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Nighthawks - The Giant Bomb Edition by Tigerhawk01 Nighthawks - The Giant Bomb Edition by Tigerhawk01
Hey everybody some of you have probably seen my Giant Bomb Wallpaper tigerhawk01.deviantart.com/art… know I'm a huge fan of the site. As some of you know Ryan Davis passed away tragically a few months ago, for a group of strangers that have helped me laugh when I'm down week in and week out I felt I had to do something. Creating art is simply the only way I know how to, but I didn't want to just glorify how awesome Ryan was I wanted to highlight the entire crew.

Some of you may recognize the frame work of this piece that's because as I'm sure some of you know is based off Edward Hoppers "Nighthawks". Which has been parodied by the Simpsons to Santa Claus. While the original piece deals with isolation and possibly a sense of depression I wanted to express the polar opposite. Making it a joyous gathering of friends with lots of booze. Nighthawks is my Mona Lisa of art, I could go on and geek out over this piece for hours but I digress. For those of you visiting from Giantbomb thanks for stopping by and here's a list of who's who.

Left to Right - Luchadeer, Brad, Alex N., Jeff, Dave Snider, Ryan, Patrick, Vinny, Alexis (Portrait as Han Solo), Matt, and finally Drew.

If you'd like to see the video where me and my brother sent in the package you can find it here www.giantbomb.com/videos/giant…

Cheers to Ryan and the whole crew for rebooting my inspiration when it was at its lowest.

Link to Giantbomb and Wallpapers Download Pack

www.giantbomb.com/forums/gener…
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byWizards Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Brilliant!! :)
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Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :D
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CatAlex Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
This is lovely, both in design and meaning. Giant Bomb never fails to cheer me up. When Ryan passed I was just shell shocked. Keep up the great work.
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Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much :)
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NeverNot1982 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Hey duder. I saw this briefly on the video when the bomb crew received it but only just now looked at it in detail.

I am also a huge Giant Bomb fan. I don't participate in chat and rarely post on the threads, but I consume everything they put out. From the Bombcast to Load Our Last Souls. I have many amazing friends, but I spend more time with the Bomb Crew than anyone in my life.

I absolutely adore this piece. And it's not only because of the amazing charichatures and slick art.

I don't know how you nailed it so perfectly.
Jeff and Ryan, large and powerful, everyone gathered around them. 
Brad standing proudly at Jeff's right hand. 
Rorie off to the side, he is working but is still part of the fun. You even let him have his dog. 
Patrick with his ghosts. 
Drew almost out of the frame, independently cool but looking at the group with respect.

And of course Vinny is serving the drinks. Because Vinny wants everyone to have a good time. And he's always willing to help.

Your love for these guys is evident in every pixel. 

Thank you for expressing it so wonderfully.
 
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Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you for the even kinder words.
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christaran Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
You are a Duder of the highest quality, sir!
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Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:bow:
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Sodano Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
AWESOME.
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:icontigerhawk01:
Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :D
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GuardianReflex Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student
Please sell prints of this, I would absolutely buy a 25 inch print of this! Let me give you my money!
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:icontigerhawk01:
Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I'd love to, but for the moment its not something I can make available. It's neither parties fault but before it could be made available to the community in that way there are things that would need to be worked out. For now the wallpaper pack will have to sedate you :( , if it changes you can bet I'll let everyone know though.
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k1down Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
great concept. Nice work friend!
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:icontigerhawk01:
Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :O
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Raziel2431 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Writer
Drew and Luchadeer look like they are about to have some words with one another.
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:icontigerhawk01:
Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:D
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zlim Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Bomb ass wallpaper right here
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Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
(b'.'b
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luisborgia Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!!! This is incredible.
Is there any way you caould make it available in wallpaper size?? Pretty please??
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:icontigerhawk01:
Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Your wish has been granted www.giantbomb.com/forums/gener… there's so many size your bound to find one for any type of monitor.
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luisborgia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
THANK YOU!! YOU, GOOD SIR, ARE AWESOME.
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:icontigerhawk01:
Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Your very welcome.
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BMLulu Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome stuff, man. I love all the in-jokes in the background, and your style itself is super slick.
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Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :D
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BMLulu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No problem, bud. You're welcome!
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VucubCaquix Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
any particular reason you chose to put drew over by himself? (other than sticking to the source material)

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Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I really just ran out of room lol. I drew the Luchadeer before I drew most of the cast and thought it be funny if he was staring down one of the crew members. So I took the nicest guy in the office and decided to put him at odds with Luchadeer. I would have put Alex and Dave more in the middle and even tried to at various points but it tended to mess with the composition. 
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Gibberish-Incarnate Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
I love the tiny details, I went and checked out the original and yeah this image is warm and asking me to come in off the street by comparison. Man, one day I'm gonna practice my way up to being this awesome. From one little fish to a much larger one, you're work is inspiring for me to just stare at and figure out how to better light images or employ texture subtly or even just compose a group gathering. =] 
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Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you for the kind words it means a lot that I can inspire other artists. If you keep at it I have no doubt you will be as good, if you see my work only five years ago you'd be astounded at the progress. Just keep drawing and drawing studying life and studying other artist. Don't be afraid to have a terrible drawing because even us pros struggle with it day in and day out. Practice drawing what you love study other styles by trying to replicate them. (don't take credit sole credit though I know you wouldn't) If you keep drawing before you know it you'll be at a whole new level. Make sure to look back at your work from time to time to assure yourself of your progress and keep at the grind.
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Gibberish-Incarnate Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Aw thank you, that's super encouraging. ^_^ 
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Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Your very welcome.
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ironman24gx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
WOAH! that deer is drinking beer. that's some cool looking art right here.
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Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks the deer was my favorite part of the piece :D
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ironman24gx Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
and the deer looked awesome man! :D
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JayDubyaNL Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Excellent work! My new wallpaper.
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:icontigerhawk01:
Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I'll be uploading a link with tons of wallpaper versions soon, if you'd like I can send you a link when I'm through.
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MasterSageComics Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Jaw dropped when I saw this on the mailbag. I'm with everyone else when I say I'd be totally interested in ordering a print if you ever decide to set that up somehow!
Fantastic work.

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Tonch,
Master Sage Comics
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Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks man, I couldn't have asked for a better response from the GB community. I'm seeing what my options are now I'll make a post on my sites and GB forums when I have more news on how I can make it available.
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Mike2D Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Amazing work. I think all the fans of Giant Bomb were truely rocked by the loss of Ryan. This is in part a fantastic tribute to him. That's not to take away from how great this piece is in its own right - consider yourself watched sir.
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Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks man, it was the least I could do.
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NSFolsom Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
HOLY CRAP THAT IS AMAZING. Every time I look at it nearly brings a tear to my eye. It's so beautiful. 
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Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
You have me smiling from ear to ear. :D
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TheThirdRLM Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I SAW THIS ON MAILBAG. Gorgeous job, sir. You did a wonderful job with this piece.

And you got one of the best/worst possible puns out of Drew. Congrats.
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Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I know that Drew ending was awesome lol and thanks it was worth the investment.
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:iconm-rogan:
M-Rogan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Great Work. Defiantly a emotional and hart warming piece.
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:icontigerhawk01:
Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you couldn't ask for a nicer description of the piece.
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Kolerz Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I salute you with the most extreme awesomeness. Well done, Sir!
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Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks duder :thumbsup:
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Pseudosomnium Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
This is great, and you are great.
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