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Borderlands Benicio

Klopotinsha presents the homage on scene from Denis Villeneuve's film Sicario, adapted for setting of satirical cosmic sci-fi western videogame Borderlands (in two pictures).

Borderlands version of Alejandro, besides The Lawyer-Childkiller, should contain details from other Benicio Del Toro’s characters like The Collector from MCU and The Thief from Star Wars. This mercenary is probably working for someone like Mr. Blake, and came to steal Mordecai's rare pets and Eridian artifacts...


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Salud
Klopotinsha presents the homage on scene from Denis Villeneuve's film Sicario, adapted for setting of satirical cosmic sci-fi western videogame Borderlands (in two pictures).

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The idea of such badass combo came to me because “the final boss” of original Sicario, Faust Alarcon, and main protagonist of True Borderlands, Mordecai Neverdying (do not confuse with shoddy Mor-decoy from BL2), were performed by the same ultra-amazing actor, the one and only Julio Cesar Cedillo.

The adaptation required some changes in the plot:

I don’t think that Mordecai would throw a deaf girl into a vat of acid; he’d rather shoot the barrel next to her.

And Borderlands version of Alejandro, besides The Lawyer-Childkiller, should contain details from other Benicio Del Toro’s characters like The Collector from MCU and The Thief from Star Wars.
This mercenary is probably working for someone like Mr. Blake, and came to steal Mordecai's rare pets and Eridian artifacts.

Of course, the son of Bloodwing, Talon, won't let anyone distract Mordecai from his meal.

Good boy!

By the way, this Alejandro can stay alive after this scene like the one from truly awesome comedy sequel "Wannabe Sicario"(Sicario 2: Soldado), only with holes on other places.
Talon just wants to play with new friend, but first he has to disable the cyber eye with tracking system, as daddy Mordecai taught.

Oh, almost forgot, this happens in location Jimenez. It's a magical place!

I also picked the song for closing credits: Arctic Monkeys - Science Fiction


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Ezy Ryder

Borderlands 3: Time for a nice, relaxing ride

[gameplay concept painting by Klopotinsha]

Klopotinsha presents another illustration about adventures
of Immortal Steel Cojones, Neverdying Protector of Jimenez, sworn enemy of the Incubus,
Sharpshooting Champion, Conqueror of Mad Moxxi (and her arena), a friend of predatory birds, mighty Truxican Wrestler who pushed the Destroyer back to the Vault, collected hundreds of zombie brains, defeated Crawmerax without using the ledge and suppressed rise of the machines (haha even appeared as John Connor's dad in one Terminator game universe), Protagonist of True Borderlands, whose good name was undeservedly disgraced in BL2, The One and Only, Badass of Badasses, the Great and Powerful MORDECAI!

The colors and rhythm of this composition were inspired by the song "Ezy Ryder" by Jimi Hendrix.

One hangover summer cycle morning Mordecai who took a ride on his scythid named Horse to his apiary to harvest some Rakk honey along the way got «ambushed» by bounty hunters from Fishermen-bikers tribe…
Fishermen-bikers are actually not bad people. Just another 'Ain't no rest for the wicked' since they had to leave their home lands after bloody appropriate of Aquator by meanie Capitalists. So do not worry, Mordecai won't kill them, maybe only torture a little bit until they learn few lines from Shakespeare… 

I enjoyed the gameplay process of while i was making this «screenshot» on physical medium that don't gives a shit about blackouts (whatman on plywood tablet).

Each element is elaborated from the point of view of the plot, setting, visual design, internal device, possible interaction in game mechanics and, of course, implementation on UE4.


As you can see, the setting on this painting related to BL3 which you can get to know from Klopotinsha's stories and might not correlate to whatever Gearbox were doing lately, because we have here badass sci-fi-western scene with elements of ethno-punk, and not some snobbish baronessas, vapid office plankton or other stylistically inappropriate infantile antics.

I also always thought about the sound accompaniment. For example, you see the motorcycle has Eridian stone instead of gas tank? Its engine probably sounds like monotonous rubbing moistened finger along the rim of the wine glass mixed with noises from large hadron collider.

 
Pay attention on unique differences in Jose's anatomy compared to not elite Scythids, such as he has additional pair of eyes placed on «head» which make easier for him to read books from Mordecai's library and perform empathic impact on humans.


On early sketches I thought to equip Mordecai with an artifact similar to Sirian Bracelet used by Sam Stone, or Energy Leash that Gray Hunt has, but these wunderwaffles seemed not enough brutal and versatile, so i gave Mordecai a lasso made of a simple tangible rope.

 

And how about the gun that drops from Aumanil?
I think it works like «shotgun version of upgraded Dispersion Pistol from Unreal1».

 

I can write detailed design document about each item, but Klopotinsha would actually like to add here some interactivity.

So she says: Humans, you can gaze and share your thoughts.



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Design of sculptural composition for a building entrance
Full title: "Immortal Iron Fist, living weapon, Daniel Rand, protector of K'un-Lun, sworn enemy of the Hand, Dragon Shao-Lao the Undying, winner of the tournament of the Seven Champions, owner of 51% of shares, deputy of Daredevil, defender of Hell's Kitchen, a Hero for Hire whose parents were killed in a plane crash; most likely survived after Thanos' finger click, and yes, he's good."


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Pyschic-Peanut Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing....
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jeremiahkauffman Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
You have beautiful work- amazing sculpture!
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bogatyrkhan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017
Greetings!Your art pieces are most amazing,please keep up the good work!
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intimeofplagues Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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ZiddersRoofurry Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel really bad that I haven't kept up with your work over the years. The fact is I think your headcanon is way better than most of Gearbox's storyline. Thanks for sharing all this amazing art with us. 
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Classic-Dave Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
I see you really like Mordecai from Borderlands ^^
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