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Big Daddy by HeatherHitchman Big Daddy by HeatherHitchman
I have been working on this for a very long time now...
I LOVE the styling and the themes seen in Bioshock.
I really wanted to challenge myself to draw a "Big Daddy" firstly because they are awesome and secondly because it's really different then what I normally do.

I'm not sure if I got every part of the Big Daddy correct, there are limited reference images available that are lit well enough for me to see the construction. But i tried my best so please don't judge me too harshly on that aspect XD

I have no idea how many hours this took, but it was definitely a labor of love! Hope you all enjoy :-)

Photoshop CS2
Textures www.mayang.com & www.cgtextures.com
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:icongames-of-eden:
Games-of-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
I adore the style of this <3.
Favourite 8) !
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:iconheatherhitchman:
HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks ^^ glad you like it
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:icongames-of-eden:
Games-of-Eden Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
You're welcome and cheers for the lama badge :D
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:icontapedispenser:
Tapedispenser Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
<3
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:iconheatherhitchman:
HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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:iconxxwolfshadow:
xXwolfshadow Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
i say to the little sister hes just sleeping,and we shouldnt disturb him.but thats only when one dies
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:iconladydarkhelmet:
LadyDarkHelmet Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Beautiful! The coloring is so good. ^^
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:iconinsanitysqueen:
InsanitysQueen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Writer
Me like ^^
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:iconstarcentury:
StarCentury Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
I can't help but find how adorable it is to see Big Daddy and Little Sis having a moment together, not to mention how fantastic it looks overall. :XD:
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:iconheatherhitchman:
HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you :-) i really did want to capture a moment, so im very glad it translated that way :-)
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:iconstarcentury:
StarCentury Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Awesome to hear, and your welcome. :)
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:icontimmy-22222001:
Timmy-22222001 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Know how you feel about the whole concept and story of Rapture and Bioshock itself, think you did brilliantly with attempting to draw a Big Daddy and his little Sis so well here.

Don't think there's a need to judge really, you covered all the main core design areas of the Big Daddy from his wiring frames around the glowing eyes to the tanks of his back and even the clothing around the arms and legs.

Just as well a hats off to the work on Little Sis there, like in the game so small and very fragile in her nature and love the comparison of her soft toned skin to the hard and metal look of her Big Daddy, very well done helloheath.

And have to send some kudos to more of you talent with your coloring, love that tone of blue they're both laying on, it feels like the ocean floor in a way but just as interesting how it looks like some impact zone for Daddy having fallen down.

Lastly excellent work on getting even the smaller details going here like the ADAm in the syringe, the bolts crafted on the Big Daddy and even the neat glow from both they're eyes. Hope you'll keep up all the good work here helloheath and cheers to you labor of love ole Andrew Ryan would be proud, lol.

Later,
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:iconheatherhitchman:
HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for all of your great feedback :-) Its really gratifying as an artist when others enjoy my work! Thanks for reassuring me about my vision of the Big Daddy :-) i was worried really hard core fans might pick at it but so far the response has been great :-)
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:icontimmy-22222001:
Timmy-22222001 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Well your more than welcome HellonEarth and anything for a Bioshock fan, lol. Anycase you did a spectacular job on showing the Big Daddy and Little Sis relationship, something had to be done for credit to your talented work.

Really? Well its hard to think anybody would be so negative about such a well refined piece and The Big Daddy looks like the Big Daddy and same goes for Little Sis too. You did marvelous though hellonearth and don't think twice about it. *applauses*

Later,
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:iconliros-noir:
Liros-Noir Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
My favorite type of Big Daddy.
I'd give you a well-thought-out, precise critique, but it's subscription only. :p
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:iconheatherhitchman:
HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
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:iconiceandsnow:
IceandSnow Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
oh... oh my god :0
This is AMAZING. Well done, ma'am!
AGH NOW I WANT TO PLAY MORE/ WATCH MY FRIEND PLAY MORE BIOSHOCK ;-;
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:iconheatherhitchman:
HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks ^^ me too!!! if ur ever in orlando again we will have a bioshock partay!
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:iconiceandsnow:
IceandSnow Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
YES. PLEASE. <3
I will let you know if I'm in the area again! Or if you're in Dallas or Providence, be sure to tell me about it! :D
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:iconheatherhitchman:
HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
FO SHO! :-)
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:iconrandr1500:
RandR1500 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very nice!
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:iconlevel7mew:
Level7Mew Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
This is absolutely adorable. I love Big Daddies and Little Sisters, what a strange relationship they have, yet it's so cute.
Awesome job on this. :)
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:iconheatherhitchman:
HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! its true, their relationship is both bizarre and beautiful to me. That is what really draws me to the game
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:iconladyxbloodyxink:
LadyxBloodyxInk Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Im lovin' it <3 amazing work there!

And indeed, nothing's like the 40's and 50's LOL
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:iconlevia-the-dragon:
Levia-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Looks like hte poor guyis a little banged up...
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:iconmcgenio:
McGenio Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah. That's as cool as terrifying. Great work!
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:iconheatherhitchman:
HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks :hug:
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:icondragonrace:
dragonrace Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011   Digital Artist
Omg so cool!
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:iconbudgie-lover:
budgie-lover Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
mr bubbles:heart:
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:iconheatherhitchman:
HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
hehe ^^
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:iconone-eyed-wiggleworm:
one-eyed-wiggleworm Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
bioshock is really the best time in the world
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:iconheatherhitchman:
HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
it is pretty kick ass
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:iconone-eyed-wiggleworm:
one-eyed-wiggleworm Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
<3 yus
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:iconone-eyed-wiggleworm:
one-eyed-wiggleworm Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
*game LOL
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:iconmangaturtle:
mangaturtle Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very well rendered and organized.
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:iconheatherhitchman:
HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you :-)
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:iconmeowzer13:
meowzer13 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I knew exactly what this was the moment I saw it :) It's wonderful!
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:iconheatherhitchman:
HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks! :hug:
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:icononlyobsessive:
OnlyObsessive Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous! I think you did a terrific job despite the utter lack of decent Big Daddy references. Kudos :D
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:iconheatherhitchman:
HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you! it was really hard to get him to be "accurate" my original sketch was really badly constructed, which i realized after a few google trips. it was a challenge, but definitely a fun learning experience :hug:
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