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A Bond Deeper Than The Ocean by steven-donegani A Bond Deeper Than The Ocean by steven-donegani
I love the first Bioshock so I was more than pumped when the lads over at :iconbattle-artist: announced their subject for this weeks battle.

it started out simple and turned into an all-out love letter to the game that truly showed us what "next-gen" consoles were capable of.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it!

If you haven't played it yet, would you kindly do?

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A Bond Deeper Than The Ocean by *steven-donegani

The suggester said: "This is a marvelous, breathtaking masterpiece. It shows that there is still friendship in a corrupt world like Rapture. The posing and how the hair is swaying is fantastic." ( Suggested by Blackfeather2 and Featured by TommyGK )
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EvilSaintGood Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Y'know, even though the first Bioshock was released in 2007, it still holds up as one of my top five favorite video games ever seven years later. 
One of my favorite things about this piece is all the little details you don't notice looking at it the first time around: the diffusion of neon lights underwater, the streaks left behind by droplets running down the fogged-up glass, the reflection of the ADAM off the Little Sister's dress...All of that serves as a testament to how immersive and complete the city of Rapture (and by extension, the world of Bioshock) really is! This is just magnificent and well-worth the DD! 
That being said, I really hope these two don't have the misfortune of running across a certain sweater-wearing, plasmid-shooting parasite because I don't think my feelings could handle it ;P
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CircaCirca1994 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
This is incredible, hands down.
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juha91 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
This is very dark picture, but still so touching, because it's true.

Even if the relationship of Little Sisters and Big daddies was forced on them, it still wasn't entirely false. The little girls had nothing and no one else to look after them, to play with them, to be their friend... to be honest, I felt a little bad whenever I killed Big Daddies. But I always saved the little ones.
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steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The game did a wonderful job playing with your morals and making you feel bad for surviving by any means. I'm really looking forward to what they do with Infinite!
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SonicFan1155 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconclapplz:Sweet! I love the watery background of Rapture with the neon signs! Oh, I also really like the Big Daddy and Little Sister! Great detail!
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsonicfan1155:
SonicFan1155 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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Ki-Ri-Sable Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
*gasps* Gorgeous, gorgeous work!! The depth and lighting is fantastic! :heart: :faint:
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :)
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AvatarLogan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Totaly awesomeness!!! I love this game!!!
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
me too, I'm really looking forward to infinite!
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:iconjuggertha:
Juggertha Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
So cool that a BA piece got a DD.
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
it was very unexpected and one of the best days of my life! :)
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:iconalbartt:
Albartt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work man! and a clever title! :D

-hehe, Ontario!
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks man! you from ON?
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:iconalbartt:
Albartt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats right!
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David-the-Cenobite Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Well drawn.
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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:iconandlazbri:
andlazbri Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Muito bom! Parabéns. 8D
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconandlazbri:
andlazbri Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
8D
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:iconlarrle:
larrle Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
pure awesome :D
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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rocker-man Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
This is a magnificent piece !
You can feel the same ambiance as the original game.
This is EPIC ! and the water effects are really well done.
I love it !
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much, I'm glad you like it!
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grind-the-rust Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011   General Artist
awgh, this is gorgeous! love the lighting and colour scheme, too.
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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Mini811 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
The colors, the emotion, the atmosphere, all perfect!
It really makes me want to play through this game again :]
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, it's one of the few games I've ever played through more than once, and it was just as awesome the second time through :)
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kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I want to play it, believe me. But I can't find the time! So I'll just enjoy art of it until then.
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I know what you mean, it seems the older I get the less time I have for games!
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Alexander-Syros Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Breathtaking piece!
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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Mafisek Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
OOooh my i love this!
not many authors would not be able to do quality art from Bioshock. This would have calmly put on the my wall
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I might be making this into a print very soon if there is enough demand :)
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shadothezombie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
superb
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconispaure:
ispaure Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O You should be working for 2K.
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I wish I was! I'd love a job in the industry :)
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats for your well-deserved DD, my dear! :dance:
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, it was quite the surprise!
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Great work!
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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tempus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Hell yeah! that's fantastic!
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steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot! :)
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Hirudoh Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
This picture is so deep, deeper than the ocean , I would say ^ ^
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! you might say...the pressures on!
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE!

and yes, I would.
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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rodasaow Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
an epic drawing, and an epic name for it
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