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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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:iconcaptainelciesmith:
Captainelciesmith Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous!!!
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:iconbaraachan:
that's awesome
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:iconcldub3030:
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 Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
They must be punished!
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:icontheinfernaltoymaker:
TheInfernalToymaker May 19, 2013  Professional Writer
Fantastic!
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:iconea-galen:
I guess Ghost in the Shell has led to the most fantastic fan works among all the animations.
nicely done!
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:iconispok8:
really cool
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profutur1971 Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image ! Good job ![link]
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