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Mr. Andrew Ryan of Bioshock by digitallumberjack Mr. Andrew Ryan of Bioshock by digitallumberjack
"It was not impossible to build Rapture at the bottom of the sea, it was impossible to build it anywhere else" - Andrew Ryan.

Andrew Ryan. A rebel, a visionary, an engineer, a man of many ideas but most importantly, the founder of Rapture, the underwater dystopian city for the best and the finest in society.
I would like to capture the grandeur of Mr. Ryan in my new piece with the concept of geometric gold cast portrait.

Data/Credits:
Vectors of Mr. Ryan and mechanical background were both done in Macromedia Freehand MX.
Finalized in Photoshop CS
All vectors except texture.
Texture by malchick 1-stock
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You are currently viewing the newly edited version updated on the 24th Feb 2013 (from the original "Golden Cast" version published in 2009)
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:iconfelipeab:
Felipeab Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great artwork, it represents very well Andrew Ryan.
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Gregor-Lives Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
beautiful work
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TBagr Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student
style + color = awesome
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lazymansload Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
I have to say, Andrew Ryan is one of the most fascinating video game characters I have ever encountered. I especially love the audio logs that detail his back story, showing him starting out as a man with a vision, and then slowly descending into madness.

I also like this picture. :)
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huntermaguire Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
This is fantastic. It captures that steampunk essence of Bioshock. Quick Question though..what font did you use for the R? Is it a font in Photoshop CS5?
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Nekessla Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, the style for this was perfect... I can see this cast in bronze or gold and hanging above his desk in Rapture. *L*
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:icondigitallumberjack:
digitallumberjack Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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ijones81 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
i love this picture i some how keep coming back to it and it still just awes me
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:icondigitallumberjack:
digitallumberjack Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. I am glad that you love it :-)
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:iconijones81:
ijones81 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
yeah no problem you should do more pictues of characters from the game
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Shamus-McGee Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Great style!
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:icondigitallumberjack:
digitallumberjack Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man!
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:icontime-24:
TIME-24 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing! really different and nice style :)
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:icondigitallumberjack:
digitallumberjack Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly.
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sonicaddict Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
a city without government and religion. though if they hadn't discovered adam the city probably wouldn't go to hell...but then we wouldn't have the great game we have today.
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:iconarmadria:
Armadria Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is spectacular. Ryan definitely looks the part of a powerful man here, and the colors you used are perfect.
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:icondigitallumberjack:
digitallumberjack Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much Armadria :-)
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Timmy22222001 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Really astonished the idea you put behind this of the man of steel, like he said you can`t kill him for he lives in all of Rapture.

And remarkable job conveying that strong and very authentic look of what he shows with his ideas. Still one of the most admiring characters ever shall see in a game a hats off and big applause to as you say the greatest game ever made.

Later,
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:icondigitallumberjack:
digitallumberjack Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. I really appreciate it man :-)
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Timmy22222001 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Oh your welcome, and please its a pleasure to check out amazing Bioshock work like yours here.

Later,
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IrishRoulette Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this style of art; it's very becoming for Mr. Ryan here. I think he's probably my favorite character in the game and he definitely has the best quotes.
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digitallumberjack Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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:iconmyroski:
myroski Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009   General Artist
That's fantastic, it really has a authentic vintage feel. It's also simply a handsome portrait
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:icondigitallumberjack:
digitallumberjack Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :-)
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thegus04 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
All i have to say is WOW!

I am big bioshock and Andrew Ryan Enthusiast. This is just amazing. Good job.It almost looks like a ink Collage.
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:icondigitallumberjack:
digitallumberjack Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :-) I had a great time making this piece cuz I was going for the art deco poster style. Glad that you like it.
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:icontheryno:
TheRyno Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
A man chooses, a slave obeys.
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malchik1-stock Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
This is awesome. It has a very 40s-era poster feel to it.

I deserves more favs.
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:icondigitallumberjack:
digitallumberjack Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much :-) so happy that you like it.
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Inshue Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Impressively well done. You've definitely grabbed the art deco feel with this.
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:icondigitallumberjack:
digitallumberjack Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :-)
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