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Killer Instinct - Elizabeth (Burial at Sea) by Ananina23 Killer Instinct - Elizabeth (Burial at Sea) by Ananina23
Elizabeth is a pretty cool gal until you get on her bad side.

This was rendered in 3ds Max and edited in Photoshop. I began working on this image a few weeks ago in anticipation for Burial at Sea: Episode Two. It started as a classic black and white image in which window blinds would cast shadows onto Elizabeth's face, similar to what we saw in the beginning of Episode One. At first there was no blood and she showed no emotion, but I experimented with more elaborate lighting and facial expressions eventually leading to the final product seen here. The scene consists of nine lights - three on each side acting as rim lights for color and specularity, one in front to fill in the dark shadows, another to generate shadows cast by the windows blinds, and one to create the reflection in Elizabeth's eyes. I also used a 85mm camera with heavy depth of field to really put the focus on her face. Render time was about 19 hours.

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For more Bioshock, check out my Gallery and Scraps.

Other stuff I've uploaded:
Ruthless Revenge - Elizabeth (Burial at Sea) by Ananina23Femme Fatale - Elizabeth (Burial at Sea) by Ananina23Battleship Bay by Ananina23Daddy's Girl by Ananina23E3 Demo Elizabeth (Bioshock Infinite) - Freckles by Ananina23

Elizabeth Femme Fatale model by GavinGoulden
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overlady-AKA Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
Killer Instinct Reminds me of old days.
FoxDollSketch Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Mr86Returns Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You were right. Her smile IS contagious.

And yet you can see in her eyes that she's on the verge of a breakdown. It's only at this precise moment in the story that she realizes an uncomfortable truth: Revenge won't make her happy, no matter how noble in intent or how thoroughly exacted. This is what happens when you drown the only person to ever care about you before telling him you love him or forgive him. Looks like the circle stays unbroken... for now.
Can you please mentor me with your work?????  I really want to be a graphic designer and wow you're so good with one of the best games made! :D (Big Grin) Clap  
Ananina23 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
I'm so glad you like it!

You're not the first person to ask about tutoring. I've actually been thinking about creating a series of tutorials to explain the work that goes into my images. It sounds like fun for everyone.
exxboxsignout Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
your mods are great none the less!! now ever try a version where liz kills comstock no pov just curious?
Ananina23 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Hmm... I'm not sure how I would go about that. Maybe it could be like the ending of Episode One (spoilers) with Comstock being impaled by a Big Daddy, but from a third-person perspective?
exxboxsignout Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Spoilers! must have slipped my mind lol, a third person perspective would look nice though for a render maybe sally witnessing it?
Ananina23 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Sally would definitely be in it.
RangerHunter Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
zacharynathanson Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Forgive me for asking this, but why not do a head to toe version of the Killer Instinct Elizabeth. It would be kind of neat to see that.
Trevman63 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE THIS!!! Its amazing :D Any idea if you could make another but without the blood and scars on her face?
Ananina23 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
I've been thinking about it! Maybe one day.
TailTL Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
I'd love one without the blood aswell, but kept everything else mostly the same.
Trevman63 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be amazing :) I have this photo as my laptop background right now, but the blood creeps out my friends who use my laptop xD I would be awesome if you could do that :D
Hrodwulf123 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somehow this picture and the main theme from "Terminator 2" go pretty well together.
Rosro Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Awesome! I really like the reflection in her eyes.
RipVanGrell Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014

I wish this was a print ;;
rubaibiswas1995 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist
I'm a great fan of Bioshock. Incredible amazing fan art you did. Clap 
BlueNose1982 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Cold stare & cool smile.
trypie5 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
oh snap
Frostylikesbioshock Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Well she killed comstock. But Im sure when she doesnt have blood on her face she's probably still that nice girl we met in a tower :I
indiancrowe Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
wow thats amazing man good work! love elizabeth and your doing her justice :)
Slatena Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
She's looking into my soul.. 
Great render! Looks like it was taken from a cinematic
HailMyself Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Why did i turn hard when she look so evil ???
AnimeGirlAmy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
It must have taken a while to make this but was worth it. She has such a rich expression and mood lightning seems so fitting of Rapture. Two Words sums this up well: Simply Stunning. 
godofwar12345 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
You don't mess with Elizabeth when she lose all she had.
BenjaminHopkins Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Somebody's disturbed...…
zacharynathanson Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Nice job!
Cielosta Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She is so terrifying and so beautiful at the same time.
We should print this as a giant banner and hang it on Atlas so he'll get nightmares every night :P
CommanderCTC Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unless Altas holds a hostage. Or has his boys with him. Or both.
EscargotLuverz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm so sad because of the ending.... please continue to make Elizabeth look as alive as possible in your amazing renders.
CommanderCTC Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
After playing Burial at Sea part 2, an old saying comes into play,
"What goes around, comes around..."
Fortressgamer1 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Oh wait, it's not THAT Killer Instinct... Looks great anyways!
denq7 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
CMoretzfan19 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Duuuddeee that is so creepily awesome xD 
RogueWriter3201 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Ugh. That last DLC and Levine can burn in hell! :angry 
TheWildWestPyro Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Writer
But at least she died with a smile on her face.
Frostylikesbioshock Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
ToughGuyStu Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
This is so badass
Cosi-chan22 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Those eyes... *o*
Mageflower Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW is all I have to say. I think I've fainted. 
hallkron Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so dark and cool great job!!! :D
BrotherAntroz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Has she ever slashed a souuuul to ribboooooons? :D
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