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I am Lightning - Raiden MGS4 by GrandMaster-J5 I am Lightning - Raiden MGS4 by GrandMaster-J5
Raiden - Metal Gear Solid 4

Although slightly annoying in MGS2, Raiden COMPLETELY redeemed himself in MGS4!!
Epic Character redesign and battle scenes made him one of the games stand out characters for the right reasons this time :)

All painted up in PS-CS4

Thank you to the DA's who folowed the wip's and for the feedback. Hope you like it :)

As usual, full size is huuuuuge! :D


Raiden owned by Konami



Other pics in my "Close up" gallery
Halo - [link]
Crysis 2 - [link]
Judge Dredd - [link]
Red Bull - [link]
Spectrum - [link]
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:icontoukatverkul:
ToukaTverkul Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome
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:iconadjei:
adjei Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015   Photographer
Sorry if I'm late but... wooow!!!!Eyepopping :happybounce: 
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:iconzozozelzo:
ZOzoZelzo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
badass

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:iconhk-1440:
hk-1440 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Great details.
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:iconasiaonemoon:
AsiaOneMoon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Awesome art! ^____^
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:iconchuanerya:
chuanerya Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!!!
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:iconginebracamelot:
GinebraCamelot Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Really great, great job. A superb work, I love it!
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:icongrandmaster-j5:
GrandMaster-J5 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
Glad you like it :)
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:iconcloudywolfi3:
CloudyWolfI3 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing art man!
The best Raiden I ever see! You true master!
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:iconceasworld:
CeasWorld Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
very well done i lyk the jaw of his mouth
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:iconwad0nnaart:
Wad0nnaART Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
best art you ever done :D
i love it sooooo soooooo soooooo muchoOo ^o^
your awesome :D
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Filldeserp Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At the risk of sounding over-dramatic, I don't think I can adequately express how brilliant I think this piece is. I love the detail, especially the scratches and scrapes on the metal. I also love how you have put little things in like the warning not to touch the lens surface and the bar code. :) I also like, oddly enough, how you have done the lips. I never manage to get those right, but you've done it so well! :3
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:icongrandmaster-j5:
GrandMaster-J5 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
Thank you very much for the comments. Glad you like it :)
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:iconmoonwars:
MoonWars Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Whoah...Nice one now thats a true piece of art its perfect! you did an incredible job ^^
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:icongrandmaster-j5:
GrandMaster-J5 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
Thank you very much!
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:iconmoonwars:
MoonWars Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
No problem its great work!
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:iconcommandercaitlinshep:
awesome picture! :)
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:icongrandmaster-j5:
GrandMaster-J5 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
VERY late reply, but thank you :)
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:iconreichan79:
reichan79 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Raiden should be the main character of the series. I like that guy, he's awesome. Great drawing and you've got my thanks for so big resolution :)
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:iconwingocustom:
wingocustom Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
your awesome !!!!!! whaoooo i'd never imagine myself drawing sth like that... it just completely blew my mind !!
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:iconsky-commander:
sky-commander Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
raiden can't replace grey fox though! D: he did redeem himself, but grey fox was a better character in my mind... good job though. looks real! :3
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome job especially on the visor! Well done
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:icongrandmaster-j5:
GrandMaster-J5 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
It was a part I was really worried about, but ended up being the easiest part on the whole damn thing :D

Just a contracted selection of the base, a couple of airbrush swoops and a 100% opacity eraser to make the clear parts.
(I tend to work everything on it's own layers, highlights shades etc so makes it easier for me to do stuff like that)
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:iconnitegrafix:
nitegrafix Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great level of details, creation, great all of it!
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:icongrandmaster-j5:
GrandMaster-J5 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. Glad you like it :)
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PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Yay! I’m very glad to announce you that your artwork has been chosen to be amongst the best deviations :iconwinner-plz: submitted to our :iconforeverartgroup: in the month of September 2012. You can check it out here: Featured & here: Hall Of Fame ( 29 - September 2012 ) . :clap: P.S. Please, don’t forget to show us some love :heart: by :+fav:ing the Blog. :thanks: If you had seen this Blog faster than we got to announce it to you, even better! :thumbsup:
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:icongrandmaster-j5:
GrandMaster-J5 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!
Thank you very much!!
I'm really glad you liked it enough to do that.
Thanks again for the feature :)
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maverick494 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Did you use a reference pic to make this? (if so, can I see it?) In any case, lovely detailing. Everything is spot on! It's so realistic I wouldn't second guess it if someone told me it was official artwork!
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:icongrandmaster-j5:
GrandMaster-J5 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi,
I didn't use any one ref pic to create the image.
It started out as a rough sketch (same as my Halo pic [link])
And then a whole lot of ref was used (including playing the game :D) to try and get the details as close as I could to the original game character. (eg. The number and barcode on the visor)

Annoying thing is, the text on his eye piece/ear piece changes from picture to picture on the net, and is too low quality in most of the game to see exactly what it says, so I just picked the one that looked like it was the closest fit. :D

Thank you for the comment though, and glad you like it :)
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ArtbotDC Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wicked detailing!
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:icongrandmaster-j5:
GrandMaster-J5 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you muchly! :)
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Shinkan-Seto Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's a masterpiece!!! <3
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:icongrandmaster-j5:
GrandMaster-J5 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:) Thank you very much!
Glad you like it :)
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:iconshinkan-seto:
Shinkan-Seto Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
When I ever be able to cosplay as him I'll use your pic as a reference for the helmet ^o^
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Ephemurai Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
holy flippin crap, i have never seen such detail in art before! you are a god!
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:icongrandmaster-j5:
GrandMaster-J5 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A god?!
Not quite. I just spend a lot of time sitting on my arse :D

Glad you like the pic :)
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Ephemurai Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
anyhow, it would be cool if i could get to your level some day :3
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brendon195 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Oh my dear sweet Gods this is amazing.
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:icongrandmaster-j5:
GrandMaster-J5 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
Thank you! Glad you like it :)
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:iconbrendon195:
brendon195 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
You are most welcome.
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:icondakaarts:
dakaarts Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You deserve a medal
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:icongrandmaster-j5:
GrandMaster-J5 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well maybe not quite a medal, but a cookie would do me just fine :D

Glad you like the pic :)
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dakaarts Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont wanna excuses! take the medal!
or ane-tank at least :iconetankplz:
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:iconashbrad93:
AshBrad93 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Mate this is amazing! I just seen this on MGS facebook page, it looks so amazing

looks like it came from the actual game
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:icongrandmaster-j5:
GrandMaster-J5 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
Glad you like it :)
Where did you see it on facebook dude?
Don't suppose you have a link to the page or anything do you?
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:iconashbrad93:
AshBrad93 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
[link] - you'll find it, its latest page
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:icongrandmaster-j5:
GrandMaster-J5 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Just had a look.
Well, at least they gave me a credit I guess, but I wish people would at least ask before using my pics on another site.

Sounds silly I know, but I had issues with a guy on ebay last week who's made over 300 from selling prints of my pics
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:iconashbrad93:
AshBrad93 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
you're kidding me - the cheeky b@st@rd!

You know what you should do dont you, there's like a copyright feature here on D-ART where no one can steal your art

i dunno where you can find it but find it and your stuff is safe

have you heard about my MGS project I'm running, if u ever want to help out, be my guest
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:icongrandmaster-j5:
GrandMaster-J5 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There's the watermark feature, but it's UGLY!
As I wasn't doing the picture for any profit, I didn't bother with the watermark.

Just had a look at your project, sounds great but illustration is also my job. It hardly leaves me any time to even do my own stuff :stupidme:

Good luck with the project though. I'm sure you'll find plenty of others here on DA that are good enough to work on it.
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:iconashbrad93:
AshBrad93 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
i know, ur tribute to MGS is totally free, but taking people advantage over somebody else's work and making a profit - thats just totally wrong mate

I understand, the project is time-consuming my friend

Thank you
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