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Bioshock - Big Daddy in the Rain by maXKennedy Bioshock - Big Daddy in the Rain by maXKennedy
Bioshock - Big Daddy's carrying an umbrella for his little sister

This picture on my tumblr [link]
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I love Bioshock, I really do. the big daddy's are by far my favourite thing out of it all, they are technically the only noble characters in the game what with being fatherly and brave by the very nature of their existence.

Anyway back to the actual critique, I really like this piece because its not only a somewhat light-hearted look at things but its actually very well done. the actual quality of the piece is something I could easily see in a "Bioshock: before Bioshock" comic about day to day life in rapture (what with the little sister and BD looking relatively clean and fresh compared to the run-down Rapture we're all used to).

Of course if it started raining in rapture your already dead by the time you get to a brolly but that's beside the point.

The Vision of the piece is rated highly because it definitely gets across the artists idea behind the item, a little gel scolding her big bold friend who's holding a little umbrella above her amusingly. the artist wanted to do something and he did it, no two ways about it.

The Originality of this is rated somewhat low because when hasn't in fiction a big guy held an umbrella for a small gel? its practically a cliché nowadays (Totorro anyone?) but that doesn't make the art bad in any way, its just been done before.

But what matters is not who did it first, but who did it best.

and that takes me to the Technique and Impact, both rated highly. Reason being that this piece out of all the other Bioshock art on the sight actually stood out to me (probably the stark white background, whilst a background would be nice it isn't necessary in this piece. the joke is simple enough to get without clutter in the back.) also as I have mentioned before the art is of a high quality, the kind of thing I can honestly see in an official artwork for the game itself.

In short whilst a big guy being bossed around by a little girl isn't the most original thing in the box, its so well done, and stands out so much that it doesn't matter.

Now thanks to you I have an urge to un-bury Bioshock 1, I hope your happy.
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This is very,Very clever. I can't get over how original this with a mix of the popular video game characters of Mr Bubbles and the little Sister. There is great cartoon detail in characters and the props. It's is easy to see the rain on Mr Bubbles, and easy to see that he is still willing to make sure that she is same. The needle little Sister is holding is really clever. The umbrella Mr B is holding is holing over the little girl is priceless. This is good and I can't find a thing to say that is bad. Way to go.
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Quick-5 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Is it just me, or does that Little Sister look like a young Elizabeth?
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maXKennedy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
yeah maybe, but when i draw it i didn't think of her actually
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Dannny-Deviant Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing 
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GCLazer Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow... it's like you have mastery over lighting!
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phoenix529 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
This is the most well-done piece of fanart I have ever seen, and I plan on handing it to my tattoo artist today! I hope that's okay!
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maXKennedy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks =) You're welcome =) 
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xakana Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
d'awwwwwwwww!
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SaiyanZero236 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Mr.B, I told you you can't be a plumber with a drill for an arm!"
*small creak*
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maXKennedy Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
=)
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MichiruYami Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww~
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