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Posted by Sanj (3255 posts) -

Update: 9-Nov-2014

Revolver Oestricelot.

This is how I imagine Jason in the control room.
This is how I imagine Jason in the control room.

Liquid SCOOOOPS.

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Dotacon. It stands for Dota Convention.

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So yeah it's been a while since I updated. Tried to do something a little different with each of the above. I plan to get around to Rorie, Alex and Vinny eventually.

I'll be honest, I feel myself deviating from Shinkawa's style. Hopefully it's still somewhat recognizably MGS-ish. If not...ehh.

Update: 9-Oct-2014

Master Tracksuit. He's a Master of medicine.

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Edit: Mouth was a little off, so made a slight adjustment.

Original Post: 8-Oct-2014

I love Yoji Shinkawa's art for MGS series, so I thought I'd attempt to make some Metal Gear Scanlon fan-art in his style.

"Why is Drew's eye red?", you may be wondering. Nano-machines.

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Done using a Pentel Brush Pen, a 0.3mm Letraset Fine Line Pen and Copic Markers (Neutral Grey), with some Photoshop tweaking. The Drew one was my first real attempt at mimicking Shinkawa's style and I ended up having to make a lot of edits in Photoshop (in retrospect I was being quite lazy and probably should have redone it instead). I think it turned out OK though. My second attempt, i.e. Dan, went a whole lot smoother.

It was fun. I may move onto the rest of the Bombcrew, if people want to see that..

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#1 Edited by Corevi (6796 posts) -

That looks fantastic!

They are appropriately grizzled.

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#2 Posted by AMyggen (7738 posts) -

Wow, great work!

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#3 Posted by danryckert (406 posts) -

That's pretty awesome. Nice work!

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#4 Edited by JonnyNB (32 posts) -

This is amazing!

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#5 Posted by Getz (3764 posts) -

These are fantastic, definitely would like to see the rest of the staff.

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#6 Edited by dwigtk (364 posts) -

Awesome work, I'll second seeing the rest of the staff. And then a background with all of them on it.

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#7 Posted by Undrey (99 posts) -

They look amazing, awesome job.

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#8 Posted by Sanj (3255 posts) -
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#9 Posted by Fear_the_Booboo (1083 posts) -

Holy shit this is good.

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#10 Posted by Sin4profit (3501 posts) -

I really like the reflected light off the ink in the "dan" portrait. Man, i miss physical media. Great stuff

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#11 Posted by wallee321 (248 posts) -

Nice, well done.

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#12 Edited by wolf_blitzer85 (5458 posts) -

Dude holy shit I wish I could do stuff like that.

Just wanted to add that I totally said "Holy shit" when I opened this thread.

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#13 Posted by Pabba (471 posts) -

Wow, really great job! Dan looks so menacing.

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#14 Posted by MAJID (239 posts) -

As Dave Lang would say: wowowowowow

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#15 Edited by Vuud (2052 posts) -

The real Dan is about as intimidating as a sleepy kitten.

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#16 Posted by Sanj (3255 posts) -
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#17 Posted by marc (860 posts) -

Holy shit this is amazing

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#18 Posted by Mister_V (2442 posts) -

Holy crap, That's amazing.

Very nice work.

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#19 Posted by splodge (2771 posts) -

EXCELLENTE!

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#20 Posted by eladren (349 posts) -

Vulcan Ryckert, averaged sized and cool guy

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#21 Edited by csl316 (14968 posts) -

That's incredible, holy crap.

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#22 Posted by officer_falcon (526 posts) -

Awesome work! This will help tide over the wait for Metal Gear Scanlon series 2.

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#23 Posted by mrfluke (6101 posts) -
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#24 Posted by mrfluke (6101 posts) -

@marino here's another one for the community spotlight.

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#25 Posted by PimblyCharles (1859 posts) -

Paging @zombiepie for Community Spotlight.

These are the best MGS/GB art to come yet. The contrast, blend-fullness of thick and thin strokes, and overall attention to detail is incredible.

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#26 Edited by TheHT (15860 posts) -

Awesome work dude!

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#27 Posted by Marino (7539 posts) -

@sanj: Nice work. You're on the front page of the site now.

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#30 Posted by The_Nubster (4184 posts) -

Holy actual shit, man. Wow. it's hard to describe but these are so awesome I'm getting excited just looking at them.

Drew is a naturally fierce-looking dude, but that you managed to make Dan both immediately recognizable and also pretty badass is hard to comprehend. Incredible work, just absolutely stunning.

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#31 Edited by Kung_Fu_Viking (755 posts) -

These seem too dark. For the style that you were trying to imitate, that is.

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#32 Posted by RAStemen (71 posts) -

I love it, @sanj! I've always loved Shinkawa's art and at least to my eyes you did a really good job matching the style.

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#33 Edited by Sanj (3255 posts) -

@kung_fu_viking: I actually agree, his work typically isn't as heavy with the black shadow. I guess this is a mix of his and my own thing. Maybe in my next go i'll try getting closer to his.

@the_nubster: Thanks duder! I was hoping they'd still be recognizable within all the black shadow.

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#34 Edited by PimblyCharles (1859 posts) -
@sanj said:

@kung_fu_viking: I actually agree, his work typically isn't as heavy with the black shadow. I guess this is a mix of his and my own thing. Maybe in my next go i'll try getting closer to his.

@the_nubster: Thanks duder! I was hoping they'd still be recognizable within all the black shadow.

I'd like to disagree with the whole getting close to Shinkawa's style of contrast. You have a better sense of dark versus light. Use your own style and heart. That's what makes these so special.

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#35 Posted by Rayeth (1203 posts) -

Cybog Ninja Jeff?

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#36 Posted by RichyHahn4 (306 posts) -

thats really impressive, perhaps do all of the duders as a cast of Metal Gear game boss enemies?

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#37 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (7837 posts) -

That's seriously awesome duder. Great job!

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#38 Edited by sirdesmond (1470 posts) -

These are both awesome. I don't know how some people just sit down and replicate another person's style like. Crazy!

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#39 Posted by Kirlia (39 posts) -

Wow, these are AMAZING. What's next? (D)otabrad? Psycho Vinny? Cyber Jason? Colonel Gerstmann? I can't wait to see what you think of.

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#40 Edited by DT9k (281 posts) -

Dude these are amazing!

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#41 Edited by GValo (633 posts) -

This is Ryckert's territory! Drews don't belong in Alaska!

Great work man. Definitely make the rest of the crew and then send them the files to be used on the set

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#42 Posted by forteexe21 (2029 posts) -

This is fantastic. We just need to figure out how to send it to Drew. Can pigeons fly to Vietnam?

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#43 Posted by Osaladin (2699 posts) -

Those are super rad duder! I love the nano machines.

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#44 Edited by Ninja_Welshman (597 posts) -

Excellent job sir.I love this guys art for MG. Have a book of it lying around here somewhere. Really should dig that out sometime.

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#45 Posted by newmoneytrash (2440 posts) -

These are incredible! You're super talented! I love that Drew picture a lot, that's really impressive for your first attempt

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#46 Posted by Alphaknowledge (47 posts) -

This is amazing.

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#47 Edited by DonkeyKong (201 posts) -

holy cow that's incredible! Nice work Sanj

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#48 Posted by Shindig (4944 posts) -

"I've got it, Snake. Mayonnaise! That's his weakness. Press the action button to mayonnaise."

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First post, just have to say these are fantastic! "You're pretty good!"

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#50 Edited by ClairvoyantVibrations (1616 posts) -

I'd buy prints of these. No joke. They're absolutely fantastic.