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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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: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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:icondarionovoa:
darionovoa Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
The 1280 x 1024 version link is broken :(
Anyways Awesome job.
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:icondrgnlrd:
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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:iconjawahunter003:
JawaHunter003 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent!
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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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: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
watch it on the internet?
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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
again, im awestruck!
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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
Smexy design. I never get a chance to watch that show, looks good.
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:iconintothewateryblue:
IntoTheWateryBlue Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, very slick and proessional! Excellent artwork.
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:iconwebslinga:
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  Hobbyist 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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:icon3ihard:
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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:iconhuntrag94:
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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:iconsepidar666:
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 Digital 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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:iconsourdude22:
sourdude22 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
love it, and also to state the obvious, the major rocks
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:iconnatakuu:
Natakuu Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
wonderful you make my dream XD
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Artist
Effin bloody lovely. :)
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Shilaphi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful. wow
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Mangatellers Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved the movies and the series were very good. The first movie will be as classic as ever. Very nice wallpaper. The colouring is loyal to the movie. Welldone!
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:icontonedeafjeff:
ToneDeafJeff Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Ah, nothing is greater than GitS.
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:iconscorpsting:
scorpsting Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
wows, only flaw i see is the eyes are a tiny bit too far a part.
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:iconjolt3:
Jolt3 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesomly done major looks like she wants to kick some butt X3 love it <3
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xYukiKazex Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Wow.. an Awesome job with the details!! .=)
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:iconlokix2501:
Lokix2501 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I freaking love GITS.... Great job!
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Emilia-Percival Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
WOW wonderful I liked the shading
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