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Grand Theft Auto IV TRIBUTE by PatrickBrown Grand Theft Auto IV TRIBUTE by PatrickBrown
Damn that was a big job! Haha but well worth it, I think I've been on this for over two weeks!

After playing through GTA IV again I really just felt like doing something HUGE on it :D So I decided to make this "tribute" to the game, something that showed almost all the characters of GTA IV and some of the highlights of missions.

I've learnt so much more while creating this, I think there's almost 30 characters involved in it haha! So you can imagine how much drawing and colouring was done!

You'll notice I've also added parts of the Downloadable episodes with Johnny Klebitz (Lostand Damned) and Luis Lopez (upcoming Ballads of Gay Tony). But I mainly focused on the original game!

Anyways I hope you all enjoy this, Please let me know what you all think? ;)

Thanx
-Pat

PS sorry for not adding Eddie Low haha!
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Patrick Brown delivers again. This time with an incredible tribute piece for the awesome game: Grand Theft Auto IV. I've been known to be quite a fanboy when it comes to Patrick's work but if fanboyism means liking the guys work then by all means call me one! I usually touch upon the overall style but i think that we all know by now that Patrick's style works! So lets get down to the meat of things. Apart from being original in style Patrick sets up this tribute in a manageable way. Even though this piece is easy on the eyes in terms of lines and character setup he manages to keep the overall chaotic feel of the GTA world by including the "occasional" gunshot and the very clever addition of the sniper scope view down in the lower righthand corner. Colour is the same story. Even though Patrick keeps with the games' dark colour pallette he makes sure to keep things fresh by having Niko standing in the front in his light blue jacket. Also notice the addition of a smaller red background to the right and how it reflects a bit on Niko's jacket.
In conclusion. Sure we've seen tribute pieces before so one could argue that the piece could have been more "original". Though personally I think the intent of originality definately has been present and it does show. As for vision i've already pointed out how well everything works but if i had to nitpick a header of some sort would have been nice. Just a typical "GTA IV" logo would have worked but indeed that would of course cover up some of the awesome art!
I was originally just popping in 5 stars in all four categories. But being the "hardcore critic" that i am i decited to roughen up and be incredibly "critical" with this one :-)

I hope you liked my critique.
-Toby out!
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What can I say about this pic other than it is complete awesome! You my friend have captured the the true grimy, glory that is Grand Theft Auto 4. From the awesome protagonist Nikko Belic to the Evil betrayer, Demitri Rascolov, The awesome Bank Heist mission to the EPIC finale. Hell you even captured the moment from the mission where you had to kill one of the McQuerrie Bros. Bravo my friend Brav-O

With great artwork Like this I can't wait to see waht you come up with for The Lost and Damned and the new installment, The Ballad of Gay Tony

Good luck and Godspeed!
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Atomic-Cactus-07 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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freeman952 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
great work
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Earshot1991 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
i also gunned down the brother in suit. he's a dic
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Moral-Man Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This brings back feels. But somehow I can't remember the top two guys. Any body know?
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Fredlings Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Artist
guys from three leaf clover mission the mcrearys i think
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Fredlings Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Artist
Just Badass  i like it
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T-RESK Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yay! man, just an awesome tribute to one of the best GTA of the series, gotta love Niko xD, verrrry good work man!!!
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ChimeraSlayer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
This is great work! the more I look at it, the more names I remember :)
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TheroGabaraane Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant!
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CHUCKY0899 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Do one for GTA V!
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