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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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Barnett Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Interface Designer
Brilliant!! :)
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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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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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