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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? ;)


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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barbasny Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
Nice work
POLARIZ3R Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lost and The Damned*

Ballad of Gay Tony
MichaelRiske Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Definitly would love to watch a cartoon like this!
Sevoi Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Student Artist
Awsome! My fav GTA game. ANd that illustration is perfect ♥
BrianGeoffrey-surely Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
at the risk of being evicted: needs more prostitute roadkill Heart 
sonic4isawesome Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
love it
Ahem004 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
Shit this makes me wanna go bowling.
bolemis Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
"After you walk into a village, and you see fifty children, all sitting neatly in a row against the church wall, each with their throats cut and their hands chopped off, you realize that the creature that could do this doesn't have a soul." - Niko Bellic
CampingGrounds Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Cool! > : D
rustyfocus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hemanhime Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xxphilipshow547xx Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
DragonStrider Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Kippy113 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
This is amazing I cried it was such an amazing experience and that doesn't even sum it up that is the great part I love this picture great job.
SGTsector Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016
Does anyone know where i can find the second version of this? I used to have it but now I don't. The second version had Niko's Beard thicker, eyes were wider. The ribbers masks covered they're mouths and the shading was different
MrRedmoor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Student Artist
Fucking Amazing
danskerg Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
cool piece of art Bored B-) (Cool) 
MrZackyelX Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, nice art dude :D (Y)

sanlobo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done.
samurai-gunman Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great, love how it includes everyone
skylenthelovingcat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
totally shoulda been the cover for the game  
Tech111 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grand Theft Auto IV will always be my favorite. I'm not saying that the fifth installment wasn't good, but the fourth will always be legendary.
Atomic-Cactus-07 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
freeman952 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
great work
Earshot1991 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
i also gunned down the brother in suit. he's a dic
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?
Fredlings Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
guys from three leaf clover mission the mcrearys i think
Fredlings Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just Badass  i like it
T-RESK Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist 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!!!
ChimeraSlayer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
This is great work! the more I look at it, the more names I remember :)
TheroGabaraane Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
CHUCKY0899 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Do one for GTA V!
that-guy-is-it Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
GTA is pure badassery!
darksimart Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Russian shop with old Sega
Tr33Atm0s Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
explain to me more :I
Sfmlss Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
God Brucie looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger x20
DerrickTheDamned Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
By far your best piece.
EpicStone Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ArcticCritic Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Wow this was well done. 
StevenCojo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, cousin, wanna go bowling?
brunerss Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Dannykay4561 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god! This is just amazing man! 
VortexOmega Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think you've captured the spirit, and the mood of the game very well in this picture. Each of the main, and supporting characters are well represented in this picture, and all of them have a chance to shine. But then again, I've come to expect nothing but pure gold from your GTA themed pics. I hope that you keep them coming.
Fallen--Sanity Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Is this a compilation of perfect images? The work of the bank heist, the McReary assassination, the boat obliteration, the Revenge! Spectacular! You capture the brilliance of GTA better than Rockstar artists! 
GUILLE832 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
It seems that you killed Francis xD
kangn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Can you do a similar tribute to GTA SA, Vice City, GTA III & GTA V?
sergeant-HATRED1 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
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