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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 :)
-Pat
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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.
RabidDog008 (Royce)
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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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GonZzZaLo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
great!
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Newb-Cybot64 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
"This is a skyjacking!"
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demonatic-drawings1 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
niko!!  -3-
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Aquatutorials Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
He looks a bit like Jason Statham here lmao amazing work
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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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GGD15 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist
YELLOW CAR!!!
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DANNPAINAPPURU Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE IT!! >w<[link]
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:iconnavyf:
NavyF Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Artist
"For the LAST fucking time Roman I WILL NOT GO BOWLING!!!!!"
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:iconsnakefan1:
SnakeFan1 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
YOU GLAD YOU MESSED WITH ME?!?
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:iconantimanele104:
Antimanele104 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Something tells me he doesn't want to go bowling.
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:iconfefe46:
fefe46 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He's Black

"Go On"

He's Bald

"Does he look like a bitch?"

What?
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BeanHead81 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
One word mate, Awesome! You are the greatest digital artist that ever lived. I'd give my left arm for my right to be as good as you are, FACT!
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Turkey13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
THIS IS A JECKING!!!
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chavis54 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
this aint niko
this is the guy from "Behind enemy lines"!
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KnackDaddy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I always thought the same thing - the jacket, gloves, everything. I also thought Victor Zakhaev from Call of Duty 4 looked like Jean Reno.
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:iconchavis54:
chavis54 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
he does
yeah
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:iconfatstudio:
fatstudio Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Check out who's here! That old bastard Niko Bellic!
You really rock mate!
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SmileOBEE Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice pic.
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Ethemadman Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
love the details on the gun and his expression, just awesome!
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Arch2626 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Jason Statham from Transporter 3 )
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ssjkell Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
New style is brilliant, you've stepped up your game immensely, keep up the great work :salute:
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GTA-IVplayer Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Magnificent composition! In replaying GTA-IV, TLaD and TBoGT, I'm forever vigilant in my observation of exciting angles, dramatic poses and once-only opportunities for a screen capture ... if only the game produced images of this intensity!
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CommanderKeller Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
"Welcome to America"
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PenguinsPlunder Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing expression...
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ruslan6666 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
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BFG8800GTX Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The facial expression doesnt match up to niko's personality too well.

God bleass dhees ceetey!
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SHOOTERA17 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's pretty amazing man, I love all of your GTA artwork that you post
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Juslion Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
:O
E.P.I.C!!!!!!!
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MrExcite Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thanks for that cheek crease edit, you display a professional approach to a minor critique. Kudos to you PB !!!
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karlito92972 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist
i like the new technique mixed with your traditional lines.
it's really good.
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Riv0t Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
THIS IS A JECKING!

Great work as always.
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Misnathrop Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student
i like :D
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PhobosBFG Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I AM LOVING YOUR NEW STYLE, your old was was amazing but this is getting better and better!!!!
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FabianRamis Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
This is a great draw, like always. Please can you make somethig of sift head?
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FabianRamis Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
This is another of your great draws.
Please, can you make something of sift heads?
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mertbaran Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
I dunno if there is a limit for you to stop getting better and better! EPIC!
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Stranger-D-Eternal Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
reminded me of that photo of the movie Hellboy pointing his gun at ya :lol:


Did that inspire ya to draw this or what? :XD:
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noplacetohidejg Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Genio!
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ilkarbal Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh my god this new style of yours is sooooooo freaking awesome man i cant believe how cool it is
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Henry-Picklevitz Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you should continue this style from now on, huge improvement
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PacketOverload Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You sir, are a legend. Amazing. What kind of equipment do you use to draw, and which program to draw in? I'm an artist IRL, but nothing digital. Very intriguing. Maybe I'll make the jump to digital mediums!
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saintsolitaire Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HELLA clean! nice work
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ExaltedPoet Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are featured here: [link]
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