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GHOST IN THE SHELL by chesterocampo GHOST IN THE SHELL by chesterocampo
a tribute to one of my most influential artists-cum-idols, shirow masamune.

this is my rendition of major motoko kusanagi, protagonist of shirow masamune's seminal graphic novel, Ghost in the Shell.

it's almost ten years to the day since I read an article in Wizard Magazine about the rising influence of manga in american mainstream comics. in that article were colored pieces from shirow masamune's Intron Depot artbook. in a time when photoshop was hardly as popular an artistic tool as it is now, masamune's color work was by far superior to his contemporaries... and he drew his artworks with WATER-BASED ACRYLICS!

you can say that i pursued self-studying how to color because of shirow masamune's work. talk about influence, man!

anyway, i hope i do the major some justice with this one. :)



pscs2 with a wacom intuos and intuos 3 (worked on it at home AND at work -- yeah, i was into it that much!), around 12 hours spread over a few days. :D

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EDIT: Sorry for the re-post, but i just wanted you guys to know (and since a lot of you have requested these), there are wallpaper versions of this deviation in my scraps section.

1280 x 1024 resolution >> [link]

and

1024 x 768 resolution >> [link]


i disabled the comments on those as they're merely resized versions of this one. :)

to everyone who's commented, added this to their favorites, or even just viewed it, a big THANK YOU.

i :heart: you all!
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:iconstormlightloren:
stormlightloren Featured By Owner May 3, 2015   General Artist
I would really love to cosplay this. Is it your own design based off of major, or is there actually an official version where she is wearing this? I haven't read the graphic novel/manga. If this is the official outfit in one of those, I would love to know which so I can read it. If not - I would be happy enough to cosplay your design - I love this!! Amazing!
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NikolaiKim Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Great.  I think you've done a wonderful job portraying her skin as synthetic.  I like the hint of metallic sheen.
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S-O-G-A Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Absolutely love this one.
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:iconpsikopath:
psikopath Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
I like this one very much, big GITS fan. I put a link to it on fb, not sure if  you are ok with that. If not, let me know and I'll kill it.
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:iconzabraxas:
Zabraxas Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
it's rare you see a picture that just leaves you speechless and looking for more but this does just that
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:iconarturo247:
arTuro247 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
This is awesome, great work. :P
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:iconcaptainelciesmith:
Captainelciesmith Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous!!!
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:iconbaraachan:
BaraaChan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
that's awesome
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:iconcldub3030:
cldub3030 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Chesterocampo you should go on amazon.com and type in ghost in the shell complete mega set. Even though the item is unavailable they are using your picture as the cover art for this boxed set.
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:iconm1leo:
m1leo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
They must be punished!
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:icontheinfernaltoymaker:
TheInfernalToymaker Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Writer
Fantastic!
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:iconbrainard--design:
BRAINARD--DESIGN Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice work!
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:iconea-galen:
EA-Galen Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
I guess Ghost in the Shell has led to the most fantastic fan works among all the animations.
nicely done!
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:iconorabich:
orabich Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great work!

:gallery: [link]

:points: [link]
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:iconispok8:
Ispok8 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
really cool
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:iconprofutur1971:
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image ! Good job ![link]
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:iconxxxecil:
xxxecil Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I want to hold funimation hostage and force them to produce more Stand-Alone-Complex.
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:iconphilipmessina:
PhilipMessina Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   General Artist
Love the manga, the anime,the tv series...and this wonderful picture:D
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darionovoa Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
The 1280 x 1024 version link is broken :(
Anyways Awesome job.
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drgnlrd Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Great piece of work, as I absolutely LOVE the Major. I think she is Shirow Masamune's best work. For those who have never seen GitS, you really need to watch it. It's one of those series that you can watch more then once and see new stuff or catch subtle clues you missed earlier.
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:iconthejohn59:
THEJOHN59 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Très belle version
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:icondjbshadow:
DJBshadow Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
frikin crazy work !
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JawaHunter003 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent!
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:iconblauherz:
blauherz Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
again, im awestruck!
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:iconjaeox:
Jaeox Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Writer
Smexy design. I never get a chance to watch that show, looks good.
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:iconblauherz:
blauherz Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
WATCH IT omg you have to!!!
(my absolute fave is the movie Innocence2, but EVERYTHING is great!)
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:iconjaeox:
Jaeox Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Writer
Yea I never get the chance, comes on so late, must fight the sleep >_<
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:iconblauherz:
blauherz Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
watch it on the internet?
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:iconjaeox:
Jaeox Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Writer
Where at? I mean like legit sites. I'm not a fan of those torrent sites.
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:iconblauherz:
blauherz Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
I own both seasons and a movie on dvd, anyway,
when i watch anime then only streaming
here a link, i dont know if they have all the episodes or so, but then youre looking for videos checkout rutube.ru
yes ith russian interface n all, but really easy ok? just add eng sub or dub and youll probably get something usefull.

thisone seems kinda decent
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guess who gave those links?
Google ;P
have fun
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IntoTheWateryBlue Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, very slick and proessional! Excellent artwork.
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Webslinga Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Nicely done.
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:iconmestophales:
mestophales Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great job!
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:iconwillstone:
Willstone Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
One of my all time favorite drawings.
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:iconireneubik:
IreneUbik Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cool!
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Shinobody Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Style is a bit too "fancy" for GiTS, I mean, gritty realistic approach (*especially* when drawing technology) is Shirows trademark.
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Jiggleblob Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
....
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:iconkoyukixtoramizu:
KoyukixToramizu Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow. This is amazing.
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:iconaplos:
Aplos Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
oh I love Motoko... great piece btw
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:iconsimpleprodigy:
SimpleProdigy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE THIS
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PrincessNei Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
thanks for the pic i sent it to a b.f[ best frined]
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:iconjsouza88:
JSouza88 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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tomanymonster Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
cool
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3ihard Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011   Digital Artist
can i have real big version its so nice it has to be like 1920 (hd) plese?
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HuntraG94 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
is that a shotgun in her left hand?
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:iconmarmolskywalker:
marmolskywalker Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
amazing! big fan of Motoko
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sepidar666 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
This is so awesome! Would love to see it in higher res. (1920x1080, 1920x1200). I remember I had this as my wallpaper 5 years ago.
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:iconkejablank:
KejaBlank Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very cool! :llama:
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:iconlexdarc:
LexDarc Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Some guys are using your artwork for their GitS bootlegs on ebay :(

[link]
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:iconjaguarkid505:
jaguarkid505 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
HOT!!!!
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