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Vice City by PatrickBrown Vice City by PatrickBrown
Here's my new sketch of Tommy Vercetti, this was some training in perspective which I think I might have failed haha! I'd love to get some feedback on how it looks and if I got the angles right.. The way I see it.. I think the perspective of the characters might be fine but the background kind of goes the wrong way.. Not sure. Maybe I'm being fussy, but let me know ;)

TOMMY'S THE MAN! And we've got Mercedes right next to him, and the good old Infernus behind :D Damn I hope Rockstar re-make Vice, that would own my life :woohoo:


PS more sketches to come!
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Hey dude there isn't a huge amount wrong with the perspective so I will just point out about the main things I noticed, the car, gun and torso area of Tommy. I did a bit of a trace to see where the vp is, but I couldn't find a clear vp at all. things seem to be pointing anywhere from Tommy's jaw/upper neck area to as far down as the top of the gun butt. The worse offender is the bottom edge of the car, behind the wheel. I think this angle should be much steeper. The building and the trees give this very epic perspective (like that of a camera with a 10mm focal length), but then you have things like the car and the gun which have little of this extremeness. The car looks like its parked parallel to the curb outside the building. So in this case I think there should be more perspective on this. The gun needs far more. As one person mentioned, Tommy's torso seems a little front on. I agree. If he is a little more side on, it could be easier to make the perspective of the gun work. Try making the tip of the barrel larger and make the size of the butt a little smaller. It needs to have a bit of a perspective wedge look about it if you understand what I mean. With this extreme perspective you have and the characters being close to the camera, I would say the whole left side of Tommy (from his hips up) including the gun needs to be smaller.

Hope this helps,

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JoseeQues Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you be okay with me colouring this sketch in maybe on Photoshop or something? I saw a different user colour in one of your pictures, and I was wondering if I could do the same. 
If not, I understand, and won't break your rules. 

Like the other user, I would give credit to you, and probably post a link to the original image, too. 
I was just curious. 
TSWAGGA Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you make that violet to blue faded color on a sketch like this? it looks dope
deviousplayer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
very nice
TronmanZ Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
My kingdom for Vice City HD remake with GTA V's engine and content.
tomboyish1dragon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
scn25 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Great Sketch. If so, can't wait for color
poop87 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
pureawesomeness1234 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
man i was hoping that gta 5 would be in vice city.i can relate because i always liked the mood vice city had to it. that and Tommy Vercetti is one of the my favorite characters next to Nathan Drake from uncharted.
Luiz-Artwork134 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
color please
FRANKO-12 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
please color this!! :dance:
D33K Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kinda like what im working on atm althoug in Illustrator o.0 Seems like making your own perspective is better than using old photos and Illustrators perspective grid because yours alredy look better :P Good luck with it though ;)
thatrubberducky26 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
man i love this game so much this is amazing
Thepurehero Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it but the angle and I doesn't show much in the back ground except for that hooker lol
Albartt Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student General Artist
i's love to see this colored! :D
LadyBlacklight Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Is he with Mercedes here? ))) Such a nistalgic sketch... I still remember this game ^_^
rgr2508 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Fantastic sketch! Loved it, it's amazing... Vice City FOREVER!
crustylove Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
I love it, the perspective is fine. It is a little off but in a way that just puts loads of focus on Tommy, it looks deliberate, kinda fish eye you know?
But yeah, I've always thought that the science behind a picture doesn't matter at all as long as it looks cool. That's the point.
I dunno if I'd want a remake of VC but I'd love to go back, As a different character but maybe you could get missions from Tommy Vercetti. Vice City was my favourite GTA game.
palba2 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
legs look a little weird on tommy, but im no pro artist
6Thereaper Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
this one specifically .. i rly want to see it colored just...saying .... cuz it is very good
MercyInk87 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Looks really good, though I think Xidon is right about the perspective lines. I just want to see what you do with the colors at his point though.
irmesia Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
please colour it,it would be better! and cooler and i swear i'll download it!! :D
irmesia Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
this so cool!!!
irmesia Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
This is just awesome!!!!
Lacz-Producciones Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Oh Men!! This is Mercedes??!!! Nicee!!
marcolgf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Man, just love your style. I think i favoutited every piece you made. Hope you feel good about your art as the people around.

And just keep up with the awesome work. Haters gon' hate, but sometimes they're polite and full of shit.
emaster1980 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
LOVE IT! Especially that Mercedes is in the pic! Actually I would like to see something amongst the lines of "girls of vice city". Awesome as always! big fan of ur artwork!
SunSunich Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
it shines with colours zoomed out. fun :)
Mikaya-chan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
hmm great fanart i should play the old gta games again.
PhoenixGR Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
have u used a pencil brush for this ? or just put it in the wrong category :S
Turkey13 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
You perfectly captured the beloved game!
morphindel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
do you just draw these on normal A4 sized paper, or is it bigger? I always find that i feel restricted in making big bold figures and usually make them all cramped up...
ChiTheDesigner Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
We so need another vice city.
There might be a perspective breach in this, but it's not that annoying to the eyes.
Oh the joys of Vice City.
HaggardNaggar Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Keep em' coming
SuspiciousSomething Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Looks amazing. Only thing I'd change is remove that apartment building and replace it with some typical Vice-City Mansion I'm sure we all dream about. Tommy's probably livin' the dream!
bermudezrich Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
your use of color is awesome. real miami feel
Shingoart Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010   Interface Designer
great sketch
Devonition Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010   General Artist
I actually liked this one better then the other gta games. mainly cause it was the first time i saw GTA
Klobb17 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't mean to sound like an ass, but this really needs the color and glitz of Vice City to really be spectacular.
super-illustrator0 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It looks like you messed up the perspective for a simple reason: A self taught perspective principle of mine is to not draw things overlapping other things. If you do so, then the perspective is may be weakened. Now, in the case of the Colony Hotel, it looks like it's well skewed, since you drew an adequate amount of it in the image. However, if one blocks the hotel out of the image with their hand, the weak overall perspective becomes obvious.


You can use 3d programs for reference.
sodx Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Blast from the past right there, diggin' the assault rifle and... honestly I don't see anything that is bad in the picture. Everyone loved that game, it was a damn classic.
RazorX06 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
these are fantastic :)
namor-votilav Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MemorableMedia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Does he have enough hair gel do ya think?
BlackberrySky Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
awesome work pat, good to see some more tommy love from you.
some things i've notice is that tommy looks a little short, even from that perspective, and maybe add more brawn to the shoulders.
Also, Tommy has a five o'clock shadow, not a beard, i keep seeing chuck norris if i don't look directly at the picture :/
DRUNKCANADIAN Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Remembers the good days of GTA pre San Andreas .....although GTAIV was good :P
Onikage01 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist
glad to see you love Vice City, by far the BEST OF THE GAMES
and once again the colour scheme suits the Miami feel of Vice City, Tommy's facial hair seems abit too much, if I recall he only had slight stuble, but they both look fantastic I can't fault your work man ^^ keep it up
LECTER14 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
a remake would be dope. but come on man wheres gta 3 sketches at?
musik95stud Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
sick bro! big fan rite here
kyleb-2k8 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
amazeing. your talking about the perspective, allough not exactly right, the face the background goes behind tommy draws the eye to his face. awesome. fav+
pricey9000 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student General Artist
A nice gradiant effect may have looked nice if you didn't draw right up to the page edge to the sides but never the less an amazing drawing, keep up the good work :D
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