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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 (… ), 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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RogerioGuimaraes Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Good work.
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
RogerioGuimaraes Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
You are welcome.
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.
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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.
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks again! Much appreciated :)
LilSophie Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artwork inspired me to make this cosplay photo:…

Hope that you like it, if you see) 
marianne-khalil Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ahh that's awesome! Thank you for sharing! Really wonderful cosplay :)
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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