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Metal Slug!

2D Forever

This picture spurred from a quick sketch on my tablet , and so I decided to draw it out properly by hand, and go through the usual scanning process.

For those Metal Slug fans, it is indeed Marco Rossi, with his shapely, characterful face. I've always loved the care and attention that went into the Metal Slug games (ignoring the poor effort on Metal Slug 4) and wanted to pay my respect towards those great games.

I have to admit I really like the colouring on this one, especially his skin tones. Typically I make everything highly desaturated, so I went for bold this time.
My only gripe being the background... but I never like backgrounds.
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TheSixthSaint's avatar
TheSixthSaint| General Artist
Why the long face, Marco?

Guffawhawhaw!

Man, there was an arcade I would go to back in '99 and 2000, and they had the coolest damn Metal Slug X arcade machine set-up I have ever seen.
I've even looked online to see if anyone else had one like it, but I think it was custom since I haven't been able to. Or just really rare. I really don't know. It bugs me that I can't even share with anyone a picture of how badass the thing was.
 
Anyways, the thing was huge. The screen was pretty damn big, had a big steel platform (if you're familiar with the steel steps used in pro wrestling, it was like that style but flat) and it had the style where it was played by shooting arcade gun controllers.
I fuckin' loved that thing. When it was gone when I went back one day, I legit damn near wept for its absence. :<
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I always preferred the character art from 1-3. the really goofy elongated faces made them alot more interesting and rugged compared to the SUPER DUPER ANIME stuff that they tried to do later.
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2dforever|Professional Digital Artist
Agreed 100%. I really don't know why they changed after MS3... maybe the artist left. After MS3 everything was basically recycled from earlier games and lost all of the charm. Oh well, the first three (and X) are the best anyway!
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AmaraNth7ne|Hobbyist Digital Artist
MAN i REMEMBER shimmying countless pennies at the arcade! lol loved this game! n ur background is quite good! love the colors you chose
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2dforever|Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I wasted a lot of cash on Metal Slug as well.. worth it though!
And yes, the background came out alright, especially as it was an afterthought...
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AkKAla5H|Student Traditional Artist
Is that a 1911A1? I have wonder what pistol is actually using for long time.....
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2dforever|Professional Digital Artist
I'm afraid I have no idea... but if I remember correctly I grabbed detail from the gun from the Metal Slug 3 ending: [link]
(You can see the gun most clearly at the very bottom screenshot!)
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AkKAla5H|Student Traditional Artist
Yep, that's a 1911 :)
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2dforever|Professional Digital Artist
I have learnt something today ;)
I'm glad my illustration of the gun was at least half-decent enough so you can recognise it!
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fiferworks's avatar
Exercising his right to bear arms, Marcos is awesome.
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NatachiXD's avatar
WOW for the skin.... absolutelly awesum!
Metal Slug ftw!
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JoJiMaNiAc|Student Digital Artist
man i love the colors on him nice work nice drawing man i used to play his games so much even now his one of my fav player seriously nice work man
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928's avatar
You go, you bad ass dude.
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SashaArcain's avatar
nice idea in creating this work.
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avokaddoh's avatar
i always play as Marco! You did a kickass job!
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Crab-Hermit|Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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roninbuddha's avatar
it really fits.
i love how you've exaggerated it, ala, Mslug 3 portraits.
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Morya's avatar
O___O..
ROX!
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SouthtownExpress's avatar
Great portrait. Metal Slug is the best.
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Kulken's avatar
Shit man, this is awsome! I´m just working on an fanart for Metal Slug and then I found your pic! Damn!! Thats strange!! :P
Anyway, great work!
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APBarr's avatar
APBarr|Professional General Artist
verry nice... there's never enough Metal Slug Fan art.
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Terrawr's avatar
just awesome
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Trillzey|Professional Digital Artist
Haw... you have something to be proud of here. Full of colour, and the background's good even. I luv the character shown in the face there too. Mmm, never played the games meself though. Cool stuff :D
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