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Niko Bellic by PatrickBrown Niko Bellic by PatrickBrown
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Say hello to my new style! Well at least I think so, it's pretty much the same as the style I've had for years, only I've added a touch of the new technique in the shading :D I'm happy with how this works so I'll keep using it but always keep my traditional PB lines and pencil work.

I know it's a bit of a change and some of you may not like the new direction but I really think once I have used the new addition for a while my work will have more value. I'm just glad I've finally figured things out, now I'm back in the game, no more practice pics ;)

Let me know your thoughts :)
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I've been following your work for a while, I'm a massive GTA fan, so your art has been the work of the Gods for me. In fact it inspired me with much of my own art. I'm liking your new style, this move in a new direction, though this piece is more similar to your "last" Niko artwork and your Amazing Spider-man work. Although you probably knew that. The pose of him in this picture is an often used one, and since I strive for honesty I give four stars, because it still looks awesome. As mentioned above, the technique is top notch, especially the ammount of time it seems you spent on it. As for Niko's appearance... well I have some little niggles. I'm not quite sure but it looks like his eyes are grey or blue in this picture? I think his nose is a little short and his upper lip too big, plus his facial expression is a bit generic action hero-y so that may affect his appearance. Not generic action hero-y in a bad way, by the way. To be honest he does have a bit of a Johnny Klebitz look in his facial structure, although Klebitz and Bellic do look similar since Rockstar used the same facial model for both. I do like the scene Niko is in here, I think it looks like the mission from Derrick McCreary with Packie, where they kidnap Derrick's former buddy In the Booth Tunnel as he is transported to Alderney Correctional Facility. The lighting reminds me of it. I only completed GTA IV last week, so its fresh in my mind. All in all, its a wonderful artwork, and I hope this critique (my first, by the way) gives something you were looking for.
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Critique by Gehrijos Apr 17, 2012, 10:25:09 AM
This is a very interesting picture, because of its environment.
The character Niko is a very deep, and if you played the ending this is what it reminds me of his choice between revenge and Morality.
It has great color and with the jacket and face stealing the viewers focus. The gun looks almost three dimensional, like when he is done with this poor prick he is coming after you in a fit of RAGE!
The background also is very well put together with the GTA classic explosion (BOOM) with great color and depth. It gives the feel of a dark tunnel with a deep fury of fire from a rogue grenade.
I enjoy your art and this one goes in my Favorites!
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moodiPAINTERasIcan16 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Artist
so action
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"This is a skyjacking!"
demonatic-drawings1 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
niko!!  -3-
Aquatutorials Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
He looks a bit like Jason Statham here lmao amazing work
mrbubbles2250 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
It's crazy you've got so many styles and this drawing is still pretty good but I like the style you used for your GTA IV Tribute wallpaper the best. The real sharp edges, particularly around the eyes made it look so kool, stylized and has that unique Patrick Brown flavour to it :) I love that you're confident enough in your skills that you can reinvent yourself and style but I'll always go for that sharp edge style of Patrick Brown. :D Love your stuff
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I LOVE IT!! >w<[link]
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"For the LAST fucking time Roman I WILL NOT GO BOWLING!!!!!"
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