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Shadowrun Attitude by echo-x Shadowrun Attitude by echo-x
Shadowrun "Attitude".

It won the Silver Award at GenCon 2011 for Best Roleplaying Game Cover Art.

This was actually supposed to be the cover for "Arsenal" - hence why it's an illustration of Shadowrunners in an "Arsenal" - but the writers kidnapped it and forced it onto the book "Attitude". Despite winning an award for the cover, I can't help but know in my heart that if was assigned to an illustration for a Shadowrun book titled "Attitude" that I could BLOW this one away. In contrast, I doubt you'll see a better cover for "Arsenal" than this illustration of an actual "Arsenal".
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Ryusukanku Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
I have to admit when I play Shadowrun this is "The Dream" of my characters.

A well-stocked, secure lair with all your amazing gear laid out within easy grasp for a job at a moment's notice.

That being said, I usually start off with characters who are just starting off, themselves. Guys living out of their suitcases, a small house or a low-rent apartment (or in once case a Shipping Container) eager to reach for that elusive brass ring.

I have yet to reach that point with any of my Shadowrun characters but it's still cool to have "That Dream".

Great picture. Sorry to hear it didn't go to the book you were hoping for. 
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CanRay Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
To be fair, your characters never look as good as "Caution-Tape Girl".
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echo-x Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's not fair at all. 

I did this cover at an enormous size so it could be blown up to a wall-graphic (which they use). It was a labor of love and it took me six weeks - she alone took 4.5 days but you can't see all her glory until you see her at full size. They barely paid me anything at all for it - but I worked so hard because it was a chance to be on a MAJOR cover for the Shadowrun - my personal favorite game of all time. And then they pulled the cover switch on me and I've never forgiven them - and never put as much work into a cover since.

They only pay $75 for a character and you're comparing those I have to paint several of in a single day to this one I did over the most of a week.

I have new characters coming out now for MAGE20 that I'm really proud of and a new cover for Shadowrun that Laz is jumping head-over-heels for, but realize that I'm pretty much doing these things for free. My main job is advertising and package illustration. Those pay my bills so I can do these fun projects.

Ask any artist in the gaming industry - nobody gets paid enough to live on and the only times work comes out stellar is when the artist has the time and money to do them on their own. I'm still waiting to get paid for a cover I did for Catalyst a year ago. 
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CanRay Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Authors too.
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MotionActa Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Pure EPIC :D
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childersart Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome!!
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phantomdotexe Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome! I love Shadowrun and I think you captured the essence and style well. Very modern!
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RobPMFF Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What an awesome hideout! One could spend a long time looking at this, and probably still miss some details. I especially like the heli-drone and the caution tape belt.
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echo-x Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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panzer-shrike Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Fantastic :-)
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