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You got a name, miss? by marianne-khalil You got a name, miss? by marianne-khalil
"Elizabeth. You can call me Elizabeth."

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Some Burial at Sea fan art in anticipation for the new DLC!


EDIT: I don't mind that people criticize my choice to "sexualize" Elizabeth, or however you want to put it, but I'd like to explain my artistic decisions for doing so. I'm not a radical feminist, but I am also not painting women half-naked with their breasts flying around everywhere/going out of my way to objectify the female gender in any way because “sex sells” or whatever (I am female, if that isn't clear). My decision to make Elizabeth more curvy, more mature, has nothing to do with trying to appeal to the masses or really to any crowd other than that of those who know and love Infinite. I should think you’d rather I paint her true to the character. The thing is, we don’t really know this character yet, at least not in this universe, so I made my own inferences. This painting is merely an extrapolation of what was shown in the trailer and the characteristics of the film noir genre. In Burial at Sea, Elizabeth is our femme fatale (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femme_fa… ), the seductress, the woman who tries to fulfill her hidden agenda with “feminine wiles such as beauty, charm and sexual allure.” I meant for her to come off as bold, confident, aggressive, powerful—as a woman who doesn’t need a Booker DeWitt to come swooping in on his Skyhook to intervene, and as a woman who has lost her innocence to the cruelty of her world, Rapture. I won’t deny that I’ve painted her with said “feminine wiles” in mind, but that is by no means a comment on what I want or expect to happen concerning her relationship with Booker in this universe (SPOILERS: uh, yeah, I don’t encourage incest, guys. That’s a big no-no /SPOILERS). Let us also remember the clothing that was used at the time to enhance the female figure and achieve that "hourglass" physique. I truly didn't mean for her to come off as "slutty," only to be in line with the tropes of classic film noir. I apologize if this interpretation doesn’t coincide with your predictions of this new Elizabeth, but I just wanted you all to understand where I’m coming from with this artwork. Thanks for reading. :)

Time: 22 hours
Used: Wacom Intuos5, Photoshop CS2

Elizabeth and BioShock Infinite © Irrational Games

Other BioShock artwork:
BioShock Infinite: The Deal is Off by marianne-khalil BioShock Infinite: Runs in the Family by marianne-khalil
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:iconrogerioguimaraes:
RogerioGuimaraes Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Good work.
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconrogerioguimaraes:
RogerioGuimaraes Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
You are welcome.
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pvpro5pvpro5 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
I see a woman who is more mature , determined ,and seductive than she was when she just left her tower. And you certainly capture that , nobody can blame you for painting what you've seen. Great work ,by the way.
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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AnimeGirlAmy Featured By Owner Edited Jun 22, 2014
About that, I wasn't big on how they sexualized Elizabeth in the DLC but I really like how you did it here. It captures that classic film noir subtle allure that's both provocative and mysterious (I loved shadows of window blinds fall on her). Plus it does it without coming off vulgar or heavy-handed like some other works I've seen (It avoids overtly embellished proportions that can really ruin an artwork). I completely agree with the comments in your description and appreciate that you justify your reasons behind this design choice as well. Great job, too.
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks again! Much appreciated :)
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:iconlilsophie:
LilSophie Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!
Your artwork inspired me to make this cosplay photo: lilsophie.deviantart.com/art/E…

Hope that you like it, if you see) 
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ahh that's awesome! Thank you for sharing! Really wonderful cosplay :)
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davonne Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist
Lol where are my manners, I completely forgot to comment on your art. I think it's spectacular! Elizabeth looks very beautiful in this, her figure is accurate and her attitude is completely captured properly here. You Great work once again!
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:icondavonne:
davonne Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist
Heh, Booker never could catch a break could he. Sucks the DLC was no more than about an hour and a half long. But perhaps the last DLC will be more promising. From the looks of it, we may be playing as Elizabeth this time. That should be interesting!
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MitarashiXP Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful♥♥♥
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!

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AlucardxLiddell Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
But this version of Elizabeth is more seductive, and they made it on purpose. Nobody should criticize you
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconcole79:
Cole79 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Actually, I find it more STYLISH than it is SLUTTY XD
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
haha I suppose that's one way of seeing it!
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WildSandwich Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her hotness, didn't find any problem with it xD I always thought she was sexy but also pretty cute. I really like this mature  image of her, it's not like it goes out of her totally, I just think this would be Elizabeth in a few years... But whatever I just adore what you did and amazing job... But... The hand, her wrist looks a little too twisted...
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconkryptonknight1961:
KryptonKnight1961 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
So strange looking back at this and thinking about the first half of the DLC. Starting out, you think you're Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon - a decent sort just trying to make your way in a dark town with no morals. Then at the end, it turns out you're actually Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire - a reprehensible SOB who never confronts his issues directly and seeks forgiveness for the unforgivable. Sort of throws a dampener on the whole experience, and not the sort of ending you'd expect from iconography like what they gave us. 

Still, a great drawing, and the effort you put into it still shows. Well done. 
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkryptonknight1961:
KryptonKnight1961 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
No prob. Honestly, something more in the veins of "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown." would have been something I'd prefer. What about you?
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Invisible-Valkyrie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work. Mysterious yet sultry as the same time :)
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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:iconmaxo1000:
maxo1000 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
perfect!
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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DeeJPete Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Just stumbled upon this and I have to say, I think it is a fantastic piece of art and a great rendition of the classic "femme fatale" of the Humphrey Bogart era.

You can really sense the confidence and power radiating off Elizabeth here. Well done :)
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconbluenose1982:
BlueNose1982 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
I find this pic really cool.
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbluenose1982:
BlueNose1982 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
You're welcome. :)
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:iconhanatsumi:
Hanatsumi Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I don't understand how you did it, but... you somehow managed to draw full realistic picture without spoiling or missing the cartoonish style of the game... I LOVE IT. Favourited and much admired.
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconartnutsince2:
artnutsince2 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Is Bioshock that really good? Should have gotten it instead of BF4
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes, it's absolutely stunning. I would definitely recommend getting it!
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TheWildWestPyro Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student Writer
I don't get all the hate. She looks exactly like this in the art and the trailer, and in the first 5 minutes of the game. Seriously people?

On the other hand, this is good.

And Booker's sitting on his desk thinking two things...

"OOOOOOOH."

And:

"Something tells me this is going to be trouble."
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :giggle:
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NeroonCousland Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Having just watched the trailer and having watched several Humphrey Bogart movies I'd say this piece of fanart perfectly captures Elizabeth as "Dame who walked into my office......".

About your critics: Most probably just a very small, but also very vocal minority. Kinda the flip side of the stereotypical male teenagers screaming homophobic insults in gamechat who also represent only a fraction of male gamers.
Both groups should forcibly made to watch the Queen Seon Duk series en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Se… . They'd both hate it.
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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xoKittyKatxo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

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is it just me or does she look like scarlett johanson. o.o

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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
haha I can totally see the resemblance, although I didn't use her as a model :P
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:iconxokittykatxo:
xoKittyKatxo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow talent omg i can't
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconsuperbach:
superbach Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
not every day one sees an artistic genius
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh, well, thank you! :blush:
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hornsofhattin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Wait wait wait.  Now I can see betting on race horses can be in Booker's character (or at least one of his characters right...anyway), but how are there and when have there been racing horses in Rapture? 
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:iconmarianne-khalil:
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That detail was taken from the Burial at Sea trailer; I didn't make it up. As for how or when racing horses existed in Rapture, I haven't the slightest idea. :)
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:iconhornsofhattin:
hornsofhattin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Yeah I just saw a trailer for this and noticed this particular piece there so it is certainly legit.  Maybe perhaps there doesn't even have to be horses in Rapture anyway to bet on.  Isn't it possible for folks there to get some reception from the surface?  Say the Kentucky Derby maybe?  If they can have super-powers, flying robots, and most importantly city on the bottom of a sea then....
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trottle-a-swan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
I think the people who have criticised the picture have not seen the trailer for "Burial at Sea." This is an accurate representation of how Elizabeth looked in that trailer and your comments about the film noir aspect and the femme fatale were spot on. While I would consider this "sexy" I definatly wouldn't consider it hypersexualised. Especially not by deviant art standards.
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