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Redesign of Classic SHODAN's green face. by DeepChrome Redesign of Classic SHODAN's green face. by DeepChrome
I've watched a few LPs of the original System Shock. SHODAN's emails to the Hacker (the player character) are usually accompanied by a tiny pixelated graphic of a distorted green face. Given that the game came put in 1994, I figured it was time to try updating it a little. 

Anyways, I found the old graphic (which was painfully tiny urgh), and put it on a layer underneath this painting, and tried to do a sort of trace, sort of overpaint where I filled in all the pixelled-out details whichever way I thought worked. I painted one half, then copied it and mirrored it on the other side, so it had this mix of both natural painting styles and Uncanny Valley at the same time.

I wouldn't mind trying to animate the green glowy line bits, but I've got no GIF animators. (If anyone can recommend me a good freeware or browser-based GIF animator, I'd appreciate it. I've been itching to make my own reaction GIFs for a while...)
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Styxcolor Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for doing this! 
It's good to see her in new glory :D
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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RampantMouse Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda reminds me of a praying mantis, and I'd expect SHODAN to eat someone's head off.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah she would be into that kinda thing. Except then she'd find a human's taste horrible and spit the head out. XD
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NeoSilverThorn Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think it's doable in GIMP2. Not sure how, but I think it is.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to have a version of Photoshop with ImageReady attached, but it disappeared when my last computer nuked itself. So uh, yeah. >_>
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NeoSilverThorn Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Well, GIMP2 is freeware, so there's that. And I know it can do simple animation, but how eludes me.
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