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Borderlands: Ready... Aim... by karniz Borderlands: Ready... Aim... by karniz
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Drawn: September 25th, 2011
Program: Paint Tool Sai
From: Borderlands


Yet ANOTHER sketch gone awry.
I've never sat and did a serious illustration of Mordecai - my preferred character in Borderlands. He's a grand ol' gaunt guy, isn't he?
I gotta do Roland too. Gotta give my boyfriend some props too. ♥

Background was sort sort of cheesily done, forgive me. But you get extra bonus credit points if you know where he is!

Please keep your comments about the illustration.
Art by Donna Brown. Character(s) from Borderlands/Gearbox Software. All rights reserved.
Please do not copy, use [icons, avatars, etc.], reproduce, or redistribute the art for any reason other than personal use.
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:iconkittikaotica:
KittiKaotica Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Hes in Krom's canyon!!!!!! :D
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
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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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
W-w-wow? Really!? I would be most honored! ^w^;;
Is there anything you need me to do?
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Finally after nearly 2 months i featured your Mordecai now on the frontpage of Game Art HQ.com here is the [link] to the article :-)

Beside that, have you read about the latest GAHQ Art Contest about Sega and/or Racing games? Thought that one might be interesting for you as well

Greets and a happy weekend to you :-)
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
/blush! Thank you for the spotlight!
Your words are seriously too kind... it helps warm this poor artists' soul. XD;;

I will have to see about the next contest - I wasn't really fond of Sega growing up [I did play a couple of really good obscure Dreamcast titles!] but I do need more practice with cars.... maybe I'll do that. XD;;
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Heh me too, i never had a Sega Mega Drive and back as kid..in school it was funny to compare games by their graphics and i was like "haha mortal kombat II looks a thousand times better as on your sega" but when the sega saturn arrived with games like daytona usa and sega rally my opinion changed..and the sega dreamcast was actually damn great for its time ^^

Just all new sega games count as well too, like Yakuza ..anything racing related would be cool too, while i see tons of art for zelda, mega man, final fantasy etc there is barely anything even for games like mario kart

And nay, my words are not too kind..you are really good and i watch your stuff since many months now to see whatever you are coming up with. Also that with sentence about your works being classes better than those by other artists who describe themselfes as professionals is just the truth..trust me..i went through over 2000 artists galleries at least in the last months :)

I will feature more of your game related artworks with the time if you have nothing against it, i always try to cover more and more games and their characters to GAHQ and your gallery has basically work for weeks for me lol
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
nopie, all the work is done by me :-) i will send you also the link when i used your work, it may not be the last one i think, i dont have any dark souls related art on my site yet and think your pieces dedicated to it are quite awesome
from next week on i am covered with work though already due to Link`s Blacklist which i want to fully publish finally on the 15th november
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ProjectPlus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's near the guy who is on a turret. Skorge? I know I sniped him to death. My friend collected all the loot though; bastard.
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Sunagirl Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student
Love your style, and even if you think the background is cheesy, it's easy to tell it's Krom's Canyon. Beautiful work. :D
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankee~ I hope my newest foray into Pandora plays the hommage well. And it's not as cheesy, if you don't count Clap-TP. XD;;
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Sunagirl Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student
That is sweet! :iconyooyayplz:
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:iconspectorknight:
SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Mordecai is awesome. Nice work :D
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:iconcandy-ice:
Candy-Ice Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Hey! This is the Lilith who visited you at AnimeNEXT. I absolutely love this print! Thanks a lot for being awesome and making something as cool as this, and for all the compliments on my cosplay XD Looking forward to when you make a Lilith!
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweeeeeet... I'm happy you messaged me! Now I know who to poke when I in-certainly-do make a Lilith illustration!
[or Borderlands in general... I really needed to do something other than Mordecai. /snorts]
/dance!
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:iconyfronus:
Yfronus Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
CRITICAL 1500
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:icondakotah05:
Dakotah05 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You looking at bloodwing? They looking at you blood?
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:iconcarrion333:
carrion333 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fucking great :D
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:iconnl57414:
nl57414 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mordecai is the most BAMF in Borderlands!!! I think you did great on this!
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:iconchaos-neverthrive:
chaos-neverthrive Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like th background. Is it Krom's Canyon?
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:icondragonxboy55:
dragonxboy55 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice ;)
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:icondarkchaosempress:
darkchaosempress Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
really rockin'^^ love the details n shading,and is he in kroms canyon?
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~ and yep! Supposedly...
I wasn't able to add the detail I seriously wanted to... like other bandits around, pygmies and such shooting at him. Mwahaha.
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darkchaosempress Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
gotta love maniac pygmies XD
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AlexKingOfTheDamned Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Is he in Krom's Canyon? :>
That's the first thing I thought when I saw this picture.
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:iconstarcentury:
StarCentury Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Heck yea! Mordecai feels so badass in your insane style, enough to bust a cap on those darn bandits. :w00t:
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:iconmaiji:
maiji Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so striking even when it was just a tiny thumbnail, my eye immediately was drawn to it! Great lighting, and I love the composition of the background too :D
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:icon8mrdonut8:
8MrDonut8 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
BADASS! I love this guys look, primarily the reason i picked him as my character....
Good job!
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:icontriforce-kun:
Triforce-Kun Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mordecai is my favorite Borderlands character. I've always loved sniping in shooters, so he was the obvious choice for me. And that totally feels like Krom's Canyon.
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:iconriddlerontharoof:
riddlerontharoof Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
yep has 2 be krom's canyon
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:iconromin-ah:
RoMin-ah Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! :)
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:iconthedevilbringer666:
thedevilbringer666 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Epicly done my friend! :winner:
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:iconophilialove:
ophilialove Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BADASS. :) Nice! good work!
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:iconfugimoto:
fugimoto Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
lol he was my first pick on my first playthough!
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:iconorochi9195:
orochi9195 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Kroms canyon...wat do i win XD

Man i luved playin as mordecai to bad he wont be playable in borderlands 2 XC
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:iconmagoichi:
Magoichi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
my favorite character, well done
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:iconhatpup:
HatPup Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This dude is really skinny.
But the most fun character to play in Borderlands. I like being a sniper.
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:icondezfezable:
Dezfezable Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011   Digital Artist
oh god damnit that ploace... That is where I earned the reputation of being a very...very scary woman playing as a sniper. Bwahahahaha,

Oh Mordecai... you lanky bastard~ ♥ I am glad you're enjoying Sai! You're definitely doing awesome work with it. :D
NEEDS MOAR EXPLODEY BIRDIE! *is punched in the face for being annoying*
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, so very laaankyyy~ Mucho contrast to Brick, eh? XD
Originally I *was* going to draw in Bloodwing but decided I had put enough time into this. It will happen eventually... eventually...
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:icondezfezable:
Dezfezable Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011   Digital Artist
well it still came out lovely, and that is all that matters~! :D

and thanks to trav's shenantics i can never take Brick seriously. Ever. Adurhur.
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!

Not the Dahl Headlands is it?
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nooope.
As I said to my boyfriend last night: First word rhymes with GROM... mwahahahhaa. /cheesy
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, Croms Canyon :)
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bigbadronin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
i cant remember the name but its the area were that one bandit boss guy shoots a claptrap off a ledge, i always use mordecai to snipe him off with a jacobs.
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karniz Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sniping this map made it too easy! Sadly, I was snipin' TOO MUCH and was left behind a lot and I'd have to catch up. Heh.
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:iconbigbadronin:
bigbadronin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
yeah me too, and it was such a pain to grab the loot even in single player
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:iconcheeseborger:
cheeseborger Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful- I actually like the background. And I do know where he is- though I can't remember what it was called. I definitely recognize it though.
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:iconprocessvermillion:
processvermillion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
As someone who's played 100+ hours of Borderlands, this thrills me. Wonderful work, as always!
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankee! I definitely haven't put THAT much hours into the game, but I've played enough of it... hehe.
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BagelHero-Works Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Artist
Morrrdecaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiii <33333333 I really do love to play as him, just feels right.
I'm probably wrong, but is that Kroms Kanyon? |D So familiar, but so terrible at guessing.
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karniz Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ding ding ding! XD
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