that, they don't understand - they think Photoshop is just for funny ass pics! I still use an old Wacom 2 tablet.

#9 Posted by psylah (2182 posts) -

It reminds me of Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth

Excellent work!

#10 Posted by st0ve (6 posts) -

@psylah said:

It reminds me of Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth

Excellent work!

Wow, thank you! I love that one. That's beautiful

#11 Posted by psylah (2182 posts) -

@st0ve said:

@psylah said:

It reminds me of Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth

Excellent work!

Wow, thank you! I love that one. That's beautiful

I am going to assume that the scag ate Christina, and is continuing to walk to the right after the sun has set.

#12 Posted by DanBurnsRed (11 posts) -

Huge Borderlands fan and always ready to support a fellow Giantbomber. Voted.

#13 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3908 posts) -

Great job duder. I like it.

#14 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

Art saves!
 
I voted for yours, but truth be told you have terrible competition on there, yours is the best by a mile.

#15 Edited by CptBedlam (4454 posts) -

Nice work! The roadhouse area with the open plains was probably my favorite in the game.

And I, too, loved the space western/desert setting of Borderlands. To be honest, I'll miss the setting in BL2, which looks like it's all over the place now setting-wise. I'm afraid the game- as awesome as it'll probably be - might lose some of its identity in the process of making it visually more diverse.

#16 Edited by st0ve (6 posts) -

@DanBurnsRed said:

Huge Borderlands fan and always ready to support a fellow Giantbomber. Voted.

@TheSouthernDandy said:

Great job duder. I like it.

Hell yes! Thank you

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

Art saves! I voted for yours, but truth be told you have terrible competition on there, yours is the best by a mile.

Thanks Talicia, I really appreciate that. I worked hard on it, so I was stunned to see a copy n' paste job have 200 more votes than me at the beginning. Now I'm in the thick of it thanks to you guys

@CptBedlam said:

Nice work! The roadhouse area with the open plains was probably my favorite in the game.

And I, too, loved the space western/desert setting of Borderlands. To be honest, I'll miss the setting in BL2, which looks like it's all over the place now setting-wise. I'm afraid the game- as awesome as it'll probably be - might lose some of its identity in the process of making it visually more diverse.

Thanks Captain. You might be right about BL2's setting, but I think some of that from the first game will come back.

Thanks GiantBombers, you guys have definitely helped out! Please vote for my entry if you haven't yet. First picture, top row.

https://www.facebook.com/borderlandsgame?sk=app_188664487928805

#17 Posted by beepmachine (618 posts) -

This painting is better than the game duder. I love the moodiness of it. ANyway, I voted for you, hope you win. Yours is by far the most original take. Good luck!

#18 Posted by niko555 (120 posts) -

The painting is really great.

But it doesnt really strike me as a Borderlands. its way to moody and sad looking.

#19 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -
@st0ve: Never give up, never surrender!
Finding a fitting audience is almost as hard as creating art itself.
#20 Posted by st0ve (6 posts) -

@TheSouthernDandy said:

Great job duder. I like it.

Thank you my friend

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

Art saves! I voted for yours, but truth be told you have terrible competition on there, yours is the best by a mile.

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

@st0ve: Never give up, never surrender! Finding a fitting audience is almost as hard as creating art itself.

Thanks a lot Talicia. I thought the 2nd picture on the bottom row looked nice, almost like a magazine illustration. Other than that, I agree with you. I'm not sure where the votes are coming from for those other pieces. And I'll never give up! It's a struggle to be true to what you want to do and to have it be accepted as well. So, you are right on.

@dennisthemennis said:

This painting is better than the game duder. I love the moodiness of it. ANyway, I voted for you, hope you win. Yours is by far the most original take. Good luck!

Haha, thanks bro. I'm happy you dig it

#21 Posted by Twiggy199 (505 posts) -

I already voted, and I voted correctly, because i voted YOU!. Yours was by far the best, the other pictures went the most obvious route.

#22 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -
@st0ve: It looks 'alright'.
Its just the cast striking some dramatic poses however and I personally prefer the atmosphere and feeling of the game over its (main) characters.
The world is what made Borderlands to me and you captured it perfectly.
#23 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4700 posts) -

I voted. You are only a few behind. I hope others join vote for your picture, it deserves to win.

#24 Posted by InfiniteSpark (314 posts) -

Voted for your painting, hope you win!

#25 Edited by OneKillWonder_ (1803 posts) -

Looks like st0ve won, so I think congratulations are in order! That's some fantastic shit. Yours was easily the best of the bunch so you deserve it.

#26 Posted by 49th (2813 posts) -

Whoa congrats

#27 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1146 posts) -

Congrats! The red in your painting really reminds me of my favorite piece of art:

So double congrats!

#28 Posted by st0ve (6 posts) -

Just wanna say thanks a whole lot to you guys who voted for me. It meant a lot to have your support and to win it is something special.

GiantBomb ROCKS!

@Twiggy199 said:

I already voted, and I voted correctly, because i voted YOU!. Yours was by far the best, the other pictures went the most obvious route.

Haha! Thanks, Twiggy!

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

@st0ve: It looks 'alright'. Its just the cast striking some dramatic poses however and I personally prefer the atmosphere and feeling of the game over its (main) characters. The world is what made Borderlands to me and you captured it perfectly.

Thank you very much, that was the goal for sure... man, now I feel like playing the game! I remember turning it on for the first time (had no expectations beforehand) and was just sucked into that whole landscape and the music and lonely feel to it.

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

I voted. You are only a few behind. I hope others join vote for your picture, it deserves to win.

@InfiniteSpark said:

Voted for your painting, hope you win!

You guys are the best. Thanks!

@OneKillWonder_ said:

Looks like st0ve won, so I think congratulations are in order! That's some fantastic shit. Yours was easily the best of the bunch so you deserve it.

@49th said:

Whoa congrats

Thanks a lot, dudes. I thought I had a good entry, but I'm still surprised because I just thought somehow one of those other ones would win it in the end. But like I keep saying, you GiantBombers helped out big time, so I can't say thanks enough!

@CrossTheAtlantic said:

Congrats! The red in your painting really reminds me of my favorite piece of art:

So double congrats!

Wow, thank you! What's the name of that piece? I've never seen it before!

#29 Edited by Gizmo (5389 posts) -

Getting a cool Judge Dredd/Bacon vibe off of this painting, great job, duder.

Also, that fucked up painting above is a Francis Bacon piece.

#30 Posted by Strife777 (1610 posts) -

Hey congrats duder. It looks really good, you deserved it.

#31 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1146 posts) -

@st0ve: Ah thought I put it in the caption though I guess it didn't work.

It's Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion by Francis Bacon in 1944.

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