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Raiden Rising

So it's been a while since I've done a real piece, with a full background and other characters and things. So I really wanted to make this one full on :D

This is some fanart for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid: Rising which is going to be awesome! And I really wanted to show off the games' new feature.. Where you get

to slice up absolutely anything with your kick-ass sword ;)

You'll notice the there's a guy crushed by the fallen structure behind (as seen on the trailer, Raiden slices the pillars), plus there's the guy watching himself fall in

two pieces.. And a little something in the foreground to top it off..

Anyway let me know what you think :)

Also a quick question for you MGS fans..
Do you think Raiden will ever be as good as Snake?
I mean come on.. he was pretty badass in MGS4 :D

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bogidream's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

After the critics of <img class="avatar" src="…" alt=":iconerinprimette:" title="ErinPrimette" /> and <img class="avatar" src="…" alt=":iconohgunawakenedprodigy:" title="ALPHA-90152" /> 's (sorry for the mention <img src="…" width="19" height="19" alt="^^;" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="417" title="Sweating a little..."/>....) work, I'll try to pick another art to review it. I tried it shortly...
Honestly, my first "meet" with Metal Gear Rising when I bought Zone of the Enders HD Collection for PS3 and and I really enjoyed them <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/> (I beaten faster Bladewolf than my brother without death...<img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="366" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>)
Back to the pic, it's hard to find words to this but... IT'S ABSOLUETY AMAZING. The action is very dynamic and love the way how you portayed Raiden (not the Mortal Kombat series' Thunder God but the cyborg ninja of Metal Gear series). The effects (spilling blood, sunshine etc.) are great, too and Patrick's comic-like art style is easily recognizable, too.
The other thing what I like here is the background. It's awesome and very detailed.
I definetly can imagine a Metal Gear cartoon in this style, too (LOL my silly imaginations...<img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="366" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>)
So, we've got another masterpiece that it hasn't got any negative things (if the nearly Mature Content doesn't count here....)
And keep it up that work <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="387" title=";) (Wink)"/>
taylordlc's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

I really like this picture and I am thinking about making it my background if that is alright with you. First of all, I would like to say that you are really talented and you made the picture perfect with your vision. However, I just see a couple technical flaws that make this less appealing to me. If Raiden, or any swordwielding person were to do a move like that they would attempt to maintain your balance and the arm would be less extended towards his back and more focused on his side if he were stopping, if he were running he would just use both hands to perform it so he can shift more amounts of weight more easily to balance faster. The placing of his feet, however, are telling me that he is stopping, so the opposite arm of his sword would probably be pointing to his immediate right to maintain balance, not saying Raiden needs it because he's beast-mode, but any normal ninja or sword-wielder would do so. Another thing I don't like is that his mouth is open, this was probably your intent to show his ravage attacks and his reactions, but Raiden is more of the calm and collected type of guy that would wear an indifferent type of face unless somebody really pissed him off. Also, just one other thing I don't like is that the picture itself shows a seriousness of blood and death except for ironically the soldier who is being killed, who kind of has a sort of comical look on his face that says "Hmmm, well that will leave a mark!" or some other silly caption like that and I would probably prefer more of an agonized face or a blank eyes-rolled-back already dead face. Just my preferences, I'm not a very good visual artist I guess, so I guess you can take this as a critique from a fan, overall amazing picture though <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> keep up the good work.
Girard1020's avatar
"Snake...its my turn to protect you."
Devil-Mech-Irons's avatar
R U L E S   O F   N A T U R E!!!
MattArtistJeevas's avatar
I know that you won't answer and you drew this long time ago
But you drew the feet wrong
But over all good drawing :)
Scholarly-Cimmerian's avatar
I think it's time for Jack - to let 'er rip!! :D
InkNicole15's avatar
I was just playing it and I think about jack the reaper and I searched up on devaniart
hs2324's avatar
I think it's time for jack to let er rip!!!
Philippinerookie's avatar
Phil Eggtree: Ninja, I found someone better than you.
Ninja: Let me see?
alithking's avatar
He is raising and killing, get out of my way cowards! amazing and great, congratulations!
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bogidream's avatar
OMG That's fantastic :)
85NERO's avatar
cool style of RaidenRabbit hole +fav deviantART I think I've fainted. I think I've fainted. Heart Love 
redblade95's avatar
Love the art style!
I still love this piece so much. One of the main reasons i purchased my Intuos5. I want to be just as good as you Patrick Brown!
BladeWolves's avatar
Holy F*ckberries, this is awesone GJ!

Queston: what do you think of the soundtrack of the game?
awesomesauce8453's avatar
That guys expression in the background is priceless. Raiden looks really badass in this picture. That's the Raiden I know. ;) Nice work.
bakalobo's avatar
Any of Grey Fox? I like Raiden's redesign, but Grey Fox will always be MGS's cyborg ninja to me
oODark-DawnOo's avatar
Well, Raiden is more like a cyborg samurai than a ninja, cuz Grey Fox is more stealty.
Shaun2186's avatar
Holy Shit thats cool!! great pic
DanTheMan2675's avatar
Awesome!! Favorited! :-)
Cherubs-Anonymous's avatar
"I think it's time for Jack... to let 'er rip!"
Squall179's avatar
That expression right there.... That is a "You're next." look if I EVER Saw one.
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