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Andrew Ryan Has a Posse

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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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Iron1FoxHobbyist General Artist
reminds me of john waters
Dropthepizza's avatar
Thought this was Mr. house at first.
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MrSLCCHobbyist Photographer
This would make for an INSANE t-shirt!
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ChrismilesprowerHobbyist Artisan Crafter
"Tell me...What's the difference between a man and a slave?"
~Andrew Ryan
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"A man chooses, a slave obeys."
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ChrismilesprowerHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks.

"Stop, would you kindly. Would you kindly. Powerful phrase....familiar phrase?"
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"Sit, would you kindly. Stand, would you kindly. Run! Stop! Turn."
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ChrismilesprowerHobbyist Artisan Crafter
"KILL! A.....MAN......CHOOSES!"
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"A SLAVE OBEYS!"
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ChrismilesprowerHobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconoplz::iconbplz::iconeplz::iconyplz:
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hinchenProfessional 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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shoomlahProfessional Digital Artist
I think that would defeat the fact that this is referencing Shepard Fairey's "OBEY" campaign. :)
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A valid point, but hinchen is right

Although it WOULD work for Comstock, Fink and Shodan
TFSakon's avatar
Rather worrying. I'm sure it was what you're aiming for.
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Nicely done, and I don't think it's spoilery.
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Heh, he looks like Red Leader, from the latest Thunderbolts volume.
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LunarsmithHobbyist Traditional Artist
Yessssssss

Half my enthusiasm is the thrill that someone else knows this meme :D
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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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LOBOsuaveHobbyist Traditional Artist
this needs to be a mural (or whatever it wants to be)
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Lizzy-SakuraStudent Digital Artist
Love the texture on this. 
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FengFuXi26Student General Artist
Great piece and an homage to one of my favorite artists!
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Wonderful!! A great tribute to the game an it's characters And remember... Would you kindly...?
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237-IndefiniteTruthHobbyist Writer
WOW.
A lovely tribute for one of the greatest games.
I loved Andrew Ryan, seriously such an amazing character.
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