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HANDSOME JACK by Sheridan-J HANDSOME JACK by Sheridan-J
This is Handsome Jack from the newly released "Borderlands 2". [link]

Awesome, awesome game! I'm not a -huge- fan of most FPS games... But I love this one for its visual style and quirky writing :D

I had a lot of fun taking this cartoon character and making him as realistic as possible while still keeping his stylized features intact.

I'm insanely pleased with how this turned out, and I finally feel like my 2-3 years of training by painting celebrity portraits is finally paying off, and I have learnt enough techniques to create stuff like this now! :aww:

Photoshop CS5
15 hours over 2 days.
Airbrush + Texture brushes.
Dodge/Burn and Sharpen/Blur for finishing touches!



Also, Butt Stallion says hello.

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:iconscholarly-cimmerian:
Scholarly-Cimmerian Featured By Owner 4 hours ago
This really looks like what Jack would be if he were a real person. Just phenomenal. :D
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:iconlazycat2000:
Lazycat2000 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
:illuminati: 
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:iconjackheretherealone:
JackHereTheRealOne Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I approve. Its beautiful.
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:iconjigokutsuriana:
JigokuTsuriana Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, Butt Stallion! :D
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:iconjullezart:
JullezArt Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
great piece
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:iconvampcircusfreak:
vampcircusfreak Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
your artwork is really amazing
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:iconani-jesse:
Ani-Jesse Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
NICE! 
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:iconezra91020:
ezra91020 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Filmographer
Woah. That's scary real. Nice Jack.
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:iconchris000:
Chris000 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You evil, evil... disturbingly attractive man you...
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:iconmountainman246:
MountainMan246 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Handsome Jack: "Handsomeness!!"
:D
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:iconreptillicus:
Reptillicus Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
video gaming's most loveable douche
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, he sure is! :)
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:iconmutatedmutiny:
MutatedMutiny Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredible, holy hell... .3.
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:iconalexander-syros:
Alexander-Syros Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Incredible! It's awesome to see fanart done to such a high standard!
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:iconxxfuryfirexx:
xXFuryfireXx Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
handsome jack, cell and scar are all vocied by the same person
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:iconaltazzar:
Altazzar Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somewhere in parallel universe... Borderlands 2 have graphic like this:)
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:iconbanesshadow:
BanesShadow Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work :D awesome realism! Jack would be proud!
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:iconravendedrieu:
RavendeDrieu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: HOLY...... Well I'm speechless!:D There are just not enough words to decribe how incredible this is! :worship: Mindblown, that's all I'll say.
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:iconderangedperson:
derangedperson Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
:iconhandsomejackplz: :iconsaysplz: Now who's this handsome devil, this perfect specimen of manliness? Why, none other than yours truly! You've captured me perfectly, my friend.
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:laughing:
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:iconacblackj0ck:
ACBlackJ0ck Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Brilliant! Handsome Jack FTW
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:iconwingedmidnight88:
WingedMidnight88 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
That looks really badass.
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:iconfemmeinfernale:
FemmeInfernale Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Digital Artist
You have golden hands indeed.
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:iconnotanartist7:
notanartist7 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Handsome Jack. The villain we all love to hate.
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:iconkatamariguy:
Katamariguy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
For some reason he looks like G-Man from Half-Life.
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:iconalchiel:
Alchiel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow nice work hey!
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:icongisela1910:
gisela1910 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Your work is very inspiring I would like to achieve results as yours eventually years later thanks so much for sharing with us!
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:iconivana81uy:
ivana81uy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
wow! great work. congrats!

I'm playing borderlands 2 and it's a really fun game.
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:iconleigondefender:
LeigonDefender Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
One hes ugly when I fill his face with lead. And two hes an asshole.

No one tries to kill me and get away with it!
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:iconfisherfranky:
FisherFranky Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
This makes more sense for his name now. lol Very awesome.
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:iconlilmalkie:
lilmalkie Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome image! Almost makes me not want to kill him....almost. :D Very well done!
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:iconlizia:
Lizia Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet Handsome Jack.
Just finished playing the game. That ending was super hard put I finally got it.
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Artist
I would like to feature your work in the next days with a blog article like this one [link] on our website Game Art HQ Art HQ

Greets and a good day!
gbk
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Go for it! :aww:
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Artist
Today i published an article about your Handsome Jack on Game-Art-HQ.comand you can see it here [link]

Hope you like it. I guess drawing a cartoon / game character is even more difficult for a realistic looking result than the actors you draw before or? I mean since you dont have a photo as a reference or?

Greets to Butt Stallion!
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :aww: That is really kind of you to feature my work!

As far as realistically portraying cartoon/game/fictional characters, it certainly is a challenge, but I have done so much photo referencing and studies these last couple of years, the techniques come pretty natural to me now. (Like rendering skin, shadows, textures and all those little details in between) :D
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Artist
You`re welcome, showing great video game related art by fans to other fans who are more the typical gamers and not artists like the most visitors here on dA is fun.

I guess experience is everything

Looking forward to your future works, feel free to submit any of them to my other group :iconfan-art-hq: as well
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:iconyoshiiiw:
yoshiiiw Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
SO... HANDSOME...
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:iconvalor115:
Valor115 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
"Wow. Just. . .Wow"
-Axton
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:iconkrissiistsocool:
KrissiIstSoCool Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Mr. Sexy xD
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:iconlilidin:
LiliDin Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
mmmmm Jack <3
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:iconglasssnake:
GlassSnake Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with LiliDin. Mmmm... Dameon Clarke is haaawt.
Second place? Doctor Zed. I'm nuts, I know. I just find him rather sweet in a creepy way. :heart:
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:icond-simmo:
D-simmo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's incredible! :D
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:icondamanyel:
Damanyel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
This is just wonderful!!! you did a great job! he looks " real" yet he still looks like Jack! wonderful!
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:iconcabooseroolz:
cabooseroolz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really good. Actually that's friggin awesome! I think his nose it too small though or it's not the proper shape or something.
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:iconbreakingpiecesaway:
BreakingPiecesAway Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
"I was going to name him Piss-For-Brains in honor of you, but that just feels . . Immature.

Maybe Buttstallion? No, that's even worse. I'll tell you what, I'll give it some more thought."

-A few minutes later-

"Buttstallion? Here girl! *horse whinnies* Buttstallion says hello." :3
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:iconreddyarts:
ReddyArts Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Gah, awesome! :D Handsome Jack cracks me up! :XD: His comments are probably one of my favorite parts of the game. :XD:
You're art style is beautiful, by the way! Your pieces always delight!
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:iconmrcrabx10:
Mrcrabx10 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Under his mask, is spiderant nest!

D:
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:iconvale4u:
vale4u Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Excellent work
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:iconvashywashy:
VashyWashy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I keep wondering if this is the commissioned portrait.
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