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The Line to be crossed by TD-Vice The Line to be crossed by TD-Vice
How did you manage to survive?
Who said I did?
Here's the essential soundtrack to this piece that helped me as I drew it:

But personally, I'm one of those people who has minimal qualms about anything... For the worse - or better.

Anyway, this is my finished fanart for Spec Ops: The Line (a GotY in my opinion, if for the amazing direction of this game), which I'd like to tribute to my buddy and another big fan of the game, a soldier like meself, :iconsemperfitrex:. And to anyone actually, that can relate.

Here's Captain Walker and Sergeant Lugo after the infamous willie pete scene. I screwed up the right arm of Walker but lets say it's warped perpective.

One of better pieces from the latest batch, and one that was a delight and relaxation to paint.

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Update: Fixed minor issues according to watcher feedback, mainly Lugo's head, Walker's gun arm and the mask.
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Well first off I'm flattered that you added me into the commentary. I know I'm a bit fanboy with this game but frankly very little has actually impacted me the way this game has. I thank you, Yager, and Take2 because now I won't be touching a Call of Derpy/Medal of Doorkicker game for a long time if not ever.

The big bonus goes to how you changed Walker's look. I personally like the whole two-faced post-Riggs look where he's literally developing a side of him that's half-monster, but this really does a good job conveying just how weary and mentally struggling Walker is. I think the vision is good because while I would've done something more after the game to further illustrate Walker's descent into the pits of darkness from amoral survival, you illustrated the immediate looks of the White Phosphorus scene and that still makes it all worthwhile.

The only real gig is the technique where Lugo's head looks sorta off kilter and Walker's arm is a bit bungled up from a perspective viewpoint. When I say off kilter for Lugo, I mean that the right side of his head looks like a straight line and lacks any real contours to display emotion. There's more detail to his gear and Scout Tactical than his face/hat. You see the hate in his eyes but the face doesn't quite show it especially for a character such as him. But hey, you said it could be considered warped and considering how fucked up Spec Ops: The Line is, it could very well work. That's the beauty of the game. All three of them got broken a little bit after all that.

I noticed complaints about the greenish background. Anyone who played the game noticed what the atmosphere looked like when you saw your handiwork with the Willie Pete. So bravo for that too.

Definitely the GotY and a nice tribute piece to it and anyone else who acknowledges shit sucks in war and you're (player or soldier) no fucking hero in the end.
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J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest I never knew in the cover the guy with the mask is Walker. I thought it was a regular soldier or something. But actually it was Walker.

The quote you put at the description, that was the ending I got in the end of the game. The game was horrifying. NEVER JUDGE A GAME/MOVIE/CARTOON/ANIME/SHOW/BOOK/COMIC BY ITS COVER OR TITLE. This is not Counter Strike, Battlefield or Call of Duty. Spec Ops: The Line is horrifying. It talks about how war is terrible and being a soldier is the hardest job in the world.

Also the radioman made me laugh a lot.

Good title, and excellent dark fan art of this game. Good tribute. Walker's eyes, so evil like Nightmare's 2nd outfit in Soul Calibur III. Blue eyes man.

"He turned us into $%#!ing killers!" - Lugo
LOL slow motion till the end, normal motion. Haha....

But that scene was shocking...
Kellkrull87 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Can I usr this as my FB cover?
MasterSegos Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I finished the game instantly when it was released back in the first day..................Needed almost one year to realize its value...Replayed it around 4 times in the week and heck yes its was totaly worth it
Shoah-Survivor Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Why did you leave out the person of colour?
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Person of crap. Dunno, Adams pissed me off.
RedDeadRezzy081 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Just finished the game today. Afraid to say I crossed the line as well...
Excellent game and my GotY too. Would love to see some more Spec Ops stuff from you :)
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ask... and you shall receive)
BiGFooT-y2k Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I've just bought this game at Steam holiday sale. Hope it's worth it.
Walking-Maelstrom Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
As long as you pay attention to the narrative, the environment, and the story, oh it will be.
BiGFooT-y2k Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Already finnished the game. The artstyle, soundtrack, story and those intense moments were awesome though the action part was a bit dull after some time. It was pretty hard at some places, especialy the final battle when you have willie pete halucinations was insane. I think the gunfights were just secondary to the story, at least it seems like this to me. I wish there would be more mature-oriented games like this. I'm sick and tired of those Battlefields, Call of Duty's and other 'Murica biased games (no offense).
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