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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
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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.
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
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.
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. >_>
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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July 18, 2014
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