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Killer Instinct - Elizabeth (Burial at Sea)
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Published: March 29, 2014
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Elizabeth is a pretty cool gal until you get on her bad side.

This was rendered in 3ds Max and edited in Photoshop. I began working on this image a few weeks ago in anticipation for Burial at Sea: Episode Two. It started as a classic black and white image in which window blinds would cast shadows onto Elizabeth's face, similar to what we saw in the beginning of Episode One. At first there was no blood and she showed no emotion, but I experimented with more elaborate lighting and facial expressions eventually leading to the final product seen here. The scene consists of nine lights - three on each side acting as rim lights for color and specularity, one in front to fill in the dark shadows, another to generate shadows cast by the windows blinds, and one to create the reflection in Elizabeth's eyes. I also used a 85mm camera with heavy depth of field to really put the focus on her face. Render time was about 19 hours.

Original, un-edited image:
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For more Bioshock, check out my Gallery and Scraps.

Other stuff I've uploaded:
Ruthless Revenge - Elizabeth (Burial at Sea) by Ananina23Femme Fatale - Elizabeth (Burial at Sea) by Ananina23Battleship Bay by Ananina23Daddy's Girl by Ananina23E3 Demo Elizabeth (Bioshock Infinite) - Freckles by Ananina23

Elizabeth Femme Fatale model by GavinGoulden
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2560x1600px 3.9 MB
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Awesomely done! Return to Rapture.. Excited Rainbow Dash chat emote

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SFMFILMS321Student Filmographer
Holy Shit this is amazing..can I have a link to the textures please so I can port it to SFM
BlueNose1982's avatar
Awesome work. And BioShock The Collection is coming OUT. I can't wait. :D
zacharynathanson's avatar
Again, it never gets old. Please do a head to toe version of this.
ToonTownTriumph's avatar
Please, we must know! What is the program? Blender, Maya, Lightwave?
Ananina23's avatar
3ds Max and Photoshop!
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Mr86ReturnsHobbyist General Artist
You were right. Her smile IS contagious.

And yet you can see in her eyes that she's on the verge of a breakdown. It's only at this precise moment in the story that she realizes an uncomfortable truth: Revenge won't make her happy, no matter how noble in intent or how thoroughly exacted. This is what happens when you drown the only person to ever care about you before telling him you love him or forgive him. Looks like the circle stays unbroken... for now.
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Can you please mentor me with your work?????  I really want to be a graphic designer and wow you're so good with one of the best games made! :D (Big Grin) Clap  
Ananina23's avatar
I'm so glad you like it!

You're not the first person to ask about tutoring. I've actually been thinking about creating a series of tutorials to explain the work that goes into my images. It sounds like fun for everyone.
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your mods are great none the less!! now ever try a version where liz kills comstock no pov just curious?
Ananina23's avatar
Hmm... I'm not sure how I would go about that. Maybe it could be like the ending of Episode One (spoilers) with Comstock being impaled by a Big Daddy, but from a third-person perspective?
exxboxsignout's avatar
Spoilers! must have slipped my mind lol, a third person perspective would look nice though for a render maybe sally witnessing it?
Ananina23's avatar
Sally would definitely be in it.
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Forgive me for asking this, but why not do a head to toe version of the Killer Instinct Elizabeth. It would be kind of neat to see that.
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Trevman63Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE THIS!!! Its amazing :D Any idea if you could make another but without the blood and scars on her face?
Ananina23's avatar
I've been thinking about it! Maybe one day.
TailTL's avatar
I'd love one without the blood aswell, but kept everything else mostly the same.
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Trevman63Hobbyist General Artist
That would be amazing :) I have this photo as my laptop background right now, but the blood creeps out my friends who use my laptop xD I would be awesome if you could do that :D
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Hrodwulf123Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somehow this picture and the main theme from "Terminator 2" go pretty well together.
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Awesome! I really like the reflection in her eyes.
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