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Andrew Ryan Has a Posse by shoomlah Andrew Ryan Has a Posse by shoomlah

Finished my piece for LTD Gallery’s Press Start III: Turbo Edition art show at the very last minute!  I had this idea some six odd years ago (good lord) and it seemed like as good an opportunity as any to execute on it for the show.  Possibly spoilery for Bioshock?  Buuuut also possibly way too obscure to spoil anyone.

I’ll be at the opening tonight up on the hill- hope to see some of you guys there! :D

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:iconiron1fox:
Iron1Fox Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of john waters
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Dropthepizza Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Thought this was Mr. house at first.
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MrSLCC Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This would make for an INSANE t-shirt!
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:iconchrismilesprower:
Chrismilesprower Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
"Tell me...What's the difference between a man and a slave?"
~Andrew Ryan
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soldier2333 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Artist
"A man chooses, a slave obeys."
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Chrismilesprower Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks.

"Stop, would you kindly. Would you kindly. Powerful phrase....familiar phrase?"
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soldier2333 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Artist
"Sit, would you kindly. Stand, would you kindly. Run! Stop! Turn."
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:iconchrismilesprower:
Chrismilesprower Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
"KILL! A.....MAN......CHOOSES!"
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soldier2333 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Artist
"A SLAVE OBEYS!"
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:iconchrismilesprower:
Chrismilesprower Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconoplz::iconbplz::iconeplz::iconyplz:
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hinchen Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
would be even cooler if he said "CHOOSE" instead of obey. Since his big catchphrase was  "A man chooses, a slave obeys" and he valued freedom, and man himself, over anything. He didn't like slaves (or people who behave as ssuch) at all! ;)
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shoomlah Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I think that would defeat the fact that this is referencing Shepard Fairey's "OBEY" campaign. :)
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Dr-Syn Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
A valid point, but hinchen is right

Although it WOULD work for Comstock, Fink and Shodan
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TFSakon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Rather worrying. I'm sure it was what you're aiming for.
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UndeniableGuile Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
NO.
:XD:
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CelidahD Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Nicely done, and I don't think it's spoilery.
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burkeonthesly Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Heh, he looks like Red Leader, from the latest Thunderbolts volume.
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Lunarsmith Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yessssssss

Half my enthusiasm is the thrill that someone else knows this meme :D
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Stumonster Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Fantastic idea. It would also work with Ryan with the line of "Choose" as well. Love it, wish I could plaster it all over everywhere like the other Obey stickers.
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LOBOsuave Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this needs to be a mural (or whatever it wants to be)
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Lizzy-Sakura Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Love the texture on this. 
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FengFuXi26 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Great piece and an homage to one of my favorite artists!
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CapiCuche Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Wonderful!! A great tribute to the game an it's characters And remember... Would you kindly...?
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237-IndefiniteTruth Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
WOW.
A lovely tribute for one of the greatest games.
I loved Andrew Ryan, seriously such an amazing character.
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Child-of-Eire Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
am I crazy for thinking he looks a bit like Gomez Addams?
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KEROPUNK Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yo this is tight. I'd buy a poster of this and I don't even like Bioshock all that much (though I certainly respect it).
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Renegade-Hamster Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Way too obscure. This man is an authoritarian figure in a formerly strict society collapsing on itself. That's all this picture could possibly say, and it's revealed in the game within the first five minutes.
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shoomlah Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Slow down for a sec- I think you're missing the fact that the entire point of this piece is that it's riffing on Shepard Fairey's 1989 street art campaign Andre the Giant has a Posse (thus the title), followed by his iconic OBEY stickers.  This isn't just a generic propaganda poster saying "oh no Andrew Ryan is authoritarian", it's playing off of established modern social imagery within the context of Bioshock.  It's a mashup.  Give me a bit of credit.
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Renegade-Hamster Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Oh no, I wasn't ripping on you.

I was responding to your author's comment, where you were worried that your poster might spoil Bioshock. Nothing in this poster reveals the twists and turns of Bioshock or the development of the character of Andrew Ryan, so I was saying your chances of spoiling anything is pretty slim.
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sergemalivert Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beau travail. Super jeu !
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Blackclass180 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YESS soon as i saw the face, i knew it was something familiar. Nice work 
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OzzKrol Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
"My strength is not in steel and fire, that is what the parasites will never understand",
great job :)
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Haruhi1236 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
my good, this picture is so awesome and the game bioshock what i have is awesome too.:) (Smile) 
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:iconotherhand:
Otherhand Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Not a spoiler, don't worry! Less said about this the better, I'd say.
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asiah Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A MAN CHOOSES!!! I love the stark contrast of this, and the blood stain. It suits it so well.
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ArsFatalis Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
His face is so bold and expressive, it can really make you obey his will! 8D The contrast is incredible!
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WindSwordsman Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014   Writer
Hope it goes well. Would you kindly have a good time?
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