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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


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]


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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NikolaiKim Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  New member
Great.  I think you've done a wonderful job portraying her skin as synthetic.  I like the hint of metallic sheen.
S-O-G-A Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Absolutely love this one.
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.
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
arTuro247 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
This is awesome, great work. :P
Captainelciesmith Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
m1leo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
They must be punished!
BaraaChan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
that's awesome
cldub3030 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Chesterocampo you should go on 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.
TheInfernalToymaker Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Writer
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