Friday, June 20th, 2008
JUN 20
Realistic Niko Bellic illustration

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 10:57 AM MDT | By ash_735 & Slim Trashman
Illustrator pixeloo, who often takes images of cartoon and video game characters and turns them into realistic photos, updated his collection of images on Monday adding a well known character from the GTA community. Niko Bellic, the most recent addition to his collection of illustrations, was featured in the latest issue of Official Playstation Magazine UK which has been available as of June 12th.

Be sure to take a look at some of the other images he has applied his touch to, especially the Mario and the quite creepy Homer Simpson and Stewie Griffin ones.

For more information, check out the post on his blog.

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Nice, in my opinion this work is his best one, it's looks like the most real one from all.
06-20-2008 11:10 AM
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Wow, thats really great.
06-20-2008 12:12 PM
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It helps the realism that R* went for a realistic-looking character model from the beginning.

If I didn't know better I'd swear it was a real person.
06-20-2008 12:16 PM
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That is THE greatest piece of fan art I have ever seen.
06-20-2008 12:32 PM
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Jesus christ those are some fat fucking fingers

Niko's hair isnt even like that? What this guy do? Start drawing this picture since the first trailer!? (when beta niko was shown with longer hair)

Oh wow nice big forehead too, what??? does Niko have down syndrome..


[ post edited 06-20-2008 01:28 PM by MisterBlanco ]
06-20-2008 01:25 PM
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wow! that's amazing!
06-20-2008 01:42 PM
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That's amazing.

God, i'd give anything for a proper 1280x1024 version for my desktop wallpaper
06-20-2008 02:36 PM
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Hmm..I donīt does look cool, but it definately doesnīt look like Niko at all, sorry, Maybe I come out as pessimistic, but it really just looks like a generic face, that isnīt even much Balkan looking, trust me. A good effort, but a pretty bad result.
06-20-2008 05:10 PM
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MisterBlanco, quit making fun of the work he's put so much time to.
Also, stop with the ... disturbing remarks such as " does he have down syndrome"
Now, i'll pay you... 150 dollars if you can WOW me by making a picture better than pixeloo's.
So don't go making fun of other peoples work when you know you cannot do it yourself.

Sorry Mods, Admins etc. Just having my opinion.
06-20-2008 05:21 PM
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Definitely great. Certainly not "The best piece of fan artwork ever". But still great.

And CERTAINLY-CERTAINLY not terrible like ol' Blanco up there is trying to make it sound.
06-20-2008 10:07 PM
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well excuse me.

But be real.. the picture isnt even realistic!
There are no fingerless gloves in the game

hahaha I LOVE BEEF!!!!!

..and thats MR.Blanco to you
06-20-2008 10:17 PM
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That is awesome!
06-21-2008 06:38 AM
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Ah, I don't care what Mr. Blanco says, if he wants to be jealous than fine.

[ post edited 06-21-2008 10:33 AM by Patrucci ]
06-21-2008 06:58 AM
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okay okay I admit, its not as bad as I made it out to be. HOWEVER I don't think it deserves to get orgasms from every member on the forums saying how its the most beautifull thing theyve ever seen in thier entire life.
And I do think his fingers and forehead are abit too big but thats just me.
06-21-2008 02:04 PM
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It looks good. It's easily better than anything I could do.
06-21-2008 03:37 PM
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Actually Blanco, none of our fellow Forum members have even used the word "Beautiful" besides you. Plus its one "L" not 2. And I don't recall any of us saying its the best thing we've ever seen or having orgasms over it.
06-21-2008 03:42 PM
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I think it's amazing how much he looks like Jeremy Piven
06-21-2008 05:40 PM

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WOW! That looks like a real person,but damn thats good
06-22-2008 12:33 AM
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It looks beautiful, it does look like a real version of Nico like every other real person to game render it does not look entiley like them


Must of took fuckin ages to do !
06-22-2008 06:05 AM
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I wish the graphics were that good.
06-22-2008 07:51 AM

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