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post Jul 7 2005, 05:14 PM
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SR4 artwork preview gallery at Shadowrun.de.
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post Jul 7 2005, 05:18 PM
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What is this fascination with mechanical objects on peoples' crotches and silly pants?

Seriously though, not too impressive, although I like #6 (with the SEXXX sign) and maybe #8 (guy hanging upside down and shooting). Anything to help push the gritty and shadowy side of things.
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post Jul 7 2005, 05:24 PM
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Some is quite good, but ... well ... the ravenous trolls in the last one ... the humanoid troll ... what the HELL has gotten into artists about trolls???
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post Jul 7 2005, 07:27 PM
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I don't think those are trolls in the last one. If they are, they're some kind of ghoul trolls. As for technology on the crotch, go put together a computer, your crotch is truly a versatile tool for earning leverage and gripping objects both large and small.
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post Jul 7 2005, 07:51 PM
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Just be careful. Even slighly higher than body temperature will cook your flesh. Happened to a swede once. He kept a running (old) notebook on his lap for ten hours on end. Ended up with second-degree burns on very sensitive parts of his. Ouch.
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post Jul 7 2005, 08:38 PM
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post Jul 7 2005, 08:47 PM
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The third from the bottom looks... wrong somehow. It doesn't seem like his arms really belong on his body.
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post Jul 7 2005, 09:01 PM
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disappointing. hope they´re the worst of the bunch.
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post Jul 7 2005, 09:05 PM
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A lot of them seem that way. too much distance from shoulder to chin. makes them look like normal human scale and then a different head shopped in after the fact.
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post Jul 7 2005, 10:40 PM
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ok.

Now we can see a tendancy in the new art direction: SR4 will be full of crappy picture.

I like the 5th picture with the rasta elf woman, though.
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post Jul 8 2005, 12:46 AM
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Could be worse. Should be better.
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post Jul 8 2005, 02:48 AM
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Not good. Not good at all.
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post Jul 8 2005, 02:57 AM
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Maybe the troll in that pictuer just has bioware implant arms, but he was too poor to get troll size so he had to go with human size. ;)

At least the human size arms come with funkyy grenade launcher thingy.

The first one looks disturbing. It seems that the mechanic is getting too friendly with his anthroform droid -- err drone.

Although, I do like the street picture with the Sex sign. Oh! Oui oui monsieur. This one catches at least some of the gritty feel of Shadowrun.

Here we go again another book of crappy art. Unless they are releasing the worst of it so that the bar is set low for the rest of the art in the book.

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post Jul 8 2005, 03:02 AM
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QUOTE (Veracusse)
Although, I do like the street picture with the Sex sign. Oh! Oui oui monsieur. This one catches at least some of the gritty feel of Shadowrun.

And guess what? It's either Bergting or his evil twin. Old school Shadowrun artists to the rescue!
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post Jul 8 2005, 03:09 AM
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So does that mean there is still some hope left?
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post Jul 8 2005, 03:22 AM
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QUOTE (ThatPaolo)
QUOTE (Veracusse @ Jul 7 2005, 07:57 PM)
Although, I do like the street picture with the Sex sign.  Oh! Oui oui monsieur.  This one catches at least some of the gritty feel of Shadowrun.

And guess what? It's either Bergting or his evil twin. Old school Shadowrun artists to the rescue!

I wouldn't call Bergting "Old school Shadowrun."

Now Tim Bradstreet and Earl Geier... They are old school Shadowrun.

Maybe they should have gotten the guy who did the Sprawl Sites cover.
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post Jul 8 2005, 03:26 AM
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Well, they're not that bad. Though the pics #4 and #9 do have a serious problem with anatomic proportions. Everything else is a matter of taste, but proportions, that's something everyone can agree with.

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post Jul 8 2005, 09:30 AM
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I like the overall flavour of the pictures, moving away from the cartoonish-crap-like-style CC had. Proportions are not every time well drawn, that's true - and shouldn't happen.
But overall, i like the pics. Nothing would be better than a return of Tim Bradstreet though.
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post Jul 8 2005, 09:40 AM
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I like the one with the city scape, and the rastafarian elf, and the last one with the two trolls. The others .... well, they looked liked they were trying to be 'gritty' ,and just failed
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post Jul 8 2005, 02:01 PM
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It looks to me like SR4 is going to be SR3, "only more so." SR is cyberpunky--only more so (robots everywhere, a la Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep/Bladerunner). SR is fantasy--only more so (the dude is walking around with a fragging skull on his belt). SR is sci-fi--only more so (cables running everywhere like a security rigger's wet dream).

Also, try NERPS (gets the SEXXXX out! out!)
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post Jul 8 2005, 02:04 PM
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Also, anyone notice any illos which suggest how AR is going to look from a player/PC/game persepctive? Aside from the floating mohawked fellow, I don't see anything which looks like computer icing on a reality cake.
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post Jul 8 2005, 02:24 PM
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I think a lot of the proportion issues people are seeing in these illustrations might be caused (or at least strongly enhanced) by the fact that they are scaled down so far.

#1 - Not a very comfortable looking position, especially considering the underutilized state of the table...

#2 - Need a larger copy to really judge it

#3 (left) - The more I look at this one the more I like it. It could use some more contrast, though.

#3 (right) - See #2

#4 - Someone needs to write "I will not submit my rejected D&D pieces to FanPro" 100 times on the blackboard. What's with the unnecessary belt?!

#5 - Not bad, but there really needs to be a moratorium on swords, maces and other archaic weapons in SR artwork.

#6 - Awesome. Reminds me of art in Underground.

#7 - I can dig it.

#8 - Very nice. The fist looks a little weird, but when I examine it closely I almost think that might just be because the image is scaled down so much.

#9 (top) - Technically competent, gets the point across. I like it.

#9 (bottom) - See #2

#10 - I can't tell for sure, but do swords outnumber firearms in this picture?!


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post Jul 8 2005, 02:38 PM
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And here I thought I was the only other person who owned a copy of Underground.
The first pic reminds me of that as well.
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post Jul 8 2005, 04:45 PM
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Some of that art looks good, but it doesn't have the Shadowrun feel like Janet Alusio (SP?) (does she still even do pieces for them) or Peter Bergting's artwork. I prefer the grittier side of things, and realisticially i think their artwork would be more in tune with the runner underground of the 2050s-70s than the tight spandex female elf ninjas that mark zug and other current artists put out.

My favorites are 1, 6 ,9, and the last one.
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post Jul 8 2005, 04:53 PM
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QUOTE (Samoth)
i think their artwork would be more in tune with the runner underground of the 2050s-70s than the tight spandex female elf ninjas that mark zug and other current artists put out.

Are you nuts?
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